[joomla] HTML5Boilerplate and

Matt Thomas matt at
Thu May 17 12:49:55 EDT 2012

Thanks for the kind words Steve!

You hit the nail on the head, and I just wanted to add a few of points.

Joomla's module chrome ( can
be overridden, or you can even add your own. We've created an HTML5 module
chrome for Construct5, which you can see at
That module chrome, and all of the HTML5 overrides used in Construct5, can
also be downloaded at either

Seth's very excellent One Web uses bits and pieces from HTML5 Boilerplate
and Andy Clarke's 320 and Up ( Seth actually just
pushed a new version of One Web last night, and you can see it live at

Most HTML5 templates come with a full, or at least fairly comprehensive,
set of overrides. So, you don't need to worry about changing com_content or
other core components or modules.

Along these lines, Joomla 3.0 will be using Bootstrap ( for the core markup, and as such,
will be HTML5.



Matt Thomas
Founder betweenbrain <>™
Lead Developer Construct Template Development
Phone: 203.632.9322
Twitter: @betweenbrain

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM, Stephen Britton <sbritton at>wrote:

> HTML5 Boilerplate and mondernizr are libraries used to create HTML5
> sites/applications. You would not use these libraries to be used in
> conjunction a Joomla template, but rather to design and build Joomla
> templates.
> The majority of commercial Joomla templates are XHTML. Although, the major
> template clubs are slowly rolling out HTML5 templates, notably JoomlArt and
> Joomla Bamboo.
> The problem is Joomla 2.5's module chrome only supports XHTML. I have been
> told that they are working on an upcoming release that will support HTML5.
> So right now, if you want to develop HTML5 sites with Joomla, you need to
> work with a third party library. This involves changing a lot of the code
> in com_content.
> The two free frameworks that can be used for developing HTML5 Joomla
> templates are: Matt Thomas' excellent Construct framework
> And Seth Warburton's One Web framework. Note that you can also download
> Seth's HTML5 overrides and use them in your own HTML5 templates as I have
> done.
> JoomlaBamboo has some nice looking HTML5 templates, although I have not
> personally checked them out yet.
> - - - Steve
> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Janet Sullivan <jmsullivan50 at>wrote:
>> Has anyone used the or with Joomla
>> templates?
>> Do most commercial templates work with these tools?  or is it hit and
>> miss?  If someone has
>> had good results with a particular template using these tools, please
>> identify the template...
>> Thanks!
>> Janet Sullivan
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