3 Excellent HTML5 Boilerplates for Quick Development

If you have just started out with HTML5, then boilerplates help you reason out with the framework and help create a professional front end and a robust website. This open source project was created in order to make you HTML5 ready, in case you have just started out. You can directly download and run the boilerplate from its website; you can either download the light or customizable version, depending on how you feel about the platform.

What's Included?

What all do you get as part of the core features for HTML5 boilerplate? HTML, CSS, JavaScript, .htaccess, crossdomain.xml and other necessary files are included in the core features of the boilerplate. Modernizer is a part of the boilerplate which helps detect newer HTML5 features compatible with IE. It also helps CSS for specific IE versions; also offers seamless integration with CMS platforms.

Three Common Boilerplates for Getting Started

Here's a list of three boilerplates that you can use for easy integration, and when you are planning to get started with this platform.

HTML5 in Just 5 Seconds

Want to validate the markup using HTML5? It's as easy as a cinch! You just need to change the doc type from the existing one to

<!DOCTYPE html>

Simple isn't it? Google has already started making use of this technique. You can check the code below to understand how it appears

<!doctype html><head><title>HTML 5 - Google Search</title><script>...

Of course, there being invalid tags like <font> and other numerous errors, the search and results page for Google are not validated. But, they are still able to take advantage of the doctype validation that is offered by HTML5

Minified HTML5

Want to create a prototype or want to experiment with a few elements? You can quickly setup a prototype of the site you are planning with the help of miniature document in HTML5. This is the code you will need to type in to get started

<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>Small HTML 5</title>
<p>Hello world</p>

In case you remove the <title> tag and enter the markup manually, the validator maintains its stance that the code is perfect. This is one school of thought. While the other school of thought concludes, the <title> tag is important and cannot be given up on. Caught between these two opinions, the code pattern is still being questioned on its validity with or without the <title> tag'

Including Character Set

The complete boiler set which is also a compatible version comes with a character set. It is important if you want all the characters within the website to function properly. The following script should be added to element within the script

<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta charset="utf-8" />
<title>HTML 5 complete</title>
<!--[if IE]>
<script src="http://html5shiv.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script>
  article, aside, details, figcaption, figure, footer,header,
  hgroup, menu, nav, section { display: block; }
<p>Hello World</p>

In case you want to use this framework you could make use of the JS Bin Template and toy around with it.

Conclusion Boiler plates are a great way of getting started with HTML5. It allows you to explore and experiment with the platform, while you are getting yourself introduced to the platform. Hire HTML5 web developers to help you around with professional website and web application development to boost your brand's performance.

Deepa Ranganathan
  • html5
  • html5 development
By Deepa Ranganathan On 01 Jun, 15  Viewed: 428