CSS3 is here and now, lets use it
The latest article on Smashing Magazine Take Your Design To The Next Level With CSS3 mentions my blog in an example of
border-radius, and has stirred up a bit of controversy with Andy Clarke pointing out that many of the commenters are Fearful of CSS3 and how incompatibile it is with certain browsers. Do note SM comments are akin to those on YouTube.
Personally I don’t think we should be designing for the lowest common denominator, I don’t want my site to look IE6 in Safari, I want it to look Safari in Safari and IE6 in IE6, if you can catch my drift. So what if older browsers have square corners instead of rounded ones, or see a solid black instead of a semi-transparent black it doesn’t really matter, as long as they can see your content and navigate your site.
I know I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but I hope those of you who are web designers are starting to approach CSS3 and incorporate it into some of your latest projects, educating your clients as to why it should and can be used to enhance their site.