The first thing I do with a new app is to create a new git branch to work on so I'm not pushing to main. I never know what I'm going to do first, so I just call it "first". Yes, I know that's basic of me. Type the following into your terminal:
git checkout -b first or
git checkout -b whateveryouwannacallit.
Ok, so you've checked out a new branch called first. Once you're ready to make your initial push of the branch first to git, make sure you use the command
git push -u origin first. The added
u sets up tracking information so that during future pushes, you can do git pull without having to specify the remote or the branch.
There's a bunch of files in your automatically-created new app that you don't necessarily need. Some people delete them but I just move them to a new folder I create called "DELETE" juuuuust in case I need them at some point down the road. They include the following:
- React-Bootstrap makes it super easy to build screen layouts with their Grid System of Containers, Rows, and Columns. It also has a ton of components for common UI widgets like Alerts, Breadcrumbs, Buttons, Forms, Modals, Navbars, and on and on. Install it with
npm install react-bootstrap firstname.lastname@example.org
- React Router Dom makes it easy to create static and dynamic (and bookmarkable) pages. Install it with
npm install react-router-dom
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