Rails (>= 3.1) engine which provides html5boilerplate generators and assets
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Latest commit 8cc6084 Jul 4, 2012 @khelben Merge pull request #15 from cowboyd/patch-1
malformed comment in ERB template


Rails Boilerplate

Rails Boilerplate is a Rails (>= 3.1.0) gem which helps you to use the html 5 boilerplate.

Install & usage

You'll need at least Rails 3.1. Then put this in your Gemfile:

gem "rails-boilerplate"

This gives you a generator boilerplate:install which does the following things:

  • updates app/views/layouts/application.html.erb to include all the elements used in the H5BP:index.html converted to a Rails compatible ERB file, complete with the necessary rails helper calls.

  • adds style.css(renamed to reset.css), modernizr.js and plugins.js as assets

  • copies over some static file (like favicons, touch icons, robots.txt, humans.txt) to the public/ folder.


If you want to checkout the code, be sure to do:

git submodule init
git submodule update


  • add option to strip comments from the application.html.erb
  • add option to exclude google analytics script



  • google analytics scripts (ga.js) only gets attached in production env
  • generator adds config.assets.precompile += %w(modernizr.js) to config/environments/production.rb

0.1.5: 21/nov/2011:

  • updated to html5-boilerplate version


  • initial version.