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HTML5 boilerplate

HTML5 Biolerplate (by Paul Irish of Modernizr fame) is a nice skeleton for starting new projects. The pieces I’m most interested in and have copied from are the CSS (reset and baseline), .htaccess (MIME types, cache settings, rewrites for pretty/canonical URLs), HTML skeleton (asynchronous Google Analytics, iOS directives and touch icons, IE conditional classes).

Even if you don’t have an immediate use for these things, it’s worth a peruse to become familiar with some of the more widespread browser compatibility and performance problems, and the popular techniques to solve them.