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Starting a simple web server from any directory on your computer.

Hi How do I open my terminal or console? And how does the server work?

2 Answers

Daniel Macleod
Daniel Macleod
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Hi Tatenda, Hope you're well.

It might be worth checking out the Console Foundations course first. But if you are happy to go ahead, maybe this will help:

Mac: Terminal is found in Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal.

Windows: Terminal is found in Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal.

I use Node's 'live-server' which you can check out here.

If you already have Node installed, you can just type npm install -g live-server into the terminal.
Once installed, navigate into the project you are working on and type live-server.

This will serve your webpage to your default browser so that you may edit your project in real time.
Every time you save your document, the changes will be reflected in the browser.

I hope this helps.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Cheers,
Dan :metal:

On Windows 10(after updates) activate the developer settings to get terminal. See this link on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts3Je2jeK0c