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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

Show more feature

We've run into a problem now that the lists section is after the About section. The About section has an arbitrary length, and in some of the mock listings that we'll add you'll see that this section is quite long.

We don't want it to dominate the page and force the user to do a lot of unwelcome scrolling to see the lists section, so we need a way to hide some of the text if it's too long, yet allow the user to view the full text if they choose.

Let's add a show more UI feature that will crop the About text after a certain length and give the user a button to reveal the hidden text:

Figure 2.8. Show more feature

We'll start by adding a contracted class to the p tag that contains the about text interpolation. The CSS rule for this class will restrict its height to 250 pixels and hide any text overflowing the element.


<div class="about">
  <h3>About this listing</h3>
  <p class="contracted">{{ about }}</p>


.about p...