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Here's a good article on reset style sheets, with some links to publicly available styles .
This is particularly important with HTML5 since it introduced a set of new elements types like nav and
aside . Older browsers do not know what these elements are and do not have any reasonable default styles for
them. The biggest problem is that the display attribute defaults to inline (placed side-by side) but the style
should be blocked (stacked vertically).
Add the following rule to the top of your style element:
/* Reset */
article, aside, footer, header, nav, section
Now press F5 to debug your application and switch to IE7 mode. Your page should now look like Figure 7-8 .
Figure 7-8. The Demo page after resetting the styles
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