These instructions show how to use Visual Studio Code with the Live Server extension, and a starter project on GitHub.
The newer, simpler instructions use my P5 Server extension.
These instructions are also available, with additional screen shots, as a Google Slide presentation.
Install Visual Studio Code. If you do not already have Visual Studio Code installed, download it
Launch Visual Studio Code
Enable Auto Save
Verify that File > Auto Save is enabled
Install Live Server
① Open the Extensions panel. ② Search for the “Live Server” extension. ③ Click “Install”.
Configure additional settings. The instructions in the accompanying slide presentation specify how to configure Visual Studio Code to format code whenever you save it, and to disable some of the more annoying autocomplete suggestions.
This opens the code in Chrome (or your default browser).