Step 1: Creating the Folders

Before we get started, let’s create the folders needed for this application:


The shortly folder is not a python package, but just something where we drop our files. Directly into this folder we will then put our main module in the following steps. The files inside the static folder are available to users of the application via HTTP. This is the place where CSS and JavaScript files go. Inside the templates folder we will make Jinja2 look for templates. The templates you create later in the tutorial will go in this directory.