A Generic HTML5 Template: Simple markup boilerplate (blank HTML page) for your cross-platform (mobile, desktops, etc.) HTML5-capable web pages.
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#A Generic HTML5 Template Basic boilerplate markup (blank HTML document template) for practical HTML5-capable web pages.

  • html5-template.html contains copy-pasta starter markup to be placed in a blank HTML document
  • /commented-version contains an HTML document with the same markup, but this version has explainer comments


You can read about this boilerplate in greater detail on Six Revisions: A Generic HTML5 Template.

How to Use

Option 1

git clone https://github.com/sixrevisions/html5-template.git /your/local/directory

Option 2

Copy and paste the following into a blank HTML document, fill in the blanks and modify as needed:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="description" content="">
<meta name="author" content="">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="">
<!--[if lt IE 9]>
<script src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/html5shiv/3.7.2/html5shiv.min.js"></script>
<script src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/respond.js/1.4.2/respond.min.js"></script>
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="">

<!-- Place your content here -->
<a href="http://sixrevisions.com/html5/html5-template/">Read the tutorial</a>

<!-- SCRIPTS -->
<!-- Example: <script src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script> -->

Browser Support

  • Mobile browsers are instructed to render the layout using width=device-width and initial-scale=1
  • IE 9 and above are supported by the use of a conditional comment that loads html5shiv and Respond.js for support of new HTML5 elements and media queries

##Some Notes

  • The conditional comments for IE 9 support, as well as the example script at the <!-- SCRIPTS --> section, uses a public CDN for open source libraries, cdnjs.com that's sponsored by a reputable CDN provider, CloudFlare.
  • At the <!-- SCRIPTS --> section, the example script is jQuery 2.x, which doesn't support IE 8 and below. This HTML5 template only accomodates IE 9 and above, so this is an appropriate choice over jQuery 1.x.

License: Public Domain Dedication

The source code excluding the references to external scripts is in the public domain using the CC0 1.0.