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Kick-start your prototype with Django templates

Project Description

Kick-start your prototype with Django templates

What is it?

If you want to start prototyping your web app using Django templates,
without needing to setup a complete Django project, *Shoot* does that for you.

*Shoot* is a minimal web server which maps *.html files to URLs, i.e.
server_root/path/to.file.html is served at http://host:port/path/to/file.

HTML files are mapped to URLs and rendered as Django templates. You can use
all the usual Django template goodness, i.e. extending & including other templates,
template tags like *{% static %}* etc.

It is like developing with PHP. You can later drop these templates directly into
your Django project.

*Shoot* is known to work with Python 3.2 and Django 1.5.

Stuff *Shoot* does for you:

- Map .html files to URLs and renders them while serving
- List dirs and serve static files like any good web server would do
- Let you pass custom context while rendering templates
- Lets you pass custom Django settings module


On Ubuntu:

You will need Pip with Python3::

$ sudo apt-get install python3-setuptools
$ sudo pip3 install shoot
$ shoot

Using git::

$ git clone
$ python3 shoot/ install


Run '*shoot*' in the directory you want to serve from.

Custom Config

If the file ** is present in the dir *shoot* is launched from, with contents::

context = {}

*shoot* will pass this dictionary to Context objects used in rendering templates. You can use this
to expose a 'user' object in templates, etc.

If the file ** is present in the dir *shoot* is launched from, *shoot*
will use it as the DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE. You can use this for setting a custom static URL, etc.
This file *must* contain the following variables::

DEBUG = True
SECRET_KEY = "not-so-secret"
# helps *shoot* find templates
TEMPLATE_DIRS = (os.getcwd(),)
# adds support for '*static*' template tag
STATIC_URL = "/static/"
INSTALLED_APPS = ('django.contrib.staticfiles',)
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