Windows Install Guide

Source files

You should have recieved a zip folder.

Extract the zip folder by right-clicking the folder and press Extract All...

Select a destination to extract the files or leave it as it is and press Extract

In the unzipped folder, you will see the following kind of structure. Not all files are always there but you should at least see the folder src and the files: package.json and README.txt

Using a Command Line tool

To use the framework, we need a Command Line tool.

The command line is a text interface for your computer. It's a program that takes in commands, which it passes on to the computer's operating system to run. From the command line, you can navigate through files and folders on your computer, just as you would with Windows Explorer on Windows or Finder on Mac OS. The default tool on Windows 10 is PowerShell nowadays, but you can also use another Command Line Tool like Command Prompt or Terminal on Mac OS.

To use a Command Line tool in Windows. On your keyboard, press Shift and right-click on the unzipped folder. Click Open PowerShell window here.

You should now see a screen showing the path of the folder. Now we know that every command we type will be executed in that folder.

Install NodeJS

Whether you installed NodeJS or not, it is best to install it again to be sure you have it updated to the latest version.

To run the framework you need NPM and NodeJS running on your computer. Npm is distributed with Node.js- which means that when you download Node.js, you automatically get npm installed on your computer.

Install the Recommended For Most Users" NodeJS version here" by clicking on the left green button: https://nodejs.org/

After downloading, open the downloaded file. Accept the terms in the License Agreement and just press "Next", "Next", "Next" without changing any options. At the point of installation, maybe, Windows will ask you "Do you want the app to make changes on your device?". Press "Yes" to do so.

To see if NodeJS has been correctly installed, click on the Finish button.

Go to your Command Line tool again by pressing on your keyboard Shift + Right-click on the unzipped folder and type in:

node -v

You should see a version number appearing just as above v12.16.2 which means you have NodeJS (and NPM) on your computer.

You can now continue with the Adjust a Banner step by step page and start using the framework.