WebStorm 9.0.0 Web Help

During project creation, WebStorm can generate a project stub for developing Web applications. The project structure is set up and some sources are generated based on external templates and frameworks downloaded upon your request.

WebStorm generates project stubs based on the following templates:

On this page:

Generating a HTML5 Boilerplate, Twitter Bootstrap, or Foundation application stub
  1. Choose File | New Project on the main menu or click the New Project button on the Welcome screen.
  2. In the Create New Project dialog box that opens, specify the project name and location.
  3. Choose the template to use depending on your preferences and the functionality to be implemented in your application. From the Project type drop-down list, choose one of the following items:
    • HTML5 Boilerplate: choose this option to use the HTML5 Boilerplate template. This is a starting project template that can be easily adapted to your needs.
    • Twitter Bootstrap: choose this option to use the Twitter Bootstrap template, which is an elaborate modular toolkit with rich HTML, CSS, and JavaScript support.
    • Foundation: choose this option to use the Foundation framework.
  4. Click OK, when ready.
  5. In the dialog box, that opens, choose the template version to use and click the Create button.
Generating a Node Boilerplate application stub
  1. Choose File | New Project on the main menu or click the New Project button on the Welcome screen.
  2. In the Create New Project dialog box that opens, specify the project name and location.
  3. From the Project type drop-down list, choose Node.js Boilerplate and click OK.
  4. In the Node.js Boilerplate dialog box, that opens, choose the branch in the GitHub repository where the relevant version of the template lives. By default, the master branch is used.
Generating a Node.js Express application stub
  1. Choose File | New Project on the main menu or click the New Project button on the Welcome screen.
  2. In the Create New Project dialog box that opens, specify the project name and location.
  3. From the Project type drop-down list, choose Node.js Express App and click OK.
  4. In the Express App Project Settings dialog box, that opens, specify the following:
    • The location of the Node.js executable file node.exe.
    • The location of the Node.js package manager file npm.cmd.
    • To have Express sessions supported, select the Add session support check box.
    • Specify the Express template engine to use. From the Template engine drop-down list, choose one of the following:
      • Jade - haml.js successor.
      • EJS - embedded JavaScript.
    • Specify the CSS engine to use. From the CSS engine drop-down list, choose one of the following:
  5. Click OK, when ready. WebStorm launches the Express Project Generator tool that downloads all the required data, sets up the project structure, and opens the project either in the current window or in a new one, depending on your choice.
Generating a Dart application stub
  1. Choose File | New Project on the main menu or click the New Project button on the Welcome screen.
  2. In the Create New Project dialog box that opens, specify the project name and location.
  3. From the Project type drop-down list, choose one of the following:
    • Choose Dart Web Application if you are going to develop a client-side Dart application.
    • Choose Dart Command Line Application for developing a server-side or a client-side application, provided that you are going to run, debug, and test it in the command line mode, that is, without deploying and running it on the server or in the browser and with the output shown in the console.
  4. In the Dart dialog box that opens, specify the paths to the Dart SDK and to the Dartium executable file. WebStorm detects and displays the Dart version. If the SDK was downloaded within the Dart Editor Bundle, the path to Dartium is also detected and filled in automatically.
Generating a Meteor application stub
  1. Choose File | New Project on the main menu or click the New Project button on the Welcome screen.
  2. In the Create New Project dialog box that opens, specify the project name and location.
  3. From the Project type drop-down list, choose Meteor JS App and click OK.
  4. In the Meteor JS App dialog box, that opens, specify the location of the Meteor executable file (see Installing Meteor, and choose the sample to generate from the Project Template drop-down list. To have a simple project structure generated, choose the Default option.

When you click OK, %product generates a skeleton of a Meteor application, including an HTML file, a JavaScript file, a CSS file, and a .meteor folder with subfolders. The .meteor/local folder, which is intended for storing the built application, is automatically marked as excluded and is not involved in indexing.

WebStorm also automatically attaches the predefined Meteor library to the project, thus enabling syntax highlighting, resolving references, and code completion. See Configuring JavaScript Libraries for details.

Meteor uses Spacebars templates that are an extension of the Handlebars/Mustache templates. WebStorm recognizes Spacebars templates, but as a side effect marks HTML files in Meteor projects with the Handlebars/Mustache icon fileTypeHandlebars.

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