Build A Random Quote Generator in HTML CSS & JavaScript

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Build A Random Quote Generator in HTML CSS & JavaScript

Hey friends, today in this blog, you’ll learn how to Build A Random Quote Generator in HTML CSS & JavaScript. In the earlier blog, I have shared how to Build a Text To Speech Converter in Vanilla JavaScript, and now it’s time to create a Random Quote Generator.

Random Quote Generator used to generate random quotes. In this Random Quote Generator project, as you can see in the preview image, there is a quote that will be changed randomly, a button, and some icons.

Each time you click on the new quote button, you’ll get a new quote. You can also convert a quote to speech, copy a quote, or share a quote on Twitter by clicking the given button.


If you’re feeling difficulty to understand what I’m saying then you can watch a demo or full video tutorial of this Random Quote Generator project.

Video Tutorial of Random Quote Generator in JavaScript

 
In the video, you’ve seen the demo or full video tutorial of this random quote generator and know how I created it using HTML CSS & JavaScript. To show random quotes, I used a free API named quotable (https://quotable.io/random). You can use any other API for this project.

I hope you’ve liked this random quote generator and understood the basic codes of it. If you liked this project and want to get source codes or files then you can easily get it from the bottom of this page.

But, before you go to copy-paste the codes, let’s understand the main JavaScript codes and concepts behind creating this random quote generator. In the JavaScript codes, first: I called a randomQuotes() function on the new quote button clicked.


Inside this function, using the quotable API I fetched the random quotes and showed them on the Quote App. Second: for the TTS (Text To Speech) functionality, there is no external API is used and it’s possible with the Web Speech API of JavaScript.

Third: to copy the quote, I used the writeText() property of the navigator object. Last: for sharing to Twitter, I passed the quote text in the Tweet URL, and using the window open() method, I opened this URL in the new tab.

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Random Quote Generator in JavaScript [Source Codes]

To create this Random Quote Generator project. First, you need to create three Files: HTML, CSS & JavaScript File. After creating these files just paste the given codes into your file. You can also download the source code files of this Quote Generator App from the given download button.

First, create an HTML file with the name of index.html and paste the given codes in your HTML file. Remember, you’ve to create a file with .html extension.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<!-- Coding By CodingNepal - youtube.com/codingnepal -->
<html lang="en" dir="ltr">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">  
    <title>Random Quote Generator in JavaScript| CodingNepal</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/5.15.3/css/all.min.css"/>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="wrapper">
      <header>Quote of the Day</header>
      <div class="content">
        <div class="quote-area">
          <i class="fas fa-quote-left"></i>
          <p class="quote">Never give up because you never know if the next try is going to be the one that works.</p>
          <i class="fas fa-quote-right"></i>
        </div>
        <div class="author">
          <span>__</span>
          <span class="name">Mary Kay Ash</span>
        </div>
      </div>
      <div class="buttons">
        <div class="features">
          <ul>
            <li class="speech"><i class="fas fa-volume-up"></i></li>
            <li class="copy"><i class="fas fa-copy"></i></li>
            <li class="twitter"><i class="fab fa-twitter"></i></li>
          </ul>
          <button>New Quote</button>
        </div>
      </div>
    </div>
    <script src="script.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

Second, create a CSS file with the name of style.css and paste the given codes in your CSS file. Remember, you’ve to create a file with .css extension.

/* Import Google Font - Poppins */
@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Poppins:[email protected];500;600;700&display=swap');
*{
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  font-family: 'Poppins', sans-serif;
}
body{
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: center;
  min-height: 100vh;
  background: #5372F0;
}
.wrapper{
  width: 605px;
  background: #fff;
  border-radius: 15px;
  padding: 30px 30px 25px;
  box-shadow: 0 12px 35px rgba(0,0,0,0.1);
}
header, .content :where(i, p, span){
  color: #202842;
}
.wrapper header{
  font-size: 35px;
  font-weight: 600;
  text-align: center;
}
.wrapper .content{
  margin: 35px 0;
}
.content .quote-area{
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
}
.quote-area i{
  font-size: 15px;
}
.quote-area i:first-child{
  margin: 3px 10px 0 0;
}
.quote-area i:last-child{
  display: flex;
  margin: 0 0 3px 10px;
  align-items: flex-end;
}
.quote-area .quote{
  font-size: 22px;
  text-align: center;
  word-break: break-all;
}
.content .author{
  display: flex;
  font-size: 18px;
  margin-top: 20px;
  font-style: italic;
  justify-content: flex-end;
}
.author span:first-child{
  margin: -7px 5px 0 0;
  font-family: monospace;
}
.wrapper .buttons{
  border-top: 1px solid #ccc;
}
.buttons .features{
  display: flex;
  margin-top: 20px;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: space-between;
}
.features ul{
  display: flex;
}
.features ul li{
  margin: 0 5px;
  height: 47px;
  width: 47px;
  display: flex;
  cursor: pointer;
  color: #5372F0;
  list-style: none;
  border-radius: 50%;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: center;
  border: 2px solid #5372F0;
  transition: all 0.3s ease;
}
.features ul li:first-child{
  margin-left: 0;
}
ul li:is(:hover, .active){
  color: #fff;
  background: #5372F0;
}
ul .speech.active{
  pointer-events: none;
}
.buttons button{
  border: none;
  color: #fff;
  outline: none;
  font-size: 16px;
  cursor: pointer;
  padding: 13px 22px;
  border-radius: 30px;
  background: #5372F0;
}
.buttons button.loading{
  opacity: 0.7;
  pointer-events: none;
}

Last, create a JavaScript file with the name of script.js and paste the given codes in your JavaScript file. Remember, you’ve to create a file with .js extension.

const quoteText = document.querySelector(".quote"),
quoteBtn = document.querySelector("button"),
authorName = document.querySelector(".name"),
speechBtn = document.querySelector(".speech"),
copyBtn = document.querySelector(".copy"),
twitterBtn = document.querySelector(".twitter"),
synth = speechSynthesis;

function randomQuote(){
    quoteBtn.classList.add("loading");
    quoteBtn.innerText = "Loading Quote...";
    fetch("http://api.quotable.io/random").then(response => response.json()).then(result => {
        quoteText.innerText = result.content;
        authorName.innerText = result.author;
        quoteBtn.classList.remove("loading");
        quoteBtn.innerText = "New Quote";
    });
}

speechBtn.addEventListener("click", ()=>{
    if(!quoteBtn.classList.contains("loading")){
        let utterance = new SpeechSynthesisUtterance(`${quoteText.innerText} by ${authorName.innerText}`);
        synth.speak(utterance);
        setInterval(()=>{
            !synth.speaking ? speechBtn.classList.remove("active") : speechBtn.classList.add("active");
        }, 10);
    }
});

copyBtn.addEventListener("click", ()=>{
    navigator.clipboard.writeText(quoteText.innerText);
});

twitterBtn.addEventListener("click", ()=>{
    let tweetUrl = `https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?url=${quoteText.innerText}`;
    window.open(tweetUrl, "_blank");
});

quoteBtn.addEventListener("click", randomQuote);

That’s all, now you’ve successfully built a Random Quote Generator in HTML CSS & JavaScript. If your code doesn’t work or you’ve faced any problem, please download the source code files from the given download button. It’s free and a .zip file will be downloaded then you’ve to extract it.

 

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21 COMMENTS

  1. hi sir,
    I’m having some issues while fetching the API.
    when I run your code in my local system. It works fine but when I uploaded in my website it is unable to load new quotes.

    please help me sir..

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