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Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 by Ben Frain

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Can HTML5 and CSS3 work for us today?

Any tool or technique should only be used if the application requires it. As frontend developer/designers, our projects typically come with a finite amount of time and resources available to make them financially viable.

As Internet Explorer 7 and 8 don't support the new semantic HTML5 elements or CSS3 properties as standard, if the vast majority of visitors to a site use Internet Explorer 7 or 8, it doesn't make a lot of sense to concentrate your resource on producing a responsive HTML5 and CSS3 based design for it. That doesn't mean doing so is an impossible task. As we shall see in Chapter 9, Solving Cross-browser Responsive Challenges, there are a growing number of tools (referred to as polyfills as they ...

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