Assets, Metadata, and CSS


First, let’s talk about how Next.js handles static assets such as images.

Next.js can serve static files, like images, under the top-level public directory. Files inside public can be referenced from the root of the application similar to pages.

If you open pages/index.js in your application and take a look at the <footer>, we refer to the logo image like so:

<img src="/vercel.svg" alt="Vercel Logo" className="logo" />

The logo image exists inside the public directory at the top level of your application.

The public directory is also useful for robots.txt, Google Site Verification, and any other static assets. Check out the documentation for Static File Serving to learn more.