Generic Project Generator is a Yeoman generator built to create simple project structures perfect to push straight to Github.
If you're new to Yeoman you'll need to install it globally to begin:
npm install -g yo
Then install generator-generic-project (this project):
npm install -g generator-generic-project
Make a new directory, and cd into it:
mkdir my-new-project && cd $_
Run yo generic-project to get started: