Are you good at building all things back end but not so good with front end? “Integrating Frontend Components with Web Applications” is a best-selling book for web developers that strive for good design and usability in their applications. You will save time with libraries, techniques and plugins taught in the book.
While reading over 195 beautiful pages, you will learn how to implement Bootstrap framework, tagging, autosuggest, spinners, date pickers, AJAX file uploaders and how to optimize the front end in your web applications.
Over the past few years of building web applications I have gathered a list of tools and frameworks that assist in building frontend components that improve the usability and the visual appeal of web applications. This book will guide you through installation, usage and customization of these front end libraries, frameworks and components. Complete with examples and source code, you will not be lost the next time you need to integrate one of the components discussed in the book.
Such common elements of web applications as Bootstrap, Tagging, Notifications, Spinners, AJAX login and registration, AJAX contact forms, AJAX file uploads, Avatar Cropping, Date Pickers and more are discussed in the book along with optimization and best practices.
Chapter by chapter, you will be introduced to various practical concepts of using front end libraries to make your applications look better and be more useful for the end user. When you reach the last page of the book you will be able to integrate over a dozen of front end components and frameworks in your applications and make your users happy.
What readers say
@msurguy, as backend developer who suck at frontend, your book is exactly what I needed. Awesome book!
I have been doing a large amount for frontend work for years now and I even learned several things from this book. I especially liked that Maks made no assumptions as to the existing knowledge of the reader. Junior all the way through Senior developers will find something for them in this material.
I would buy @msurguy's latest book today (https://maxoffsky.com/frontend ) but I already bought it ages ago. Cause it's badass!
Work well done in this book https://leanpub.com/frontend. Never enjoyed front end dev but that will change soon. Thanks @msurguy
I have been learning about some cool Front End components from this book by @msurguy.
Time to implement some Ajax fun into my app with thanks to @msurguy - go buy his book.
I have learned a great deal about date pickers/tagging/Bootstrap from this book: https://leanpub.com/frontend
Reading the new chapters of this book https://leanpub.com/frontend and feeling blessed.. A very good purchase indeed!
- Using Bootstrap Framework – free
- Integrating spinners
- Integrating notifications and alerts
- Creating AJAX contact form
- Building AJAX registration/login forms
- Integrating tagging/tokenizing
- Integrating autosuggest/smart search
- Integrating date pickers – free
- Integrating AJAX file uploads
- Optimization tools and best practices
Who is this book for?
Backend or frontend Web developers that want to learn how to create visually appealing and usable web applications. Web developers who mainly develop server-side applications but would like to learn about front end development are a perfect audience for the book. All examples in the book come with functional server-side code, diagrams and are available on Github.
Who wrote it?
Maksim Surguy is a professional breakdancer turned full time web developer. He is the creator, owner and sole developer of Bootsnipp, MyMapList.com, Builtwithlaravel.com, Bookpages and many more websites. Partnering with Stidges, he created Laravel-tricks.com to help other developers discover tips and tricks for Laravel framework. Maks is an active contributor to the Laravel community.
In his free time he either travels with his wife or writes tutorials on this blog.
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