Django 1.0 Template Development Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Django Template System
Chapter 2: Views, URLs, and Generic Views
Chapter 3: Template Context
Chapter 4: Using the Built-In Tags and Filters
Chapter 5: Loading and Inheriting Templates
Chapter 6: Serving Multiple Templates
Chapter 7: Custom Tags and Filters
Chapter 8: Pagination
Chapter 9: Customizing the Admin Look and Feel
Chapter 10: Caching Your Pages
Chapter 11: Internationalization
Index

  • Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Django Template System
    • What are templates?
      • Understanding the need for templates
    • Overview of the Django template system
      • Separating code from presentation
      • Helping designers and developers collaborate
      • Increasing maintainability
      • Template syntax
      • Modularity and reusability
      • Flexibility
      • Limitations
      • Critics of the system
    • Exploring how Django handles requests
    • Understanding the template system syntax
      • Context variable
      • Variables
      • Filters
      • Tags
      • Comments
      • Code note: Python dictionaries
      • How invalid variables are handled
    • Creating our demo application
      • Starting our application
      • Adding templates to our application
        • Adding variables to the view
        • Moving the logic into a separate template file
        • Using template filters
        • Using template tags to perform logical tests
        • Adding comments
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: Views, URLs, and Generic Views
    • An overview
    • Creating the application
      • Create the data model
      • Create the admin file
      • Configure the URLs
      • Add data in the admin application
    • Mapping URLs to views
      • Handling unmatched URL patterns
      • Splitting up the URL configurations
    • Creating views
      • Accepting the request object
      • Responding with an HTTP response
      • Responding with an exception
    • Putting the views together
      • Building the basic view
      • Cleaning up the error handling
      • Adding the template files
      • Adding the template to the view
      • Creating the list view and template
        • Using generic views to shorten development time
      • Simple generic views
        • Loading a template directly
        • Redirecting URLs
      • List/detail generic views
        • Replacing the list view
        • Replacing the detail view
      • Using the other generic views
    • Comparing views and generic views
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Template Context
    • The context explained
      • Practicing working with the context
      • Using locals for prototyping
      • Adding, changing, and removing items in the context
    • Using the context values in your templates
      • Preventing method execution from templates
    • Handling invalid context variables
    • Cleaning up the view
  • Context rendering shortcuts
    • Using render_to_response()
    • Using render_to_string()
  • Context processors
    • Exploring the default context processors
      • Auth
      • Debug
      • Media
    • il8n
    • Configuring your project to use context processors
    • Configuring your views to use context processors
    • Using render_to_response with RequestContext
    • Using the context processors in our project
    • Writing your own context processor
  • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Using the Built-In Tags and Filters
    • Built-in filter reference
      • add
      • addslashes
      • capfirst
      • center
      • cut
      • date
      • default
      • default_if_none
      • dictsort
      • dictsortreversed
      • divisibleby
      • escape
      • escapejs
      • filesizeformat
      • first
      • fix_ampersands
      • floatformat
      • force_escape
      • get_digit
      • iriencode
      • join
      • last
      • length
      • length_is
      • linebreaks
      • linebreaksbr
      • linenumbers
      • ljust
      • lower
      • make_list
      • phone2numeric
      • pluralize
      • pprint
      • random
      • removetags
      • rjust
      • safe
      • slice
      • slugify
      • stringformat
      • striptags
      • time
      • timesince
      • timeuntil
      • title
      • truncatewords
      • truncatewords_html
      • unordered_list
      • upper
      • urlencode
      • urlize
      • urlizetrunc
      • wordcount
      • wordwrap
      • yesno
    • Built-in tag reference
      • autoescape
      • block
      • comment
      • cycle
      • debug
      • extends
      • filter
      • firstof
      • for
        • forloop
      • if
      • ifchanged
      • ifequal
      • ifnotequal
      • include
      • load
      • now
      • regroup
      • spaceless
      • ssi
      • templatetag
      • url
      • widthratio
      • with
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Loading and Inheriting Templates
    • Configuring the template system
    • Finding a home for the template files
    • Working with the template loaders
      • Loading templates manually
      • Choosing a template loader
      • Using the filesystem loader
      • Using the application directories loader
      • About the eggs template loader
      • Using the loaders together
      • Loading your template files
    • Setting up the error handling templates
      • Creating the error templates
      • Testing the error templates
    • Breaking templates into reusable pieces
    • Extending templates with inheritance
      • Using the block tag
      • Extending templates
      • Adding inheritance to the press application
      • Using multiple block tags
      • Adding template inheritance to our press release list
    • Inheriting from multiple child templates
    • Appending to blocks
    • Template strategy
      • Creating content placeholders
        • Extra JS
        • Extra style
        • Extra head content
        • Extra body tag attributes
    • Using include files
      • Using include
        • Using SSI
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Serving Multiple Templates
    • Considering the different approaches
      • Serving mobile devices
      • Adapting content
    • Setting up our example
    • Serving printable pages
    • Creating site themes
      • Testing the template overrides
    • Serving different templates by domain name
      • Serving different sites with the development web server
    • Redirecting users to the mobile site (optional)
      • Detecting mobile devices
      • Writing the middleware
      • Checking only once
      • Installing the middleware
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Custom Tags and Filters
    • Examining the built-in tags and filters
      • Template filters
      • Template tags
    • Writing your own template filters
      • Setting up a test application
      • Creating a home for our filter library
      • Template filter syntax
      • Loading template libraries
      • U.S. currency filter
      • Replace profanities filter
      • Filters that expect strings
      • In-list filter
    • Writing your own template tags
      • Creating another sample application
      • Adding the template library
      • Template tag syntax
      • A simple tag example
      • The compilation function
      • The template node subclass
      • Registering our custom tag
      • All work and no play tag
      • Passing a template variable to a tag
      • Modifying the context through a tag
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: Pagination
    • An Overview
    • Verifying our application setup
      • Verifying the application
      • Verifying the configuration
      • Verifying the URL configuration
      • Verifying the model
      • Verifying the view
      • Adding test records
    • Exploring pagination using the Django shell
      • Examining database performance
      • Allowing for empty result sets
      • Preventing orphaned records
    • Using pagination in your views
      • Creating the view
      • Retrieving the current position from the URL
    • Putting navigation into the templates
    • Pagination with generic views
      • Setting up our generic list view
      • Generically calling the last page
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9: Customizing the Admin Look and Feel
    • Overriding the admin templates
      • Leveraging the template loader
      • Locating the admin template files
      • Exploring the admin template files
        • Inspecting the base.html template
        • Inspecting the base_site.html template
        • Inspecting the index.html template
        • Inspecting the change_list.html template
        • Inspecting the change_form.html template
    • Customizing the admin header
      • Replacing the page title
      • Changing the header text
    • Adding a new link box to the admin
      • Overriding the admin index file
      • Creating the include file
    • Customizing the admin color scheme
      • Identifying styles to change
      • Using the extrastyle block
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Caching Your Pages
    • An overview
      • Do you need caching?
      • How caching works
    • Exploring the available cache systems
      • Filesystem caching
      • Database caching
      • Memcached
      • Local memory caching
      • Dummy caching
    • Setting up your cache system
      • Configuring the cache backend
        • Database caching
        • Filesystem caching
        • Local memory caching
        • Dummy caching
        • Memcached
      • Adding additional backend arguments
      • Setting up for the examples
    • Caching individual views
      • Adding caching
    • Caching pieces of templates
    • Low-level caching
    • Caching your whole site
      • Preventing data from being cached
    • General caching strategies
    • Working with outside caches
    • Summary
  • Chapter 11: Internationalization
    • Exploring i18n
    • Creating an example application
    • Configuring your project for i18n
    • Installing libraries for i18n translation
    • Marking strings as translatable
    • Creating message files
    • Enabling automatic language preference
      • How Django determines language preference
    • Summary

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