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Django 4 for the Impatient

By : Greg Lim, Daniel Correa
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Django 4 for the Impatient

By: Greg Lim, Daniel Correa

Overview of this book

Learning Django can be a tricky and time-consuming activity. There are hundreds of tutorials, loads of documentation, and many explanations that are hard to digest. However, this book enables you to use and learn Django in just a couple of days. In this book, you’ll go on a fun, hands-on, and pragmatic journey to learn Django full stack development. You'll start building your first Django app within minutes. You'll be provided with short explanations and a practical approach that cover some of the most important Django features, such as Django Apps’ structure, URLs, views, templates, models, CSS inclusion, image storage, authentication and authorization, Django admin panel, and many more. You'll also use Django to develop a movies review app and deploy it to the internet. By the end of this book, you'll be able to build and deploy your own Django web applications.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Chapter 4: Generating HTML Pages with Templates

Currently, we have a Django project with URLs connected to Django views. In those views, we defined functions that return HTML code. However, placing HTML code inside Django views is not a good strategy, and affects the project maintainability and evolution. We need to move away from HTML code to their own HTML files.

In this chapter, we will discuss how Django templates work. We will learn how to connect Django views to Django templates, separating HTML code from Django view code.

In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Understanding Django templates
  • Passing data into templates
  • Adding Bootstrap to our site
  • Adding a search form
  • Sending a form to another page