For the non English football fans among you, the title of this newsletter is a crass bastardization of the I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
(Bubbles) song that the fans of West Ham United FC sing in unison at games (it’s quite the spectacle, so you should YouTube it
if you haven’t heard it before).
While I am not a West Ham fan (despite going to many games), the song has been stuck in my head since I started building with Bubble
a week or so ago. I’ve played around with Bubble before and done the crash courses to learn how to use it, but last week is when I really
started getting into it.
tl;dr - I had a whale of a time.
Here’s some of what I built:
#1 Navbar and footer
First thing I built was a responsive navbar and footer. I started both with templates from @madewithframes (check them out on Twitter), which requires a 960 page size to start. I then did what they tell you not to and modified things, which meant I had to go in and manually fix the responsiveness settings. I felt like I’d really ballsed it up to start, but turns out everything’s fine (for now, at least…).
Once the screen size drops below 667 px page width, the navbar switches to the logo plus a hamburger menu, which upon click reveals a floating sidebar menu with the existing pages show in the full width navbar below. This avoids having each menu item squashed or layered on mobile devices.