⚡ Hashnode Blog Cards 🚀 Reference Link 🔗 of Blogs are not enough, Give your blogs what it deserves with Blog Cards

⚡ Hashnode Blog Cards 🚀 Reference Link 🔗 of Blogs are not enough, Give your blogs what it deserves with Blog Cards

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⚡ The Hashnode Blog Cards is a set of GET requests which will fetch the Blogs from your Hashnode ids with few parameters and will create SVG cards to bring ğŸ˜Ž awesomeness to your blog links. ğŸŽ‰

Website link https://hashnode-blog-cards.vercel.app

Github link https://github.com/Souravdey777/HashnodeBlogCards

It can be added anywhere in Github, Hashnode, Devpost, Postman Documentation, or any markdown editor. It can also be added to any website with HTML syntax with just the img tag

Now you can add your hashnode blogs to your GitHub profile in .md file to show your latest blogs or to your Repositories or even to any website.

It is simple to use and the APIs can be explored with the Hashnode Blog Cards API Playground.

screencapture-hashnode-blog-cards-vercel-app-2021-02-06-22_05_56.png

How to use it?


getHashnodeBlog

This API endpoint will fetch a specific blog by its URL

https://hashnode-blog-cards.vercel.app/api/getHashnodeBlog?url=https://souravdey777.hashnode.dev/flexbox-guide-flexbox-layout-made-simple-with-an-interactive-tool&large=true&theme=light

Response

List of parameters

  • url= The URL of the specific blog

This is a mandatory parameter

eg. https://souravdey777.hashnode.dev/flexbox-guide-flexbox-layout-made-simple-with-an-interactive-tool

  • theme= The theme of the Card.

This is not a mandatory parameter and the default value is light. Other values are possible values are dark or blue

  • large= The size of the Card.

This is not a mandatory parameter and the default value is false. And when set to true gives a larger Card.


getHashnodeBlogBySequence

This API endpoint will fetch a specific blog by the Hashnode username of the author and the serial no of the blog starting from 1 being the latest.

https://hashnode-blog-cards.vercel.app/api/getHashnodeBlogBySequence?username=Souravdey777&sequence=1&large=true&theme=light

Response

List of parameters

  • username= The hashnode username of the blogger.

This is a mandatory parameter.

eg. souravdey777 this is my hashnode username.

  • sequence= The serial no of the blog starting from 1 being the latest. Because of this parameter, the blogs will be changing when you add them to your website or Github profile whenever you add a new blog.

This is a mandatory parameter.

eg. souravdey777 this is my hashnode username.

  • theme= The theme of the Card.

This is not a mandatory parameter and the default value is light. Other values are possible values are dark or blue

  • large= The size of the Card.

This is not a mandatory parameter and the default value is false. And when set to true gives a larger Card.


getLatestHashnodeBlog

This API endpoint will fetch a set of the latest blogs by the Hashnode username of the author and the limit up to which the blogs are needed

https://hashnode-blog-cards.vercel.app/api/getLatestHashnodeBlog?username=Souravdey777&limit=3&large=true&theme=light

Response

List of parameters

  • username= The hashnode username of the blogger.

This is a mandatory parameter.

eg. souravdey777 this is my hashnode username.

  • limit= The no of the blog starting from latest to the limit defined or all blog you have if the no of blog you have is less than the limit defined.

It is not a mandatory param and the default value is 3. The maximum possible value is 6.

eg. souravdey777 this is my hashnode username.

  • theme= The theme of the Card.

This is not a mandatory parameter and the default value is light. Other values are possible values are dark or blue

  • large= The size of the Card.

This is not a mandatory parameter and the default value is false. And when set to true gives a larger Card.


Now let's see what are the themes we have,

For theme=light

For theme=dark

For theme=blue


Now let's see the different size we have

For large=true

For large=false

For 'img' tag custom size defined with width and height attributes.


Markdown Syntax

[![Hashnode Blog Card](https://hashnode-blog-cards.vercel.app/api/API_ENDPOINT?PARAMS)](BLOG_URL)

HTML

<a href="BLOG_URL">
<img src="https://hashnode-blog-cards.vercel.app/api/getHashnodeBlog?url="https://hashnode-blog-cards.vercel.app/api/API_ENDPOINT?PARAMS" alt="Sourav Dey's Hashnode Blog Cards" />
</a>

My Journey with the Hashnode Blog Cards

I designed and created mockups for the cards first.

Capture.JPG

Exported the final SVG from figma.

Gone through the documentations of Nextjs.

Checked out the hashnode APIs with https://api.hashnode.com/ and Sandeep Panda's blog

Created APIs to fetch the data from hashnode APIs and made the SVG content dynamic.

This is how the APIs were created after that I deployed them in vercel by importing the git repo.

Next, It was the API Playground website.

Edited Lottie Animation as per the color codes. Capture.JPG

Then, it was all Reactjs.

And Yes It also has an error page for wrong links. 😉

screencapture-hashnode-blog-cards-vercel-app-jhvdyu-2021-02-07-02_12_12.png

Learnings

  • I have been using react for the last 2 years. And honestly, I was only using CRA but this is the first time I used Nextjs and because of that the deployment in Vercel was super smooth.

  • Lottiefiles. I used it for the first time and I loved it. I edited the animations with the Lottie design Editor and the assets in the website are from pixeltrue.

  • We often don't do proper code linting on our side projects. But This time I can proudly say I did it properly. Referred to this blog ESlint and Prettier for React apps

Dependencies

  "dependencies": {
    "axios": "^0.21.1",
    "next": "10.0.5",
    "prop-types": "^15.7.2",
    "react": "17.0.1",
    "react-dom": "17.0.1",
    "react-lottie": "^1.2.3"
  },
  "devDependencies": {
    "eslint": "^7.19.0",
    "eslint-config-prettier": "^7.2.0",
    "eslint-plugin-jsx-a11y": "^6.4.1",
    "eslint-plugin-prettier": "^3.3.1",
    "eslint-plugin-react": "^7.22.0",
    "eslint-plugin-react-hooks": "^4.2.0",
    "eslint-plugin-simple-import-sort": "^7.0.0",
    "prettier": "^2.2.1"
  }

What is next for the Hashnode blog Cards

I have to enhance a few things that I already have in mind.

  • PWA of the website
  • Markdown and HTML syntax generator or API
  • Horizontal Cards.
  • more themes

This API is for the Hashnode community so Please tell me what you all will prefer next in this.

Special thanks to Sandeep Panda for the explanatory blog on Hashnode APIs. Click the card below and check out the blog. Blog

License

📝 Distributed under the MIT License. See LICENSE for more information.

Contribution and Support

👨‍🚀 Contributions are what make the open-source community such an amazing place to learn, inspire, and create. Any contributions you make are greatly appreciated.

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