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HTML5 Boilerplate: past, present, and future

HTML5 Boilerplate: past, present, and future

Musing and opinions about HTML5 Boilerplate and working on open source code.

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Nicolas Gallagher

May 31, 2013
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  1. HTML5 Boilerplate past, present, and future Nicolas Gallagher @necolas

  2. HTML5 Boilerplate Normalize.css SUIT toolkit Idiomatic CSS

  3. None
  4. Has been used by… Google Microsoft Twitter NASA Nike etc.

  5. In the beginning…

  6. “Markup zygote”

  7. HTML CSS JS libraries Build script Test framework

  8. Removing the test framework

  9. Removing the build script

  10. Removing hot pink

  11. None
  12. None
  13. Spin-off libraries

  14. Consuming normalize.css

  15. None
  16. Also used by… Twitter Bootstrap YUI 3 TweetDeck Soundcloud GOV.UK

    Guardian Rdio Medium …and others.
  17. Consuming .htaccess

  18. None
  19. v1.0...v4.1.0 3,094 (+) and 12,751(-) github.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate/compare/v1.0...v4.1.0

  20. Smaller scope. Wider adoption

  21. None
  22. Limit scope

  23. Project maintenance

  24. Write documentation early

  25. Core developers

  26. None
  27. None
  28. Not too many cooks

  29. But find collaborators!

  30. Lessons from volunteering

  31. Give people responsibility

  32. Make people feel appreciated

  33. We made mistakes

  34. What about the future?

  35. Evolution of tooling

  36. None
  37. github.com/twitter/bower

  38. github.com/gruntjs/grunt

  39. github.com/yeoman/yo

  40. Future of the Web Platform

  41. Web Components

  42. Built-in destruction

  43. Fin