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Django Boilerplate - Free Starter with Argon Design coded in Django

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Hello Coders,

In this article, I will present a simple Django Starter coded on top of Argon Design UI Kit (Free Version) - Django Dashboard - Argon Design.
The web app comes with a basic set of features (session-based authentication, modular code-base, UI-Ready) and a permissive (MIT) license. My (nick) name is Sm0ke - Thanks for reading!

App Links (for fast runners)

Django Boilerplate Argon - Open-source Django starter provided by AppSeed.

Thanks for reading and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

What is Boilerplate Code

In programming, boilerplate code is a piece of software that can be reused over and over without changing a single line of code. The whole idea behind a starter (sometimes boilerplate code) is to skip coding that piece of code common to many projects.

Wikipedia Definition - In computer programming, boilerplate code or just boilerplate are sections of code that have to be included in many places with little or no alteration. When using languages that are considered verbose, the programmer must write much code to accomplish only minor functionality. Such code is called boilerplate

Django (web framework)

Django is a Python-based free and open-source web framework, which follows the model-template-view architectural pattern. It is maintained by the Django Software Foundation, an independent organization established as a 501 non-profit. Django's primary goal is to ease the creation of complex, database-driven websites - Wikipedia Definition

Django Links

App Features

Open-Source Django Boilerplate on top of Argon Dashboard Design (Free Version).

  • UI-Ready app, SQLite Database, Django Native ORM
  • Modular design, clean code-base
  • Session-Based Authentication, Forms validation
  • Deployment scripts: Docker, Gunicorn / Nginx
  • MIT License - can be used for unlimited projects
  • Active support via Email and Discord

How to use it

$ # Get the code
$ git clone https://github.com/app-generator/django-dashboard-argon.git
$ cd django-dashboard-argon
$ # Virtualenv modules installation (Unix based systems)
$ virtualenv --no-site-packages env
$ source env/bin/activate
$ # Virtualenv modules installation (Windows based systems)
$ # virtualenv --no-site-packages env
$ # .\env\Scripts\activate
$ # Install modules
$ # SQLIte version
$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt
$ # Create tables
$ python manage.py makemigrations
$ python manage.py migrate
$ # Start the application (development mode)
$ python manage.py runserver
$ # Access the web app in browser:

App Screens

Please find bellow a few screen-shots captured from a LIVE clone:

Django Boilerplate Argon - Maps Page

Django Boilerplate Argon - Maps Page.

Django Boilerplate Argon - UI Icons Page

Django Boilerplate Argon - UI Icons Page.

Django Boilerplate Argon - Main Dashboard Page

Django Boilerplate Argon - Main Dashboard Page.

Credits & Links

The app is @WIP, feel free to suggest features or contribute. Thank you!

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