HTML5 Mini Template for quick rendering of status pages, TOC pages, or any other minimal single-serving site

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HTML5 Mini Template for quick rendering of status pages, TOC pages, or any other minimal single-serving site.


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This package provides a single class to turn a message or HTML-snippet into a valid HTML5 document.

This way it is possible to let an app return an HTML response without the need to store a template file beforehand or initialize a full-blown template engine.

The package therefore does not have template variables or modifiers. Two lines of code should be sufficient to wrap a given text into a valid HTML document. One more to add a link to fancy stylesheet.

See »Usage« for some examples.

The package follows the KISS principle.


This package is used on html5example.com.

If you are in need of a boilerplate HTML document once only, then you may use a commandline tool like cURL or HTTPie and run http https://html5example.com > index.html to save a template file.

The webapp supports some options of this package as well, for example http POST https://html5example.com title=Minimal-Template > index.html to pass a custom title.


  • PHP


Packagist Entry https://packagist.org/packages/pixelbrackets/html5-mini-template/



Mirror https://github.com/pixelbrackets/html5-mini-template/ (Issues & Pull Requests mirrored to GitLab)


⌨️ php tests/demo.php.


  1. Wrap a message into a HTML5 document, return to a PSR-7 implementation

    $template = new \Pixelbrackets\Html5MiniTemplate\Html5MiniTemplate();
    $template->setContent('<h1>Status</h1><p>All Systems Operational</p>');
    return $template->getMarkup();
  2. Wrap a message, use a preconfigured CSS framework CDN (see »options« for a list of supported frameworks), and save the document into a file

    $template = new \Pixelbrackets\Html5MiniTemplate\Html5MiniTemplate();
    $template->setContent('<h1>Index</h1><p>Nothing to see here</p>');
    file_put_contents('/var/www/example/index.html', $template->getMarkup());
  3. Wrap a message, set your own stylesheet URL, set a title, output the document

    $template = (new \Pixelbrackets\Html5MiniTemplate\Html5MiniTemplate())
    echo $template->getMarkup();
  4. Get the boilerplate example template only (👉 or use the Webapp)

    echo \Pixelbrackets\Html5MiniTemplate\Html5MiniTemplate::getTemplate();


  • setContent() (string) the message to show, any HTML string to set the main content of the document – if empty, then a boilerplate example content is used instead
  • setStylesheet() (string) may be a URL to any existing stylesheet or one of following reserved keywords – each keyword creates a link to a CDN of the associated CSS framework
  • setStylesheetMode() (string) switch between a link to the given stylesheet (using the constant Html5MiniTemplate::STYLE_LINK, this is the default mode) or fetch the stylesheet file content and print it inline (using the constant Html5MiniTemplate::STYLE_INLINE)
  • setTitle() (string) the document title – if empty, then the first H1 headline found in the main content is used as title instead
  • setAdditionalMetadata() (string) any additional metadata like metatags, custom styles or link references like a canonical link
    • ⚠️ Usage of this option is an indicator that the given use case is too specific and switching to a template engine like the minimal slim/php-view or the powerfull twig/twig should be considered


GNU General Public License version 2 or later

The GNU General Public License can be found at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html.


Dan Untenzu (mail@pixelbrackets.de / @pixelbrackets)




This script is Open Source, so please use, share, patch, extend or fork it.

Contributions are welcome!


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