How To Develop a Website That Allows user to Create and Sell Their Own NFT

How To Develop a Website That Allows user to Create and Sell Their Own NFT
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This tutorial will guide you through the development of a Vuejs PWA that allows users to create and sell their own NFTs. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a fully functioning PWA that can be used to create, sell, and transfer NFTs. This tutorial assumes that you have a basic understanding of Vuejs and web development. If you are not familiar with these concepts, please refer to the resources section at the end of this tutorial for further reading.

  1. Create a new Vue project

To get started, we will create a new Vue project using the Vue CLI. If you do not have the Vue CLI installed, you can install it by running the following command:

npm install -g @vue/cli

Once the Vue CLI is installed, we can create a new project by running the following command:

vue create nft-pwa

This will create a new directory called nft-pwa with our Vue project inside.

2. Install the dependencies

Next, we need to install the dependencies for our project. We will be using the Vuetify UI library and the web3js library to interact with Ethereum. To install these dependencies, navigate to the nft-pwa directory and run the following command:

npm install vuetify web3

This will install the latest version of Vuetify and web3js into our project.

3. Configure webpack

Next, we need to configure webpack to compile our project for production. Open the vue.config.js file in your project's root directory and add the following code:

module.exports = { configureWebpack: { plugins: [ new UglifyJsPlugin({ uglifyOptions: { compress: { warnings: false } } }) ] } }

This will enable webpack's production mode and minify our JS code when we build our project for production.

4. Create the App component

Next, we will create the App component. This component will be the root component of our application and will contain the main layout.

Open the src/App.vue file and replace the contents with the following code:

<template> <v-app> <v-content> <v-container fluid> <router-view /> </v-container> </v-content> </v-app> </template> <script> import Vue from 'vue' export default Vue.extend({ name: 'App', }) </script>

This code creates a simple App component that contains a router-view. The router-view is a special component that will render the component for the current route. We will configure our routes later in this tutorial.

5. Create the Home component

Next, we will create the Home component. This component will be displayed when the user visits the home page of our application.

Create a new file called src/components/Home.vue and add the following code:

<template> <v-container> <v-row> <v-col cols="12" sm="8" offset-sm="2"> <v-card class="elevation-12"> <v-toolbar color="primary" dark> <v-toolbar-title>NFT PWA</v-toolbar-title> </v-toolbar> <v-card-text> This is the home page of the NFT PWA. </v-card-text> </v-card> </v-col> </v-row> </v-container> </template> <script> export default { name: 'Home', } </script>

This code creates a simple Home component that contains a card with the title "NFT PWA".

6. Create the routes

Next, we will configure the routes for our application. Routes are used to map URL paths to components.

Open the src/router.js file and replace the contents with the following code:

import Vue from 'vue' import Router from 'vue-router' import Home from './components/Home.vue' Vue.use(Router) export default new Router({ routes: [ { path: '/', component: Home }, ], })

This code creates a new Router instance and configures a route for the home page.

7. Create the main entry point

Next, we need to create the main entry point for our application. This is the file that will be used to bootstrap our application.

Create a new file called src/main.js and add the following code:

import Vue from 'vue' import App from './App.vue' import router from './router' import './registerServiceWorker' import vuetify from './plugins/vuetify' Vue.config.productionTip = false new Vue({ router, vuetify, render: h => h(App), }).$mount('#app')

This code imports the App component and the router and configures them with the Vue instance. It also imports the vuetify plugin and configures it with the Vue instance. The vuetify plugin is used to provide the Vuetify UI library.

8. Build the application

Now that we have created our application, we need to build it for production. To do this, navigate to the nft-pwa directory and run the following command:

npm run build

This will build your application for production and output the compiled files to the dist directory.

9. Deploy the application

Now that we have built our application, we need to deploy it. We will be using the Netlify platform to deploy our application.

If you do not have a Netlify account, you can sign up for one here. Once you have signed up for an account, you can create a new site by clicking the "New site from Git" button.

On the next screen, select GitHub as your Git provider and select your nft-pwa repository.

On the next screen, select the "Deploy site" button.

Once your site has been deployed, you will be given a URL that you can use to access your application.

10. Test the application

To test your application, open the URL given to you by Netlify in your browser. You should see the home page of your application.

Next, open the Developer Tools and go to the "Application" tab. Click on the "Service Workers" link. You should see that your service worker has been registered and is running.

Now, try refreshing the page. You should see that the page is still accessible even though you are offline. This is because service workers are able to cache resources and serve them even when the user is offline.

11. Conclusion

In this tutorial, you have learned how to develop a Vuejs PWA that allows users to create and sell their own NFTs. You have also learned how to configure webpack and deploy your application to the web.