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Angela Montgomery
Angela Montgomery
2,759 Points

Help using atom for the first time.

Ok so I have taken some HTML and CSS courses and now they say I should practice what I have learned. Atom in itself has a learning curve for anyone that's never coded before so I'm kinda lost right now. I can't even figure out how to preview my code in Atom. I even installed a preview in browser package but nothing happens in chrome, just another tab opens up in Atom for HTML. I'm so confused. I even looked up tutorials but I still don't see something basic like this.

2 Answers

Angie Clark
Angie Clark
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 19,986 Points

I use a package called Atom-live-server to preview my work. Once I have my project open then i click packages then atom live server then start. Not sure but when you download it you may have to restart atom before it shows up in the packages list. I think atom comes with or another simple preview package is called.. preview HTML. It opens the preview in another tab in atom. This one is good for simple stuff but doesn't always work on more complicated projects. Also for this one you need to click on the html document and have your cursor in the document for it to give the preview correctly. Good job getting started early in atom. Using a text editor is the best way to get familiar with it.

Rixa Gregory
Rixa Gregory
18,633 Points

i am pretty new to it too i have just written code in atom saved it then opened the saved file in an internet browser then go back into atom and add some more code then refresh the browser.