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Getting started

Creating a project

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The easiest way to start building a SvelteKit app is to run npm create:

npm create svelte@latest my-app
cd my-app
npm install
npm run dev

The first command will scaffold a new project in the my-app directory asking you if you'd like to set up some basic tooling such as TypeScript. See integrations for pointers on setting up additional tooling. The subsequent commands will then install its dependencies and start a server on localhost:5173.

There are two basic concepts:

  • Each page of your app is a Svelte component
  • You create pages by adding files to the src/routes directory of your project. These will be server-rendered so that a user's first visit to your app is as fast as possible, then a client-side app takes over

Try editing the files to get a feel for how everything works.

Editor setup

We recommend using Visual Studio Code (aka VS Code) with the Svelte extension, but support also exists for numerous other editors.