2018 Give Back Gift List

Every Christmas season, I always dread the task of coming up with gift ideas for me that family members can use. Is that too expensive? Is it not expensive enough? Can this very specific electronics part be easily purchased? These are just some of the questions I ask myself every year but NOT this year. Iโ€™m going to ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆโšซ. This year, I have the perfect way to build a list and it also checks off another thing I have been meaning to do. Support the free content producers and open source projects I use every day by purchasing their swag. So I present to you:

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„ Dave Follettโ€™s 2018 Give Back Gift List ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

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A New Vue On JavaScript30 - 06 Type Ahead

This article is part of the A New Vue On JavaScript30 series that explores re-implementing Wes Bosโ€™s (@wesbos) #JavaScript30 projects using Vue. Today I will be working with #JavaScript30โ€™s 06 - Type Ahead project. This project uses an input to filter down a list of cities as the user types. In addition to filtering the list, it also highlights the input value in the results. Here is an animated gif of it in action.

#JavaScript30 Finished Type Ahead Project

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A New Vue On JavaScript30 - 05 Flex Panel Gallery

This article is part of the A New Vue On JavaScript30 series that explores re-implementing Wes Bosโ€™s (@wesbos) #JavaScript30 projects using Vue. Today I will be tackling #JavaScript30โ€™s 05 - Flex Panel Gallery project. This project displays a page of five images in vertical slices with words on them. When an image is clicked there is a neat animation to expand the image and slide in some additional text.

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Accessibility Testing - aXe Browser Extension

Inspired by the syntax.fm podcast episode on website accessibility (a11y), I decided to try out the aXe browser extension created by Deque Systems. Though Wes and Scott mention several interesting tools, this one appealed to me because it sounded both robust and easy to use.

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A New Vue On JavaScript30 - 03 CSS Variables

This article is part of the A New Vue On JavaScript30 series that explores re-implementing #JavaScript30 projects using Vue. Today we will be working with the third of Wes Bosโ€™s (@wesbos) #JavaScript30 projects titled: 03 - CSS Variables. This project uses an HTML inputs to control CSS variables to change an imageโ€™s blur, padding, and background color.

Key Vue Concepts

The following Vue concepts are discussed in this article:

  • Style binding with :style (shorthand for v-bind:style)
  • v-model directive to create two-way data bindings on form input
  • Computed Properties
  • Watched Properties
  • The mounted lifecycle hook

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A New Vue On JavaScript30 - 02 JS and CSS Clock

This article is part of the A New Vue On JavaScript30 series that explores re-implementing #JavaScript30 projects using Vue. Today we will be working with the second of Wes Bosโ€™s (@wesbos) #JavaScript30 projects titled: 02 - JS and CSS Clock. Itโ€™s a cool looking analog clock that uses a setInterval() callback to control the clock hands by rotating them based on the current time.

Key Vue Concepts

The following Vue concepts are discussed in this article:

  • Style binding with :style (shorthand for v-bind:style)
  • data reactivity
  • mounted lifecycle hook

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A New Vue On JavaScript30 - 01 JavaScript Drum Kit

This article is part of the A New Vue On JavaScript30 series that explores re-implementing JavaScript30 projects using Vue. Before reading, its a good idea to have:

Key Vue Concepts

The following Vue concepts are discussed in this article:

  • v-for directive
  • Class binding
  • Event binding

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A New Vue On JavaScript30 - Getting Started

A few months ago, I worked through the JavaScript30 video tutorial series created by Wes Bos (@wesbos) as a way improve my JavaScript skills. While I didnโ€™t keep up with his one a day recommendation, I did 2 a week, I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Part of what drew me to JavaScript30 was that it is entirely written with vanilla JS - no frameworks, no libraries, and no compilers. But as I got into it, I was left wondering, what would it look like if Vue were used? With this series I will explore the differences between the two approaches.

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FIRST POST

Photo by Nadine Shaabana on Unsplash

Hi, Iโ€™m a husband, father of two, and a software developer that lives in the Metro Detroit area. With more than 18 years of professional experience and countless side projects, I have a pretty diverse background.

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