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Full-Stack Vue.js 2 and Laravel 5

By : Anthony Gore
Book Image

Full-Stack Vue.js 2 and Laravel 5

By: Anthony Gore

Overview of this book

Vue is a JavaScript framework that can be used for anything from simple data display to sophisticated front-end applications and Laravel is a PHP framework used for developing fast and secure web-sites. This book gives you practical knowledge of building modern full-stack web apps from scratch using Vue with a Laravel back end. In this book, you will build a room-booking website named "Vuebnb". This project will show you the core features of Vue, Laravel and other state-of-the-art web development tools and techniques. The book begins with a thorough introduction to Vue.js and its core concepts like data binding, directives and computed properties, with each concept being explained first, then put into practice in the case-study project. You will then use Laravel to set up a web service and integrate the front end into a full-stack app. You will be shown a best-practice development workflow using tools like Webpack and Laravel Mix. With the basics covered, you will learn how sophisticated UI features can be added using ES+ syntax and a component-based architecture. You will use Vue Router to make the app multi-page and Vuex to manage application state. Finally, you will learn how to use Laravel Passport for authenticated AJAX requests between Vue and the API, completing the full-stack architecture. Vuebnb will then be prepared for production and deployed to a free Heroku cloud server.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Header image

No room listing would be complete without a big, glossy image to show it off. We've got a header image in our mock listing that we'll now include. Add this markup to the page.


<div id="app">
  <div class="header">
    <div class="header-img"></div>
  <div class="container">...</div>

And this to the CSS file.


.header {
  height: 320px;

.header .header-img {
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-size: cover;
  background-position: 50% 50%;
  background-color: #f5f5f5;
  height: 100%;

You may be wondering why we're using a div rather than an img tag. To help with positioning, we're going to set our image as the background of the div with the header-img class.

Style binding

To set a background image, we must provide the URL as a property in a CSS rule like this:

.header .header-img {
  background-image: url(...);

Obviously, our header image should be specific to each individual listing, so...