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HTML5 Boilerplate Web Development by Divya Manian

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Chapter 1. Before We Begin

How deliriously happy do you get when you begin a new project? Me too! The smell of a fresh new project folder is pretty exciting. Sadly, it soon devolves into a mess of folders, subfolders, and hastily written markup and before you know it, it is launch day and you realize with horror you have a page that is missing some essential metadata (uh those favicons!), some sections are unreadable in some browsers—what? It needs to look good when printed too?

HTML5 Boilerplate was born out of frustration of starting from scratch and missing out the important pieces. Having a checklist is not as useful as starting with a project that already comes with the files that your checklist demands.

HTML5 Boilerplate assembles the best ...

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