I'm looking for an HTTP server that can be invoked from the command line for
localhost. I want it to be able to watch static html and css files for changes and reload the page viewed in a browser when changes are noticed.
I've found a number of
nodejs packages filling this task, but many of them don't work well. Here are the
nodejs packages I tried:
live-serveris doing it good for the default
index.htmlpages. If I want to watch an HTML page which is not
default.html, I don't see the browser actually updates.
fast-live-reloadperhaps is not suited for static web pages and only for web applications of some sort.
livereloadjust doesn't work at all, perhaps it is not suited for static web pages and only for web applications as well
nginxis an overkill.
webpack-dev-server seems like is good choice only for people who work with the webpack JS framework. I tried it with
webpack-dev-server . and it gives me the following errors:
ERROR in multi (webpack)-dev-server/client?http://localhost:8080 ./ Module not found: Error: Can't resolve '/home/doron/repos/mathrills.com/' in '/home/doron/repos/mathrills.com' @ multi (webpack)-dev-server/client?http://localhost:8080 ./ webpack: Failed to compile
While searching the internet, it seemed that most of these packages are not meant for static and plain HTML and CSS web pages. I'm not a web applications developer. I just want to write plain HTML and CSS and that's all.