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What do you mean by console/terminal? There is a lot of assumed jargon here that is confusing for an absolute beginner..
I'm having trouble understanding where I enter "python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000". How do I open my "console"? Is this the same thing as the Workspace we're using here? What is the difference between a file and a directory? Also, the first sentence in the video "If you're building a website directly on your computer..." - as opposed to what? How does one do that?
This is all far too jargony for this stage of the course considering what has been covered so far, and it seems to me that this is really important, foundational practical knowledge. I feel like if I move forward from here without understanding all of this, I'll be lost in future lessons.
Steven Parker216,136 Points
The Console is the pane at the bottom-right of a workspace window. If it isn't already open, you can go to the "view" menu at the top, and select "Show Console" from the drop-down choices. You can type commands there.
A file is collection of data stored in a computer. It may contain words, picture(s), video, a program (also known as an "app"), or some combination of these.
A directory is a container for grouping files together. It can be empty, or it can contain any number of files and/or other directories.
And other than your own computer, a website might be built on someone else's computer that you pay to use. The computer that the website is created on is called a "host", and the company that owns it is called a "hosting provider" or "service provider". There are many such companies around, one that advertises heavily is "GoDaddy.".
Does that clear things up?
Miguel Ibáñez Picó1,006 Points
Having the same problem here, they are explaining html like for a baby but they tell you how to run a local server like you know what you are doing. I'm gonna skip the local server as I could not make it run with the teacher's note explanation