Flask is a Python based micro-framework for creating web pages. It can be used to present web-based interfaces on the Pi and is relatively easy to setup. It’s useful for creating dashboards and I first came across it when looking for a method of creating my paddling pool control panel.
This tutorial will explain how to create a basic site to get you started. Once you’ve got an example working the official documentation can be used to move onto more advanced topics.
I use Python 3 in this tutorial. It should work the same with Python 2 but you will need to replace all references to “python3” with “python”.
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