How to use an HTML boilerplate

HTML Boilerplate
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Welcome to Creative Bloq's guide to how to use a HTML boilerplate. When it comes to building a website, the underlying foundations are always typically very similar. So, instead of starting every new page from scratch it makes sense to use an HTML boilerplate that contains the essential HTML structure. It's a quick and easy way to start building any site, and it will save a lot of time and effort. (If you are starting a site from scratch, check out our favourite website builders).

Take a peek at the HTML code of a site or page and we guarantee you will see many of the same HTML tags (if you want to learn more, see our guide to HTML tags) that make up the basic structure of any web experience. Every webpage ever built will kick off with the <html> tag and it's almost certain that you will see the essential tags such as <head>, <title>, <body>, <p> plus many more. 

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Craig Grannell

Craig is an editor, writer and designer. He writes about design and tech, specialising in Mac, iPhone and iPad, and has written for Creative Bloq, Stuff, TechRadar, MacFormat, The Guardian, Retro Gamer and more. You can view more of his writing on his blog, Revert to Saved