Download project features for basic webpage projejcts


#1

I teach undergraduate courses in basic web development – mostly html and CSS and occasionally some javaScript. I’ve been using Glitch for the past semester and really like it – the students like it a lot, too.

I’ve seen several posts about linking to files in the assets folder, and I just wanted to add a new use case related to that request. I’d really like for students to be able to link to images, for example, in a way that resembles (to some extent) a real workflow. I know there’s the asset-lib solution, but the other issue I’m thinking about is having students download their projects to work locally – I feel like for my students, that would cause more confusion than it’s worth.

I know my use case is a little specific, especially because my students are at a very introductory level – but the platform has been so good for teaching with, I’d really like to find a solution. If anyone has ideas that might make things easier under the current system, I’d love to hear them.


#2

Thanks for the suggestion. You can reference assets you have stored locally, the problem with that is getting them there. Currently you’d have to wget url_to_asset where url_to_asset is the copied URL of the asset uploaded to the assets folder in the editor, which I’m guessing wouldn’t meet your ‘real workflow’ requirement?


#3

Thanks – that gets me closer, I think. I can see uploading some placeholder images for students before they start editing and remixing the project – having them wget their own is going to be too much. But I like that this preserves the folder structure when they download the project.

Is there any way to make those images visible in the file tree?


#4

Yeah, that sounds like a plan. Sadly not - binary files are hidden from the editor.