HTML5 Boilerplate: A Rock-Solid Default for HTML5

Future-proofing a website with HTML5 is one thing, but coding a website so that it works in older browsers adds another layer of complexity. The designer’s life would be made much easier by having a complete base template for building websites in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript that takes intoaccount older browsers and available enhancements.

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That’s where HTML5 Boilerplate comes in. It’s a base template for a fast, robust and future-proof site that includes not only files for the HTML, CSS and JavaScript, but also a robots.txt file, .htaccess file and mobile style sheet. It normalizes behavior between browsers — working even in IE6 and IE7 — and handles progressive enhancement for optimum accessibility. It’s also built so that the developer can remove part of it without breaking the whole thing. (cc)

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