The current index.html is a simple static page that gives thumbnails and links to the many servers and services that make up xpub.
The previous (now archived) interface uses leaflet and can be statically updated to display a feed of images from the wiki.
Create and activate your venv.
virtualenv venv source venv/bin/activate
Install python dependencies with pip
pip install pillow html5lib mwclient
In case of troubles with html5 lib, Make sure your virtualenv is up to date.