Open the folder in a text editor program, like VSCode, to explore the structure of a default project. There are a few things to notice including the configuration YAML and folders for content, _build and public information for your site.

First, the curvenote.yml contains all of the information for your site like the title, navigation, logo and any actions in the navigation. The configuration also includes configuration about the project, which is different because you can actually have many projects in a single site (e.g. many presentations or papers that live on your website). The project in this file is the main project for the site and will contain the index material or landing pages. If you started with a paper or report instead, you can always import this into a different site in the future.

Second, the content folder includes all of the Markdown files and Jupyter Notebooks in your project. We will look at this folder more in the next section as we start to make changes. The individual content folder has a references.bib for the project, and also includes an images folder that has all images necessary for the markdown and notebook files.

The public folder contains additional static assets necessary for your site like logos, favicons, or global files to download. The public folder doesn’t contain content images, which are kept in the content folder.

The _build/web folder contains all of the information for running the local web server as well as listen to changes when you are editing the site to provide incremental updates.