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There are some pretty amazing developments going on in the world of web these days. As we sit anxiously awaiting the demise of Internet Explorer 6 and 7, new and interesting challenges arise to keep us on our toes.

Have you ever coded an e-mail only to realize that it breaks in Outlook 2007 due to the fact that Microsoft Word is being used as the rendering engine? I have. Have you ever spent precious hours writing javascript action to resize and ad effects to images in photoshop automatically before a web upload... only to read about the ability to create CSS3 drop-shadows just a few weeks later? Been there. Recently, I even found a sweet jQuery plugin to erase the appearance of widows (or orphans depending on your level of type-geekity) within text blocks. There goes the 'web is a variable medium' excuse.

Things are moving at an astounding pace, and with modern browsers quickly adopting these new features, there’s no telling how fancy we’ll be able to get pretty soon.

This space is example of the standards-compliant, graceful degradation of HTML, CSS and Javascript that we have at our fingertips today. It’s an exciting time to be in the industry!