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The JavaScript

Information about the default JavaScript included in the project.


This file can be used to contain or reference your site/app JavaScript code. If you’re working on something more advanced you might replace this file entirely. That’s cool.


This file can be used to contain all your plugins, such as jQuery plugins and other 3rd party scripts for a simple site.

One approach is to put jQuery plugins inside of a (function($){ ...})(jQuery); closure to make sure they’re in the jQuery namespace safety blanket. Read more about jQuery plugin authoring.

By default the plugins.js file contains a small script to avoid console errors in browsers that lack a console. The script will make sure that, if a console method isn’t available, that method will have the value of empty function, thus, preventing the browser from throwing an error.


This directory can be used to contain all 3rd party library code.

Our custom build of the Modernizr library is included by default. You may wish to create your own custom Modernizr build with the online builder or command line tool.