It's so frustating and disappointing when a product shows so much promise and then fails at the first hurdle. I downloaded MAMP in order to develop a new website offline. It looked just the biz, but has so far failed completely. When trying to connect to localhost the browsers (I've tried latest versions of Chrome, Safari and Firefox) all come up with some variation on the message "localhost refused to connect". It appears that this is because modern browsers default to https and this prevents them talking to MAMP.
A google search showed that many people have had this problem and a few had found solutions but either their solutions didn't work for me (possibly out-of-date) or were beyond my technical capabilities. Presumably there is a work-around, otherwise no-one could be using MAMP.
So, my question is, how do I get a newly-downloaded virgin version of MAMP to work with current browsers? Just one browser would do, but it would be nice if they would all work.