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  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #usability

UX Polish - Building SaaS #90

In this episode, I worked on more customer requests to refine the user interface. We added a new convenient shortcut button and included additional information and links on the course detail …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #usability

Customer Feature - Building SaaS #89

In this episode, I show you how to take a feature idea from nothing to something. We added new UI, wrote a new view, a new form, and all the associated test code to prove that the feature …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #usability

Customer Requests - Building SaaS #88

In this episode, I worked on some customer requests now that I’ve finished launching the product. These requests improved the usability of the application in a few spots that were …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #bugs

Squashing Bugs - Building SaaS #87

In this episode, I fixed some critical issues that my customer discovered. My customer is putting the app through its real paces for a school year and since this is the first run, there were …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #email

Testing Email Designs - Building SaaS #86

In this episode, I worked on the sign up confirmation email design. We customized the template and used MailHog to test the flow and see how the email appeared. After working on the email …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #documentation

Customer Docs - Building SaaS #85

In this episode, I integrated customer documentation into the app. I showed how to build Sphinx documentation into a Django project, then created a help view to link to the docs. Finally, I …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #logic

Refactoring Enrollment - Building SaaS #84

In this episode, I decided to redesign a portion of the application flow. I wasn’t pleased with how users would enroll students for their grades so I refactored the school year page …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #templates

Empty States - Building SaaS #83

In this episode, I returned to the onboarding flow and start to polish some of the extra pages. We filled the pages with special copy and a call to action to each page to help customers be …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #templates

Customer Feedback - Building SaaS #82

In this episode, I worked on feedback from my primary customer. We fixed a couple of issues that she reported, then moved on to more of the onboarding flow.

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #templates

Finishing Onboarding - Building SaaS #81

In this episode, I completed the last form that completes the last step on my Django app’s onboarding process. We built up the view, wrote the tests, and worked through the templates …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #views

Reordering Models - Building SaaS #80

In this episode, we looked at an UpdateView for the GradeLevel model in the homeschool application. Along the way, I had to display some UI elements on the grade to give users the ability to …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #templates

WhiteNoise Shenanigans - Building SaaS #79

In this episode, I worked on a method of adding static content to a site that didn’t involve the staticfiles directory, a separate domain, or a reverse proxy like Nginx. We had to get …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #templates

Create A Form Template - Building SaaS #78

In this episode, I created a template for one of my new forms on the new social media app that I’m building. We talked about context data, template styling, and special considerations …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #forms

Sending Invites - Building SaaS #77

In this episode, I worked on the form that will send invites to users for the new social network app that I’m building. We built the view, the form, and the tests and wired a button to …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #design

Capped Social Network - Building SaaS #76

In this episode, I started a new project to build a different kind of social network. This social network will contain a max number of connections to encourage thoughtful choice when growing …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #templates

Make A Landing Page - Building SaaS #75

In this episode, I added a landing page design to the app that I’m building. By using a Tailwind CSS landing page template, I could fit the design in with my existing CSS tools.

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #templates

Check Web App Security With Bandit - Building SaaS #74

In this episode, I integrated the bandit static analysis tool to do automated security checking of my code before each commit. We talked about pre-commit and how to add in a new hook. After …

  • #Python
  • #Django
  • #templates

Dynamically Regrouping QuerySets In Templates - Building SaaS #73

In this episode, we worked on a new view to display course resources. While building out the template, I used some template tags to dynamically regroup a queryset into a more useful data …