Views

Nuxt provides several component layers to implement the user interface of your application.

app.vue

The app.vue file is the entry point of your application

By default, Nuxt will treat this file as the entrypoint and render its content for every route of the application.

app.vue
<template>
  <div>
   <h1>Welcome to the homepage</h1>
  </div>
</template>
If you are familiar with Vue, you might wonder where main.js is (the file is that normally creates a Vue app). Nuxt does this behind the scene.

Components

Components are reusable pieces of UI

Most components are reusable pieces of the user interface, like buttons and menus. In Nuxt, you can create these components in the components/ directory, and they will be automatically available across your application without having to explicitly import them.

App.vue
<template>
  <div>
    <h1>Welcome to the homepage</h1>
    <AppAlert>
      This is an auto-imported component.
    </AppAlert>
  </div>
</template>
components/AppAlert.vue
<template>
  <span>
    <slot />
  </span>
</template>

Pages

Pages are views tied to a specific route

Pages represent views use for each specific route pattern. Every file in the pages/ directory represents a different route displaying its content.

To use pages, create pages/index.vue file and add <NuxtPage /> component to the app.vue (or remove app.vue for default entry). You can now create more pages and their corresponding routes by adding new files in the pages/ directory.

pages/index.vue
<template>
  <div>
   <h1>Welcome to the homepage</h1>
    <AppAlert>
      This is an auto-imported component
    </AppAlert>
  </div>
</template>
pages/about.vue
<template>
  <section>
    <p>This page will be displayed at the /about route.</p>
  </section>
</template>
You will learn more about pages in the Routing section

Layouts

Layouts are wrapper around pages

Layouts are wrappers around pages that contain a common User Interface for several pages, such as a header and footer display. Layouts are Vue files using <slot /> components to display the page content. The layouts/default.vue file will be used by default. Custom layouts can be set as part of your page metadata.

If you only have a single layout in your application, we recommend using app.vue with the <NuxtPage /> component instead.
layouts/default.vue
<template>
  <div>
    <AppHeader />
      <slot />
    <AppFooter />
  </div>
</template>
pages/index.vue
<template>
  <div>
   <h1>Welcome to the homepage</h1>
    <AppAlert>
      This is an auto-imported component
    </AppAlert>
  </div>
</template>
pages/about.vue
<template>
  <section>
    <p>This page will be displayed at the /about route.</p>
  </section>
</template>

If you want to create more layouts and learn how to use them in your pages, find more information in the Layouts section .

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