Django Soft Dashboard

Open-source Django Dashboard generated by AppSeed op top of a modern design. Designed for those who like bold elements and beautiful websites, Soft UI Dashboard is ready to help you create stunning websites and webapps. Soft UI Dashboard is built with over 70 frontend individual elements, like buttons, inputs, navbars, nav tabs, cards, or alerts, giving you the freedom of choosing and combining.

Features

  • Up-to-date dependencies
  • SCSS compilation via Gulp
  • UI Kit: Soft UI Dashboard (Free Version) provided by Creative-Tim
  • UI-Ready app, SQLite Database, Django Native ORM
  • Session-Based authentication, Forms validation
  • Deployment: Docker, Gunicorn / Nginx, HEROKU
  • Support via Github (issues tracker) and Discord.

Links

✨ Quick Start in Docker

Get the code

$ git clone https://github.com/app-generator/django-soft-ui-dashboard.git
$ cd django-soft-ui-dashboard

Start the app in Docker

$ docker-compose up --build 

Visit http://localhost:85 in your browser. The app should be up & running.

Django Soft UI Dashboard - Seed project generated by AppSeed.

✨ How to use it

$ # Get the code
$ git clone https://github.com/app-generator/django-soft-ui-dashboard.git
$ cd django-soft-ui-dashboard
$
$ # Virtualenv modules installation (Unix based systems)
$ virtualenv env
$ source env/bin/activate
$
$ # Virtualenv modules installation (Windows based systems)
$ # virtualenv env
$ # .\env\Scripts\activate
$
$ # Install modules - SQLite Storage
$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt
$
$ # Create tables
$ python manage.py makemigrations
$ python manage.py migrate
$
$ # Start the application (development mode)
$ python manage.py runserver # default port 8000
$
$ # Start the app - custom port
$ # python manage.py runserver 0.0.0.0:<your_port>
$
$ # Access the web app in browser: http://127.0.0.1:8000/

Note: To use the app, please access the registration page and create a new user. After authentication, the app will unlock the private pages.

✨ Code-base structure

The project is coded using a simple and intuitive structure presented bellow:

< PROJECT ROOT >
   |
   |-- core/                               # Implements app configuration
   |    |-- settings.py                    # Defines Global Settings
   |    |-- wsgi.py                        # Start the app in production
   |    |-- urls.py                        # Define URLs served by all apps/nodes
   |
   |-- apps/
   |    |
   |    |-- home/                          # A simple app that serve HTML files
   |    |    |-- views.py                  # Serve HTML pages for authenticated users
   |    |    |-- urls.py                   # Define some super simple routes  
   |    |
   |    |-- authentication/                # Handles auth routes (login and register)
   |    |    |-- urls.py                   # Define authentication routes  
   |    |    |-- views.py                  # Handles login and registration  
   |    |    |-- forms.py                  # Define auth forms (login and register) 
   |    |
   |    |-- static/
   |    |    |-- <css, JS, images>         # CSS files, Javascripts files
   |    |
   |    |-- templates/                     # Templates used to render pages
   |         |-- includes/                 # HTML chunks and components
   |         |    |-- navigation.html      # Top menu component
   |         |    |-- sidebar.html         # Sidebar component
   |         |    |-- footer.html          # App Footer
   |         |    |-- scripts.html         # Scripts common to all pages
   |         |
   |         |-- layouts/                   # Master pages
   |         |    |-- base-fullscreen.html  # Used by Authentication pages
   |         |    |-- base.html             # Used by common pages
   |         |
   |         |-- accounts/                  # Authentication pages
   |         |    |-- login.html            # Login page
   |         |    |-- register.html         # Register page
   |         |
   |         |-- home/                      # UI Kit Pages
   |              |-- index.html            # Index page
   |              |-- 404-page.html         # 404 page
   |              |-- *.html                # All other pages
   |
   |-- requirements.txt                     # Development modules - SQLite storage
   |
   |-- .env                                 # Inject Configuration via Environment
   |-- manage.py                            # Start the app - Django default start script
   |
   |-- ************************************************************************

The bootstrap flow

  • Django bootstrapper manage.py uses core/settings.py as the main configuration file
  • core/settings.py loads the app magic from .env file
  • Redirect the guest users to Login page
  • Unlock the pages served by app node for authenticated users

✨ Recompile CSS

To recompile SCSS files, follow this setup:

Step #1 – Install tools

  • NodeJS 12.x or higher
  • Gulp – globally
    • npm install -g gulp-cli
  • Yarn (optional)

Step #2 – Change the working directory to assets folder

$ cd core/static/assets

Step #3 – Install modules (this will create a classic node_modules directory)

$ npm install
// OR
$ yarn

Step #4 – Edit & Recompile SCSS files

$ gulp scss

The generated file is saved in static/assets/css directory.

✨ Deployment

The app is provided with a basic configuration to be executed in Docker, Gunicorn, and Waitress.

Gunicorn


Gunicorn ‘Green Unicorn’ is a Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX.

Install using pip

$ pip install gunicorn

Start the app using gunicorn binary

$ gunicorn --bind=0.0.0.0:8001 core.wsgi:application
Serving on http://localhost:8001

Visit http://localhost:8001 in your browser. The app should be up & running.

Waitress


Waitress (Gunicorn equivalent for Windows) is meant to be a production-quality pure-Python WSGI server with very acceptable performance. It has no dependencies except ones that live in the Python standard library.

Install using pip

$ pip install waitress

Start the app using waitress-serve

$ waitress-serve --port=8001 core.wsgi:application
Serving on http://localhost:8001

Visit http://localhost:8001 in your browser. The app should be up & running.

✨ Credits & Links


Django Soft UI Dashboard – Provided by AppSeed App Generator.

GitHub

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