Angular routing guide: How to optimize app navigation

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Angular is one of the most popular front-end frameworks, with 30% of developers preferring it for their projects. Angular is especially useful for large scale projects with many different views and components. By Ryan Thelin.

The key to making these large scale projects engaging is a logical navigation structure that allows users to easily explore and revisit pages. Thankfully, Angular’s routing functionality makes optimizing navigation simple.

Today, we’ll learn more about Angular Router’s capabilities and help you make a fully navigable app. In this article author will cover:

  • What is Angular Router
  • What are wildcard routes
  • Child routes
  • The RouterLink Directive
  • Adding ActiveLink Styles
  • Lazy loading modules
  • What to learn next

The Angular Router is an importable package built-in to Angular 2+ by default. It’s used to build Single Page Applications with multiple views that can be navigated by URL, known as “routing”. Routing is the key to keep users engaging with your app, especially for large applications. However, it’s just one part of making an excellent Angular app. You will also get links to further reading, code to follow examples and charts explaining some concepts. Good read!

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