Can I Use

When you’re devel­op­ing a site, there’s a bunch of neat HTML5 stuff you can use, but a lot of the time it’s not sup­por­ted prop­erly or at all in vari­ous browsers.

Enter stage left: Can I Use dot com.

Caniuse.com is an awe­some com­pat­ib­il­ity ref­er­ence for CSS and HTML5 fea­tures on the web. It lists cur­rent and pre­vi­ous ver­sions of browsers that sup­port vari­ous fea­tures and has a super-fast search to find the tech you’re look­ing for.

Can I Use shows compatibility tables in an easy-to-understand way.

It’s a great way to determ­ine whether you should use a par­tic­u­lar fea­ture for your tar­get audi­ence, and also makes it easier to work out whether you should use a shim to bring older browsers up to speed or use another method entirely to achieve your goals.

Even bet­ter, the source data is on GitHub, so you can fork it for your own nefar­i­ous pur­poses or con­trib­ute back in areas that might not be complete.

If you haven’t already, check out Can I Use before you start work on your next web pro­ject, you may be sur­prised by what you can do.

Leave a Reply