How we got here.

In the beginning…

Tim Berners-Lee

Anyone who slaps a ‘this page is best viewed with Browser X’ label on a Web page appears to be yearning for the bad old days, before the Web, when you had very little chance of reading a document written on another computer, another word processor, or another network.

Tim Berners-Lee, 1996

The changing landscape of browsers

visualisation of timeline of release and updates of browsers

web standards

photo collage of Jeffrey with versions of DWWS book cover
Jeffrey Zeldman
screenshot of WASP site header

A Dao of Web Design

screenshots of original post (2000) and today (2021) on A List Apart website

Everyone has something to contribute to the World Wide Web.
Because the Web is of us. Whatever we are as humans is now manifest in the Web: Our beauty, hatred, fragility and ferocity; our kindness, cruelty, confusion and clarity. Our wars. Our peace.

Molly Holzschlag, 2010

Jeremy Keith, James Box, Paul Annett, Richard Rutter, Natalie Downe, Cennydd Bowles, Sophie Star, Andy Budd

Please note: this page has been specifically designed for presentation during a talk on people of the web and industry context. In itself, it offers little more than the links to profiles. The profiles however will include more detail and selected links for everyone, I do hope you’ll enjoy exploring. This is hopefully a nice way of introduction to only some of our lovely people of the web ツ