A Python Project to Learn New Things

There's a few parts of the web application stack I'd like to explore a bit more, to build my knowledge and keep up to date, as well as showcase my work in an open source example project.

by Dave on Jan. 29, 2023, 7:13 p.m.

First off, I'd like to keep up to date with the latest web application development with Django, so that's the backbone, of course supported by PostgreSQL database. From there, I am going through the Wagtail CMS in Action book beta, so I would like to use Wagtail as a foundation for the content my application will use. I am encouraged by the return to basics of hypermedia of HTMX so my web front-end will be based on that. If I go all the way to developing a mobile application I will look at Hyperview, as the basis for that.

My idea for the actual application is a TODO list/Project Management tool for artists and makers, based around the idea of a creator that sucks at organization and project management. You might say, myself. From there I can explore what kind of data structures, fixed or flexible, and user interface metaphors might work for this use case. There's a million out there, and it is likely that the technology is not the problem, the problem is probably the metaphors stuck in the brain of the artist. Either way, it should be an interesting journey, and I hope to document what I learn along the way.