These are chat archives for django/django

2nd
Jun 2018
Jourdan Rodrigues
@jourdanrodrigues
Jun 02 2018 04:53
@ThomasDang93 If it is a simple static page, give the templates a try. If you think, even a little bit, this could grow to a system, create a web API with Django REST Framework and a different frontend app that will consume it.
ThomasDang93
@ThomasDang93
Jun 02 2018 04:55
I just want my website to look modern. So can I do that with just HTML and CSS?
This is just going to be a personal website that showcases my portfolio. I am also going to blog on tech stuff.
Suneeth Lenin
@iamsuneeth
Jun 02 2018 05:46
@ThomasDang93 If the site is going to house only staic contents, in the modern world your best bet is to use a static site generator. For this you dont have to use django and so don't need a backend.
ThomasDang93
@ThomasDang93
Jun 02 2018 05:48
I like this guy's website. https://mzucker.github.io/
But I don't want to just use GitHub. I want to learn to make a website from ground up
I actually finished the introductory tutorial from the Django website. So now I'm
trying to figure out what to go from there
Suneeth Lenin
@iamsuneeth
Jun 02 2018 05:55
If you are trying to host your site on github pages, you cannot use django. You have to opt for other hosting sites like heroku for that
ThomasDang93
@ThomasDang93
Jun 02 2018 06:00
I am not going to host on GitHub. I just linked that website as an example of what I am trying to go for. But at the same time that website is quite simplistic. So that is why I want to use Django in case I want more complex features in my personal website
8 will look into heroin, thanks @iamsuneeth
I will look into heroku, thanks @iamsuneeth
prinxy
@prinxy
Jun 02 2018 06:05
That website is plain HTML CSS...
Which you can also easily do using Django... By creating an index view which will render the template....
Using this method you can easily include other apps to it. Maybe a blog app @ThomasDang93
You can use heroku just as @iamsuneeth has said for its hosting
ThomasDang93
@ThomasDang93
Jun 02 2018 06:09
I just don't want my website to look like it was only made in HTML/CSS. I want a mobile friendly looking website. I heard bootstrap is the way to go, but do I need Django REST for that?
prinxy
@prinxy
Jun 02 2018 06:16
To make a mobile friendly site, you should consider using bootstrap