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Material design for django forms and admin

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Django Material

Material design for Django Forms and Admin. Template driven.


  • Strong python/html code separation

  • Easy redefinition of particular fields rendering

  • Complex form layout support



django-material tested with Python 2.7/3.3, django 1.6/1.7:

pip install django-material

And add it into INSTALLED_APPS settings


NOTE: ‘material.admin’ must be added before ‘django.contrib.admin’

Quick start

Include material javascript and styles into your base template.

{% include 'material/includes/material_css.html' %}
{% include 'material/includes/material_js.html' %}

Load the material_form template tag library

{% load material_form %}

And render your form with {% form %} template tag

<form method="POST">
    {% csrf_token %}
    {% form form=form %}{% endform %}
    <button type="submit" name="_submit" class="btn">Submit</button>

Template tags

django-material forms processing is built around simple concept called part. part is like django template block, it has a default value and could be overriden. But parts are created dynamically for each form field, which allows you to redefine specific form field html render output.

Here is the example of rendering form with but prefix email field with email icon.

<form method="POST">
    {% csrf_token %}
    {% form %}
        {% part prefix %}<div class="input-group-addon">@</div>{% endpart %}
    {% endform %}
    <button type="submit" name="_submit" class="btn">Submit</button>

There is a lot of other parts declared in default templates. See template code for details. If your widget is so special, you can completly override its rendering

{% part form.my_field %}any html code here{% endpart %}


Layout object is the way to specify relative fields placements and sizes.

from material import *

layout = Layout(
    Row('shipment_no', 'description')
    Fieldset("Add to inventory",
             Row(Span3('product_name'), 'tags'),
             Row('vendor', 'product_type'),
                 'gender', 'desired_gender'),
             Row('cost_price', Span2('wholesale_price'), 'retail_price')))

SpanXX elements are not to material grid classes, but used to determine relative fields width. Each row occupies 12 grid columns. Elements in Row(‘elem1’, ‘elem2’) would be rendered in 6 grid coulmns each, and in Row(Span2(‘elem1’), ‘elem2’) elem1 would be rendered in 8 grid columns, and elem2 in 4 grid columns.

Layouts rendering itself is specified in template.

ModelForm Views

Material forms library provides LayoutMixin for model form views, populates form fields list directly from layout object

from django import generic
from viewform import LayoutMixin

class SampleView(LayoutMixin, generic.ModelFormView):
    layout = Layout(...)


0.2.1 2015-04-20 - Alpha

  • Fixed SplitDateTime widget rendering with empty value

  • More consistent parts/variables names over widgets templates

  • Fixed file field submition and validation

  • Compact html output

  • Added ellipses on long labels overflow

0.2.0 2015-04-03 - Alpha

  • Switched to material design

  • Initial admin interface support

0.1.0 2014-11-05 - Alpha

  • First alpha version extracted from Viewflow library

  • Basic django widgets support

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