Adam Rose

Adam Rose

1598497939

How to Create a Contact Form with Netlify Forms and Next.js

Learn how to create a custom contact form using Netlify Forms and Next.js. We’ll walk through creating a basic HTML form from scratch and making it available to use with Netlify. We’ll then create the same form in a new Next.js React app.

If you want someone to be able to contact you or submit information on a website, an HTML form is a pretty standard way to achieve that.

But accepting form submissions usually requires an additional service or complex server-side code. How can we take advantage of Netlify to easily create new forms?

  • What is Netlify?
  • What are we going to build?
  • How much does this cost?
  • Part 1: Creating a contact form with HTML
  • Part 2: Adding a custom Netlify form to a Next.js React app

What is Netlify?

Netlify is a web platform that lets you easily deploy new web projects with easy to configure workflows. This includes deploying a static website, lambda functions, and like we’ll talk about here, custom forms.

Their form service works as part of the build and deployment pipeline. When we include a form with a specific attribute to our page, Netlify will recognize that form and configure it to work.

What are we going to build?

We’re going to build a contact form that will allow people to send you a note through your website.

The form itself will be pretty simple. Like a standard contact form, we’ll ask for someone’s name, email address, and a message.

We’re going to build this out using plain HTML to demonstrate how it works and then build it with Next.js for creating a form in a React app.

How much does this cost?

Netlify forms are free to get started. This free tier is limited to 100 form submissions per website per month, so if you stay under that, it will always be free.

That said, if you exceed 100 form submission on any particular site, the first tier is going to be $19+ at the time of writing this. You can check out the latest pricing plans on Netlify’s website.

Part 1: Creating a contact form with HTML

To get started, we’re going to create a basic form with pure HTML. It’s a quick win to demonstrate how this works.

Step 1: Creating an HTML form

For our form, we can really use whatever we want. Contact forms can be as simple as an email address and a message field or it include a variety of options to help a business answer specific questions.

We’re going to start with something simple. We’ll create a form that asks for someone’s name, email address, and a message.

To get started, create a new HTML file in the root of your project. This HTML file should include the basic structure of an HTML document. Inside of the body, let’s add our new form:

<form name="contact" method="POST" data-netlify="true">
    <p>
      <label for="name">Name</label>
      <input type="text" id="name" name="name" />
    </p>
    <p>
      <label for="email">Email</label>
      <input type="text" id="email" name="email" />
    </p>
    <p>
      <label for="message">Message</label>
      <textarea id="message" name="message"></textarea>
    </p>
    <p>
      <button type="submit">Send</button>
    </p>
  </form>

In the snippet above, we’re:

  • Creating a new form
  • The form has a name attribute, a method, and a data-netlify attribute set to true
  • Creating 3 form fields with labels, each identified with a name attribute
  • Creating a button to submit the form

The thing we want to take most notice of is the data-netlify attribute and the form name. When Netlify reads the site, it will see those fields and use those to turn your form into an actively working form.

I’m also going to add a little bit of CSS to make the labels look a little more consistent. You can optionally add this to the <head> of the document:

<style>
  body {
    font-family: sans-serif;
  }
  label {
    display: block;
    margin-bottom: .2em;
  }
</style>

And at this point, we should have a basic form!

Basic HTML form

You’ll now want to put this form on GitHub or your favorite Netlify-supported Git provider and we’ll be ready for the next step.

Follow along with the commit!

Step 2: Configuring a new form with Netlify

Once our form is pushed to our Git provider, we can now sync it up with Netlify.

First create an account or use an existing account with Netlify and click the New site from Git button.

Here, select whichever Git provider you used. I’m using GitHub in my example.

Connecting a Git provider in Netlify

Once selecting your Git provider, it will ask you to authorize access so that Netlify can find your Git repository.

After you successfully connect your account, you should now see a list of the repositories you provided access to. Find the repository you added your form to and select it.

Connecting a Git repository to Netlify

If you’re following along with me, our form is pure HTML, meaning, there should be no build steps or no special directory it gets published to. But feel free to tweak these settings if you did something different.

Configuring the build steps in Netlify

Now, click Deploy site which will open up a new page in Netlify and in no time your site will be successfully deployed.

Finally, click the URL at the top of the Netlify project dashboard that ends in netlify.app. Once it’s loaded, you’ll see your form!

Read more: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/how-to-create-a-contact-form-with-netlify-forms-and-nextjs/

#next #react #netlify #web-development #developer

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NBB: Ad-hoc CLJS Scripting on Node.js

Nbb

Not babashka. Node.js babashka!?

Ad-hoc CLJS scripting on Node.js.

Status

Experimental. Please report issues here.

Goals and features

Nbb's main goal is to make it easy to get started with ad hoc CLJS scripting on Node.js.

Additional goals and features are:

  • Fast startup without relying on a custom version of Node.js.
  • Small artifact (current size is around 1.2MB).
  • First class macros.
  • Support building small TUI apps using Reagent.
  • Complement babashka with libraries from the Node.js ecosystem.

Requirements

Nbb requires Node.js v12 or newer.

How does this tool work?

CLJS code is evaluated through SCI, the same interpreter that powers babashka. Because SCI works with advanced compilation, the bundle size, especially when combined with other dependencies, is smaller than what you get with self-hosted CLJS. That makes startup faster. The trade-off is that execution is less performant and that only a subset of CLJS is available (e.g. no deftype, yet).

Usage

Install nbb from NPM:

$ npm install nbb -g

Omit -g for a local install.

Try out an expression:

$ nbb -e '(+ 1 2 3)'
6

And then install some other NPM libraries to use in the script. E.g.:

$ npm install csv-parse shelljs zx

Create a script which uses the NPM libraries:

(ns script
  (:require ["csv-parse/lib/sync$default" :as csv-parse]
            ["fs" :as fs]
            ["path" :as path]
            ["shelljs$default" :as sh]
            ["term-size$default" :as term-size]
            ["zx$default" :as zx]
            ["zx$fs" :as zxfs]
            [nbb.core :refer [*file*]]))

(prn (path/resolve "."))

(prn (term-size))

(println (count (str (fs/readFileSync *file*))))

(prn (sh/ls "."))

(prn (csv-parse "foo,bar"))

(prn (zxfs/existsSync *file*))

(zx/$ #js ["ls"])

Call the script:

$ nbb script.cljs
"/private/tmp/test-script"
#js {:columns 216, :rows 47}
510
#js ["node_modules" "package-lock.json" "package.json" "script.cljs"]
#js [#js ["foo" "bar"]]
true
$ ls
node_modules
package-lock.json
package.json
script.cljs

Macros

Nbb has first class support for macros: you can define them right inside your .cljs file, like you are used to from JVM Clojure. Consider the plet macro to make working with promises more palatable:

(defmacro plet
  [bindings & body]
  (let [binding-pairs (reverse (partition 2 bindings))
        body (cons 'do body)]
    (reduce (fn [body [sym expr]]
              (let [expr (list '.resolve 'js/Promise expr)]
                (list '.then expr (list 'clojure.core/fn (vector sym)
                                        body))))
            body
            binding-pairs)))

Using this macro we can look async code more like sync code. Consider this puppeteer example:

(-> (.launch puppeteer)
      (.then (fn [browser]
               (-> (.newPage browser)
                   (.then (fn [page]
                            (-> (.goto page "https://clojure.org")
                                (.then #(.screenshot page #js{:path "screenshot.png"}))
                                (.catch #(js/console.log %))
                                (.then #(.close browser)))))))))

Using plet this becomes:

(plet [browser (.launch puppeteer)
       page (.newPage browser)
       _ (.goto page "https://clojure.org")
       _ (-> (.screenshot page #js{:path "screenshot.png"})
             (.catch #(js/console.log %)))]
      (.close browser))

See the puppeteer example for the full code.

Since v0.0.36, nbb includes promesa which is a library to deal with promises. The above plet macro is similar to promesa.core/let.

Startup time

$ time nbb -e '(+ 1 2 3)'
6
nbb -e '(+ 1 2 3)'   0.17s  user 0.02s system 109% cpu 0.168 total

The baseline startup time for a script is about 170ms seconds on my laptop. When invoked via npx this adds another 300ms or so, so for faster startup, either use a globally installed nbb or use $(npm bin)/nbb script.cljs to bypass npx.

Dependencies

NPM dependencies

Nbb does not depend on any NPM dependencies. All NPM libraries loaded by a script are resolved relative to that script. When using the Reagent module, React is resolved in the same way as any other NPM library.

Classpath

To load .cljs files from local paths or dependencies, you can use the --classpath argument. The current dir is added to the classpath automatically. So if there is a file foo/bar.cljs relative to your current dir, then you can load it via (:require [foo.bar :as fb]). Note that nbb uses the same naming conventions for namespaces and directories as other Clojure tools: foo-bar in the namespace name becomes foo_bar in the directory name.

To load dependencies from the Clojure ecosystem, you can use the Clojure CLI or babashka to download them and produce a classpath:

$ classpath="$(clojure -A:nbb -Spath -Sdeps '{:aliases {:nbb {:replace-deps {com.github.seancorfield/honeysql {:git/tag "v2.0.0-rc5" :git/sha "01c3a55"}}}}}')"

and then feed it to the --classpath argument:

$ nbb --classpath "$classpath" -e "(require '[honey.sql :as sql]) (sql/format {:select :foo :from :bar :where [:= :baz 2]})"
["SELECT foo FROM bar WHERE baz = ?" 2]

Currently nbb only reads from directories, not jar files, so you are encouraged to use git libs. Support for .jar files will be added later.

Current file

The name of the file that is currently being executed is available via nbb.core/*file* or on the metadata of vars:

(ns foo
  (:require [nbb.core :refer [*file*]]))

(prn *file*) ;; "/private/tmp/foo.cljs"

(defn f [])
(prn (:file (meta #'f))) ;; "/private/tmp/foo.cljs"

Reagent

Nbb includes reagent.core which will be lazily loaded when required. You can use this together with ink to create a TUI application:

$ npm install ink

ink-demo.cljs:

(ns ink-demo
  (:require ["ink" :refer [render Text]]
            [reagent.core :as r]))

(defonce state (r/atom 0))

(doseq [n (range 1 11)]
  (js/setTimeout #(swap! state inc) (* n 500)))

(defn hello []
  [:> Text {:color "green"} "Hello, world! " @state])

(render (r/as-element [hello]))

Promesa

Working with callbacks and promises can become tedious. Since nbb v0.0.36 the promesa.core namespace is included with the let and do! macros. An example:

(ns prom
  (:require [promesa.core :as p]))

(defn sleep [ms]
  (js/Promise.
   (fn [resolve _]
     (js/setTimeout resolve ms))))

(defn do-stuff
  []
  (p/do!
   (println "Doing stuff which takes a while")
   (sleep 1000)
   1))

(p/let [a (do-stuff)
        b (inc a)
        c (do-stuff)
        d (+ b c)]
  (prn d))
$ nbb prom.cljs
Doing stuff which takes a while
Doing stuff which takes a while
3

Also see API docs.

Js-interop

Since nbb v0.0.75 applied-science/js-interop is available:

(ns example
  (:require [applied-science.js-interop :as j]))

(def o (j/lit {:a 1 :b 2 :c {:d 1}}))

(prn (j/select-keys o [:a :b])) ;; #js {:a 1, :b 2}
(prn (j/get-in o [:c :d])) ;; 1

Most of this library is supported in nbb, except the following:

  • destructuring using :syms
  • property access using .-x notation. In nbb, you must use keywords.

See the example of what is currently supported.

Examples

See the examples directory for small examples.

Also check out these projects built with nbb:

API

See API documentation.

Migrating to shadow-cljs

See this gist on how to convert an nbb script or project to shadow-cljs.

Build

Prequisites:

  • babashka >= 0.4.0
  • Clojure CLI >= 1.10.3.933
  • Node.js 16.5.0 (lower version may work, but this is the one I used to build)

To build:

  • Clone and cd into this repo
  • bb release

Run bb tasks for more project-related tasks.

Download Details:
Author: borkdude
Download Link: Download The Source Code
Official Website: https://github.com/borkdude/nbb 
License: EPL-1.0

#node #javascript

Adam Rose

Adam Rose

1598497939

How to Create a Contact Form with Netlify Forms and Next.js

Learn how to create a custom contact form using Netlify Forms and Next.js. We’ll walk through creating a basic HTML form from scratch and making it available to use with Netlify. We’ll then create the same form in a new Next.js React app.

If you want someone to be able to contact you or submit information on a website, an HTML form is a pretty standard way to achieve that.

But accepting form submissions usually requires an additional service or complex server-side code. How can we take advantage of Netlify to easily create new forms?

  • What is Netlify?
  • What are we going to build?
  • How much does this cost?
  • Part 1: Creating a contact form with HTML
  • Part 2: Adding a custom Netlify form to a Next.js React app

What is Netlify?

Netlify is a web platform that lets you easily deploy new web projects with easy to configure workflows. This includes deploying a static website, lambda functions, and like we’ll talk about here, custom forms.

Their form service works as part of the build and deployment pipeline. When we include a form with a specific attribute to our page, Netlify will recognize that form and configure it to work.

What are we going to build?

We’re going to build a contact form that will allow people to send you a note through your website.

The form itself will be pretty simple. Like a standard contact form, we’ll ask for someone’s name, email address, and a message.

We’re going to build this out using plain HTML to demonstrate how it works and then build it with Next.js for creating a form in a React app.

How much does this cost?

Netlify forms are free to get started. This free tier is limited to 100 form submissions per website per month, so if you stay under that, it will always be free.

That said, if you exceed 100 form submission on any particular site, the first tier is going to be $19+ at the time of writing this. You can check out the latest pricing plans on Netlify’s website.

Part 1: Creating a contact form with HTML

To get started, we’re going to create a basic form with pure HTML. It’s a quick win to demonstrate how this works.

Step 1: Creating an HTML form

For our form, we can really use whatever we want. Contact forms can be as simple as an email address and a message field or it include a variety of options to help a business answer specific questions.

We’re going to start with something simple. We’ll create a form that asks for someone’s name, email address, and a message.

To get started, create a new HTML file in the root of your project. This HTML file should include the basic structure of an HTML document. Inside of the body, let’s add our new form:

<form name="contact" method="POST" data-netlify="true">
    <p>
      <label for="name">Name</label>
      <input type="text" id="name" name="name" />
    </p>
    <p>
      <label for="email">Email</label>
      <input type="text" id="email" name="email" />
    </p>
    <p>
      <label for="message">Message</label>
      <textarea id="message" name="message"></textarea>
    </p>
    <p>
      <button type="submit">Send</button>
    </p>
  </form>

In the snippet above, we’re:

  • Creating a new form
  • The form has a name attribute, a method, and a data-netlify attribute set to true
  • Creating 3 form fields with labels, each identified with a name attribute
  • Creating a button to submit the form

The thing we want to take most notice of is the data-netlify attribute and the form name. When Netlify reads the site, it will see those fields and use those to turn your form into an actively working form.

I’m also going to add a little bit of CSS to make the labels look a little more consistent. You can optionally add this to the <head> of the document:

<style>
  body {
    font-family: sans-serif;
  }
  label {
    display: block;
    margin-bottom: .2em;
  }
</style>

And at this point, we should have a basic form!

Basic HTML form

You’ll now want to put this form on GitHub or your favorite Netlify-supported Git provider and we’ll be ready for the next step.

Follow along with the commit!

Step 2: Configuring a new form with Netlify

Once our form is pushed to our Git provider, we can now sync it up with Netlify.

First create an account or use an existing account with Netlify and click the New site from Git button.

Here, select whichever Git provider you used. I’m using GitHub in my example.

Connecting a Git provider in Netlify

Once selecting your Git provider, it will ask you to authorize access so that Netlify can find your Git repository.

After you successfully connect your account, you should now see a list of the repositories you provided access to. Find the repository you added your form to and select it.

Connecting a Git repository to Netlify

If you’re following along with me, our form is pure HTML, meaning, there should be no build steps or no special directory it gets published to. But feel free to tweak these settings if you did something different.

Configuring the build steps in Netlify

Now, click Deploy site which will open up a new page in Netlify and in no time your site will be successfully deployed.

Finally, click the URL at the top of the Netlify project dashboard that ends in netlify.app. Once it’s loaded, you’ll see your form!

Read more: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/how-to-create-a-contact-form-with-netlify-forms-and-nextjs/

#next #react #netlify #web-development #developer

Eva  Murphy

Eva Murphy

1625674200

Google analytics Setup with Next JS, React JS using Router Events - 14

In this video, we are going to implement Google Analytics to our Next JS application. Tracking page views of an application is very important.

Google analytics will allow us to track analytics information.

Frontend: https://github.com/amitavroy/video-reviews
API: https://github.com/amitavdevzone/video-review-api
App link: https://video-reviews.vercel.app

You can find me on:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amitavroy7​
Discord: https://discord.gg/Em4nuvQk

#next js #js #react js #react #next #google analytics

Fynzo Survey

Fynzo Survey

1621064209

Form Builder | Create Online Forms Free | Fynzo Survey

Create professional forms for registrations, collecting contact details, or simply receiving feedback. Fynzo’s form builder is cost effective, easy to use, 100% secure with amazing personalization features and can integrate with all your favourite tools.

For more info visit: https://www.fynzo.com/survey/lp/form-builder

#form builder #online form builder #create online forms free #create professional forms

Eva  Murphy

Eva Murphy

1625751960

Laravel API and React Next JS frontend development - 28

In this video, I wanted to touch upon the functionality of adding Chapters inside a Course. The idea was to not think much and start the development and pick up things as they come.

There are places where I get stuck and trying to find answers to it up doing what every developer does - Google and get help. I hope this will help you understand the flow and also how developers debug while doing development.

App url: https://video-reviews.vercel.app
Github code links below:
Next JS App: https://github.com/amitavroy/video-reviews
Laravel API: https://github.com/amitavdevzone/video-review-api

You can find me on:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amitavroy7​
Discord: https://discord.gg/Em4nuvQk

#next js #api #react next js #next #frontend #development