Frontend development

The easiest and fastest way for frontend development with Frontastic is to use the staging environment of your project as the backend. You'll need to install the Frontastic CLIFrontastic CLI - Our Commandline Interface (CLI) that you can use for frontend development..

Follow the instructions on the Frontastic CLI to get started with development in no time.

Once you've got the Frontastic CLIFrontastic CLI - Our Commandline Interface (CLI) that you can use for frontend development. running, you can open the URL for your project locally and you'll be able to see the very 1st version of your site. Your URL should be yourprojectname_customername.frontastic.io.local, for example, myfirstproject_bestcustomer.frontastic.io.local.

Then you can start developing locally on your preferred IDE. What you start with is totally up to you but it may be easiest to start with our starter componentsstarter components - Frontastic components that come with each Frontastic project can be copied into your own project to use. Known in code as `boost theme`. or creating a basic Frontastic componentFrontastic component - A customizable building block that's used together with other components to create a commerce site. Known as `tastic` for short in code.. See the Using Frontastic starter components and the Using Frontastic components for get started.

There are some cases where you don't want to use staging for frontend development, so you can use a Frontastic sandboxFrontastic sandbox - A virtual machine hosted in the cloud that you can use for backend and some frontend development. They're provisioned from the developer area of the Frontastic studio.. Find out more about sandboxes in the Frontastic sandboxes in the Frontastic studio and the Bringing up a Frontastic sandbox articles.


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