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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)

Serving static files

Let's suppose we want to display an image icon for our site (as shown in Figure 8.5):

Figure 8.5 – A header with a static image icon

These are examples of fixed images on the site. These fixed images are static files. They are different from media files that users upload to the site, such as movie images.

In /moviereviews/, we have a STATIC_URL = '/static/' property. Above the property is a comment, containing a link to documentation on how to use static files:

# Static files (CSS, JavaScript, Images)
STATIC_URL = 'static/'

However, we will go through it here:

  1. In /moviereviews, create a folder, static. In it, create an images folder to contain the fixed images used on our site.
  2. Bring in an image file (for example, movie.png) that you want to display on your site into the images folder. In moviereviews...