Dropbox – How to Use and Test Websites Locally with Dropbox
Dropbox can be used to Test your Website Locally . How to use/ Test your Local Websites Online with Dropbox ? Why to test Local Website with Dropbox ?, like this there are many questions.
Answer for those Questions up there :
How to Test the Created Files associated with your Project ?
You may have set up a local Server to test files on the Computer itself, but the workflow is a little complicated for the rest of us. Steps to Test:
After writing the code in a local folder , you upload the associated files to an FTP serve r and then load those online files in a browser to test . This code-upload-test-cycle may have to repeated multiple times until the site works perfectly and as expected .
How To: Test Your Local Website with Dropbox
Simple, move your Local Development folder to the Dropbox public folder . Don’t worry about the uploading files to an FTP Server as Dropbox will do the rest for you. After changing the code in the local file, those changes get uploaded Online into Dropbox Server s immediatly, so that you can use the “ Public Link ” in Dropbox to open it and test in the Web Browser .
Dropbox can understand relative URLs and hence your associated JS and CSS files will also get picked up without you having to specify the full path .
Important Note – This method may not be used for testing PHP or non-HTML Websites. Thanks