I find myself doing the same thing over and over and over… so I decided to claim back some of my own time by building this as the first step to bootstrapping my way to my new personal site theme. It will also help me in my myriad other projects.
Clone this repository as the basis of your new project.
Remove the .git folder and then git init as a new project. You're good to go.
I use python's SimpleHTTPServer for most front-end projects which you can use by navigating to the folder holding your index and typing:
$python -m SimpleHTTPServer