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Moved from the Creative Cloud to the Edge Inspect forum. They will be able to help you here.
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- Does Edge Inspect work for you when you are inspecting public sites like http://www.yahoo.com or http://cnn.com ?
- Can you view your local website in Chrome on your computer?
The answers to those questions will give me more info about what you're stuck on and I'll be able to help further.
Hi, Edge Inspect works fine for me on public sites and I can also view my local website in Chrome. I just have no understanding of how to create a local host with MAMP and my IP address..
Are you viewing your site using a localhost address... e.g. http://localhost/mysite/index.html ? If not, you need to get that set up. That means you've got to move your website to your local web root. If you installed WAMP with the default options, your webroot would be c:\wamp\www on Windows. The WAMP menu should have an option to open that folder. You should "Start all services" in WAMP and be able to view your site via a localhost URL once it's in that folder.
Once you are addressing your site via a localhost URL in Chrome, in WAMP you should choose the "Put Online" option to make your website available to other computers/devices and then be able to see the site on your devices in Edge Inspect.
Hope this helps,
Could you please tell me how to go about getting my localhost adress? Im not sure what you mean by moving my site to my local web root. I usually preview my site from my editor into the browser with an address like this:
I'm currently using MAMP, I'm using a mac, and it appears that WAMP is only for windows?
OK OK...I think I have this figured out. I did a lil stack overflowing and realized that my localhost name is located in system preferences -> sharing. Through this, I enabled web sharing and am now pulling files into my sites folder located at users -> "home icon name."
But, I have to ask..is there a simpler way to acccess my files instead of dragging them into the sites folder? I know the answer is right in front of my face...and thank you for your help!!!
Cool. Sorry for the confusion about MAMP and WAMP. I was in a hurry responding and trying to get some code checked in and didn't pay close enough attention. They're basically the same thing, but there are some differences.
To answer this question, no, there's really no alternative to dragging the files into your sites folder, unless you work on the files directly in there.
Anyway, if you've got things set up correctly with your server, you should be able to access your local site now with a localhost URL like: http://localhost/mysite/index.html or whatever your path and file names are. You can use your computer name given in the Sharing dialog as well, but it's likely to be a little more complicated to type in since I think it will contain your IP address.
Regardless, cnce you've got your site showing properly in Chrome without using a file:/// url, then you should be able to view the site on devices using Edge Inspect.
Let me know if you have any more questions or if you've got it all working,
Everything's looking golden so far...thanks so much for your help, Mark!!
I'm having similar issues. I have MAMP installed and working fine. I access my localhost using localhost/foldername
I can test fine on my mac for localhost directory files and the edge inspect works fine with online domains like yahoo.com etc...it's just not working for my local files
- Can you post a screenshot of what you see on the device when you try to preview a localhost site?
- Look at the MAMP menu items and look for an option "Put Online", select that if you see it, and try again.
- Try turning off any software firewalls on your computer or hardware firewalls on your router and see if that makes a difference.
- Open up the native browser on your device and type in the URL to your localhost site, but replace "localhost" with the IP address of your mac. You can find the IP address at the top of the Edge Inspect dialog in Chrome. What exactly do you see when you do that?