Might be useful to add https://glitch.com/edit/#!/static-start or something similar to “hello world” / “building blocks”.
Thanks, you read our minds! We’re currently working on a few ways to make starting static sites easier.
You can also use Python to be able to keep your
package.json (so you can install dependencies) and serve the site statically: https://glitch.com/edit/#!/python-static-site
Feels like https://www.npmjs.com/package/http-server would be a better option. SimpleHTTPServer’s single threaded blocking nature can create a load of weird behaviours and bugs.
@jaffathecake you are absolutely right. I created the project for testing only. Regarding
http-server it is a great solution!
For a static site, you don’t need a package.json file at all, it will fallback to using local-web-server without it (https://glitch.com/faq#server)
@Gareth I know that if I remove
package.json my project becomes a static site (launched through
local-web-server). But I wanted to keep my
package.json in order to be able to install some dependencies to my static site (like lodash), and even be able to build my site using
post-install for an angular or babel site.
Btw, I’m also aware I could add dependencies to my static site through https://unpkg.com, but I wanted to add some through