June 23, 2023

Hello! Today I am very excited to announce a thing I've been tinkering with for the past month or so. You can find it at https://livereload.net.

It's a simple online utility that enables live reloading web development for your local HTML/JS/CSS projects. It's easy to use and you don't have to install anything. Just drag your web project folder onto the window and your index page will show up. When you edit the files on your local machine they will live-reload in the browser and you'll see your changes immediately.

That is basically all there is to it. I've found live reloading to be so useful in my own development and I wanted to make it easy for anybody to get this feature without complicated command line build tooling. I discovered a browser filesystem feature that allows polling for file changes and realized I could use it for this, and so I did.

So there you have it. If you have any feedback do let me know. Enjoy!