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5 Best Domain Name Ideas For Food Blog

Here is a list of domain name ideas you can use to start your own food blog. Now we know that if you are a food blogger looking to start your own blog, then finding a suitable name is a challenge. So to help you on this, we have come up with a short list of domain names that you can use for your blogs.

We will go through each of these blog domain names and discuss its advantages. These are all domain names best suitable for a food blog and available for registration. So, using one of these names should give a meaningful character to your blog.

5 best domain name ideas for food blog

What do we need to look for when coming up with a blog name?

There are lots of challenges we need to overcome when we are trying to come up with a name for a food blog. So let us discuss this first. Now since this is a new food blog, your visitors will be unfamiliar with it. Therefore, you need to have a brand name that is catchy, creative and easy to remember. In this way, when your visitor visits your website, it’s name will get registered in his mind.

Here is a little exercise for you

I want you to recollect how many brands and names you came across today? Every brand names you had come across the entire day, I want you to try and recollect them. Done? Now tell me, how many of those names were you already familiar with? And how many “new” brand names did you come across today?

Did you make a list of it?

So here is the thing. Most of the familiar names you recollected were because of their extensive marketing. They would have been promoting their brand names regularly and as a result, it has become a house hold name now. And that is the reason you were quickly able to recollect most of the well known brands. But you can’t take this path because you need to spend a lot of money for that. Because advertising needs money.

But on the other hand, let us look into your list of the new brand names you had came across. It might not be a long list. But it is still something you were able to recollect and write it down. So that is by itself surprising isn’t it?

But can you realize why you were able to recollect that new brand name? The answer will most likely be because it was easy, memorable and creative! So these are the same 3 things I had listed earlier that you need to use while coming up on your own food blog’s name! Correct?

So you saw the pattern here. You now know exactly what you need to do come up with a successful brand and domain name.

So with this in mind, let us start going through each one of the domain name ideas that you can use right away for your food blog.

Domain Name Idea For Food Blog #1

Buy Domain Name: Foodfossil.com

Now this is one of the interesting domain name ideas for food blog. Because it is simple, cheesy and easy to remember as well.

Also everyone who has been using an automobile will be very familiar with the term fossil. It is literally how the fuel is obtained for the said automobile.

Now, if we consider humans to be like automobile, what is the fuel we need? Yes, you got it right. It is the food!

So combining the word food with its intended activity as a fuel for body, foodfossil.com makes so much sense! Also, since this is a .com domain name, it is easy to remember!

Domain Name Idea For Food Blog #2

Buy Domain Name: foodassemble.com

Now this ia very unique domain name idea for a food blog to use. We are all familiar with how a car is made right? It is made up of individual parts that gets assembled in a factory. So the end product – the car is assembled in a factory. Now just like that, even we assemble our food by making use of its ingredients.

So when you use a name like foodassemble.com for your food blog, it signals the process of the preparation of food. So what do you guys think of this name? Doesn’t it sound cheeky, professional and still easy to remember? 😉

Food Blog Domain Name Idea #3

Buy Domain Name: platesofaroma.com

Now far some reason, you don’t want to use keyword like food for your domain name, we have an alternative for that. You can simply use this new domain name platesofaroma.com.

I think by now you are already able to figure out how this is a good name. If we simply break the domain name of this food blog, we get three words plates + of + aroma.

Aroma, if you are not a native English speaker simply means smell. So when I say plates of aroma, I simply mean delicious smelling food in a plate. See again, this domain name is very easy to remember. You are making your website’s visitor imagine a plate of food. And this food is something that is delicious and best smelling. And this food is served on a plate for you to eat up!

Now that is a sight to remember isn’t it. Also, everytime he comes into a similar kind of situation for real, he will remember youf blog!

Win-win for you if you use this domain name for your food blog, isn’t it? 😉

Food Blogger Domain Name Idea #4

Buy Domain Name: mealartist.com

Now this is a domain name that is on point! It clearly describes you, a food blogger’s mastery over your food art.

This domain name is simply a combination of two words meal and artist. Here, the word meal simply tells that the subject is about food. On the other hand, the word artist would mean that you are an expert in it.

Also, since this domain name uses two most familiar words, anyone will be able to remember it easily.

Domain Name Idea For A Food Blog #5

Buy Domain Name: Eggpotato.com

So this is an interesting domain name for a food blog, right? What we are doing here is to combine two food items. Eggs and Potatoes and forming a domain name out of it. Now since egg and potato scramble is a common food item everywhere, it is easier to remember.

Aslo, it comes as a surprise to us that this domain is still available in a .com extension!

So, if you are just starting out a new blog and unsure about a name, this is the one you should mostly be picking up!

Conclusion

So, these were the top 5 domain names you can use to create your food blog. As a food blogger, the domain name ideas you use should match the content you plan to post in the blog. So make sure that you pick the right name depending on what you plan to write.

Also as a food blogger, your reputation in the social media only increases if you can come up with innovative recipes. So, keep these things in mind when registering a domain name for your website.

So with that, I will end this article now. Hope you liked some of the domain names I have listed here. If you still have any questions or suggestions, do let me know in the comments below.

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Django Web Framework Beginner Tutorial – Introduction

What is Python Django?

Django is a Python based web development framework. It is a collection of libraries and tools that can be used to develop websites and web applications. Django uses Python as its primary backend programming language.

Learn more about Frontend & Backend components of a web app here

Why use Django Web Development Framework for developing a web app?

In the early days of internet, not many programming languages or supporting libraries were available for the development of websites. So, every website developer was writing many frequently used components repeatedly.

Python Django Web Development Framework

These included features like user authentication, database read/write, Cross Site Scripting (XSS)/malware protection code, database injection prevention code etc.

Every time a new website was built, web developer had to rewrite these pieces of code over and over again. This results in an increase in time to complete the project. It also exposes the website to certain vulnerabilities due to bad testing or bad design.

In order to overcome these, developers started to create a common web development framework. This contained all the frequently used components like authentication, session management code etc. These were later made available to others as part of the web framework libraries.

Soon enough, these libraries started being developed in different programming languages as well. Django is one such web application development framework that was developed using the Python programming language.

Why Use A Web Development Framework Like Django?

The main advantage of using Django is the number of readily available components it comes with. All the bells and whistles required to develop a basic web application is present in Django. Module like user management, admin dashboard, session management component, protection against XSS, CORS support are all readily available. This makes Django one of the quickest web development framework to get started with. You can go live with a website in no time because of this.

In addition to this, Django also comes with framework extensions such as Django Rest Framework (DRF) that can be also used to enhance the capabilities of a Django Web Application.

All these features of Django makes it one of the most appealing “all batteries inclusive” web app development framework in the tech industry.

In addition to this, if you are already familiar with the Python programming, then using Django becomes very easy.

Django is not the only Python web development framework. There exists other Python based web development frameworks like Flask, web2py and many more. But what makes Django different and easier to get started with is its all inclusive battery modules we discussed earlier.

Who is currently using Python Django Web Framework in real world?

Some of the top tech companies using Python Django includes Instragram, Quora, Mozilla, Disqus, National Geographic, Last.fm etc.

This was a theoretical introduction of Django. In the upcoming articles, we will get our hands dirty by using Django to develop a few simple web apps. This should give you a clear idea on the advantages of Django and why it is extremely useful.

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How To Extract Data From A Website Using Python

In this article, we are going to learn how to extract data from a website using Python. The term used for extracting data from a website is called “Web scraping” or “Data scraping”. We can write programs using languages such as Python to perform web scraping automatically.

In order to understand how to write a web scraper using Python, we first need to understand the basic structure of a website. We have already written an article about it here on our website. Take a quick look at it once before proceeding here to get a sense of it.

The way to scrape a webpage is to find specific HTML elements and extract its contents. So, to write a website scraper, you need to have good understanding of HTML elements and its syntax.

Assuming you have good understanding on these per-requisites, we will now proceed to learn how to extract data from website using Python.

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Python Web Scraper Development

How To Fetch A Web Page Using Python

The first step in writing a web scraper using Python is to fetch the web page from web server to our local computer. One can achieve this by making use of a readily available Python package called urllib.

We can install the Python package urllib using Python package manager pip. We just need to issue the following command to install urllib on our computer:

pip install urllib

Once we have urllib Python package installed, we can start using it to fetch the web page to scrape its data.

For the sake of this tutorial, we are going to extract data from a web page from Wikipedia on comet found here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet

This wikipedia article contains a variety of HTML elements such as texts, images, tables, headings etc. We can extract each of these elements separately using Python.

How To Fetch A Web Page Using Urllib Python package.

Let us now fetch this web page using Python library urllib by issuing the following command:

import urllib.request
content = urllib.request.urlopen('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet')

read_content = content.read()

The first line:

import urllib.request

will import the urllib package’s request function into our Python program. We will make use of this request function send an HTML GET request to Wikipedia server to render us the webpage. The URL of this web page is passed as the parameter to this request.

content = urllib.request.urlopen('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet')

As a result of this, the wikipedia server will respond back with the HTML content of this web page. It is this content that is stored in the Python program’s “content” variable.

The content variable will hold all the HTML content sent back by the Wikipedia server. This also includes certain HTML meta tags that are used as directives to web browser such as <meta> tags. However, as a web scraper we are mostly interested only in human readable content and not so much on meta content. Hence, we need extract only non meta HTML content from the “content” variable. We achieve this in the next line of the program by calling the read() function of urllib package.

read_content = content.read()

The above line of Python code will give us only those HTML elements which contain human readable contents.

At this point in our program we have extracted all the relevant HTML elements that we would be interested in. It is now time to extract individual data elements of the web page.

How To Extract Data From Individual HTML Elements Of The Web Page

In order to extract individual HTML elements from our read_content variable, we need to make use of another Python library called Beautifulsoup. Beautifulsoup is a Python package that can understand HTML syntax and elements. Using this library, we will be able to extract out the exact HTML element we are interested in.

We can install Python Beautifulsoup package into our local development system by issuing the command:

pip install bs4

Once Beautifulsoup Python package is installed, we can start using it to extract HTML elements from our web content. Hope you remember that we had earlier stored our web content in the Python variable “read_content“. We are now going to pass this variable along with the flag ‘html.parser’ to Beautifulsoup to extract html elements as shown below:

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
soup = BeautifulSoup(read_content,'html.parser')

From this point on wards, our “soup” Python variable holds all the HTML elements of the webpage. So we can start accessing each of these HTML elements by using the find and find_all built-in functions.

How To Extract All The Paragraphs Of A Web Page

For example, if we want to extract the first paragraph of the wikipedia comet article, we can do so using the code:

pAll = soup.find_all('p')

Above code will extract all the paragraphs present in the article and assign it to the variable pAll. Now pAll contains a list of all paragraphs, so each individual paragraphs can be accessed through indexing. So in order to access the first paragraph, we issue the command:

pAll[0].text

The output we obtain is:

\n

So the first paragraph only contained a new line. What if we try the next index?

pAll[1].text
'\n'

We again get a newline! Now what about the third index?

pAll[2].text
"A comet is an icy, small Solar System body that..."

And now we get the text of the first paragraph of the article! If we continue further with indexing, we can see that we continue to get access to every other HTML <p> element of the article. In a similar way, we can extract other HTML elements too as shown in the next section.

How To Extract All The H2 Elements Of A Web Page

Extracting H2 elements of a web page can also be achieved in a similar way as how we did for the paragraphs earlier. By simply issuing the following command:

h2All = soup.find_all('h2')

we can filter and store all H2 elements into our h2All variable.

So with this we can now access each of the h2 element by indexing the h2All variable:

>>> h2All[0].text
'Contents'
>>> h2All[2].text
'Physical characteristics[edit]'

Conclusion

So there you have it. This is how we extract data from website using Python. By making use of the two important libraries – urllib and Beautifulsoup.

We first pull the web page content from the web server using urllib and then we use Beautifulsoup over the content. Beautifulsoup will then provides us with many useful functions (find_all, text etc) to extract individual HTML elements of the web page. By making use of these functions, we can address individual elements of the web page.

So far we have seen how we could extract paragraphs and h2 elements from our web page. But we do not stop there. We can extract any type of HTML elements using similar approach – be it images, links, tables etc. If you want to verify this, checkout this other article where we have taken similar approach to extract table elements from another wikipedia article.

How to scrape HTML tables using Python

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Basic Structure Of A Web App/Website

A website or a web app is usually made up of the following 3 web components:

These components are arranged as shown in the following diagram.

Structure Of A Web App
Location of the web app components on the internet

Web App Back-End component

All the core logic of a web app or website is usually implemented in the web app’s back-end component. This includes all the algorithms of the web app, code to perform any storing and retrieval of data from the database, url based route handling etc. All these code forms the back-end of a web app or website and runs on a specialized computer called the web server.

Backend component of the above image

The code for back-end programming can be written using several different programming languages such as PHP, Python, Java, Javascript, Ruby etc. Each of these programming languages comes with their own advantages and disadvantages like for example choosing a language like Python comes with the great benefit of having several readily available libraries useful for data crunching activities, however they can be relatively slow compared to other programming languages. So which backend programming language to choose largely depends on the type of functionalities required for the particular web app that is going to be developed.

Web App Front-End Component

All the visual and interactive elements of a web app or website comes under the Web app’s front-end component. Whenever the user of a web app or website visits the website, he will only see and interact with the web app’s front-end component. So as far as he is concerned, a web app for him is usually just the front-end component. It is what he sees and interacts with in his web browser.

Front end component of the above image

However, these front-end components will not usually store all the relevant data of a web page within itself but instead, will query for them by sending requests to the web app’s back-end component that was discussed earlier. These requests are usually sent using the HTTP protocol.

The programming languages used to write web app’s front end component includes HTML, CSS & Javascript. Among these, HTML is a markup language that a web browser will use to interpret what HTML components needs to be drawn on the browser screen to represent the website. CSS is a styling language used to customize the style (like change the color, size, background color etc.) of these HTML components. Finally Javascript is a programming language that can be used to add interactive functionalities to these HTML components.

With the help of these 3 programming languages, your front end should be highly interactive and user friendly for any non technical person to start using your web app.

Database component

A database is a specialized software used to store and retrieve data efficiently on a computer or a server. The database can sit in a web server along side the server software or can be present in its own seperate dedicated database server.

Database component

Databases are usually used in a web app (or website) to store all relevant data of that web app such as user data, session data, web app specific data etc. There are many different forms of databases available such as relational databases, NoSQL databases, Document Oriented databases, Graph databases etc. Each of these variants of databases have certain unique features that are useful in certain specific situations. The most common database type used in web apps are usually relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL. However Document Oriented databases such as MongoDB are also used frequently.

So these 3 components forms the fundamental elements of a web application. Of course there can be more than these 3 components required as your web app continues to grow. You may need to add multiple servers, load balancers to manage higher traffic, caching mechanisms etc. We will discuss more on these modules further in future articles, but having the knowledge of above three fundamental components of a web app should give you the best start to learn and start working on the development of your first web application.

Do comment below if you liked the article or if you have any questions regarding the above topic and I will be happy to answer your questions. Until then, happy learning! 🙂