Save time with VS Code’s shortcut for starter HTML templates.
Here’s a VS Code shortcut that truly saves time and sets your website HTML up for success. With just a few clicks, VS Code will auto-generate these eleven lines of code for you.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"> <title>Document</title> </head> <body> </body> </html>
HTML5 Starter Template: VSCode
Here are the easy steps for an HTML 5 starter template including meta tags in the head, language declaration, and body.
First, make a new file. Instead of choosing any details at this step, just click return. You’ll see an Untitled-1 file in your tabs.
Next, click “Select a language” (the blue text link). Type “HTML” as your language and click Return.
In the past, the next step that worked for me was to start typing “HTML:5” in my blank document and then click TAB on my keyboard. As a result, the file will automatically populate with the following HTML starter code.
Recently, instead of typing “HTML:5”, I simply type, ! (exclamation point), and then Return and the same starter code is automatically populated. Hopefully, one of these two methods will work with your VS Code setup.
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