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Python for the Web artwork

Python for the Web


Learn to use Python and the Django framework to create websites with a custom CMS from scratch, allowing your clients to control their own content.

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What you'll learn

Course syllabus


As creative people who code, we may have to hand over our sites over to people who don’t code and have no intention to start learning. We may want to hand access over to a client, a co-worker or a family member, for them to add, edit and delete their own content.

In this course, we’ll use Python with the Django framework to create websites with updatable and flexible content management systems that we control, along with admin panels to make it easier for others to change things.

Who is this course for?

As this course will touch on making the front-end design of websites, you will need knowledge of HTML and CSS. We would recommend taking either our Foundation HTML, CSS + Javascript course if you’re uncomfortable making websites from scratch.

We will also be writing Python code within this course. If you haven’t had any exposure to any programming language in the past (e.g. Python, Ruby, Javascript), we would recommend taking our Intro to Python course first.

What do I need?

A computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with the latest version of Chrome installed and a broadband internet connection. That’s it!

What you'll learn

How to think about going from a static site to a CMS-driven site

How to set up an admin panel with user permissions, and how to let admins add other admins

Setting up data models that reflect your web designs and how to add forms and search to the front-facing website

Adding password-protected pages to your site and best SEO practices

How to let admins upload images that resize automatically to speed up your site!

The best practices for deploying brand new site features to the internet and keeping your site secure and fast.

Course syllabus

8+ hours of video lessons

Practical, go-at-your-own pace learning

Access the community

Join our Slack and connect with thousands of SuperHi students and alumni

Continued help

Help from our expert teachers and educators with years of experience in the industry

Real world projects

Projects and code that you can alter and remix to add to your own sites and portfolio


Resources to get you started and going post-course

Single-page portfolio

In the first part of the course, we’ll take a simple, landing-page style website where our client wants to have a simple page of all their work but make all of the content completely dynamic so that they can add to it whenever they have new work.

Project-based portolio

One of the great things about having a content management system is that it lets us add in as many pages as we want without having to add any more code. In this project, we’ll go deeper into making more complex layouts for our clients.

Multi-content sites

Of course, our clients may not just want one area of the site to be changeable. They may want other areas such as a Journal blog-style area, an events list, or a team roster to be updatable too!

Your instructors

Our instructors have decades of professional experience, have spoken at international conferences and have won countless web design awards.

Rik Lomas

Rik is a Mancunian coder, teacher and CEO of SuperHi. He was the co-founder of Steer (a code school in London) and has taught several thousand people to code. He is a bit too old to be posting memes on our social media and recently featured as a Sour Patch Kid in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

The SuperHi Editor

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Course FAQs

Yes, we do! All you'd need to do is send the links to your completed projects over to [email protected] at the end of your course. We will review them, provide feedback if necessary, and then issue your certificate!

If you're comfortable working with a computer, then yes!

Learning new and improving your existing skills is about being patient with yourself, building up your knowledge, developing confidence through practice, and with time. We've seen our students around the world do it, and so can you.

Our beginner courses are designed for people new to the subjects. They grow your understanding so you grasp everything you need to start applying your new skills and will also give you a path to dig deeper if you want.

Our teaching style is practical and straightforward and you'll have support from our expert instructors and community for as long as you need.

Still not sure if learning to code is right for you? Take our free Plan, Design + Code Your First Website course or dive into our First Steps to Code guide.

All our course videos are taught using the SuperHi Editor, but you'll be able to apply everything you'll learn to a code editor of your choice. Many students go on to use other code editors, for example, if their workplace has an existing standard.

Our SuperHi Editor is designed with many smart features to help avoid wasted time looking for things like a typo or missing bracket (which is why we made it!), but the same code concepts apply to any editor.

Yea! After the course is over, you'll still have our support when it comes to things like career questions, resume, and portfolio reviews, etc. all to help you get the job and career you want.

We also provide 1:1 sessions for some of our courses! The number of sessions depends on the course that you signed up for.

If you'd like to arrange a 1:1 session after you've completed your course, email us at [email protected] and we'll happily arrange that for you!

Yes! You can use your own custom third-party domains and connect them to your sites built with our SuperHi Editor. Additionally, all SuperHi sites come with free SSL Certificates for added protection.

Here's more information on how to connect a third-party domain

At SuperHi, we provide online courses designed for creatives and made for everyone. Take a course on Code, Design, or Project Management 😊

The proof is in the pudding! Our students go on to make their own beautiful sites and some of their stunning work have won digital design awards. Take a look at our Hall of Fame to see some of the sites our students have built, many of which had only taken our Foundation course!

If you're a SuperHi student or alumni and would like to submit your project to be included in our Hall of Fame, please feel free to submit it here.

We have quite a lot of students that join us and have done some coding before but want to build up confidence and techniques.

In order to help get you where you'd like to be, have a look at the sites below to see which course you can make from scratch, without any help at all.

Baker & Brown – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, don't worry! We recommend you start off with our Foundation, HTML, CSS + Javascript course.

Jenna Buchholz – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, it's all good! We recommend you start off with our Javascript for Designers course.

Super Shapes – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, have no fear! We recommend you start off with our Advanced CSS + Javascript course.

All of our courses are unlocked and available for students to start their learning and go at their own pace. We do have a suggested weekly structure for some courses, which helps some students stay on track. However, you're definitely free to jump ahead or take as long as you need!

As soon as you checkout and pay, you'll have all the courses you paid for, in your student dashboard available to you immediately. If you're busy and can't start right away - no worries, you can pick it back up later.