Load Existing Projects

You have access to all of your projects in GitHub. Frontend Creator will cache your loaded projects for speed and performance. If there is an existing project you wish to load, click on the open-folder icon.

We are currently using Azure Functions to host our serverless API. The first time using a function can take a second, but once awake it runs fast!

Projects screen

You will be presented with all of your repositories from GitHub. This includes both public and private as well as any repositories that have been added as a collaborator.

You will see repositories where you are a collaborator with their user or organization as the first part followed by a forward slash (/) and the repository name following.

Select any project you want to work on.

Projects screen

In this case, we selected the frontend-creator/contact-manager project.

You may find that you need to adjust the splitter so that the project name does not wrap.

Here is a look at the tree after we expand the root.

Projects screen

Click on the app.html file to load it.

Projects screen

Project Preview

It is possible to preview your changes using either eye icon or the play icon from the Navigation Panel.

Click on the eye icon to Preview your project vertically.

You will need to configure your project in GitHub to allow for GitHub Pages. If you would like this to be automatic, please email [email protected] so that we can request it to be added on GitHub's internal feature request list.

Once you have GitHub Pages setup for your repository, you should see the following:

Projects screen

Click on the eye icon again to Preview your project horizontally.

Projects screen

Click on the play icon to launch your application in a separate browser tab

Projects screen


You must save any changes in order for them to be reflected in the Preview window.

Markdown Preview

Being able to preview your application is a necessary feature but so is being able to preview your Markdown as you author it. Whenever you open a Markdown file, you are able to preview it exactly as your users would see it.

Click on the readme.md file to load it.

Projects screen

Click on the eye icon to Preview your markdown.

Projects screen

You made need to ensure that your browser is wide enough to display both the editor and the Preview.

Click on the eye icon again to Preview markdown vertically.

Projects screen

Congratulations! You have successfuly loaded an existing project.

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