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Final Project

This semester, we've learned some great tools for web development. Now, we will put them all together to make an amazing final project!





Suggested Project Ideas

  • Picnic items
  • Clicker game (more involved)
  • Blog
  • Forum
  • Wiki
  • Songs browsing website
  • Social network
  • School management DB

You are not limited to these ideas, they are just some things we've seen in the past that might help you get started!


The project will be divided into a number of milestones to help you progress in a reasonable way.

Your remaining slip days are still valid for this. The group's allotted slip days is the max of your group members'. You are allowed to use at most 3 slip days per each of Milestones 1, 2, 3.

Team Matching Form

Due: TBA by 11:59 PM (no slip days)

Please fill out [TBA] by TBA. This is a hard deadline because we want to assign group members the same day so you have enough time to work on Milestone 1.

Milestone 1

Due: TBA by 11:59 PM



Milestone 2

Due: TBA by 11:59 PM

Milestone 3

Due: TBA by 11:59 PM

Final Project

Due: TBA by 11:59 PM

This is the last milestone!

Finish up the authentication system on your site and deploy your website.


Need help? Come to office hours and we can help you debug. Also feel free to post questions on Ed!


Do not push private API keys, Firebase service accounts, or other sensitive information to GitHub. Similarly, do not push node_modules up to GitHub. If we see these in your GitHub, you will lose points.

Note that firebase configs for the frontend are fine (and should be) included in your submission.

Submit a zip file of your project to CMSX by the deadline!

Optional Extensions

If you're looking for an added challenge, consider doing one or more of these extensions! There is no extra credit for these extensions, but it will really enrich your understanding of webdev (and make us very impressed!)

  1. Make your website mobile-friendly/responsive to different screen sizes. You can get started using Media Queries and Clamping in CSS.
  2. Use an external API (in additional to your Firebase backend!). For instance, you could use the Spotify API to pull in song data, or the OpenWeather API to pull in weather data.
  3. Implement testing using Jest and/or the React Testing Library.
  4. If you're a CS 3110 student, use a TypeScript Pattern-Matching Library to go further with functional programming in your frontend.


This is subject to change. TBA!

  • Frontend (35%)

    • Use of ES6 & TypeScript
    • Component structure
    • Use of hooks
    • Functional programming
  • Database/Backend (15%)

    • Data fetching
    • Data insertion
    • Data deletion
  • Auth (10%)

    • Authentication (using Firebase auth)
  • Styling (5%)

  • Deployment (5%)

  • Code style and file structure (5%)

  • Effort (25%)

    • This may seem like an arbitrary measure, but we expect most people to get most of the points here; the only way to lose points is if it is clear that not a lot of effort has been put in or you are consistently missing milestones.

Tips for Success!

  • Get in contact with your partner early! Better initial planning means less frustrations later on.
  • Be realistic. We know you are ambitious, but also understand your own capabilities, and avoid changing ideas halfway through.
  • Use git.
    • It is great for sharing code between you and your partner/team members. Please don't just email code back and forth.
    • Use git branches!
      • When developing a feature, you should open up a new GitHub branch rather than committing and pushing directly to the main branch. This will allow you to develop your feature independently of the current state of main (and what your partners are doing) and only merge in when you are sure your feature is done and works.
      • Branches can also protect you from weird frustrating merge conflicts (so you can focus on developing awesome features!)
  • Pair programming is fun!
    • Ideally, you should both be actively involved in the whole development process. A good way to achieve this is to step up a time to pair program and code together!
  • Also refer to tips in How to Lose in CS 2112