Illustrated.dev

Web development,
illustrated.

Meet the Robowaiter APIs Serving Us Data

Everything you need to know about what API's are and how they work

What the Fork is Babel.js?

How Are Compilers & Transpilers Different?

A Fruitful Guide to JavaScript's Comparison Operators

The Glorious Lovechild of JSX

What the Fork is the React Virtual DOM?

Fun with Foliage and JavaScript's ...spread Operator

Made by

Maggie Appleton

Illustrated.dev explains web development through illustration.

Most of these explainers are about JavaScript fundamentals. Because those never go out of style. But I've also made a few on newer tools like React, Babel, and D3.

I make these because the front-end world is overflowing with confounding things to learn (and JavaScript in particular is 🔥❗🍌🌟☠ ridiculous sometimes).

Looking at the programming world through visual metaphors turns out to be a really effective learning tool. All the abstract jargon & syntax is much easier to understand when you can see what's happening through diagrams and analogies.

Not to mention it's a hell of a lot more interesting than slogging through some fat textbook.

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