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.
The latest thing I’ve been live coding is a REST API in Node/Express.
Admittedly, the videos are kind of slow paced because, to be honest, I’m figuring it out as I go! My goal with this series is to re-record it into more of a formal tutorial on building a REST API. So, stay tuned for that. What should I live code next? React, ES6, something else? I’d love to hear from you.
They are not professionally produced. I just turn on youtube and start typing generally. You may have heard of “rubber duck decoding” and this is basically how I make these videos. They are either me talking through some code I’ve just worked on or some are videos I’ve made where I’m trying to help a friend out with some coding issue.