collecting all the shims, fallbacks, and polyfills in order to implant html5 functionality in browsers that don’t natively support them
A small script loader to help use feature detection to load exactly the scripts that your user needs, not just all the scripts that you think they might need.
Modernizr is a script that will detect native CSS3 and HTML5 features available in the current UA and provide an object containing all features with a true/false value, depending on whether the UA has native support for it or not.
In addition to that, Modernizr will add classes to the <html> element of the page, one for each cutting-edge feature. If the UA supports it, a class like cssgradients will be added. If not, the class name will be no-cssgradients. This allows for simple if-conditionals in CSS styling, making it easily to have fine control over the look and feel of your website.