Can We Even Use CSS2, Yet?

With all of this talk lately about CSS3 and how amazing the Web will be once it gains wide browser support, it got me thinking about how well CSS2 is supported. Sadly, there are still a lot of really cool features that were introduced in the CSS2 spec that we can’t use yet, thanks to the overwhelming market share held by Internet Explorer 6 and 7.

In this article, I’ll take a quick look at some under-used CSS2 features and examine whether or not they are supported in IE7.

Use HTML5 Elements in Today’s Browsers

I am taking John Allsopp’s HTML5 Live course offered by SitePoint (a great deal, by the way), right now, and he shared a neat little tip that I wanted to pass on. You can use many of the new HTML5 elements (header, article, section, etc.) right now, even in older browsers like Internet Explorer 7.

All you need to do is add an extra “boolean attribute” to the element, and you can then style them with CSS in almost all of the browsers currently being used.