I miss the days when you could just open up a text document and copy over a crazy doctype, an html, head and a body tag and start coding! Now you need like a million things to even start developing a site. jquery, modernizr, bootsrap, custom js plugins and css helpers I’ve come to rely on!
I used to copy over an old site, remove everything specific from that site and start work. I decided a while ago that was silly, because mostly I get given 2 days to do a weeks worth of work, and every second counts in that situation, I’ve just learned to expect disruptions and also to be prepared!
If you would like a base to start from you can download my boilerplate (femPlate!) here.