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HTML How to Make a Website HTML First Create the Content Containers

Felix van Dijk
Felix van Dijk
1,666 Points

Preview shows "Index of / " when I run my site.

Hello.

When I preview my site out of workspaces it does not launch the site, it opens the new window and shows "Index of / " instead of my site. What could this be as the code I wrote is like Nick's.

Hope you can help. Felix

3 Answers

Felix van Dijk
Felix van Dijk
1,666 Points

Hi Guys. Thanks for the feedback. Turns out it was very basic; my index.html filename was typed with a capital "I". Once corrected it was all good. Thanks

Most likely you need to move your index.html file up one so it is even with the other folders. If this is all within workspaces then take a snapshot by clicking the camera in the upper right and sharing that link with us.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,233 Points

:point_right: The server is not recognizing your page.

As an alternative, it is displaying the contents of top-level folder instead. Do you see index.html listed in the contents?

This might be happening because your code is in an unexpected location, as Philip suggested. It could also be that the file name you used is not one the server will use by default. Or, it could be something even simpler — perhaps you are creating the file for the first time and you simply forgot to save it before launching the preview.

Make sure your file is named correctly (you most likely would call it index.html), located in the top-level directory, has been saved with the menu or the control-S shortcut, and then re-launch the preview and refresh your browser.