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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

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To prevent our header image from dominating the page, we've cropped it and limited its height. But what if the user wants to see the image in its full glory? A great UI design pattern to allow the user to focus on a single item of content is a modal window.

Here's what our modal will look like when opened:

Figure 2.10. Header image modal

Our modal will give a properly scaled view of the header image so the user can focus on the appearance of the lodgings without the distraction of the rest of the page.

Later in the book, we will insert an image carousel into the modal so the user can browse through a whole collection of room images!

For now, though, here are the required features for our modal:

  1. Open the modal by clicking the header image
  2. Freeze the main window
  3. Show the image
  4. Close the modal window with a close button or the Escape key


First, let's add a Boolean data property that will represent the opened or closed state of our modal. We'll initialize it to false.