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Live Server Extension in Visual Studio Code - Best Practices and Setup - #22

Published: July 06, 2020 | DevDrawer

Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
13:40 minutes

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If you need a quick way to develop code without saving and refreshing constantly, install the Live Server extension in the VS Code Marketplace. It is free and helps create a local development server with live reloading.

This extension works wonders with speeding up your development process and I use it every day. Forget saving and reloading the page after every change...install this extension, set it up, and forget it. Live Server makes your life easier and it's free.

0:00 Intro

01:10 Install Live Server Extension

02:50 Create A Live Website

03:48 Setup Autosave in VS Code

04:17 First Test

04:52 Adding Bootstrap

07:38 Turn Off Live Server

10:42 View for Mobile

12:08 Upcoming - Python and SammyJS

Applications Used

Visual Studio Code v1.43:

Live Server Extension v5.6.1:

Computer Hardware:

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Samsung 500GB External SSD: (Amazon)

Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe: (Amazon)

Rosewill Hive-750S R750W PSU: (Amazon)

Phanteks Eclipse Tempered Glass Case: (Amazon)

MSI Arsenal Gaming AMD Ryzen Motherboard: (Amazon)

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LG 34UM69G-B 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor: (Amazon)

Corsair 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 Memory: (Amazon)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor: (Amazon)

Dell XPS 15 9500 15.6" Laptop / Windows: (Amazon)

Lenovo ThinkPad T15 15.6" Laptop / Linux: (Amazon)


Fujifilm X-T3: (Amazon)

Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4: (Amazon)


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