Update 10 June 2018: I couldn't keep writing at the same pace at which code and other demands were changing. So, I think I'll stop where this is for now. Maybe I'll write it up more completely in future.
Senior devs should probably read this and tell me all the things I could have done better otherwise maybe other noobs will start picking up bad habits from me.
Maybe one day I'll turn this into some sort of interactive follow-along adventure with bright happy colours and cheesy kiddy tunes.
The repo is here.
Made a couple of Flask apps, or used a Django CMS, maybe deployed a site or two.
Have a sense of Django but don't grok it fully. Haven't actually made custom apps but depended a lot on existing packages like Mezzanine and Oscar. Maybe already skimmed Two Scoops of Django.
Have some problems with class inheritance, and getting contexts for pages. Still confused about models, ORM, and how to use them properly, but knows to prefer Postgres over SQLite in production.
Aspires to use PDB and logger more but... y'know.
Can stumble through with a combination of Google + Stack Overflow + documentation + IRC.
Part 8: multilanguage support (10 June 2018, note: modeltranslation does not work on ipad! oh no!)
Part 10: set up email back end (Super easy, just google it but watch out for this problem if you're on Digitalocean.)
Part 11: set up error pages
Part ?: set up Google Analytics
Part ?: make the Oscar front end navbar look ok
Part ?: add stuff to the front page
Part ?: PayPal Checkout Express error handling
Part ?: add Stripe because it's cheaper than PayPal
Part ?: add open graph
Part ?: add PostGIS
Part ?: integrate Checkout Express Server-Side REST API into Oscar