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Build a web app with React Hooks

20 sections - 4 hours of video

Learn how we built the new Design+Code site with React Hooks using Gatsby, Netlify, and advanced CSS techniques with Styled Components.

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Taught by Meng To

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20 topics

All techniques are explained step-by-step, in a beginner-friendly format so that you can easily follow in a cohesive way.

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Build a web app with React Hooks

Design and code a web app using React, Gatsby, Contentful, Netlify and advanced CSS techniques with Styled Components

19:23

2

CSS Styling and Best Practices

Reset your CSS, set up your fonts and create your first React component

18:14

3

Styled Components and Section Structure

Structure your Section component and install the Styled Components React library

17:06

4

Text Styles, Color Variables and Global Style

Set your text styles and light/dark mode themes based on your design system

18:50

5

Button Component and Props

Create a reusable button component and receive React props

10:13

6

CSS Grid and Position Absolute

Learn to position and align elements in a flexible layout

14:53

7

CSS Hover, Transition and 2D Transform

Create a beautiful mouse over interaction using CSS transform properties

11:15

8

CSS Selectors and Filter Effect

Powerful tricks to select elements, components and apply CSS filter effects

10:29

9

Backdrop-Filter Blur

Learn how to create a beautiful frosted glass effect in CSS

12:33

10

Perspective 3D Transforms

Use CSS transform properties to apply perspective 3D effects

10:21

11

Static Data with Arrays

Learn how to loop with the map function using arrays and objects

9:07

12

Grid Repeat and Data

Work with your static data and apply repeatable grid columns

12:05

13

Styled Component Props

Pass props to your Styled Components and use conditions to apply interesting effects

6:40

14

Toggle Menu with useState

Show and hide a floating menu using React useState

11:12

15

Visibility and Loop Condition

Apply a CSS transition on your toggle interaction and show React components based on a condition

10:56

16

Function Event and PreventDefault

Handle the click event and prevent links from their default behavior

6:36

17

Wave Component and Inline Styling

Create a wave background and use inline styling for quick CSS properties

12:05

18

CSS Keyframes Animation with Delay

Create a beautiful start animation in CSS using delays

11:22

19

Text Gradient and Media Queries

Apply a gradient to your texts and use media queries to make your layout adaptive

17:27

20

useEffect and Deploy to Netlify

Control the lifecycle of your app and publish your site online

15:51

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Meet the instructor

We all try to be consistent with our way of teaching step-by-step, providing source files and prioritizing design in our courses.

Meng To

I design, code and write

Meng To is the author of Design+Code. Meng started off his career as a self-taught designer from Montreal and eventually traveled around the world for 2 years as his US VISA was denied. During his travels, he wrote a book which now has 35,000 readers.

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28 courses - 127 hours

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Build an iOS app for iOS 15

Design and code a SwiftUI 3 app with custom layouts, animations and gestures using Xcode 13, SF Symbols 3, Canvas, Concurrency, Searchable and a whole lot more

1 hrs

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React Livestreams

Learn how we can use React Hooks to build web apps using libraries, tools, apis and frameworks

4 hrs

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Design Founder Livestreams

A journey on how we built DesignCode covering product design, management, analytics, revenue and a good dose of learning from our successes and failures

2 hrs

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SwiftUI Advanced Handbook

An extensive series of tutorials covering advanced topics related to SwiftUI, with a main focus on backend and logic to take your SwiftUI skills to the next level

3 hrs

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iOS Design Handbook

A complete guide to designing for iOS 14 with videos, examples and design files

2 hrs

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SwiftUI Handbook

A comprehensive series of tutorials covering Xcode, SwiftUI and all the layout and development techniques

6 hrs

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Build a web app with React Hooks

Learn how we built the new Design+Code site with React Hooks using Gatsby, Netlify, and advanced CSS techniques with Styled Components.

4 hrs

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UI Design Handbook

A comprehensive guide to the best tips and tricks for UI design. Free tutorials for learning user interface design.

2 hrs

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Figma Handbook

A comprehensive guide to the best tips and tricks in Figma

1 hrs

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SwiftUI for iOS 14

Build a multi-platform app from scratch using the new techniques in iOS 14. We'll use the Sidebar and Lazy Grids to make the layout adaptive for iOS, iPadOS, macOS Big Sur and we'll learn the new Matched Geometry Effect to create beautiful transitions between screens without the complexity. This course is beginner-friendly and is taught step-by-step in a video format.

3 hrs

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SwiftUI Livestreams

This is a compilation of the SwiftUI live streams hosted by Meng. Over there he talks and teaches how to use design systems, typography, navigation, iOS 14 Design, prototyping, animation and Developer Handoff.

17 hrs

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UI Design Livestreams

This is a compilation of the UI live streams hosted by Meng. Over there he talks and teaches how to use design systems, typography, navigation, iOS 14 Design, prototyping, animation and Developer Handoff.

22 hrs

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UI Design for Developers

In this course we'll learn how to use design systems, set up break points, typography, spacing, navigation, size rules for adapting to the iPad, mobile and web versions, and different techniques that translate well from design to code.

3 hrs

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Build an app with SwiftUI Part 3

This course was written for designers and developers who are passionate about design and about building real apps for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. SwiftUI works across all of those platforms. While the code is not a one-size-fits-all, the controls and techniques involved can apply to all platforms. It is beginner-friendly, but it is also packed with design tricks and cool workflows about building the best UIs and interactions.

4 hrs

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Build an app with SwiftUI Part 2

This course was written for designers and developers who are passionate about design and about building real apps for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. SwiftUI works across all of those platforms. While the code is not a one-size-fits-all, the controls and techniques involved can apply to all platforms. It is beginner-friendly, but it is also packed with design tricks and cool workflows about building the best UIs and interactions.

4 hrs

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Build a full site in Webflow

Webflow is a design tool that can build production-ready experiences without code. You can implement CSS-driven adaptive layouts, build complex interactions and deploy all in one tool. Webflow also comes with a built-in content management system (CMS) and Ecommerce for creating a purchase experience without the need of third-party tools.

3 hrs

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Advanced Prototyping in ProtoPie

ProtoPie is a cross-platform prototyping tool that creates prototypes nearly as powerful as those made with code, with half of the efforts, and zero code. It's perfect for designers who want to quickly experiment with advanced interactions using variables, conditions, sensors and more.

3 hrs

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Build an app with SwiftUI Part 1

This course was written for designers and developers who are passionate about design and about building real apps for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. SwiftUI works across all of those platforms. While the code is not a one-size-fits-all, the controls and techniques involved can apply to all platforms. It is beginner-friendly, but it is also packed with design tricks and cool workflows about building the best UIs and interactions.

4 hrs

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UI Interactions in Framer Playground

Framer makes it incredibly easy to add complex user interactions inside your prototype, taking your design and code components to the next level. Playground allows you to quickly test new concepts within the all-new in-app code editor. You can combine your current app flow with new code components created in Playground.

3 hrs

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React Native for Designers Part 2

React Native is a popular Javascript framework that builds on top of React by using native components to create a real mobile app indistinguishable from one made using Xcode or Android Studio. The main difference with native development is that you get to use CSS, hot-reload, Javascript and other familiar techniques that the Web has grown over the past decades. Most importantly, you're building for both iOS and Android using the same codebase.

3 hrs

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React Native for Designers

React Native is a popular Javascript framework that builds on top of React by using native components to create a real mobile app indistinguishable from one made using Xcode or Android Studio. The main difference with native development is that you get to use CSS, hot-reload, Javascript and other familiar techniques that the Web has grown over the past decades. Most importantly, you're building for both iOS and Android using the same codebase.

5 hrs

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Design and Code in Framer X

Create powerful design and code components for your app and design system. Framer X is the only design tool to allows you to create code components that can be used in a React site. Developers can truly collaborate with designers in creating consistent and production-ready components.

3 hrs

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Design System in Figma

Learn how to use and design a collaborative and powerful design system in Figma. Design Systems provide a shared library of reusable components and guidelines and that will let you build products much faster

3 hrs

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React for Designers

Learn how to build a modern site using React and the most efficient libraries to get your site/product online. Get familiar with Grid CSS, animations, interactions, dynamic data with Contentful and deploying your site with Netlify.

3 hrs

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Swift Advanced

Learn Swift a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch

9 hrs

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Learn Swift

Learn Swift a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch

4 hrs

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Learn Sketch

Learn Sketch a design tool entirely vector-based and focused on user interface design

5 hrs

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Learn iOS 11 Design

Learn colors, typography and layout for iOS 8

1 hrs

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React Hooks: Question 1 out of 20

What value will you set for the box-sizing property to set the container size independent of the padding?

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Artem Adams

Artchitect at IBM

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Artem Adams

Artchitect at IBM

Learned a lot from your course to port my app from #AppleWatch to #iPhone, #iPad and #Mac. All SwiftUI, one code base, iCloud, learn words with Widgets.

Mike Ekkel

Frontend Engineer at Bynder

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Mike Ekkel

Frontend Engineer at Bynder

What I really like about @MengTo's SwiftUI course is how he introduces you to awesome use cases for so many of the view modifiers. While this scroll animation is straight from the course, you can imagine all the cool things you could do with it!

David Norris

App Developer

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David Norris

App Developer

Big thanks to you and your DesignCode team. A big help to me. Learning design is just as important as the code that drives it. Built @getNebulaApp, using the SwiftUI courses. Essential for learning iOS and macOS app dev.

Ángel Vāzquez

UI-X interaction & design

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Ángel Vāzquez

UI-X interaction & design

I can’t thank you enough @MengTo, thank you for making the whole process so enjoyable. This is the beginning of a new era for me thanks to you I found my passion and what I want to do for the next following years. Red heart

Cyril Zakka

iOS Developer

I don’t know if you remember but I bought your first book a little less than 4 years ago. You started me on my path to code and design. Now I do iOS development and have also moved on to AI and deep learning. So thank you for that!

Andy Barnes

Product Designer working in London

Easy to follow but incredibly insightful tutorials. Makes learning new software and techniques and real pleasure everyday! Keep up the good work. 👏

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