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Nice Article. I think sometimes people miss the whole point of “progressive enhancement”. I have read some posts with people saying all the buttons have to look the same, and in some cases this is true. As a designer you have to use your “judgment and experience”. Obviously if it is the homepage of a website and a giant button that says “buy product” you might not use this technique. However, there are many smaller buttons throughout most websites whose “function” is far more important than “form” and for those buttons this approach would make perfect sense. If done right with good colors, type, etc., even the IE version could still look quite nice. These type of small additions are not mission critical and often times make very little if any difference to customers/clients. The bottom line is that it a good technique that can definitely be used at the discretion of a good designer.