How to add a `localhost` web development web site without a domain?

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What is the domain name?
Don’t have one — see subject & Question below.

Have you searched for an answer?

Please share your search results url:
Sent me to your basics on setting up, which didn’t answer my question, at all.

When you tested your domain using the Cloudflare Diagnostic Center, what were the results?
Not tested yet, see below.

Describe the issue you are having:

I’ve signed up for the FREE tier of Cloudflare. I’m taking a course and working on a web site locally, using localhost + a port number, and are still developing the web site, so we have not registered a domain yet and are not at the stage yet to choose a domain name. I wanted to use Cloudflare to server up icons, picture assets, etc., while developing the site locally with localhost on my local computer. Is there a way to do register a site without a registered domain while in development but still have Cloudflare serve up assets for it while in Development, please? This is why I signed up for this site.

What error message or number are you receiving?

Not applicable, see question above.

What steps have you taken to resolve the issue?

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Was the site working with SSL prior to adding it to Cloudflare?

Not applicable, see question above.

What are the steps to reproduce the error:

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Have you tried from another browser and/or incognito mode?

Yes, several browsers.

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