HTML html5template

Published on September 3rd, 2013 | by Mark Ammay


Basic HTML5 Template

HTML5 Template

Here’s a quick bare bones HTML5 template. I’ve included a quick explanation below, stating a few changes from an HTML4 page template vs. HTML5.


– In the past we needed to state which kind of doctype we were using, i.e. Strict, transitional, etc (see older doctypes).

– in HTML5 it’s already implied and you don’t need to specify this anymore. It’s completely valid as is.


– Before we needed to specify “extra” info like the http-equiv and the content.

– Now we’ve cut to the chase and you can use the bare minimum.


– Before you needed to specify the type.

– Now the type attribute is not necessary in HTML5.

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Hey it's Mark Ammay. I'm a Web Developer with over 5 years of professional experience in the industry. I help individuals start their own website from scratch, as well as through WordPress. I'm also an Online Entrepreneur who blogs at

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