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REST Countries API with color theme switcher

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Challenge

Brief

Your challenge is to integrate with the REST Countries API to pull country data and display it like in the designs.

You can use any JavaScript framework/library on the front-end such as React or Vue. You also have complete control over which packages you use to do things like make HTTP requests or style your project.

Your users should be able to:

  • See all countries from the API on the homepage
  • Search for a country using an input field
  • Filter countries by region
  • Click on a country to see more detailed information on a separate page
  • Click through to the border countries on the detail page
  • Toggle the color scheme between light and dark mode (optional)

Download the starter code and go through the README.md file. This will provide further details about the project. The style-guide.md file is where you'll find colors, fonts, etc.

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Getting started

  1. Download the starter code
  2. Choose a JS framework/library and create your project

  3. Set up the project with version control (e.g. Git)

  4. Read the README.md file and have a look around the starter files

  5. Get colors, fonts etc from the style-guide.md file

  6. Set up your project/file architecture however you want

  7. Start coding!

Ideas to test yourself

  • Write your styles using a pre-processor, such as Sass, Less, Stylus or use a CSS-in-JS solution, like Styled Components

  • Try using Flexbox and Grid for layout

  • Practice working in a team by building with friends

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