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Barebones WordPress theme based upon Aaron T. Grogg's Boilerplate using Starkers and HTML5 Boilerplate

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HTML5 Boilerplate Starkers WordPress Theme

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Project origins

Annex theme (Twenty Eleven + Boilerplate)


Major components:

  • Modernizr: MIT/BSD license
  • jQuery: MIT/GPL license
  • DD_belatedPNG: MIT license
  • Respond: MIT/GPL license
  • HTML5Doctor CSS reset: Public Domain
  • CSS Reset Reloaded: Public Domain

Everything else:


This is a set of files that a front-end developer can use to get started on a website, with following included:

  1. Cross-browser compatible (IE6, yeah we got that.)
  2. HTML5 ready. Use the new tags with certainty.
  3. Optimal caching and compression rules for grade-A performance
  4. Best practice site configuration defaults
  5. Think there's too much? The HTML5 Boilerplate is delete-key friendly. :)
  6. Mobile browser optimizations
  7. Progressive enhancement graceful degredation ........ yeah yeah we got that
  8. IE specific classes for maximum cross-browser control
  9. Want to write unit tests but lazy? A full, hooked up test suite is waiting for you.
  10. Javascript profiling.. in IE6 and IE7? Sure, no problem.
  11. Console.log nerfing so you won't break anyone by mistake.
  12. Never go wrong with your doctype or markup!
  13. An optimal print stylesheet, performance optimized
  14. iOS, Android, Opera Mobile-adaptable markup and CSS skeleton.
  15. Responsive Web Design support for IE6-8
  16. IE6 pngfix baked in.
  17. jQuery, waiting for you
  18. Optional vCard widget
  19. Versioning for css/js
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