Web developers have had a busy year, and many web development tools haven’t caught up to the emerging web standards as 2011 comes to a close. That said, there have been many good open source tools that have shown up, and here are a few of the most popular, useful tools that come to mind.
Another favorite this year was CSS3 PIE, a library that allows developers to bring the most useful aspects of CSS3 to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser. Since developers aren’t able to force users to upgrade their browsers, by using CSS3 PIE they are able to take advantage of the new features of CSS3 without waiting for those users to upgrade.
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