To help you quickly start a new project based off an example, we've added the
init command into Now CLI.
To match the CLI experience on Web, we've introduced a Quick Start section at
zeit.co/new. It makes this process even easier:
At zeit.co/new, you can create a new project based on the
listed templates with just a couple of clicks.
We also automatically create a new GitHub repository for you, configured with the
Now + Github integration. If you already have our
GitHub integration installed, please accept our permission change request on
your GitHub settings page.
After the project and repository are created, a deployment is run in the background,
which you can find on the project dashboard.
Thanks to the Now + Github integration, every commit to
the repository is deployed automatically to a unique *.now.sh URL.
Previously, it took 5-10 minutes and over 10 steps for our new users to complete
the onboarding process. We're very happy to announce that we've now significantly
simplified the process, without compromising on any core step in the workflow.
Our new flow consists of 4 parts:
Basic Setup — create your basic profile, which shows on your profile page and dashboard
GitHub Integration — install Now for GitHub app (highly recommended)
Team Creation — create a ▲ZEIT team and invite others to collaborate
Project Creation — learn and work through the deployment flow
Each step utilizes a simple form to progress your account creation. In the last step,
Project, you are shown Quick Start templates which we covered earlier.
Of course, you can also choose to use Now Desktop or Now CLI to deploy from your
local code. We have very detailed instructions available in our documentation.
We strive to make our products accessible and easy to use for everyone, as
well as to provide you with a unified experience - whether on Web, CLI, or our Desktop App.
With Now Quick Start, we want to help reduce the friction in deploying your work
and making it instantly available to the world. And with the new onboarding process,
we hope to simplify the core experience for our new users and make it easier for
them to be a part of the ▲ZEIT ecosystem.
At ▲ZEIT, making Cloud Computing easy and accessible for everyone has been
our mission since the first day.
Along the journey, we are lucky to have made a set of fantastic friends from the
community, who volunteered to help us test, and provided us with valuable early
feedback. Friends, please accept our sincere thank you!
If you're using Now or Next.js in your projects, and would like to receive
exclusive, early access to new features, resources and tips, please
reach out to us. Your early feedback in our design and development phase will
help us serve you better!