Installing & Setting Up Remake

Install Node.js

Go to the main website for Node.js, download the installer, and run it.

👉 Node.js Website

Create your first Remake project

After you're done installing Node, you'll be able to create a Remake app.

Node comes with a command line program called npx, which lets you run packages in your terminal.

Open your terminal and run this command to create a new app:

npx remake create my-app

You can change the "my-app" part to whatever you want your app to be called.

You'll be given the option to install an empty app or a Kanban app. I'd recommend starting with the Kanban, so you can see how Remake works up close.

Change into your app's directory after the app is finished being created:

cd my-app

Run the dev server

In order to use and build a Remake application on your local computer, you need to run Remake's local servier.

To get the local server started, run the following command from inside your project's directory:

npm run dev

Great! Now you have a local Remake server running on your computer!

Check it out in a browser!

In a web browser, go to http://localhost:3000 to see your new Kanban starter application.


  • All of the application files are in the app/ directory.
  • When you're building a Remake app, you'll rarely have to edit a file that's outside the app/ directory.

Before moving on to the next step,

  1. Load your app in a web browser
  2. Sign up for a user account in your app

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