Start an HTML5 project in 15 seconds!

Jonathan Verrecchia

  • H5BP
  • Modernizr
  • jQuery

Initializr is an HTML5 templates generator to help you getting started with a new project based on HTML5 Boilerplate. It generates for you a clean customizable template with just what you need to start!

1 - Pre-configuration

2 - Fine tuning

HTML/CSS Template

HTML5 Polyfills

Server Config


Stylesheet Language

Google Services

H5BP Optional

H5BP Optional

H5BP Optional

About Initializr

Initializr is here to kick-start the development of your new projects. It generates templates based on HTML5 Boilerplate by allowing you to choose which parts you want or don't want from it. A responsive template has also been added to start from a basic design instead of a blank page.

HTML5 Boilerplate

"H5BP" is here to handle the boring stuff you don't want to deal with. It provides a rock-solid default code that improves the cross-browser compatibility for HTML5 projects and handy tools to help their development.

You may have noticed that HTML5 Boilerplate also provides a builder on its main page, called "Boilerplate Custom". Actually this builder is Initializr. It uses the same backend, so feel free to use whichever you prefer, it's exactly the same!

International guides

Initializr functioning is pretty intuitive but it can help to read guides about it in your own language. Here are some which will help you using Initializr and understanding HTML5 Boilerplate, HTML5shiv or Modernizr, in French (official), English, Spanish, Russian, Croatian, Dutch and Portuguese. If you write an nice article in a missing language, I will put your link here!


Email me at , or mention @initializr and @verekia.