HTML5 Boilerplate – a similar thing to Twitter Bootstrap?

I have been looking for example websites as inspiration and a starting point for a young video editor. I came across this site for Jon Collins. I like the use of a highlight colour and the flat panels. It also has a neat trick of the navbar being fixed but taller when you are at the top and then gets shorter when you have scrolled down one screen width.

joncollins

On examination of the code it turns out that it is a javascript based site. Then looking more closely, I came across credits for HTML5 Boilerplate.

I didn’t want to go copying someone’s code without being clear about where it has come from and what the copyright and licencing is. It turns out this is an open source project and is free to use. All the files can be downloaded from https://html5boilerplate.com/.

It is similar to Twitter Bootstrap in that you need to understand some coding to be able to make it do what you want. But is has a lot of things already set up. So it seems worth a look.

Showcase of sites using HTML Boilerplate

This is the licence text that comes in the zipped files:

Copyright (c) HTML5 Boilerplate

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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