10 online tools to simplify HTML5 coding

by Jean. 13 Comments -

HTML5 is definitely going to revolutionize the way we create website and web apps. In this article, I have compiled 10 awesome tools to simplify and enhance your HTML5 coding.


Starting anew HTML5-based website? Just visit Initializr to get started. Initializr will generate for you a clean customizable template based on Boilerplate with just what you need to start.
→ visit Initializr


Want to know if Firefox supports HTML5 canvas? Or if Safari can run the HTML5 simple chat client? HTML5demos will let you know instantly which property can be used on a specific browser.
→ visit HTML5 Demos

HTML5 Tracker

Want to stay connected with HTML5? Stay in touch with the latest revisions by using this tracker.
→ visit HTML5 Tracker

HTML5 visual cheat sheet

Need to quickly find a tag or an attribute? Just have a look at this very cool cheat sheet, and you’re done! A must-have for all web developers.
→ visit HTML5 visual cheat sheet

Switch To HTML5

Switch To HTML5 is a basic but efficient template generator. If you’re starting a new project, you should definitely visit this website and get your free HTML5 website template!
→ visit Switch To HTML5

Cross browser HTML5 forms

Forms are indeed an important part of any website. HTML5 features calendars, colour swatches, sliding widgets, client side validation and even more great tools, but there’s a problem: Most browsers do not support all those features. But thanks to this webpage, you can learn how to easily create HTML5 forms which are perfectly cross-browser compliant.
→ visit Cross browser HTML5 forms

HTML5 Test

Is your browser ready for the HTML5 revolution? HTML5 Test will let you know. The website will get you a full report of video, audio, canvas, etc capabilities of the browser you’re currently using.
→ visit HTML5 Test

HTML5 Canvas cheat sheet

The canvas element is a very important and interesting part of HTML5 as it allow you to draw on the screen. Many new possibilities are up to you, and if you need any help with the canvas element, go get this cheat sheet right now.
→ visit HTML5 Canvas cheat sheet

Lime JS

LimeJS is a HTML5 game framework for building fast, native-experience games for all modern touchscreens and desktop browsers. Absolutely awesome, a must try!
→ visit Lime JS

HTML5 Reset

HTML5 Reset is a set of files (HTML, CSS, etc) designed to help you save time when starting new projects. Good news, a HTML5 blank WordPress theme is freely available as well!
→ visit HTML5 Reset

Comments (13) - Leave yours

  1. Ryan Olson said:

    Pretty sweet list of tools here Jean thanks! A couple I had not heard of yet :) Came across this one this morning also, may be of interest?


  2. Hakim@AloeVera said:

    This actually frightens me a bit!

    I think I will have to update the coding of my website but do not have so much time to learn HTML 5.

    Do you know if wordpress is going to provide us with an HTML 5 ready blog theme? That would be awesome.

  3. Jack Ryan said:

    I would recommend the following website as well:

    It is the only one that features context sensitive HTML5/CSS3 tags…really cool!

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