Taking a React app to the bare basics

May 26, 2021 By Mark Otto 0

Get Started With React by Building a ‘Whac-a-Mole’ Game — This is aimed at beginners keen to strike some ‘aha!’ moments while learning React, but I think the idea of using React to create a game is intriguing enough to take many out of their comfort zone.

Jhey Tompkins

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Using Forms in React — A thorough review of the steps required to create your first form in React, presented with code snippets to help clearly illustrate the steps.

Dave Ceddia

React Developer at X-Team (Remote) — Join the most energizing community for developers and work on long-term projects for Riot Games, FOX, Sony, Coinbase, and more.

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📘 Tutorials and Stories

What is the Simplest React App? — Many of us love to see something boiled down to the most basic, bare bones example to see just what is truly needed for something to work. Kent has boiled down creating the simplest of React apps in such a way here, and it’s just a few lines.

Kent C. Dodds

🐦  Learn Framer Motion in Ten Tweets — For those who really need the facts and nothing but the facts, this tutorial has boiled it down to just ten, 280 character chunks. It’s an interesting and surprisingly workable approach.

William Johnson

🛠 Code and Tools
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react-img-carousel — This UI component from a well-known source comes “lazy loading, autoplay, infinite scrolling, touch events and more”. In other words, everything you want in an image carousel.


React CSS Theme Switcher — The tools you need to make your users’ experience configurable between a variety of visual styles.

Jose Felix