This Boilerplate is based on the famous HTML5 Boilerplate and only available when selecting the django CMS project type. It is aimed for developers who want to start with a simple "vanilla" frontend setup without a complex infrastructure using Sass, Gulp or Node in general.


You can install this boilerplate by choosing "Add new Project" while being logged in to the Divio Cloud. The following options need to be selected:

  • Create a "New" project
  • Choose a region that fits you
  • Select either "Python 2.7.x" or "Python 3.x"
  • Choose "django CMS" as Type

After that you have a selection of boilerplates, in this case you want to select: "HTML5 Boilerplate".

The web’s most popular front-end template

HTML5 Boilerplate helps you build fast, robust, and adaptable web apps or sites. Kick-start your project with the combined knowledge and effort of 100s of developers, all in one little package.


In order to work with django CMS, index.html has been renamed to base.html and assets have been moved to the static/ directory.

Files that are detected within the root of a website such as humans.txt or crossdomain.xml are currently not supported by Divio Cloud.

You can find the source code on our GitHub repository. Additional documentation may be available on the official HTML5 Boilerplate website.

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