Dictionary web app
In this project, you'll integrate with the Dictionary API to create a real-world dictionary web app. Additional tests include colour themes and font selection.
Your challenge is to build out this dictionary web app using the Dictionary API and get it looking as close to the design as possible.
You can use any tools you like to help you complete the challenge. So if you've got something you'd like to practice, feel free to give it a go.
Your users should be able to:
- Search for words using the input field
- See the Free Dictionary API's response for the searched word
- See a form validation message when trying to submit a blank form
- Play the audio file for a word when it's available
- Switch between serif, sans serif, and monospace fonts
- Switch between light and dark themes
- View the optimal layout for the interface depending on their device's screen size
- See hover and focus states for all interactive elements on the page
- Bonus: Have the correct color scheme chosen for them based on their computer preferences. Hint: Research
Download the project and go through the
README.md file. This will provide further details about the project and help you get set up.
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- Sketch and Figma design files
- Mobile, tablet & desktop layouts
- Professional design system for colors, fonts, etc.
- Optimized image assets
- README file to help you get started
- HTML file with pre-written content
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