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CSS3 Master Class

Hey, I've been working on this project, but I have no idea how to add things to a web directory.. or where to even get one. The guy in the video just jumps right into it without even saying what a web directory is or how I can use one, or where I can get me own..

I really need help on using a web directory of my own, so I can actually view the project.


4 Answers

Ok, I've skimmed the first few videos a bit and noticed that he's using "localhost" in his web address. This means he has a web server running on his computer. Something like apache. His Web folder is probably how his is setup. He has to put his files there so that they show up on "localhost".

By comparison, I installed XAMPP on my computer to get started on the php/mysql courses here and it creates an "htdocs" folder which is where I have to put my website files if I want to view them at "localhost" in my browser.

Perhaps this workshop assumes you already know this.

As far as I can tell, this master class only uses html, css, javascript so it's not strictly necessary.for you to have a web server setup like he has. You're not processing any server side code like php.

You should be able to follow along with this in the same way you did the portfolio project. Put your website files in a folder of your choosing and point your browser to the html file.

You can develop locally on your own computer. You really just need a folder on your computer where you're going to keep your website files and then save all your files to that folder.

If you're just starting out then you may want to take a step back and try completing one of the project based website courses.

Either "How to make a website" or "Build a Simple Website"

I completed the portfolio website project very quickly. I've had HTML/CSS classes outside of Treehouse, too. I was just really confused by how he was hosting the files on the CSS Master Class.

Thank you for your answer! I hope this helps out!

Thank you! You helped out so much! I really appreciate the help! = )

You're welcome.