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If you are creating HTML5 games, it makes a lot of sense to start out with some game engine or framework. The good news is that there are many free HTML5 game engines and frameworks out there, from very minimal to pretty complex. Below I will cover some of the most popular HTML5 game frameworks and I will also cover particle systems, game tutorials, examples, and demos. To start, I think it makes a lot of sense to take a step back and watch these slides on HTML5 game development.
The HTML5 Boilerplate is a really popular staring place for front-end development today and I have to agree that it is pretty awesome. You can also select a mobile version and a boilerplate for emails. Personally, however, I like to start with much less. This boilerplate has many things (htaccess file, robots.txt, polyfills) that I am not really concerned about when just stating out; I want something simple. If you click on the “Get Custom Build” link, it takes you to Initializr, which then let’s you generate the HTML5 boilerplate customized to your liking. I love the various things you can select, like Bootstrap, and all the things you can deselect. I highly recommend using Initializr as a starting point, but below I will cover many more options to consider when choosing a boilerplate.