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AngularJS for Designers

Small demo tutorial oriented for ui-designers and ux-experts to allow them to do quickly layouts using angular.


<h3>Demo of a toggle</h3>
<div ng-controller="Toggle as burger">
    <button ng-click="burger.toggle()">Show/Hide</button>
    <div ng-show="burger.isVisible()">
        This is the content <br>
        of the toggle.
    </div>
</div>

Motivation

Website designers and layout building does not have the same maintenance requirements than applications and they should be easy to construct and manipulate.

Many times I have found very large templates to work with, some times even with thousands of lines. They are difficult to manipulate, understand, and keep synced with code base.

Because of this I created a small tutorial, presented to some of my customers, describing how to use Angular to create quickly layouts but at the same time, interactive and easy to maintain.

What you learn?

It shows how to:

  • Create and reuse templates. There is no need to use other tools like php/assemble/… to create layouts. It shows how to use ngInclude to include templates inside other templates.

  • How to add dummy data. Usually templates have list and data that it should be retrieved from services. Here shows how to use angular ngRepeat to create lists, ngController te get data, and {{ variable }} expressions.

  • How to add toggles and accordions. It gives the code for an accordion and a toggle and shows how to use it.

How to start

Download the project

Download or clone the project. Ex:

git clone https://github.com/drpicox/tutorial-angulardesigners-v1.git

### Install and run a webserver

If you have already a webserver move this project to your webserver and open the web.

If you do not have a webserver, or you want a webserver that opens in any directory from command line you can follow the next steps.

Install node js:

Install the http-server (Windows):

C:\> npm install -g http-server 

MAC/Linux:

$ sudo npm install -g http-server

Run the http-server in your directory:

cd tutorial-angulardesigners-v1
http-server -c-1 . -p 4001

Note that -c-1 disables browser cache, which makes development easier, and you can change the port to serve multiple directories and make comparisons.