This was based on something a person was asking about on a facebook group. They were asking if there was a library that would make background animations. I saw their example and said “That looks like the bottom of 3 moving circles. I bet I can make that with just CSS”. Here is the result of what I came up with. I ended up reviewing about SCSS mixins to reduce the amount of code. Below you’ll find my codepen as well as a video where I walk through my process.
This was a project from www.frontendmentor.io The site provides practice challenges that users can work through. They provide a project brief, style guide, and an image of the design and you have to recreate it yourself. If you’re trying to get out of the tutorial rut but need some inspiration on what to build yourself, this is a great resource.
You don’t always have to write event listeners for everything. Event delegation lets you add one listener to the parent element and then use the information from the created event object to tell which child element was the target of the event. Here’s how it’s done.
In this video I show how to add local storage to persist data and some of the problems I had to figure out before getting it working. Mainly the “ SyntaxError: Unexpected token < in JSON at position 0″ error.
Previously, I had done some live coding on my youtube channel where I was working through a basic Express setup. I went back a re-recorded a more concise version. It also has better video quality as the live-streaming has its limitations. Here is my Node / Express REST API how to video.
I’ve done some Bootstrap projects in the past but I felt like I needed a refresher, so I’ve been working through a Brad Traversy class on Bootstrap 4 and posting the finished projects on my github.
LoopLab – The first one was a one-page, responsive site that utilized a sticky navigation bar, a fixed background in the top section for a parallax-type effect, various types of buttons, and a form. All pretty standard fare but good to freshen up the skills. Version 4 of Bootstrap does include FlexBox so it was good to see how it is used within this site.
Glozzom – The next one was a multi-page project. It made use of a carousel in the top section, Cards, another carousel with quotes, an embedded video in a modal window, and some more fixed background parallax effects. It also uses the accordion feature in a FAQ section as well as some more practice working with forms. I almost forgot it has a image gallery feature where you enlarge the images into modals.
Mizuxe – Another one pager, this one was mostly more of the same. Responsive, more forms practice, an accordion to show/hide bios, and smooth scrolling to different parts of the page.