I've published another blog post over at A List Apart: A Excellent Week
The tl;dr of it is that this week Google announced that it was throwing its weight behind progressive enhancement, an approach to web development that attempts to ensure older browsers (and Google’s indexer Googlebot) can access all the content and features of a web site. This is great news for supporters of web standards, and practictioners (like us!) of responsive web design.
As if that weren’t interesting enough, the W3C announced that it was releasing their official recommendation for HTML5 — in plain english this means the HTML5 specification, although it will continue evolving over time, is finished (almost a decade sooner than anticipated!).