I have this nagging problem of determining an end user’s country/region in my web apps. The reasons for doing that are many - Automatic conversion of an event date/time Display regional news Show prices in user’s currency .. and so on We could do two things to determine a user’s region -
We have looked at functions quite a bit on this blog over the last two years. We have seen many avatars of a function including a function object, a function’s method, function of functions, and so on. But, what we have not done is to document all the ways in which we can define functions.
Redirection can be easy enough on Nginx. Let’s see how we can utilise that for our single page applications coded in Vue, React, etc. Nginx and Redirection Nginx configuration is simple but powerful. All we need is a couple of lines to setup our server. Add the below lines to the Nginx configuration files (e.
Enabling social share buttons in Vuetify is quite easy. All you have to do is stitch together three components provided out of the box - Speed dial Buttons Icons We will create a quick demo on Codepen. Create a new Codepen, click on Settings, navigate to JS and add the below libraries -
Firestore can make up for a great backend application. You can get started quite easily, scale it up nicely, and in general, worry less about the “server” side of things. While it is quite easy to use Firestore as-is, using it in Vue opens up a whole new universe. But, first - let’s go through the grind of knowing why we would want to do this?
Vuetify is a God-send for lazy developers like me. Thanks to Vuetify I have all styles standardized, customise UI to my heart’s content and create an app that is ready to take on any device. But, Vuetify does not support masonry layout for your grid. Here’s a look at available options if you need masonry layouts in your projects.
I am a big fan of Vuetify - it has far too many components available out of the box and makes my life as easy as it gets. But that does not prevent me from getting annoyed by small “stuff” that matter. Take tooltip as an example. Vuetify has v-tooltip component to enable tooltips -
Nuxt enables automatic routing. All you need to do is - Create the Nuxt app Create Vue pages under pages root directory All pages will automatically be routes in the app - no need for a distinct Vue router definition. Automatic Routes in Nuxt Consider the below pages in an example app https://my-app.
I have always struggled with new projects. Don’t get me wrong - we live in exciting times and all that. But, there is this thing called “conundrum of choice”. There are just too many ways to get things done and the “next shiny thing” syndrome rears its head each and every darn time.
I had used VueDraggable in my projects before, but only sparingly. One of the recent experiences taught me just how cool it was! The Problem of Drag & Drop There is no problem.. really. You drag You drop And the world goes “yeah yeah yeah” (.. use this tone - sorry, couldn’t resist)
Here’s an high-level overview of local storage, popular options to get started on local storage in Vue, and how to choose an option that works for you. Local Storage and Browsers Browsers are windows to your web application. While it is easier to manage data access on your own servers, super secure and all, getting users to connect to the server for each and every task can be tiring and lead to a bad user experience.
In this post let us see how we can leverage the power of Express with a sprinkling of Alpine JS to create a quick URL shortener application. But, why? Express is the most popular server-side framework and my “go to” choice for creating anything really quick. Building a front-end for Express is as easy as using handlebars (or anything really) that goes in HTML served by Express.