How to Load Static Files (CSS, Images, etc) in Go

Published on Jan 31, 2020

Today, we’re going to learn how to load static files in Go. We’ll access to CSS & image from our application.

Table of Contents

  1. Project Structure
  2. Load Files

Project Structure

This is our project’s folder structure:

  • project
    • assets
      • css
        • styles.css
      • images
        • logo.png
    • main.go

  • Load Files

    We’ll use http.FileServer function to load the assets files and http.Handle function to set prefix.

    package main
    import "net/http"
    func main() {
        fs := http.FileServer(http.Dir("assets/"))
        http.Handle("/static/", http.StripPrefix("/static/", fs))
        http.ListenAndServe(":80", nil)

    If we run the project, the project will run on port 80. After running the project, we can access the CSS and images like:

    // css
    // images

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