instant-server

instant development server with live-reload support

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Spawn a http server in the current directory that instantly notifies all connected devices as soon as a HTML, CSS, or JavaScript file is modified.

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Installation

$ npm install -g instant-server

Usage

$ instant <port>

If the port is omitted a free random port is used and http://localhost:<random-port> is opened in the default browser.

Features

  • Supports all major browsers including Android 2 and IE6
  • No browser plugin required
  • No need to add extra script tags to your HTML pages
  • Incremental CSS updates (no page reload)
  • Uses the instant middleware under the hood

License

MIT

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