django-starter documentation

django-starter is a django project template, that includes all best practices for configuring, developing, deploying and maintaining you project.


  • Powerful build tools: waf, zc.buildout, make.
  • Powerful development tools: South, django-debug-toolbar, django-extensions, django-test-utils, ipdb, ipython, ctags.
  • Mainstream web development libraries: jQuery, Modernizr, SASS with Compass support, django-mediagenerator, solr-thumbnails.
  • Best known configuration for Apache, HTML and CSS using HTML5 Boilerplate.
  • Excellent documentation with documented best practices how to do things...

All these features combined in to one consistent and working project environment, that is easily customizable.

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Quick start

Creating new django projects based on django-starter is easy:

sudo apt-get install mercurial
hg clone my-new-project
cd my-new-project
make setup-ubuntu
make run

... thats all, now you can start to work on your new project without thinking about various project infrastructure related things.

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