Design Spin Builds a React Website with Cosmic JS – Hacker Noon

  • If this was a WordPress website the language we would be using on the server side would be PHP, but we would still be using JavaScript on the client side for any browser trickery such as the image sliders mentioned.
  • When you visit this website, the first page is delivered from the server then further page changes are handled client side.
  • Lighthouse is available within the Google Chrome browsers development tools, allowing you to quickly audit any of your web pages for Progressive Web Apps, Performance, Best Practices and Accessibility.
  • “I hope in the future that this new website will convince clients to avoid WordPress and use the fantastic Cosmic JS API to build apps and manage content.”
  • Carson Gibbons is the Co-Founder CMO of Cosmic JS, an API-first Cloud-based Content Management Platform that decouples content from code, allowing devs to build slick apps and websites in any programming language they want.

Design Spin is a boutique independent design and development shop in Norwich, England. Principal Jason Foster focuses on creating premium interactive experiences for clients through web and mobile…
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Why Progressive Web Apps Are The Future Of Web Development

  • At its core, a Progressive Web App (PWA) is simply a web application that uses modern web techniques to deliver a native app-like experience to users.
  • These are web applications with progressive enhancement to implement features like caching, background sync, and push notifications.Even though PWAs have been around for more than two years now, the response is quite underwhelming.
  • The best part about PWAs — you get the best user experience possible in slow connectivity as well as no connectivity (yep , you read it right.
  • The cost can get much higher if you plan to develop and maintain separate code bases for different platforms like Android, iOS and the web.Native App features that PWAs can usePush notificationsFull ScreenOffline workingSplash screen is supported giving it a more app like feelPWAs can make use of many more such…
  • However, there are some traditional features that only native apps enjoy as of now.Native App features that PWAs can’t use as of nowNo or highly restrictive access to different hardware sensorsAlarmsPhonebook AccessModfiying System SettingsPWAs are evolving quite fast and we can hope to see these features come to action pretty soon.Two…

Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz around PWAs with many claiming it to be future of web development, especially in terms of mobile devices. At its core, a Progressive Web App (PWA) is simply a web…
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The Official Microsoft ASP.NET Site

React.js +  Core 2.0

  • The product(s) you are about to install leverage the Web Platform Installer (WebPI) for installation.
  • By downloading and using the Web Platform Installer (WebPI), you agree to the license terms and privacy statement for WebPI.
  • This installer will contact Microsoft over the Internet to retrieve product information.
  • WebPI uses the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), which is turned on by default, see privacy statement for more information.
  • To view which software uses CEIP, see here.

Home of the Microsoft ASP.NET development community. Download Visual Studio, post to the forums, read ASP.NET blogs and learn about ASP.NET.
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Want to Build Progressive Web Apps Based on WordPress and WooCommerce? Here’s How (w/ Code Examples)

How to Build Progressive Web Apps Based on WP and WooCommerce  #webdev #wordpress #reactjs

  • The render method just returns another custom component called  that receives the categories data and looks like this: – – The above component iterates over the list of categories that it receives as a prop and calls another custom component called to render a single category element.
  • First, we need to make the connection with Redux by wrapping our main app component into a global store: – – In this example, the global app store will contain a list of categories and a list of products, which are merged together using the method from Redux.
  • The reducer is just a function that listens to particular actions and changes a portion of the global state, in this case the list of products.
  • That’s because the product list component is directly linked to the global app state, also using Redux.
  • In this way, it can access the products data directly from the app store, iterate over the list of products and use a component to render a single product element.

Progressive Web Apps combine the best of the web and the best of apps. Here’s how to build them on WordPress and WooCommerce (code examples).
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Coding a Newspaper As a Freakin’ Progressive Web App

Coding a Newspaper As a Progressive Web App:  #ReactJS #JavaScript

  • You can check out the story of the design process, but this article focuses on how I was able to implement The Global Upvote for aspiring devs.
  • This stopped pushing the risk of abusing my Reddit API limits and shortened story load times because I would not have to ping the Reddit API every time.Keeping It ProgressiveWanna know the cheap, dirty secret about making a progressive web app in React?
  • To improve this score, I made skeletons that would appear when my app’s state was fetching.Plugging a PluginBefore publishing The Global Upvote, I had determined that I wanted the user to be able to save the experience as their new tab for Chrome and Firefox.
  • Google includes a similar extension in their sample downloads, and I was working in no time with the Global Upvote Tab Extension.
  • If you want to dive into the design side of this project, check out the twin story: Desinging a Newspaper As a Freakin’ Progressive Web App!

A in-depth look of the coding process for The Global Upvote: Top voted stories across the web, summarized and updated every sixty seconds.
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Progressive Web Apps, let your users know you care about them

  • Note: Progressive Web Apps are best experienced in Google Chrome on an Android device.
  • As Google states, a Progressive Web App has to be:

    If you want to build a new Progressive Web App from scratch, you have a few ways to get started.

  • To explore other ways to create a Progressive Web App, Addy Osmani from Google has created HNPWA, where you will find a lot of examples and code bases.
  • Install the Lighthouse extension for Google Chrome, and run it on the page that serves your newly created Progressive Web App.
  • Since coining the term Progressive Web Apps, Google has done a lot of collaborations with big companies to discover the real power of the philosophy and practices that come with it.

What are progressive web apps? Why should I use them?
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Building a static website from scratch? Go @gatsbyjs. Most impressive framework I’ve seen. Powered by @reactjs.

  • You get code and data splitting out-of-the-box.
  • Gatsby loads an HTML file that’s a server rendered version of your React.js page then makes it live with JavaScript.
  • Code and data for other pages get preloaded so clicking around the site feels incredibly fast.

Enjoy all the power of the latest web technologies. React.js, webpack, modern JavaScript and CSS and more are all setup and waiting for you to install and start building.
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