I am so pleased to see people's passion when participating in hackathons and events. Seeing what can be accomplished when people put their minds toward a common goal is truly inspiring. I remember one particular instance when a coworker presented an excellent dashboard they carefully created. This made me immediately want to craft something similar for this hackathon.
Inspired by this work, I built a dashboard that would be just as aesthetically pleasing and functional. Therefore, I spent days researching the best ways to go about it, from picking the suitable color scheme to finding the best charts library for this project. After days of hard work and learning new skills, I finally made my dream dashboard a reality.
The experience of creating this dashboard was both enriching and rewarding; it taught me that with enough ambition and dedication anything can be achieved. Additionally, it showed me how powerful inspiration can be in motivating us to take action. With the right amount of motivation, we can push ourselves further than we ever thought possible and make our dreams a reality!
What it does
Fine Dashboard is a pretty advanced dashboard equipped with cool analytics and charts. It is user-friendly, with a clean interface that is easy to navigate. In addition, It is fully responsive meaning that it will work seamlessly on various devices. So whether you're accessing it on a laptop, or mobile, it will look great everywhere.
It can also be considered a powerful tool that provides sophisticated visualizations and interactive charts, allowing users to analyze their data in real time quickly. Additionally, the dashboard provides access to various analytics, including but not limited to: crypto chart prices and more.
How we built it
The process of creating this dashboard was long but rewarding. After researching different libraries and APIs, I decided to use React libraries such as
recharts, and Google Maps API to create most widgets.
When I first started learning Refine, I was pretty intimidated. It's powerful, with many features that make it easier to build complicated projects. But as soon as I got my head around the basics, I discovered how much it offers and how quickly it could be implemented.
I decided to use Supabase for authentication and database in the project. With Supabase’s ready-made auth and data providers, I could quickly connect a simple yet good-looking dashboard. And Refine built-in authentication and data providers made it even simpler.
Refine provided many tools that helped me finish the job quickly and efficiently. My dashboard was running with most of the features I wanted in no time.
I also created custom login and registration pages to ensure users had a secure experience when signing in or registering on my dashboard. With this combination of Refine and Supabase authentication and database services, I created an effective yet user-friendly dashboard without hassle.
Redux Toolkit allowed me to easily organize and maintain all global states, ensuring that similar components had access to the same data. It also provided me with reducers, selectors, and other utilities to make it easier to work with the data.
Last but not least, combining these widgets made building a fully functioning and visually pleasing dashboard possible.
After deploying the project on static providers like Netlify and Vercel, I ran some tests with friends to check if everything was functioning as intended.
I have been playing with the dashboard for quite a while now, and it has received great feedback from my friends and coworkers.
Challenges we ran into
As with any project, especially ones involving complex data and implementations, there were several challenges that I needed to face. The first hurdle was dealing with data. I had to normalize the data from various sources like APIs and such into a format that can be used in my dashboard. This involved a lot of manual cleaning and manipulation of the set.
Another big challenge was optimizing the widgets for the dashboard. Although this was a longer process than expected, it was well worth the effort. With Refine, Supabase, and Redux, I created an effective dashboard that performs optimally with all sorts of devices.
I am happy to say that I completed my dashboard project. Though it was a lot of hard work, determination and dedication were vital to getting the job done.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
I am immensely proud of the successful deployment of the dashboard. It was an inspiring project, and I am thankful for the opportunity to work on something that felt so rewarding. Leveraging Refine, Supabase, and Redux toolkit, I created a fully functional dashboard. My code is well-structured and follows the best practices for maintainability and extensibility. This will allow other developers to easily customize different aspects of the dashboard with ease and precision.
Launching this dashboard was more than just a technical accomplishment; it was also a testament to my dedication and hard work. The hours we spent brainstorming ideas, troubleshooting problems, and pushing through hurdles have all been worth it. I am proud of my accomplishments and look forward to continuing working on the dashboard and making great things happen!
What we learned
In this hackathon, I explored the power of Refine, Supabase, and Redux Toolkit. I learned how these tools could be used to create a powerful development stack. Refine is a modern web framework that can quickly and easily create crud-based applications. Supabase is an open-source database platform that integrates with React applications and makes it easier to manage data. Redux Toolkit provides a set of utilities that help developers quickly and efficiently build Redux applications with less boilerplate code.
What's next for Fine Dashboard
As we progress in the development process, I am looking for ways to create new widgets and features. Features that can be added are endless; some parts are documented in the readme file.