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An easy to use Django app to make static site.

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# django-static-sites

*django-static-sites* is an easy to use *Django* app that allow you to create a static sites with the power of Django
template system. You can render an existing *Django* view by adding a decorator or you can create an empty project
optimized for *django-static-sites* use. You can specify multiple configuration for multiple deploy type.


## How to start

1. install *django-static-sites* in your python path or in your *virtualenv* path
(`pip install django-static-sites`) or (`pip install`)
2. create an empty optimized project by `django-static-admin startproject PROJECT_NAME` command
3. move to the `PROJECT_NAME` folder and create site by `python startsite SITE_NAME` command
4. migrate `python migrate`
5. deploy `python deploy`
6. start server `python runserver`
7. enjoy it at []( **:-)**

## How to use

If you want to use the *Django* template system, you must to add a function in your `` file and add the
`@staticview` decorator:

def index(request):
ctx = {'title': 'Hello world!'}

return render_to_response('index.html', ctx, context_instance=RequestContext(request))

and the `index.html` template file in your templates folder:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="it">
<meta charset="UTF-8">

<title>{{ title }}</title>
<h1>{{ title }}</h1>
When you deploy (`python deploy` or *autodeploy*), *django-static-sites* create the `index.html` using
`index.html` template.

If you want to add an rendered javascript file, you can create a view:

@staticview(path={'demo': 'asd/test.js', '': 'js/test.js'})
def js__test(request):

ctx = {'title': 'Hello world!'}

return render_to_response('test.js', ctx, context_instance=RequestContext(request))

and the relatine `test.js` template:

var text = '{{ title }}';


The `test.js` destination path are specified in `@staticview` decorator and is different for different deploy type so
we must add `'js_path': js__test.path.get(deploy_type=deploy_type)` in the `index.html` context. `deploy_type` are passed to the view
functions if is declared. Now we can add the import line in the `index.html` file:

<script type="text/javascript" src="{{ js_path }}"></script>

You can see this and more samples in `staticsites/tests/samples` folder; you can launch the deploy server for this
samples by ` runserver --settings staticsites.tests.samples.SAMPLE_NAME.settings` command.

###### Other samples

1. [Hello world](
2. [Hello world (with static)](
3. [AWS S3/CloudFront](
4. [AWS S3/CloudFront (multiple remote)](
5. [FTP](

### Add to an existing project

If you want to integrate `django-static-sites` in existing project you must to:

1. add `staticsites` in your INSTALLED_APPS (replace django.contrib.staticfiles)

If you want to use Django development server to serve the deployed static site:

1. add this lines at your ``

# Serve default deploy folder as site root
if settings.DEBUG:
urlpatterns += [
r'^(?:%s)?$' % get_default_index(deploy_type='dev'),
'document_root': get_deploy_root(deploy_type='dev'), 'path': get_default_index(deploy_type='dev')
'document_root': get_deploy_root(deploy_type='dev')

## Remote deploy

*django-static-sites* use the *Django* `Storage` system during the deploy procedure; by default the file are deployed
locally using `FileSystemStorage`, but you can use any other `Storage` with the correct settings. In the
[AWS S3/CloudFront]( samples
I use the [django-storages]( AWS storage for deploying on Amazon S3 bucket.

## ToDo

*django-static-sites* is work-in-progres:

* add automatic url pattern
* ~~autodeploy~~
* ~~static file optimization~~
* revert deploy if fail
* ~~GZip deployed files~~
* ~~minify deployed files~~
* ~~custom header for deployed files~~
* ~~singe configuration constant as dictionary~~
* ~~deploy on multiple remote~~
* add param check and raise Exception
* update tests
* ~~dedicated *settings* module for sample~~
* ~~add tutorials~~
* ~~deploy admin console~~

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