A revamped version of this project is available in my new application.

Notes App

Create an application that allows users to manage their tasks with notes.
Designed by
Milena Ulman
Adobe XD design is free. You can use this design for your portfolio/website without any limitations. Additionally, you can share the completed project wherever you want.
Note: All new designs will be coming through BigDevSoon with Figma. This one is considered a legacy design but will always be here.

Read me first

The goal of this project is to build a Notes App similar to the design above.
Technologies & tools will be proposed down below but feel free to use different ones if you're more familiar with them. Have fun along the way.
Project requirements
  • If not using CodeSandbox, boilerplate the application with CRA.
  • The application looks similar to the design and is available for users through a link.
  • Users can both search and filter notes.
  • Users can add new notes.
  • When adding a new note, users can fill title, description, and category. The date should be created under the hood using the current time.
  • Users can see created, colored notes sorted by date as well as an empty UI with illustration when there are no notes or couldn't be found.
  • Users can see how many notes are completed including the visual progression indicator.
  • Users can mark notes as complete, edit, and delete them.
  • When completing notes, they should have strikethrough text and become grayed out. Also, they should be moved into the end.
  • When editing notes, the date of note should also be updated altogether with other fields.
  • When deleting notes confirmation should pop up.
Additional requirements
  • Save and read notes, using e.g. localStorage.
  • Add unit tests to your code, using e.g. jest.
  • Add e2e tests to your code, using e.g. cypress.

How to start

In most cases, CodeSandbox will be the best place for starting out rapidly.
You could also use an IDE, VSCode for example, and create e.g. a GitHub repository with custom deployment. More about it in the "Build & Deploy" section.
First steps
  • Be Agile! Plan your work upfront either with Scrum or Kanban by creating e.g. Trello board for this project.
  • Open the design by clicking the button under the above image.
  • Get familiar with design, it contains all the assets (except icons sometimes - use e.g. fontawesome), CSS properties you'll need to use.
  • After deciding on either CodeSandbox or GitHub repo, set your project with initial files, directory structure (your own preference).
  • Nothing will stop you now. Don't forget to share a link once you completed the project!

Technologies & Tools

Core concepts

Stuck, can't progress?

Take a break, think about all the pieces you need to build for this project.
You can try out the BigDevSoon platform to maximize your learning effectiveness.

Build & Deploy

If you decided on CodeSandbox, there should be a "Share" button that you can use as a link for your completed project.
Otherwise, for simple, static projects (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) you can try GitHub Pages. For more complex deployments (React, etc.), Netlify or Vercel should be good. If the project has a little bit of Backend, try Heroku for it.

Share your solution

It would be amazing if you can tweet @BigsonDev with the link to the completed project and/or GitHub repo. All the mentees would love to see what you've built (and me too).
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