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Vue.js Quick Start Guide

By : Ajdin Imsirovic
Book Image

Vue.js Quick Start Guide

By: Ajdin Imsirovic

Overview of this book

Vue.js is the latest trending frontend framework. Simplicity, reactivity, and ?exibility are some of the key benefits that Vue offers to developers. This book will help you learn everything you need to know to build stunning reactive web apps with Vue.js 2 quickly and easily. This book will take you through the Vue 2 framework. You will start by learning the different Vue installation options: CDN, NPM, and Vue CLI. Then we will look at the core concepts of Vue: templates and components – ways to modularize Vue code. You will learn how to utilize directives, which are Vue-specific HTML attributes with additional features. Also, you will see how Vue uses a streamlined approach to development, with reusable methods, computed properties, and watchers, and how it controls state with the help of its data option. You will learn about the concepts of reactive programming in Vue, and how to understand communication between parent and child components. We will take a look at props and slots, working with CSS, filters, and mixins. We will also look at ways to add transitions and animations to Vue apps. Then you will extend Vue by building custom directives and your own plugins. Finally, you will learn about Vuex – a Vue plugin that allows us to centralize state, and also introduce Nuxt, which is a framework that builds on top of Vue and solves some issues of single-page applications. After learning about these components, you will be ready to build your own reactive web apps with Vue.js 2.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell


In this chapter, we looked at working with transitions and animations in Vue.js. Specifically, we examined how transitions and animations work in CSS. We examined the differences between transitions and animations in CSS and established the rules for both. We worked with the transition and transition-group elements in Vue, and we discussed animation hooks and their grouping into enter and leave transitions. We saw how transition components can be named and, given key values and how we can assign custom transition classes for easier integration with third-party animation libraries.

We explained when to use transition modes and how to further tweak our animations with :duration and conditional directives. We mentioned the importance of binding CSS styles in Vue and how this approach can be used for adding animations to our web apps. Finally, we saw how to convert CSS class-based transitions into JavaScript-based animation hooks.

In the next chapter, we will discuss how to use Vuex.