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Building Single-page Web Apps with Meteor

By : Fabian Vogelsteller
Book Image

Building Single-page Web Apps with Meteor

By: Fabian Vogelsteller

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Building Single-page Web Apps with Meteor
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 2. Building HTML Templates

After we successfully installed Meteor and set up our folder structure, we can now start building the basic templates for our blog.

In this chapter, we will learn how templates are built. We will see how to display data and how some parts can be altered using helper functions. We will take a look on adding events, using conditions, and understanding data contexts, all in templates.

The following is an overview of what will be covered in this chapter:

  • The basic template structure

  • Displaying data

  • Writing template helper functions

  • Using conditions in templates

  • Data contexts and how those can be set

  • Nesting templates and data context inheritance

  • Adding events

  • Building block helpers


    If you jump right into this chapter without setting up the folder structure in the Chapter 1, Getting Started with Meteor, download the previous chapter's code examples from either the book's web page at or from the GitHub repository...