Frequently Asked Questions

All Books

How much is shipping for the physical books?
If you're in the US, shipping is $3.22. If you're in Canada, shipping is around $10 USD extra. If you're elsewhere, shipping is $14-30 USD extra.
Why is shipping so expensive?
I hear you, Australia + Asia customers. It really sucks that I can't send the books for less than $25 USD thataway. I'm looking into some way of shipping books en mass to another distribution center but unfortunately that isn't ready yet.
What is the shipping speed?
US and Canada shipments should arrive in less than a week, and the rest of the world should arrive within two weeks. Unfortunately, I don't get tracking numbers for overseas shipments.
How do I access the files I bought?
You'll receive access to a dashboard where you can download your files (PDF, ePub, and .mobi versions), and you'll be able to read the book online as well. If videos are a part of your package, then you can access the videos on your dashboard as well.
I bought from a different website (e.g. Amazon.) Can I get access to the customer dashboard?
Sure! Send me an email [email protected] and we can work something out.
Where should I buy to give you the most amount of profit?
Buy from this website! Avoid Amazon (but please leave me a review there!)

Hello Web App

What version of Python and Django is Hello Web App written for?
Hello Web App is written with Python 3.4 and Django 2.2. The digital books will be periodically updated as Django updates, but I will be unable to swap paperback books out for new versions when they come out.
What level of programming experience do I need? What about HTML and CSS?
Hello Web App assumes you have no previous programming knowledge. But it's best if you know a bit about HTML markup — since the book starts out building a website and setting up static files, things will fit a lot faster if you know a bit about website creation. That said, if you like to learn-by-doing, feel free to walk through the tutorial verbatim and you'll learn some HTML as you go.
What do you build in the tutorial?
We're building a "collection of things." That sounds generic, but you can alter the generic examples ("Thing") to something that fits this metric (like building a directory of web designers, so your "Thing" will be a "Profile.") A lot of different ideas fit this — for example, Twitter is a collection of small paragraphs. Pinterest is a collection of photos. Facebook used to be a collection of personal data. I highly encourage you to build something unique to you, because what you'll learn will stick better!

Hello Web Design

Will I learn HTML?
Hello Web Design covers only visual, user-experience, and user-interface design — no front-end development. So, no HTML, CSS, Javascript, or any other sort of code.