Part 1: Setup

First, let's do some simple setup for the scaffolding for a NFT website.

Initial Setup

Create a directory and cd into it:

mkdir nft-displayer  && cd nft-displayer

Create an index.html file:

touch index.html

Open up index.html in your favorite IDE / text editor and paste the following code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>NFT Displayer</title>
        body {
            font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
            text-align: center;
            margin: 20px;

        #image-container {
            margin-top: 20px;

    <h1>NFT Displayer</h1>
    <button onclick="fetchImage()">Load Image</button>
    <div id="image-container"></div>

        function fetchImage() {
            // Placeholder API URL
            const apiUrl = '';
            const apiKey = ''

            // Make a fetch request to the API
                .then(response => response.json())
                .then(data => {
                    // Assuming the API returns an object with an 'url' property for the image
                    const imageUrl = data.url;

                    // Display the image in the #image-container div
                    document.getElementById('image-container').innerHTML = `
                        <img src="${imageUrl}" alt="API Image">
                .catch(error => {
                    console.error('Error fetching image:', error);


This code is a simple website with a button that (upon click) fetches an image from a placeholder URL.

View the Website

There are different ways to quickly spin up a server and view your website, includingVisual Studio Code with the Live Preview extension, which allows you to quick spin up a server and view your website. Initially, it'll look something like this:

When you click "Load Image", it fetches a stock green image from an online service: json placeholder. That'll be fixed in subsequent steps.