Exporting Storybook as a Static App

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Storybook gives a great developer experience with its dev time features, like instance change updates via Webpack’s HMR.

But Storybook is also a tool you can use to showcase your components to others. Demos of React Native Web and React Dates are a good example for that.

For that, Storybook comes with a tool to export your storybook into a static web app. Then you can deploy it to GitHub pages or any static hosting service.

Simply add the following NPM script:

  "scripts": {
    "storybook": "build-storybook -c .storybook -o .out"

Then run npm run storybook.

This will build the storybook configured in the Storybook directory into a static web app and place it inside the .out directory. Now you can deploy the content in the .out directory wherever you want.

To test it locally, simply run the following commands with Python HTTP Server:

cd .out
python -m SimpleHTTPServer

or Node HTTP Server:

npm install http-server -g
cd .out

Deploying to GitHub Pages

Additionally, you can deploy Storybook directly into GitHub pages with our storybook-deployer tool.

Or, you can simply export your storybook into the docs directory and use it as the root for GitHub pages. Have a look at this guide for more information.