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Hands-on Nuxt.js Web Development

By : Lau Tiam Kok
Book Image

Hands-on Nuxt.js Web Development

By: Lau Tiam Kok

Overview of this book

Nuxt.js is a progressive web framework built on top of Vue.js for server-side rendering (SSR). With Nuxt.js and Vue.js, building universal and static-generated applications from scratch is now easier than ever before. This book starts with an introduction to Nuxt.js and its constituents as a universal SSR framework. You'll learn the fundamentals of Nuxt.js and find out how you can integrate it with the latest version of Vue.js. You'll then explore the Nuxt.js directory structure and set up your first Nuxt.js project using pages, views, routing, and Vue components. With the help of practical examples, you'll learn how to connect your Nuxt.js application with the backend API by exploring your Nuxt.js application’s configuration, plugins, modules, middleware, and the Vuex store. The book shows you how you can turn your Nuxt.js application into a universal or static-generated application by working with REST and GraphQL APIs over HTTP requests. Finally, you'll get to grips with security techniques using authorization, package your Nuxt.js application for testing, and deploy it to production. By the end of this web development book, you'll have developed a solid understanding of using Nuxt.js for your projects and be able to build secure, end-to-end tested, and scalable web applications with SSR, data handling, and SEO capabilities.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Section 1: Your First Nuxt App
Section 2: View, Routing, Components, Plugins, and Modules
Section 3: Server-Side Development and Data Management
Section 4: Middleware and Security
Section 5: Testing and Deployment
Section 6: The Further Fields

Adding Less (Leaner Style Sheets)

Less, standing for Leaner Style Sheets, is a language extension for CSS. It looks just like CSS, so it is extremely easy to pick it up in "less" time. Less only makes a few convenient additions to the CSS language, which is one of the reasons it can be learned so quickly. You can have variables, mixins, nesting, nested at-rules and bubbling, operations, functions, and so on in writing CSS with Less; for example, the following is what the variables look like:

@width: 10px;
@height: @width + 10px;

These variables can be used just like those in other programming languages; for example, you can use the preceding variables in the following way in your ordinary CSS:

#header {
width: @width;
height: @height;

The preceding code will be converted to the following CSS, which our browsers will understand:

#header {
width: 10px;
height: 20px;

It is very easy and neat, isn't it? In Nuxt, you can use Less as your CSS preprocessor by using the lang...