When making a backbone project the first and foremost thing to focus on in my view is the Model of a project. However once I have a Model that is in good shape there is a desire to make a front end in order to view some of that data in the state of that Model, and of course interact with that Model. That is to make a View to view and work with a Model.
To make a view in backbone it will involve using the extend method of Backbone.View, as such this post will give a quick example of that to get things started.
It is advised to learn a thing or two about Models, before progressing on to Views. I have wrote a post on Models in backbone that should help you get up to speed with that before hand if you have not done so.
For a simple hello World of Backbone.View.extend I put together a simple view that works with an unordered list element. So I will want the following html. Typically I will want some kind of Model first, but for this demo I will just work with getting some text from li elements that are clicked.
A View constructor can be created by calling Backbone.View.extend, and passing it an Object containing properties, and methods that will be used in the view.