Fast UIs need to feel like a lot is happening, even if that’s in the background and out of site of your user. On a mobile app, usually that means moving network calls outside the “main thread” and into a background thread that calls back. On websites, it means making every request back to the Continue reading “Displaying Progress in a Long Running Background Job using HOTWire”
One great aspect of Turbo frames is lazy loading. You can use this behavior to quickly load in the shell of a UI, and then lazy load all the data. Adding an animating loading status will help give the feeling of immediacy and “a lot of work is happening in the background” without the frustration Continue reading “Adding Loading Screen with Turbo”
Rails’ use of flash messages is a great way to provide context for customer actions. If they delete an object, flashing a notice that the delete action succeeded, or perhaps failed, gives them more context to make the next decision. With HOTWire’s asynchronous nature, you don’t get those notifications in the same way, especially if Continue reading “Interactive HOTWire Notifications with Turbo Streams”
Interactive websites have that feeling of immediacy. Clicked links respond in milliseconds, and there is never a need to wait… Waiting for a remote record to delete, and then the whole page refresh afterwards can feel like an eternity in web’s modernity.
When you have a lot of records, it makes sense to paginate the table. That way, instead of loading thousands of records, you can load a subset, with better performance, and allow your user to move through the pages as leisure. It’s also better for usability, because it’s easier to go back to a particular Continue reading “Interactive HOTWired paginated deletes”
First, I’d like to thank Chris Oliver for his wonderful Railsconf 2020.2 talk, Advanced ActionText: Attaching any model in rich text. I’d highly recommend you watching that first for context, as I’m going to implement this ActionText table based on his Youtube preview. Towards the end of the video, Chris mentions you could use the Continue reading “Adding Tables to ActionText With Stimulus.js”
Radio buttons, modeled after physical buttons on old radios, allow for only one element in a list to be selected. The browser automatically unselects the other options. This simple behavior often fits your needs, but I recently found myself wanting to be alerted on an unselect action so that I could change what was displayed Continue reading “Radio Selection Unselect with Stimulus.js”
This tutorial has an update using Turbo Streams and Stimulus. You can read it here: Stimulus.js & HOTWire Tutorial: Interactive Deletes Interactive websites have that feeling of immediacy. Clicked links respond in milliseconds, and there is never a need to wait… Waiting for a remote record to delete, and then the whole page refresh afterwards Continue reading “Stimulus.js Tutorial: Interactive Deletes with Rails UJS”