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JavaScript React Basics (2018) First Steps in React Render an Element

Hi, I am trying to see the output in a browser. Guil is using localhost:8000. I have tried this and nothing renders.

I also try to view the output by viewing the file path file:///Users/sebgates/react/index.html - Still nothing. When I used http server in another course, I ran the project on localhost:3000. We did not set up http server in this course. I also tried tutorials here: https://reactjs.org/docs/getting-started.html and they worked by viewing the file path in a browser - so I can render React components using tutorials on https://reactjs.org using a CDN. Am I missing something obvious?

5 Answers

Jaime Serradell
Jaime Serradell
3,350 Points

Mac: in the terminal you have to place into the scoreboard folder and then write "python -m SimpleHTTPServer". After this, you can access by localhost:8000 on google chrome. Hope I helped you

You can install an npm http server to view on a browser. run the install while on the path of your project file and you should be good to go. see link below on how to download the http server. This server will listen on port 8080. https://www.npmjs.com/package/http-server

Can you post some code examples on how you did it? A lot of us are struggling with this.

Jelena Feliciano
Jelena Feliciano
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 12,729 Points

this worked for me after installing npm install --global http-server in the terminal I was able to use npx http-server I didn't add a path because I was already accessing the file path in the terminal. I was brought to index of page that included a link with the name of my file and when clicked I was able to see the app in the browser.

Also was able to see the app in the browser by copying the index path in the browser but wanted to try out the http-server. Hope this helps

it doesn't working with me nothing shown I'm using windows 10

(MAC user with test server using python3) Use install of localhost.8000.

9,596 Points

on Mac I installed live-server ( i have npm installed )

npm install -g live-server

I start live server pointed to project folder

live-server scoreboard

and I checked that I had an error in console with something with my JS code, and after I fixed it the site had rendered.