Build a website with Django 3

Just starting out with Django?

Sick of snippets and want to build something you can use?

Then this is the book for you!

Build a website with Django 2 is the third edition of my popular Django beginners book, fully updated for Django 3.

Not only has the book been updated to cover the latest version of Django, but I've added install instructions for macOS users to make it easier for Mac users to get started with Django.

Your complete introduction to Django 3

Written for Django 3 and Python 3.8, this book lays out the why, what and how of Django using the absolute latest versions of Django and Python. In the book I cover all the core concepts of Django to get you up and running fast:

  • Why Django is the premier Python framework for developing web applications
  • The big picture - how Django is structured
  • Introduction to Python for Django programmers
  • Django Models
  • Django Views
  • Django Templates
  • The Django admin
  • Generic views
  • Simple forms
  • Complex forms and model forms
  • Managing Users
  • Restricted content
  • File uploads
  • Sending email
  • Deploying a Django application

Learn by building a real website

This book is not about boring theory. You'll be building a fully functioning website as you learn Django. I even show you how to deploy your website to the Internet for free.

Each chapter of the book is written in the same, easy to understand style as my previous books. I also explain each line of code as we go so you gain the fullest understanding of what is going on with your Django application.

By the end of the book you will not only know all of the basics needed to write an awesome Django website, but you will have a functioning website ready for deployment or to demonstrate to an employer.

Or to show off to your friends :)

Praise for the book...

Ashley Gilles

There are many django books out there, but none explain the concepts like you do.
You made me understand something I have been struggling over for almost 6 months now, I just understood it in just about 10 mins of reading your book.

Mike King

Just finished 'Build a website with Django 2' . I really liked how this book broke-down EVERY line of 'new' code -- this was the first tutorial I was able to get through without getting 'stuck', and I feel like I understand the basics of Django much much better than before. Great work!

Understand the fundamentals of Django/See the bigger picture. Now I feel like I am ready to take on a bigger project.


Rob Hafemeister IT Consultant

Unreal, absolutely the best Django tutorial I've come across. Actually, it's probably the best online tutorial I've come across for any programming topic. Nige explains every detail perfectly.

Helped me experience my AHA! moment. I've gone through a few tutorials and they just didn't click like the Django 2 course. I was hooked, the first day I went through 6 or 7 modules and I can't put it down. Having the transcripts is great, even though it's all in the book I print out the transcripts before each module and add notes.

Néstor Rodríguez-Triana Domínguez

Your pedagogical writing style it's amazing! I think you are a great teacher and communicator. Despite that English it's not my native language I understood easily all Django concepts that you explained in you book.

Gary Cunningham Self Employed

Amazing, I bought this book today and have not been able to put it down !! - Already in my first day I am onto Chapter 7, and have only stopped for a break to write this review !! Chapter 8 is incoming lol :D

Simplify and Clarify the subject matter! - After 15 Years in IT admin/support and Consultancy I have decided to return to my 1st love...programming !!!! I started out on 8 bit assembly, then 16 Bit assembly then C, COBOL, PASCAL, PROLOG, Delphi and a few others ! - 15 years later and I am back, I have read countless books on HTML4, HTML5, PHP, Python, CSS, JAVA, Javascript which was all worthwhile, but then I read about the DJango framework and it ticked all the boxes for a webapp I have in mind, I found this book unbelievably good, it just explains things in a clear and simple way., much better than any other book I have read.

No nonsense, straight to the point and delivered in a manner that makes it easy to learn. I cannot praise this book enough, many thanks !!! in a word - Concise !

Karen C.

I'm finding it to be useful not only from a "cookbook" standpoint, but also very well written with clear technical explanations suitable for beginners.

Yuriy Honcharenko

[The book] wasn’t the first my attempt to start learning Django, but it was the first successful one. You are explaining complex things in such a way that they become digestible for beginners.

The reader can follow the creation of a site from the very beginning, step by step. And after all get a simple, but working resource, deployed in the web.

All information is good structured, given in digestible portions, and the author avoids digging in concepts that too complex for beginners. Every page says to the reader: Keep calm and follow how stuff is getting done.

My conclusion? “Build your first website with Python and Django” is the best point to start learning Django from.


 If the book doesn't meet your needs, for any reason, just send me an email within 14 days of your purchase and I will refund you the full purchase price.

Digital Bundle

  • Includes PDF and ePub files
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  • Includes full source code


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