Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#19106 new New feature

Add new tutorial on breaking templates into blocks

Reported by: cirosantilli Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 1.4
Severity: Normal Keywords: template, tutorial, extend
Cc: Triage Stage: Someday/Maybe
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no



I suggest you use the

  • extends template
  • base.html
  • the conventional title, extrahead, content_title, content, etc. blocks

combo from for the polls tutorial from the start when the template language is first used in

since this is an absolutely fundamental design pattern.

While the "do simple now and improve later" strategy could be used (in tutorial 5, we say: wow, lets refactor some more code!), I think the direct approach is better here, since it is pretty obvious that this factors out the code.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by russellm

  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Summary changed from Feature request: case change on visual mode with tilde to Add new tutorial on breaking templates into blocks
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Someday/Maybe
  • Type changed from Uncategorized to New feature

I disagree - the "simple and improve later" is a much better idea.

It's easy to explain simple things. Once the basics have been grasped, you can extend and provide more complexity. If you introduce the complexity early, you have to say "just do this, and ignore the reasons why", which leads to cargo-culting.

So - marking this ticket as someday/maybe, for the purposes of introducing a new tutorial step on template blocking.

comment:2 Changed 11 months ago by mattseymour

I agree completely with @russellm comment. Could the tutorials maybe include an end of section "Something to look at next" where we could list some simple improvements or additional features the user could attempt?
This section would purely be additional reading / features the user could add it without conflicting with the tutorials in anyway.

comment:3 Changed 3 months ago by timgraham

Also raised in #26501. My comment from there:

In general, I think it's difficult for apps to provide sufficiently generic templates that will integrate into a site's layout. Some have proposed some common conventions that may work to some extent but in my opinion trying to provide reusable templates shouldn't be a big emphasis of reusable apps.

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