I love learning new technologies by first getting a quick overview, and then looking at lots of examples. This method usually gets me up and running fast, and helps me know what to focus on when I do further reading to go in depth. Nowadays, screencasts are the trendy way of doing demos, and they’re really quite good at helping people understand how something is done.
In this case, I’m talking more about programming – in particular with Django (the Python-based web framework). This Week in Django, which I had never heard of previously, has created an awesome series of screencasts to help users hit the ground running. They cover the basics, like installation and project creation, all the way to user authentication and the forms library.
The series is worth checking out even if you already know how to use Django in general. You might pick up a few tips, or discover a better way of doing something.