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Most Famous Websites Developed with Django

By: Abolfazl Mohammadijoo | Date: Aug. 3, 2023

In this article, I introduce some of the most famous websites built with Django. If you are a junior developer and haven’t decided yet which back-end framework to choose to start learning, maybe this article will help you to find out how awesome Django is and also there is a huge job market around it that is growing yearly.


Yes. Instagram website is built with Django. Instagram is a good example that how scalable is Django. Instagram website has 2 billion active users monthly and is one the hugest fully functional social networks, worldwide.


Youtube is the most famous social network for video sharing and is one of the most famous websites besides Google, etc. The website developed at first with PHP, but as their audience increased rapidly and they experienced more traffic every day and also the need for more features, convinced them to move to the Django framework.


Spotify besides iTunes is the hugest music storage app in the world and you have a lot of customization to build your own music playlist and listen to it anywhere online. Spotify team chose Django, firstly for its fast backend and secondly for Machine Learning options like “recommender systems”, which they could achieve through Python ML models.


DropBox is one of the most famous file storage websites which allows you to store your files and access them from anywhere online and you also may create shared store space with other users. All of these functionalities are built based on Django and Python.


Pinterest is another famous social network, built based on Django.

Pinterest allows users to “pin” (bookmark) their preferences and interests while surfing the web. Also, the Django framework helps Pinterest users subscribe to other users and share their boards.

As you see, all of these functionalities were developed based on Python and Django framework.

Other famous websites developed by Django in a short list are as bellow:

  • Google Search
  • Mozilla
  • Reddit
  • Quora
  • NASA
  • The Washington Post
  • Yahoo Maps
  • National Geographic
  • Prezi
  • BitBucket
  • Eventbrite
  • Disqus
  • PADI Travel
  • Onion

Limitations of Django

If you want to choose Django for learning, it is good to know about its limitations as well as its capabilities.

As Django is a fully-featured framework with lots of capabilities, it maybe is not good for small projects, and developing, updating, implementing, and maintaining your small project could be somehow hard and not-worthing too much work at first.

Django like Python at first may seem very easy to learn, but its huge features and functionalities and its complex architecture may confuse beginners in the following.


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Abolfazl Mohammadijoo


I am a freelance "Full-Stack Developer" and "Full-Stack Engineer". I have Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Mechanical Engineering (Control & Robotics) from the best Universities in Iran and have excellent knowledge in Artificial Intelligence, Computer engineering, and Electrical Engineering.


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