• Python 3
Reading time
  • Approximately 29 days
What you will learn
  • Web Development
  • William S. Vincent
  • 2 years, 5 months ago
Book cover of Django for Beginners: Build Websites with Python and Django by William S. Vincent

Completely updated for Django 4.0.

Django for Beginners is a project-based introduction to Django, the popular Python-based web framework. Suitable for total beginners who have never built a website before as well as professional programmers looking for a fast-paced guide to modern web development and Django fundamentals.

In the book you’ll learn how to:

  • Build 5 websites from scratch, including a Blog and Newspaper website
  • Deploy online using security best practices
  • Customize the look and feel of your sites
  • Write tests and run them for all your code
  • Integrate user authentication, email, and custom user models
  • Add permissions and authorizations to make your app more secure
  • Identify common mistakes and errors so you can build your own websites

If you’re curious about Python-based web development,
Django for Beginners is a best-practices guide to writing and deploying your own websites quickly.


"When readers interested in web development ask me what to read next after Python Crash Course, I refer them to Will's books: Django for Beginners, Django for APIs, and Django for Professionals. I highly recommend you check out his work."—ERIC MATTHES, author of Python Crash Course

"If you’re looking for a guide into the world of Django, then the three-step of Django for Beginners, Django for APIs, and Django for Professionals is ideal: get up and running, get into APIs, which are a cornerstone of modern app development, and then add the bits you need to your fledging app into production, from databases and static files, to user accounts and security. It’s a long road. Will’s books are an awesome companion."—CARLTON GIBSON, Django Fellow and Django REST Framework core contributor

"Will's books are a fantastic resource for web development with Django and Python. I highly recommended them"—JEFF TRIPLETT, Python Software Foundation Director, DEFNA President, and REVSYS Partner

The author William S. Vincent has the following credentials.

  • Prominent person behind the Python package theskumar / python-dotenv
  • Works/Worked at Django Software Foundation