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Django for Web Designers and Front End Developers

Tracy Osborn, David Wolever

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Best Practices & Patterns


Traditional tutorials for Django usually assume some programming experience, but what if someone is learning Python and Django with a HTML/CSS background? This tutorial focuses on the web-based features of Django — templates and the admin — and goes over the basic building blocks of Django programming to get web designers excited and interested in learning more.


Traditional Django programming tutorials focus on the command line and views/models first before templates. This is great for people with previous programming ability, but can be difficult for those who don't have back-end programming experience, such as web designers and front-end developers. This tutorial focuses on teaching Django by focusing on the templates, the admin, and basic dynamic data, with the goal of teaching the building blocks of Django programming and ignite a fire to learn more.

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