Modern CSS, HTML Keeps Moving Forward.

As we all know, the only constant in life is change, and the world of HTML, CSS and JS is moving along very nicely. Illustrating this, we have many great web sites now that operate so well they work like apps. (the prime example here is forecast.io ) but we still have to consider the issue of older browser support. Old browsers, especially the old Internet Explorer browsers, remain an anchor around the neck of site development. 1

Do we still care about IE8, 7 and 6? I feel it’s becoming more okay to ignore them now, but IE8 support is still a bit of a should-I-or-should-I-not case.

A new post by Alexander over at alxmedia.se takes us through a quick overview of how to add the basic support for some of the modern CSS, HTML in WordPress.

We may not solve the old browser issue any time soon. We can make things a little more sane with the javascript solutions respond.js, selectivizr.js, and html5shiv.js. Bringing these to WordPress will go along way to keeping our potential readers reading WordPress sites with all the media queries and responsive designs.



  1. especially on corporate campuses, it seems