What is Nuxt.JS?

Nuxt.JS is a Javascript framework for creating VueJS applications. The goal is for us to be able to create a flexible but server-side rendered application, similar to a static website like regular websites (which is good for SEO).

What is NuxtJS

Features:

  • Clear folder structure
  • Server-Side Rendering (SSR): All data is processed on the server, then from the server returns data to the client to display.
  • Client Side Rendering (CSR): mostly handled on the client.
  • Write code on .vue . files
  • Split the website into multiple pages, each page is a separate file.
  • Split layouts, components, plugins... making the code easy to maintain and reuse.

Create a new NuxtJS project:

To get started quickly, you can use create-nuxt-app .
Make sure you have installed npm:

npm init nuxt-app <project-name>
cd <project-name>
npm run dev

The application is now running on http://localhost:3000 . Well done!

Nuxt.JS project directory structure:

You can create the following extra directories, some of which have special behaviors. Only pages is required; you can delete them if you don't want to use their functionality.

  • assets: The assets directory contains your uncompiled assets such as Stylus or Sass files, images, or fonts.
  • components: The components directory contains your Vue.js components. Components make up the different parts of your page and can be reused and imported into your pages, layouts and even other components.
  • layouts: Layouts are a great help when you want to change the look and feel of your Nuxt app, whether you want to include a sidebar or have distinct layouts for mobile and desktop.
  • pages: This directory contains your application views and routes. Nuxt will read all the *.vue files inside this directory and setup Vue Router automatically.
  • plugins: The plugins directory contains JavaScript plugins that you want to run before instantiating the root Vue.js Application. This is the place to add Vue plugins and to inject functions or constants. Every time you need to use Vue.use(), you should create a file in plugins/ and add its path to plugins in nuxt.config.js.
  • static: This directory contains your static files. Each file inside this directory is mapped to /. Example: /static/robots.txt is mapped as /robots.txt.
  • store: This directory contains your Vuex store files. Creating a file in this directory automatically activates Vuex.

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