Django Site of the Week - The A.V. Club

Posted by Ross Poulton on Wed 08 April 2009 #sotw #django

For various reasons I haven't been able to post a Django Site of the Week for quite a while now, which is a little embarrassing. I've had this little interview sitting in my inbox for over a month, and I've only just been able to write it up and get it published.

Just about everybody online has come across The Onion at some stage. Whether you have interpreted a satirical news story as the truth, or just read it for a laugh, The Onion is a staple of online publishing.

A less-satirical yet still enjoyable feature of The Onion is The A.V. Club. Originally part of the printed Onion newspaper and then a PHP-powered Drupal based website, The A.V. Club is now running on Django - and the team who built it love Django to bits.

This week, I spoke to Tom Tobin, web developer at The Onion. We discussed how they built the A.V. Club website, how they manage with a million unique visitors a month, and what their plans are for the future of The Onion's online presence.

You can read the interview and leave your comments at the Django Site of the Week Website.