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Flask Material Kit

Open-Source seed project generated by AppSeed in Flask Framework on top of Material Kit design. Designed for those who like bold elements and beautiful websites, Material Kit 2 is ready to help you create stunning websites and web apps. Material Kit 2 is built with over 60 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: Material Kit - v3.0.0 (Bootstrap 5 Version) by Creative-Tim
  • SQLite database, Flask-SQLAlchemy ORM
  • Session-Based auth flow (login, register)
  • 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/flask-material-kit.git
$ cd flask-material-kit

Start the app in Docker

$ docker-compose up --build 

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


Flask Material Kit 2 - Starter provided by AppSeed.


Build from sources

$ # Clone the sources
$ git clone https://github.com/app-generator/flask-material-kit.git
$ cd flask-material-kit
$
$ # Virtualenv modules installation (Unix based systems)
$ virtualenv env
$ source env/bin/activate
$
$ # Virtualenv modules installation (Windows based systems)
$ # virtualenv env
$ # .\env\Scripts\activate
$
$ # Install requirements
$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt
$
$ # Set the FLASK_APP environment variable
$ (Unix/Mac) export FLASK_APP=run.py
$ (Windows) set FLASK_APP=run.py
$ (Powershell) $env:FLASK_APP = ".\run.py"
$
$ # Set up the DEBUG environment
$ # (Unix/Mac) export FLASK_ENV=development
$ # (Windows) set FLASK_ENV=development
$ # (Powershell) $env:FLASK_ENV = "development"
$
$ # Run the application
$ # --host=0.0.0.0 - expose the app on all network interfaces (default 127.0.0.1)
$ # --port=5000    - specify the app port (default 5000)  
$ flask run --host=0.0.0.0 --port=5000
$
$ # Access the app in browser: http://127.0.0.1:5000/

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 has a super simple structure, represented as bellow:

< PROJECT ROOT >
   |
   |-- app/
   |    |-- static/
   |    |    |-- <css, JS, images>         # CSS files, Javascripts files
   |    |
   |    |-- templates/
   |    |    |
   |    |    |-- includes/                 # Page chunks, components
   |    |    |    |
   |    |    |    |-- navigation.html      # Top bar
   |    |    |    |-- sidebar.html         # Left sidebar
   |    |    |    |-- scripts.html         # JS scripts common to all pages
   |    |    |    |-- footer.html          # The common footer
   |    |    |
   |    |    |-- layouts/                  # App Layouts (the master pages)
   |    |    |    |
   |    |    |    |-- base.html            # Used by common pages like index, UI
   |    |    |    |-- base-fullscreen.html # Used by auth pages (login, register)
   |    |    |
   |    |    |-- accounts/                 # Auth Pages (login, register)
   |    |    |    |
   |    |    |    |-- login.html           # Use layout `base-fullscreen.html`
   |    |    |    |-- register.html        # Use layout `base-fullscreen.html`  
   |    |    |
   |    |    |-- home/                      # UI Kit Pages
   |    |         |-- index.html            # Index page
   |    |         |-- 404-page.html         # 404 page
   |    |         |-- *.html                # All other pages
   |    |
   |   config.py                            # Provides APP Configuration 
   |   forms.py                             # Defines Forms (login, register) 
   |   models.py                            # Defines app models 
   |   views.py                             # Application Routes 
   |
   |-- Dockerfile                           # Deployment
   |-- docker-compose.yml                   # Deployment
   |-- gunicorn-cfg.py                      # Deployment   
   |-- nginx                                # Deployment
   |    |-- appseed-app.conf                # Deployment 
   |
   |-- requirements.txt
   |-- run.py
   |
   |-- ************************************************************************

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 app/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, Heroku, Gunicorn, and Waitress.

Heroku


Steps to deploy on Heroku

  • Create a FREE account on Heroku platform
  • Install the Heroku CLI that match your OS: Mac, Unix or Windows
  • Open a terminal window and authenticate via heroku login command
  • Clone the sources and push the project for LIVE deployment
$ # Clone the source code:
$ git clone https://github.com/app-generator/flask-material-kit.git
$ cd flask-material-kit
$
$ # Check Heroku CLI is installed
$ heroku -v
heroku/7.25.0 win32-x64 node-v12.13.0 # <-- All good
$
$ # Check Heroku CLI is installed
$ heroku login
$ # this commaond will open a browser window - click the login button (in browser)
$
$ # Create the Heroku project
$ heroku create
$
$ # Trigger the LIVE deploy
$ git push heroku master
$
$ # Open the LIVE app in browser
$ heroku open

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 run:app
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 run:app
Serving on http://localhost:8001

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


Credits & Links



Flask Material Kit - Provided by AppSeed App Generator.