HTML5 Boilerplate is a professional front-end template for building
fast, robust, and adaptable web apps or sites.
This project is the product of over 10 years of iterative development and
community knowledge. It does not impose a specific development
philosophy or framework, so you're free to architect your code in the
way that you want.
About This Repository
This repository is where HTML5-Boilerplate is authored. Some of the tools,
files and processes that you see here are solely for the _production_ of
HTML5 Boilerplate and are not _part_ of HTML5 Boilerplate. For one example, the
script is used to _build_ the project. It's not part of the project itself.
The project we publish is represented by the contents of the /dist/
folder. Everything else in this repository is used to author the project.
Think of it this way, in the same way that you don't clone vuejs/core
to create a Vue.js app, you don't need to clone this repository to start a new
site or app based on HTML5 Boilerplate.
So, if you're looking for a quick start template to build a web site or
application, look at the options in the
If you want to help us _improve_ HTML5 Boilerplate then you can start with the documentation here
, which includes steps to clone this repo in order to get it set up for development.
Choose one of the following options:
script, instantly fetch the latest npm published package (or any version
available on npm) with npx, npm init or yarn create without having to
install any dependencies. Running the following npx command installs the
latest version into a folder called new-site
- ``` sh
- npx create-html5-boilerplate new-site
- cd new-site
- npm install
- npm run start
create a new GitHub repository based on the latest code from the main branch of HTML5
Install with npm
:npm install html5-boilerplate
:yarn add html5-boilerplate
. The resulting
node_modules/html5-boilerplate/dist folder represents the latest version of
the project for end users. Depending on what you want to use and how you want
to use it, you may have to copy and paste the contents of that folder into
your project directory.
Download the latest stable release from
snapshot of the dist folder. On Windows, Mac and from the file manager on
Linux unzipping this folder will output to a folder named something like
html5-boilerplate_v7.3.0. From the command-line will need to create a
folder and unzip the contents into that folder.
- ``` sh
- mkdir html5-boilerplate
- unzip html5-boilerplate*.zip -d html5-boilerplate
A finely-tuned starter template. Reap the benefits of 10 years of analysis,
research and experimentation by over 200 contributors.
Designed with progressive enhancement in mind.
for CSS normalizations and common bug fixes
A custom build of [Modernizr](https://modernizr.com/) for feature
[Apache Server Configs](https://github.com/h5bp/server-configs-apache)
that improve the web site's performance and security
Placeholder Open Graph elements and attributes.
An example package.json file with WebPack
built in to jumpstart application development
Placeholder CSS Media Queries.
Useful CSS helper classes.
Default print styles, performance optimized.
errors in older browsers.
"Delete-key friendly." Easy to strip out parts you don't need.
HTML5-Boilerplate supports the latest, stable releases of all major browsers.
- ``` json
- "browserslist": [
- "> 0.5%",
- "last 2 versions",
- "Firefox ESR",
- "not dead",
- "not IE 11"
documentation is bundled with the project which makes it available for offline
reading and provides a useful starting point for any documentation you want to
write about your project.
Hundreds of developers have helped to make the HTML5 Boilerplate. Anyone is
welcome to contribute
, however, if you decide to get
involved, please take a moment to review the guidelines