Step 1: Setting up the HTML Structure:
First, let’s create the basic HTML structure for our budget tracker. Open your text editor and create a new HTML file. Inside the <body> tag, add an <h1> element with a title for your budget tracker and create a container <div> to hold the budget inputs and expenses list.
Step 2: Styling the Budget Tracker:
Use CSS to style your budget tracker and make it visually appealing. You can use CSS frameworks like Bootstrap or write custom CSS code. Apply some styling to the title, input fields, buttons, and expenses list to make them easy to navigate and understand.
Step 4: Handling User Input:
Next, add event listeners to the “Add Expense” button to capture the user’s input. When the button is clicked, retrieve the values entered in the input fields and store them in variables. Validate the input to ensure that the required fields are filled, and the entered values are of the correct format.
Step 5: Storing Data in Local Storage:
Step 6: Retrieving and Displaying Expenses:
Step 7: Calculating Total Expenses:
To keep track of your spending, implement a function that calculates the total expenses from the stored data. Iterate through the expenses array, extract the expense amounts, and sum them up. Display the total on the budget tracker interface.
Step 8: Updating and Removing Expenses:
Allow users to update or remove expenses from the tracker. Create event listeners for the update and remove buttons associated with each expense item. When the user clicks the update button, populate the input fields with the expense details, and allow them to edit and save the changes. To remove an expense, simply delete the corresponding object from the expenses array and update the local storage accordingly.