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Django 4 for the Impatient

By : Greg Lim, Daniel Correa
Book Image

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)

Understanding Django templates

Every web framework needs a way to generate full HTML pages. In Django, we use templates to serve individual HTML files. In the movie folder, create a folder called templates. Each app should have its own templates folder (Figure 4.1).

Figure 4.1 – Movie app directory structure

In the course of this book, you will see a pattern repeatedly in Django development – templates, views, and URLs. We have already worked with views and URLs in the previous chapter. The order between them doesn't matter, but all three are required and work closely together. Let's implement the template and refined view for the home page.


In /movie/templates/, create a new file, home.html. This will be the full HTML page for the home page. For now, fill it in with the following:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Movies App</title>