- <head> - Build an inventory of what you need in the head of your HTML document using links, metadata and other elements.
- .htaccess - Build Apache server configuration files with all the trimmings you may require for a fast, efficient, performant server.
- ads.txt - Ensure that advertisement fraud is reduced using a simple SEO friendly text file to verify your sales channels.
- carbon.txt - Use this emerging standard to both track and validate your businesses digital green credentials across the web.
- change.log - Build a changelog that identifies additions, changes, deprecations, removals, fixes, and security patches.
- clientaccesspolicy.xml - Now obsolete due to Microsoft Silverlight being redundant, you can build the streaming policy file here.
- crossdomain.xml - Now obsolete due to Adobe Flash's retirement, you can still build the streaming allowance policy file here.
- dublin.rdf - If you rely on RDF metadata, use this generator to quickly build a profile index of your website for SEO purposes.
- error.html - Mistakes happen, so use this error page (and it's anchor references) to cover your possible problematic endpoints.
- event.ics - Craft downloadable event files that are supported by both desktop and mobile calendar (and email) applications.
- favicon.ico - Generate the various images required for multi-platform support for browsers, banners, and icons with this checklist.
- feed.xml - Generate a RSS, Atom or JSON feed that's compatible with both syndication readers or podcast clients like iTunes.
- foaf.rdf - If you're a member of the FOAF scheme, use this tool to build a profile of your online identity for SEO purposes.
- geo.rdf - If you rely on RDF metadata, create an indexable link to your location, with full Google Earth zoomer integration.
- humans.txt - Give credit where it's due with the standardised, self-contained, non-impactful accreditation text file format.
- index.html - Every project needs a starting point, this is mine. Generate a HTML5 boilerplate that'll get your project started well.
- list.opml - Create a curated list of items, whether links or media to show your visitors what they really should subscribe to.
- modes.css - Generate a default dark mode, prefers reduced motion, monochrome and a prefers reduced data stylesheet.
- opensearch.xml - Integrate your sites search engine into the users browser to improve their access to your service quickly and easily.
- p3p.xml - While this standard is obsolete for browsers other than IE9 or lower, you can still build the privacy file here.
- powder.xml - Got children visiting your site? Add content labelling plus optional support for the older extended PICS scheme.
- print.css - Setup a default stylesheet for when your website is being printed or exported to an offline document format like PDF.
- README - Create a README document for developers working on production files, or projects, critical to the website.
- robots.txt - Generate a robots text file using the extended standard to ensure search engines can find all your pages easily.
- security.txt - Show you mean business by giving your security related website details, and (if required) add a do not track policy.
- site.webmanifest - Ensure your PWA is complete. Add this manifest, and even a browserconfig for old IE users to add tile support.
- sitemap.xml - Generate a complete inventory of your pages to ensure that search engines can correctly index your website.
- style.css - Every site begins with some generic styles, these are mine. Generate a DRY stylesheet for your new project.
- subtitles.vtt - Meet accessibility standards by creating video subtitles. Using timestamps, add text to go along with the spoken word.
- sw.js - Generate a basic service worker to get your progressive web application up and running using this simple tool.
- vcard.vcf - Add your business or personal details into a downloadable address book file supported on desktop and mobile.
Below you can download the complete book in a format of your choosing to read offline. If you have any comments, or spot any errors or omissions, feel free to contact me. If you would like to discuss tiny assets within your organisation (or beyond), I've prepared a talk on the subject.
Supporting over 30 formats and many further compatible standards, this is the most comprehensive tool of it's kind. Each wizard in the toolbox will generate the file you need easily (and it's all done on your machine, as these tools are privacy focused).
Best of all, if you want to detach yourself from the toolchain entirely and compile the files yourself, I've written a comprehensive book on the subject which goes behind the scenes on every format thats included here and how to render them performantly.