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Initializr - Start an HTML5 Boilerplate project in 15 seconds!

Initializr - Start an HTML5 Boilerplate project in 15 seconds!
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. International guides Initializr functioning is pretty intuitive but it can help to read guides about it in your own language.

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