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8 Projects with modern designs to become a Full-stack Master 2020

nghiemthu profile image Thu Nghiem ・4 min read

Are you looking for projects to sharpen your skills? Are you stuck at coming up with new ideas?

As developers, we love to code, but sometimes it's hard to find designs or ideas to work on.

Hi, my name is Thu. You might hear from me in some previous posts. In the last months, I have been working on creating 8 real-life projects that include designs and requirements.

I have designed 8 distinct projects that help you to practice every skill needed to become a super-star developer.

With these projects, you can do to build an outstanding portfolio and become a Full-stack Master.

1. Image Uploader

Image Uploader

What you will practice

You will develop something that I am always afraid of. It is an Image Uploader application. You will learn how to upload a photo from the Front-end, how to store a file in the database and build a simple API.


Front-end: ⭐⭐
Back-end: ⭐⭐⭐

2. My Unsplash

My Unsplash

What you will practice

You will learn to build the basic API functionality (like GET, POST, PUT, DELETE in RESTful API).

You will also learn how to make an image grid similar to Unsplash.


Front-end: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Back-end: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

3. CatWiki


What you will practice

Are you a cat lover? Using an external API to fetch the cat data, you will build an API that tracks user behavior. You will also get to practice how searching, filtering work in the backend.

The project will also test your Front-end skills with a layout full of cats 🙀


Front-end: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Back-end: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

4. Authentication App

Authentication App

What you will practice

Being a backend or full-stack developer, it's inevitable that you have to deal with user and authentication. In this project, you will learn and build a simple but powerful application to handle user authentication and user data.

This project will also be the foundation for the upcoming projects.


Front-end: ⭐⭐
Back-end: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

5. Shoppingify


What you will practice

I mean... building an e-shop application is a really huge task. But if you want to practice building one, Shoppingify is a good start. This project does not require any authentication but it has almost every function that an e-shop has. You will learn how to build a shopping cart, add new items, edit items, manage history/data,...

This project also test your Front-end skill at a high level, as you will create a complex and responsive layout


Front-end: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Back-end: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

6. Chat Group

Alt Text

What you will practice

I had always wanted to build a chat application and I have done it and it was super fun. In this challenge, you will build a Multiple chat group application. You will learn about real-time databases, you might also get more familiar with technologies like websocket, socketio...

By integrating your authentication application, you will learn how to manage your users, add them to the group, handling messages,...

You will also build a simple but not so simple UI 😆


Front-end: ⭐⭐⭐
Back-end: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

7. Tweeter - Twitter Clone

Tweeter - Twitter Clone

What you will practice

I love this UI, simple and sleek.

I am telling you, if you can re-create Twitter, you can do anything 😬.

In this project, you will create a profile similar to Facebook, Twitter. You will learn how to make "follower-following" system.

You will also learn how to post a new Tweet, add comments to them. How to filter different Tweet type,...

This is definitely one of the most challenging projects yet. But I promise you will learn a lot 😎


Front-end: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Back-end: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

8. Thullo - Trello Clone

Thullo - Trello Clone

What you will practice

I know... it's already the last challenge in this post. But I have to tell you. This project is damn challenging, even for me to design it 😅

You will learn thousands of things in this project, as there are millions of things going on:

You will learn how to create a team, project, card, list,... and at the same time, the user should be able to edit and delete them.

In the Front-end, you will create Drag and Drop functionality that will haunt you for some amount of time 😜

You will also create commenting, uploading, and other tricky functionalities.

There are even more to this project. But I'll let you find out 😋


Front-end: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Back-end: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


You can find all projects on DevChallenges.io. I really hope that these projects inspire you not only for developers but for designers. If you want to get more updates from me. Feel free to follow me and leave me a comment.

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Gotta tell you, I'm loving the idea behind devchallenges.io! Keep up the great work!


Don't you think you should have add some projects with complex Database and Backend system? I don't say, list you have proposed is not good. I say, why don't you make such list where complex Data Structures will be needed and will need lots of efforts in developing algorithms.


yeah it might be a good idea in the future. I want to focus more on being a full-stack dev. There are few super complex challenge already. If I make it too difficult. Less people would attempt it


Why don't you make categories in your article i.e. Projects for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Developers? In that people will understand where to look at.


Never had a chance to say thank you for making this! I did a few of these challenges a couple months back and have been meaning to find time to take on the rest. Super cool you keep adding to this and for sure when I get some time I'll be taking these on!


Haha, I remember, I was about a month ago. I was having a lot of things going on, I didn't have much time to check it in detail.

Haha I have added many new features since last month, so check it out. I am not planning to stop btw :)


These are So nice. I'm.so excited about the unsplash project. Thanks Thu


This looks amazing! Will definitely give this a go once I finish FreeCodeCamp.


This website is a great resource. I will be using it to improve my UI skills.


Awesome! Will try to do Thullo, always wanted to create a drag and drop functionality


Wow I wish the best luck and a lot of fun with it. :) It will be challenging but fun


This is what I've been searching for. Thank you so much!!


I just checked out the site and I’m definitely gonna give these challenges a go. The designs are clean as well. Awesome job


Thank you! Looking forward to seeing your solutions


I think I just found how to occupy my nights for the next 2-3 months.
Thank you!


haha welcome and stay longer if you wish :)


That is so cool, awesome website Thu, love to see sites like this for inspiration 🔥


Awesome website, also designs are HQ


I really needed sth like that and thank you for sharing this


I don't understand the goal of making a free app, without any ressources given (instead of assets) ?


I don't understand your question. What do you mean?


I just shared your website to a friend who actually learning frontend dev, and he was a little bit confused since there is no advice, tutorial, etc... any way to learn!

But i just understand devchallenges is a dev gamification platform. No way to learn anything here ^^

Nice work and nice project, keep it up !

Oh as I am doing it alone, It's sometimes to hard to find time and motivation to create tutorials or write more blogs. I will definitely try my absolute best to explain more, share my experiences, write more blogs/tutorials... to my users/students. Devchallenges is only 2 months old, so if you can enjoy what it offers now, I am sure there will be way more things in the future :)


First time hearing about devchallenges.io! Loved it, thank you so much for the idea!


Hix I need to try harder to share this to everyone.. thank you so much btw, Don't hesitate to share it with your friend


You are putting a lot of effort into this, well done my friend!


OMG! Thank you so much, your post inspired me a lot


danm!! this is what I was looking for. Thanks, Thu Nghiem


danm!! you are welcomed


Oh this is a great blog! I'm thinking of doing the same thing :) !


Thanks for listing these. I want to switch to web from Windows app development. I believe this projects will make things easy.


Yeah I believe so too. Good luck and see you around at devchallenges


Oh! That’s tough!! Even the first one is challenging 😅


Haha! You can always visit devchallenges.io. There are 16 other challenges that are from simple to advanced