[reading: Manly Banister, "The Craft of Bookbinding"]
Well, that was surprisingly straightforward—I got my first live Django site up and running inside a morning. There were a bunch of configuration tweaks, and I had to fix a couple of problems in the code that hadn't shown up under the test server, but then it was up and running. The hosting provider (WebFaction) was pretty impressive: fast, cheap and well documented. If I'd realized it was this easy I'd have gotten the live site up weeks ago.
So as that didn't take as long as expected, this afternoon I've written my first noddy AJAX code as an encore.