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Yet another HTML5 compatibility solution

Author: JLB

Published On: March 28, 2011

Last month, I posted an article, , with a specific JavaScript trick to ease the transition to HTML5 and aid in cross-browser compatibility.  While I still think Modernizr.js is a great script and easy way to start down the HML5 road, I just recently found perhaps an even better tool, or rather set of tools, to be used as a springboard into the HTML5 pool.

HTML5 Boilerplate claims to be, and in my opinion is, a rock-solid default template for the new(ish) HTML5 language.  While the website states that the package isn’t a “framework”, that’s probably the easiest way to think of it.  Along with a great HTML/CSS/JavaScript base, you get a custom boilerplate builder, site compression tools (yippee!) and excellent documentation.  There’s even a starter Apache .htaccess file to get you on your way with site caching, @font-face and HTML5 video!

Really, I can’t say enough about this wonderful package of tools and how easy to use it is.  Beginner and veteran (really, can you be a veteran yet?) HTML5ers alike can benefit from HTML5 Boilerplate.  Download it.  Use it.  Love it.

Oh yeah, and don’t forget the graceful degradation…
(top to bottom: Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 6)

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