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Templating isn’t just for Web Developers!

Recently, I found myself rambling on in an unprepared attempt to explain templating to a colleague of mine who had no prior experience with frontend design. It didn’t take me long to realize that my explanation was convoluted and confusing, not that I stopped talking, mind you. Attribute that to being unprepared, or sleep deprived (i.e., child still not sleeping through the night!), or just a bad teacher.

Regardless, I decided to point them to a tutorial online that certainly must exist, but after a brief Google search (which you should read as, “I didn’t find anything in the first page of search results!”), all I could find were tutorials for frontend developers. And if you aren’t an HTML expert, or already have experience with Flask or Django, teaching templating in those contexts can actually be more confusing than illuminating.

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