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Common and Uncommon Meta Tag's and Social Meta Tags

I am writing an api that checks for meta tags so i thought i would add a list here of some of the common meta tag names that i found.  The ones prefixed with og: are facebook and linked in and s..

3:46 am, December 19, 2021
Using props with Stateless Functional Components in React

Here is an example of a Stateless Functional Component but i cant get the PropTypes working correctly in my demo, not sure what im doing wrong here, but the code seems to work in the compiler just not..

5:30 am, October 19, 2021
How to Access Props Using this.props in React

If you would like to access a class component prop within its self you can do this using the this keyword.

5:15 am, October 19, 2021
How to Use PropTypes to Define Props in React

React allows you to define the types of props given to your components to make sure that invalid data is not sent as the prop to the element.  To do this you can define propTypes. You can defin..

4:40 am, October 19, 2021
How to Override Default Props in React

The following code explains how you can override the default props in react.  In this example the default of quantity is set to 0, so we can pass in quantity in the items to override its default..

4:17 am, October 19, 2021
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add hero title to category listing page [not done]

add the hero title and background to the category listing page as a page title or category header.  e.g:

2:46 am, October 19, 2021
How to use default props in React

If you dont want to specify props every time you use an element, you can also specify defaults for these items. This can also be useful to remember which props are needed per component. This can be a..

2:24 am, October 19, 2021
How to Pass an Array as Props in React

If you need to pass larger amounts of information to a component you can pass in an array rather than just a single variable. More information on the join method on the array can be found here. Here..

1:56 am, October 19, 2021
How to Pass Props to a Stateless Functional Component in React

Props are like properties that you can pass into a component in react. A prop would be something like this in your component.  JSX <div>  <MyProp id="1234" /></div> The..

12:24 am, October 16, 2021
How to Write a React Component from Scratch

Just testing my react component writing skills...

12:09 am, October 16, 2021
How to Render a React Class Component to the DOM

This shows how you can get react to render a component into the page or DOM. So actually getting and showing the code that you have been writing in react. 

9:28 pm, October 15, 2021
How to Compose React Components in React

In this code we nest the components NonCitrus and Citrus into the Fruits Component. Then nest the Fruits within the TypesOfFood component.  Also added the additional components, Vegetables, Non..

11:29 pm, October 14, 2021
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Changing the default hero image based on the category name [not yet done]

This is more of a todo item, at the moment the hero image uses the same image for every post unless a hero is specified for each, i would also like to set the default image per category so if the post..

3:36 am, October 14, 2021
How to Use React to Render Nested Components

It can be useful to take components and render them inside other components while still making them into seperate items. This shows how you can take each component and nest it within another one and ..

3:10 am, October 14, 2021
How to Create a Component with Composition in React

This shows how you can compose multiple React components together. In this example we return the parent component which has within it the child component, you can add as many child components as requ..

2:56 am, October 14, 2021
How to Create a React Component using the ES6 class method

One way to add a react component is to use the Stateless Functional Component method, and another way is to use the ES6 extends syntax. This method seems more complex than the 1st for some reason mayb..

11:39 pm, October 12, 2021
What is a Stateless Functional Component in React

What is a Stateless Functional Component? A stateless component is one that can recive data and render it, but it does not manage the provided data or track changes to it.  This method creates ..

12:24 am, October 12, 2021
How do Self-Closing JSX Tags Work?

So in JSX all the tags must be closed, other wise it can break the element. for example: <div> must have a closing </div> and also for elements like <br> and <hr> must include..

12:10 am, October 12, 2021
How to Define a HTML Class in JSX in React

When writing JSX you cant add classes like you would in HTML so this code would not work: JSX <div class="my-class"></div> Instead we have to use className. JSX uses camel case for a l..

11:55 pm, October 11, 2021
How to Render HTML Elements to the DOM with React

Once you have a JSX element defined you can write it to the page with ReactDOM.render(componentToRender, targetNode),  In this example we are targeting the div with the id challenge-node. JSX ..

11:43 pm, October 11, 2021
How to Add Comments in JSX

To put comments inside JSX, you use the syntax {/* */} to wrap around the comment text. You do actually need the curley brackets, and have to add it under the other elements for this to wor..

11:33 pm, October 11, 2021
Create a Complex JSX Element

JSX must return a single element, so you must wrap your items in a div element you cant just return a bunch of p tags.  Define a new constant JSX that renders a div which con..

11:28 pm, October 11, 2021
Create a Simple JSX Element

The current code uses JSX to assign a div element to the constant JSX. Replace the div with an h1 element and add the text Hello JSX! inside it.

11:19 pm, October 11, 2021
adding react with JSX using babel

just wanted to see how JSX would work with react and babel, so this way you can write JSX and babel compiles it for use with react.  This is apparently not a good way to do things and can be qui..

9:18 am, October 11, 2021
adding react to a website in 3 steps

i was just researching how to add react to a website, and i thought i would need babel to translate or compile the JSX code, but apparently you do not need this...  So ill test this here and see..

8:49 am, October 11, 2021
using babel for react compiling in browser

this is currently just an idea, as i saw that codepen uses babel to run react i was wondering i can do the same thing here and then just write normal react script and have babel compile it.  so ..

8:41 am, October 11, 2021
react hello world with time and date updating

here is a react hello world with the date and time updating on setInterval 1000 miliseconds.  Again with react it has to be compiled from JSX for it to work, so i have included the original and ..

4:12 am, October 11, 2021
react hello world with variable name

i was just testing some of the hello world examples on the react site, and as they use JSX they cant be directly entered into your code, so you need to run a pre compiler (not sure of the exact term f..

4:00 am, October 11, 2021
react basic hello world

the most basic hello world using react js

11:29 pm, October 10, 2021
table border collapse

I see this quite often when dealing with tables the border-collapse: collapse; used on a table as so: table { border-collapse: collapse; } So what is the point of doing this? It seems to help..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018

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