If you want to install Laravel in your Local machine, at first you need to set up environment for install laravel.

In your machine should have Xampp or Wamp for http server. Here is the link to install download and install Xampp

In your machine should have installed composer. Here is the documentation of Composer 

php -r "copy('https://getcomposer.org/installer', 'composer-setup.php');"
php -r "if (hash_file('sha384', 'composer-setup.php') === '756890a4488ce9024fc62c56153228907f1545c228516cbf63f885e036d37e9a59d27d63f46af1d4d07ee0f76181c7d3') { echo 'Installer verified'; } else { echo 'Installer corrupt'; unlink('composer-setup.php'); } echo PHP_EOL;"
php composer-setup.php
php -r "unlink('composer-setup.php');"

After installing composer, you need to create folder for Laravel Project.

Then give this command in the Terminal Command line for installing Laravel via Composer

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app

Now open .env file for adding Database name and Database username and password.

For checking php artisan command hints you can check by giving command

php artisan

For example: php artisan make:controller ControllerName

In the web.php file route will be

Route::get('/', 'App\Http\Controllers\[email protected]'); for Laravel version 8.x and from the controller you need to set a function for selecting page like

class HomepageController extends Controller
{
public function index()
{
return view('intro');
}
}

For returning intro.blade.php

Note: If you need to build a static page, then you can just view the page through by default Route but if you need to bring data from Database then you need to create controller.

If we want to write route name in the url, we need to declare the route name in the web.php
Route::get('/about-me', 'App\Http\Controllers\[email protected]')->name("about-forkan");
For that case url will be

< href="{{ route('about-forkan') }}">About ME</>