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innerHTML in Elm

(Dangerously) Setting innerHTML in an Elm HTML node.

Style Elements

Using the style-elements package to style our Elm applications in ...

Colocating Queries with Pages

Towards a structured way to define fetching a page's data from the...

Adding Indices to the Store

Adding the ability to look up resources by slugs in the store.

Modeling a Local Data Store

Storing nested data in a normalized dicts locally.

Page Titles

Setting the page title for a given route via ports.

Time Difference In Words

Showing the difference between two times in words for a nicer user...

Building Views for a Forum

Extending our existing views to make them a bit more complete.

Modeling Data for a Forum Frontend

Setting up the data types for a new Elm Single-Page-App that will ...

Routing with UrlParser

Starting a new Single-Page App by focusing on routing, with tests.

Navigation in elm-fuse

Using Fuse's navigation features from Elm

Introducing elm-fuse

Using Elm to write cross-platform mobile apps with Fuse.

Preparing for Fuse Native Apps

Build native apps for iOS and Android declaratively.

Elm Weekly Drip #39 and Exercise: Native Navigation

Links from the community and an exercise to build a native app wit...

Elm Native App from Scratch

Building our own Elm Native App - basic, but enlightening.

Exploring Elm Native UI Further

Looking into some elm-native-ui apps' code and talking through it ...

Building Native Mobile Apps with Elm

Elm and React Native in Holy Matrimony, via elm-native.

Elm Native UI Prep

Preparing to build a mobile native app using elm-native-ui, and so...

Elm Weekly Drip #38 and Exercise: More Contextmenu

A week of links and an exercise to expand on our context menu


An elm package that makes it easy to add context menus to your app...

elm-ffi Safety and Async

Exploring more of elm-ffi's features - safety and asynchronous fun...

Introducing elm-ffi

A package for prototyping Elm and JavaScript interop.

Solution for Adding Image Shapes

Adding support for SVG Image nodes to our editor, and preparing to...

Elm Weekly Drip #37 and Exercise: Add Image Shapes

VR, Web-based Elm Editing, and a host of node-related Elm tools. A...

SVG Editor Images

Adding the UI elements necessary to support uploading images to Fi...

Firebase Storage

Using Firebase Storage from Elm to store uploaded images.

Firebase Authentication

Integrating with Firebase to support signing in with multiple prov...

Firebase Authentication and Storage

Solving our overzealous persistence issue and preparing to integra...

Elm Weekly Drip #36 and Exercise: Remedy Firebase Synchronization

3D Geometry, Production Success Stories, View Maturity Upgrades, a...

Synchronizing Our SVG Editor with Firebase

Using Firebase to synchronize our Elm model, providing persistence...

Firebase Setup

Getting the basics of Firebase support in place.

Editing SVG Properties

Adding a form to modify the properties of our SVG shapes, using th...

SVG Editor Week 3

Adding text shapes and preparing for further shape editing and fir...

Elm Weekly Drip #35 and Exercise: Add Text

An exercise to expand our SVG editor with text nodes, as well as l...

Reordering Shapes

Adding the ability to change the order in which our shapes are lay...

SVG Editor Cleanup

Fixing some usability issues and extracting our update function.

Editing Shapes Interactively

Adding resize handles to change the size of our shapes interactively.

SVG Editor Week 2

Solving the exercise to move shapes around, via SVG drag and drop.

Elm Weekly Drip #34 and Exercise: Moving Shapes

Adding a move operation to our SVG editor, and reviewing what's be...

Adding Shape Tools

Adding sidebar tools and tracking our mouse's SVG coordinates to a...

Selecting Shapes

Adding an interface to select shapes in our SVG editor.

Adding and Editing SVG Shapes

Building the foundation for an Interactive SVG Editor in Elm.

Preparing to Build a Drawing Tool

Building a moderately complex SVG-based drawing tool with support ...

Elm Weekly Drip #33 and Exercise: Multiple Uploads

Links covering plotting, tacos, editor features, ember+elm, and op...

Uploading Directly to S3

Using a backend-provided capability to upload directly to S3 from ...

Requesting S3 Upload Capability from the Backend

Talking to a new API endpoint to request and store permission to u...

Introducing FileReader

Using a Native package to read file inputs and extract image previ...

FileReader and S3 Direct Uploads

Using the FileReader API from Elm with a Native package, and manag...

Elm Weekly Drip #32 and Exercise: No Layout Until Login

An exercise, and links ranging from Technical Debt to Haskell to P...

Users and Subscriptions

A sign up flow for an Elm app that requires a paid subscription, p...

Stripe Subscriptions and Your Backend

Sending a token to the backend to complete a Stripe subscription, ...

Accepting Credit Cards with Stripe

Integrating with Stripe.js via Ports.

Signup and Pay with Stripe

Building a signup flow for a subscription site, and interacting wi...

Elm Weekly Drip #31 and Exercise: Close Drawer on Click

An exercise to improve the user experience in our Elm+Polymer app,...

Building a Release

Adding vulcanize-loader into the mix and building a minified release.

Responding to Events from Polymer Components

Hooking into Polymer events to drive our app's messages.

Using elm-polymer and Styling Our App

A library to make using Polymer a bit nicer, and a look at how to ...

Styling and Releasing an Elm + Web Components App

Preparing to style our app and release it, and an exercise to crea...

Elm Drip 030.5: Elm Weekly Drip #30 and Exercise: Credit Card Form

An exercise to build a credit card form with Web Components, and l...

Paper Cards, Menus, and Floating Action Buttons

An introduction to a few more intriguing Paper components.

Polymer App Layout

A substantial and deep dive into building out a Material-style lay...

Web Components Introduction

A quick primer on using Web Components with Elm

Preparing for Web Components

Preparing to introduce web components, and an exercise to add a ne...

Elm Weekly Drip #29 and Exercise: Add Projects Tab

Links covering: Elm 0.18 released, and upgrading made easy; type b...

Adding an ActivityFeed View

Implementing a view that shows user activity as a timeline.

More Detailed Users Show View

Adding tab interactions, multiple tabs, and implementing a view of...

Making the Users Show View Nicer

Adding a much more full-featured resource show view.

Preparing for Resource Details

Preparations for resource detail views, and solving an exercise to...

Elm Weekly Drip #28 and Exercise: Extend Charts

Links covering: REST and GraphQL; Plotting; Genetic Algorithms; Mo...

Better Charts with elm-visualization

A package for charting that's inspired by D3's data model.

Generalizing Server-Side Sorting

Implementing server-side sorting throughout the rest of our resources.

Server-Side Sorting

Adding the ability to specify the sort order we prefer from the ba...

Server-Side Sorting and Better Charts

Planning for server-side sorting and better charting, and solving ...

Elm Weekly Drip #27 and Exercise: Loading and Search Everywhere

Links covering: Geocoding, Web Components, Lenses and Prisms and I...

Searching in our Tables

Quickly adding the ability to search to our data tables.

Smoother Loading of RemoteData

Extending our RemoteData types to allow us to show a loading display.

Using RemoteData for Better UX

Leveraging the type system to ensure we don't overlook parts of th...

Remote Data and Search

Preparing to introduce loading indicators and search, and solving ...

Elm Weekly Drip #26 and Exercise: Build a Generalizable Paginating Table View

Links on: Thinking Computationally; Fancier SVG Graphics; immutabi...

Finishing Table Pagination

Completing our work on paginated data tables.

Paginating Tables in Elm

Adding pagination to our tables using the Link header we learned t...

Parsing RFC 5988 for API Pagination

Using elm-combine to parse a draft RFC that adds support for links...

Preparing for SPA Tables with Pagination and Search

Solving last week's Leaflet exercise, and preparing to paginate ou...

Elm Weekly Drip #25 and Exercise: Extend Leaflet Interactions with Markers

An exercise to extend Leaflet.js, and: parsing in Elm; an online R...

Adding Markers to Leaflet

Extending our existing Leaflet.js integration by adding the abilit...

Responding to Leaflet Interactions

Handling events on the Leaflet JavaScript side and reflecting them...

Interacting with Leaflet for Maps

An example of integrating from Elm with a large UI-based JavaScrip...

Integrating Leaflet.js

Preparing to integrate Leaflet in an Elm app, and solving API-wide...

Elm Weekly Drip #24 and Exercise: App-Wide 401

Links on elm-conf, interesting projects, and some blog posts (so m...


Using wuct/elm-charts to render a line chart over some data.

Handling Expiring API Keys

Being forced to log in for ever hot module replacement is unaccept...

Activity Graph

Building a widget that looks strikingly similar to the GitHub Cont...

Yet more Single Page App!

A solution for storing and reloading an API Key, and preparation f...

Elm Weekly Drip #23 and Exercise: Remember Auth Token

Links on SVG, TDD, designer-love, and easy elm app bootstrapping. ...


Building a Project's Tasks as a Tree structure and rendering it us...

Cards for Users

Flip between Table and Card views for our users resource.

Authentication and APIs

Interacting with a remote API that requires authentication, along ...

Authentication and More UI Niceties

Validating our other resources and some refactoring, and preparing...

Elm Weekly Drip #22 and Exercise: Use Validations on Remaining Resources

The Glorious Day of Links!

Server-Side Validations (Josh Adams and Luke Westby pairing)

Making server-side validations play nicely with elm-mdl and elm-si...

Integrating elm-simple-form with elm-mdl Inputs

A couple of great libraries that taste great together.

Validation and Error Messages

Capturing and decoding API Errors, showing them in the Snackbar, a...

More Single Page App Fun

Adding another resource to our single page app (and seeing how it'...

Elm Weekly Drip #21 and Exercise: Add resource - organizations

Time for some elm links! Also, an exercise to add a new CRUD reso...

Refactor Update and Msg

Refactoring our Update and Msg to improve maintainability, without...

Refactor API

Refactoring our API to be nicer to deal with and extend.

A Grab Bag of Refactoring and Tweaks

Introducing View Helpers for per-route custom headers, and making ...

Editing Users and a Week of Refactoring

Preparing to refactor our Single Page App and last week's exercise...

Elm Weekly Drip #20 and Exercise: Edit Users

An exercise to add an edit form. Also: what to do, humor, loops, ...

Finishing a CRUD Resource with a Sortable Table in elm-mdl

Making our users list use a Material.Table and adding the ability ...

Cleaned Up CRUD

Extracting an API module, deleting and viewing users, and dealing ...

Basic CRUD in a Single Page Application

An initial pass at interacting with our backend API from an Elm SPA.

Time Tracker Single Page App

Preparing for work on a full-featured Single Page App, and reviewi...

Elm Weekly Drip #19 and Exercise: Webpack Hot Module Replacement

An exercise to add webpack hot module reloading; also: bugs, matri...

elm-mdl Tabs and Dialogs

A look at introducing Tabs and Dialogs to our chat application.

elm-mdl Snackbar and Toast

Adding Snackbars and Toasts to our chat app, for transient user no...

elm-mdl Grid and Tables

A brief overview of elm-mdl's Grid and Table components, as well a...

More elm-mdl exploration

Using Material.Textfield, fixing up our header, adding badges and ...

Elm Weekly Drip #18 and Exercise: Use More elm-mdl

An exercise to use more elm-mdl. Also: drive a browser with Elm; ...

elm-mdl Lists and Cards

Using elm-mdl Lists and Cards to make our chat application a bit n...

elm-mdl: Textfields and Menus

A super brief introduction to text fields and menus in elm-mdl. W...

elm-mdl Introduction

An introduction to using Google's Material Design language in Elm,...

Elm Material Design Lite

The solution to last week's exercise, and some prep reading for an...

Elm Weekly Drip #17 and Exercise: Add Chat Notifications and Channel Switching

Another juicy linkdump, and an exercise to further flesh out our c...

Phoenix Control Channels

Adding RPC-style calls from our server to a given user's client.

Recursive Update

A discussion around alternatives to recursive `updates`.

Dictionaries of Components

A pattern for managing dynamic stateful components in your applica...

Dictionaries of Components and Phoenix Control Channels

Examining a dictionary of child components, and testing the Transl...

Elm Weekly Drip #16 and Exercise: Translator Pattern

A smattering of interesting links in Elm-land, and implementing Tr...


A package to reduce boilerplate when using the `OutMsg`, `Maybe Ou...

Componentizing Chat, Part 2

Introducing our own `OutMsg` type to send messages to the parent f...

Componentizing Chat

Parent <-> Child communication by way of building the beginnings o...

Component Communication

Exploring various component communication patterns, and an exercis...

Elm Weekly Drip #15 and Exercise: Go Crazy With Styling

Build some GIFs (pronounced "jiff"); Learn from Philip Wadler; Sto...

Generating CSS Files with elm-css

Producing CSS files for use externally.

Structuring elm-css

Breaking out the CSS into its own file and introducing variables a...


A CSS preprocessor for Elm.


Styling in Elm with `elm-css`, as well as the exercise solution fr...

Elm Weekly Drip #14 and Exercise: Marking Active Routes

This week: we'll cover more Phoenix and Elm; see another Elm game;...

Content Catalog, Part 3: Topics and Content

Nested Routes, and some more modularity.

Content Catalog, Part 2: Link Helpers

Building out links for our navigation elements, using types to mak...

Content Catalog, Part 1: Initial Setup

Tiny submodules and introducing Navigation.

Single Page Apps

Preparing for a new project where we'll build a Single Page App, a...

Elm Weekly Drip #13 and Exercise: Use Presence Metadata in Elm Phoenix Example

Strap in, we've got another substantial list of Elm-related (and o...

Nested Records and Phoenix.Presence

Making the Presence support in `elm-phoenix-socket` more friendly ...


We implement `Presence.list` in `elm-phoenix-socket`, and in the p...

Extracting Presence Module

Extracting a Presence module for the `elm-phoenix-socket` library ...

Extracting Modules, Nested Records, and Parameterized Types

This week we'll extract a `Presence` module and continue creating ...

Elm Weekly Drip #12 and Exercise: Enhance elm-phoenix-socket

We cover why walking's great but the existence of legs doesn't mag...

Using Presence

Making use of our Phoenix.Presence support in elm-phoenix-socket i...

Phoenix syncDiff Implementation

Porting more of the `presence_test.js` test suite and implementing...

Phoenix syncState in Elm

Test-Driving our Phoenix Presence client by porting the existing p...

Phoenix and Elm, Continued

A JSON Decoder for `PresenceDiff`, and preparation for implementin...

Elm Weekly Drip #11 and Exercise: Support PresenceDiff Types

Some articles on Elm Types; convincing your co-workers to give it ...

Adding Presence Support to elm-phoenix-socket

Contributing to our first library, by adding Phoenix.Presence supp...

Refactoring the Chat Client

We refactor the views for the chat client to make it easier to fol...


Building an Elm client to an Elixir Phoenix-based chat application...

Phoenix and Elm

A solution to reducing elm_theremin's CPU usage re: the alpha osci...

Reduce CPU Usage for Oscilloscope

For this week's exercise, we'll essentially manually memoize some ...

Alpha Oscilloscope History

Making our oscilloscope look slightly more retro by adding traces ...

An Oscilloscope Appears!

Graphing our Audio Graph's data in Elm as an oscilloscope, centere...

Web Audio Analyzer / Elm Interop

Gathering fast Fourier transform data from web audio, and sending ...

Building a Theremin with Web Audio

Building a Web Audio-powered Theremin, controlled by the mouse pos...

Web Audio

This week we're going to talk about the Web Audio API. There's a ...

Elm Weekly Drip #9

This week: Accidentally Concurrent, Fractal UI Patterns, Ray Traci...

Maybe Dates

This week we learned how to deal with Dates and how Maybe worked. ...


Looking at the use of Backwards and Forwards Function Application.


Handling computations that aren't guaranteed to have a meaningful ...


Using `elm-date-extra` to provide some much-needed Date functional...


Dealing with Dates and Times in Elm.

Date and Maybe

This week we'll look at the Date and Maybe modules in the Elm stan...

Elm Weekly Drip #8

This week: an awesome elm sound toy; nesting components; Elm and E...


Using `elm-test` to write tests for your applications and run them...


Debugging in Elm with `Debug.crash` and `Debug.log`.


Using `elm-format` to make your code pretty.

Project Setup

Defining a reasonable project structure, adding a good README, add...

Project Setup and Tooling

This week we'll look at setting up our Projects a bit more intelli...

Elm Weekly Drip #7

Structuring larger Elm apps, creating web components that use Elm ...

Graphics Input: Picking Colors

An exercise adding color-changing functionality to the Etch-A-Sketch.

Multiple Animations

Handling multiple sequential animations in our Etch-A-Sketch.

Graphics Input and Animation

Introducing Graphics.Input to add a Shake button to our Etch-A-Ske...

Repeating Keypresses

Introducing `Time.every` and `Keyboard.Extra` to allow us to intro...


Exploring more of Elm's Graphics capabilities by building an Etch-...

Graphics Input and Etch-A-Sketch

This week we'll implement an Etch-A-Sketch, introducing various me...

Elm Weekly Drip #6

Just a few high quality links this week, with a heavy focus on con...

Adding More Messages to Stamps

An exercise to add a message to the Stamps application

Extending Stamps

Adding the ability to stamp multiple shapes.


Building an application that allows the user to place stamps on a ...

Graphics Shapes

Reviewing various other shapes at your disposal from the `Collage`...

Graphics Introduction

Learning about the Graphics capabilities that Elm provides, as wel...


This week we'll take a break from HTML and start exploring Elm's G...

Elm Weekly Drip #5 and Exercise: External APIs and JSON

Quite a few links around the Elm ecosystem, and an exercise to bui...

Why map4?

Introducing `elm-decode-pipeline` for a better way to decode JSON.

TodoMVC Part 7: LocalStorage

Implementing custom JSON encoders and Decoders in order to store o...

LocalStorage and JSON

Storing a slightly more complicated model into LocalStorage, and e...

LocalStorage via Ports

Storing the state of our model in the browser's LocalStorage by us...

LocalStorage in TodoMVC

Preparation for the week and the solution to the Ports exercise. ...

Elm Weekly Drip #4 and Exercise: Ports, Outbound and Inbound

The week's links, and an exercise to implement both inbound and ou...

Outbound Ports

Sending data from Elm to JavaScript by way of ports.


Interop between JavaScript and Elm uses Ports. In this episode, w...

Tasks and Cmd with RandomGif

Implementing the RandomGif example from the elm-architecture-tutor...

Cmd, Tasks, and Ports

An implementation of the previous exercise, as well as introductor...

Elm Weekly Drip #3 and Exercise: Clearing Completed Todos

Links from around the internet, and an exercise suggestion: cleari...

TodoMVC Part 6: Removing Todos

Removing Todos from the list.

TodoMVC Part 5: Filtering

Filtering Todos by their completion state.

TodoMVC Part 4: Fixing Identifier Bug

Fixing a bug introduced in the previous drip.

TodoMVC Part 3: Marking Todos Completed

Adding an identifier to each Todo, and wiring up the checkbox to t...

Extending Todo and Filtering

Solving the previous TodoMVC exercise, and planning for editing an...

Elm Weekly Drip #2 and Exercise: TodoMVC - Adding Todo Details

A few more links to explore, and an exercise: Modifying the TodoMV...

TodoMVC Part 2: Adding Todos

Adding the ability to add Todos to the model in our TodoMVC implem...

TodoMVC Part 1: Model and Views

Beginning our TodoMVC implementation in a new project, with the mo...

TodoMVC Planning

Preparing to implement TodoMVC by modeling the problem domain.

Understanding beginnerProgram and Building Todo

A solution to Elm 001.5's exercise, and readings to prepare you fo...

Elm Weekly Drip #1 and Exercise: Counter Extended

Links getting a bit further introduced to the Elm ecosystem, and a...

Our First HTML Application

Building a basic counter HTML application, using `Html.beginnerPro...

Elm Packages

An overview of the Elm package tool, ecosystem, and some related s...

Introduction and Installing

Installation and a brief syntax introduction.

The Elm Programming Language

A brief introduction to the Elm programming language and links to ...