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Medium: Let's go, gamers: how we built the GAMINGbible menu

Medium: Let's go, gamers: how we built the GAMINGbible menu

Here's my second article for the LADbible Medium publication: Let's go, gamers: how we built the GAMINGbible menu. Both the component and the article were a team effort with my wonderful colleague Kieran Duff, who is much better at explaining intersection observers than I am.

We had a lot of fun both building the menu and writing about it afterwards. There's so much to talk about! There's some React-specific things we used to get it working, but also a lot of Javascript web technology that works across the board.

A huge shoutout to our team mate in UX, Holly Sunderland, who designed GAMINGbible. She's written a case study on the design of the menu for Bootcamp. The whole site, menu included, was a blast to build, and it's a joy to see it live.

UPDATE: At ReactJS Girls Online #2 in April 2021, my fabulous colleague Paulina Orawczak and I delivered a talk on this very subject, with a lot more in-depth explanation of our choices. Now you can watch our talk on Youtube!

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