Create a Storybook Sandbox (Starter project)


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To start, we’re going to spin up an isolated Storybook project.

In a terminal, run the command npx [email protected] sandbox.

Most lessons should work in any version of Storybook 7. But the specifics may be slightly different.

A Storybook sandbox is a ready-to-code environment composed of a UI library, language, builder, and framework.

  • There are a number of supported frameworks
  • We’ll be using React Vite | JavaScript for thi course

I’ll use React/JavaScript/Vite for this course.

But you don’t have to use React. Choose the one that best suits your fancy. The lessons in this course are intended to work across all Storybook sandboxes.

This may take a minute or two to install.

Once it’s done, cd into the directory and run yarn install.

After nistall:

  • Open the directory in your favorite editor
  • And run yarn storybook to kick off the Storybook server.

Storybook Sandboxes initialize with sample stories. We’ll use these files to learn about Storybook UI. Then we’ll re-write them from scratch.

For now, I just want you to locate them.

In the file explorer, look for a /stories directory. In my React—Vite sandbox, that directory is src/stories. If you chose a different sandbox, the stories may be in a different parent directory.

Open a the primary button story in both the code editor and browser panels. Make a modifacation to the text to see an immediate change in Storybook.

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Now we’re set up with your first Storybook sandbox!