Indrek here. Mastering programming is hard. There are no shortcuts. It involves putting in tons of work. You’ll have to code as often as possible to get good at it.
Use each idea in this article as a source of inspiration. Pick something that makes you excited to code and get on with building it.
Use whatever tools or programming language you prefer. I’ll also include what you’ll learn by building each idea.
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Without further ado, here are today’s coding ideas.
This article was originally published here: https://thewholesome.dev/p/8-frontend-coding-ideas-that-will
This is a 60 FPS fluid header with animations between switching tabs.
Animated Tab Bar by abxlfazl khxrshidi.
What you will learn by building the animated menu tab bar
How to work with SVGs, CSS animations, and combining both.
Pure CSS Cyberpunk 2077 Buttons 😎 by Jhey.
Beautiful Cyberpunk-style buttons. Notice the hover effect. Try to recreate it. Check out the original if you’re unsure how to do that.
What you will learn by building the Cyberpunk 2077 buttons:
How to use CSS variables, keyframes, and clip-paths.
How to create complex hover animations.
Cheap AI Chess! by Jake Albaugh.
Interest in chess has skyrocketed after the success of The Queen’s Gambit, a drama miniseries based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel. I highly recommend watching it if you haven’t already!
Bonus points: Make the chessboard interactive.
What you will learn by building the chessboard:
How to create an 8x8 grid. Try using CSS Grid for that.
Hand-carving the chess pieces with CSS.
Project Management Dashboard UI by Aybüke Ceylan.
This is a dashboard for project management purposes. Monitor projects and chat with clients.
What you will learn by building the project management dashboard UI:
Building clean UIs with CSS and HTML.
How to use WebSockets to create the chat.
Neumorphism_animation by masuwa.
“Neumorphism (or Neo-skeuomorphism) is a modern iteration of a style of designing web elements, frames, screens, etc.” — GitHub
What you will learn by building the neumorphic animation:
- How to create smooth animations with CSS and HTML.
HTML Earth (Made with LUME) by Joe Pea.
Let’s recreate the Earth! By the way, did you notice the moon’s shadow on the Earth’s surface when it passes in front of the sun?
What you will learn by building the HTML Earth:
How to use the LUME library. According to GitHub, LUME is “a toolkit that simplifies the creation of rich and interactive 2D or 3D experiences for any device from mobile to desktop to AR/VR.”
Just look at this beauty. Notice the small details every time you change tabs.
Tabbar by Aaron Iker.
What you will learn by building the fluid tabs with animations
CSS transform for 60 FPS animations.
A cup of Water by Zane Wesley
This makes me want to drink water. Grab a sip before you start solving this challenge.
What you will learn by building the cup of water
How to use CSS to create smooth 60FPS animations.
How to use CSS transform and pseudo-selectors.
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Thanks for reading and happy coding!