I wrote an overly in-depth write-up of how I built a dashboard.
It was the first time I've tried to build something a bit more ambitious using the new "tadi web" principles that got mentioned here a few days ago.
I feel like so much of the process was un-learning things that I've learned. The restraint of not reaching for the complex tools I'm used to - the ones that I want, but slow me down, and make things worse.
Maybe this should have been a #thinking-together
12/27/2023, 1:17 AM
I’m glad there were whole sections on the slippiness of val town. :) I wanted to know your analysis! I was kind of expecting PHP or CGI or something.
12/27/2023, 1:26 AM
Love it! I've had similar experiences putting aside "my default web tooling" and start from scratch. If it’s interesting in any way, I've been documenting some optional/light weight frontend patterns that have helped me
Cool to see val town used this way! 🙂
(Also the repo i linked has a pretty vanilla TodoMVC implemented, if your looking for “classic examples” it could be easy to port it. Also 7 GUIs is a classic https://eugenkiss.github.io/7guis/)
12/27/2023, 7:01 AM
@alltom thanks! hopefully the takeaway is why I think val town helps me be slippy. many other things can be too! i don't know php very well and i don't know what cgi stands for. (actually i don't know what php stands for either, come to think of it) so maybe other people will be able to share how to use those in a slippy way too some day :)
@Christopher Shank nice! i recently made a todo app too, so we can compare notes. (try it here).
maybe you saw my other examples.
i didn't know about these 7 challenges!!! thank you, that's very helpful. I'll give them a go RIGHT NOW