Andy Clarke

[Photo] Andy  Clarke

Andy Clarke has been called a lot of things since he started working on the web (stuffandnonsense.co.uk ) ten years ago. His ego likes words like ambassador for CSS, industry prophet and inspiring, but actually he is most proud that Jeffrey Zeldman once called him a bastard.

Andy is a member of the Web Standards Project and a former invited expert to the W3C‘s CSS Working Group. He took ten months out of his life to write the best-selling book Transcending CSS: The Fine Art Of Web Design (transcendingcss.com), but Andy‘s passion is amazing web design. He loves making designs for the web, writing about design and teaching it at workshops and conferences all of the world.

Now he is pulling all of those passions together to create For A Beautiful Web (forabeautifulweb.com), a unique series of web design master-classes that cover topics including visual design, best-practice use of technologies such as CSS, as well as geeky stuff like Microformats.

Books from Andy

[Book Cover] Beginning CSS Web Development: From Novice to Profesional
Beginning CSS Web Development: From Novice to Profesional (Foreword)
From Apress, released August 28th, 2006
Cascading style sheets are one of the most important technologies on the web today, giving web developers the power to style their web sites so they are usable, lean and small in file size, look great, display consistently across most if not all web browsers, an...
[Book Cover] Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design
Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design (Author)
From New Riders Press, released November 15th, 2006
As the Web evolves to incorporate new standards and the latest browsers offer new possibilities for creative design, the art of creating Web sites is also changing. Few Web designers are experienced programmers, and as a result, working with semantic markup and ...
[Book Cover] Web Standards Creativity: Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting
Web Standards Creativity: Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting (Author)
From Friends of Ed, released March 19th, 2007
Be inspired by 10 web design lessons from 10 of the worlds best web designers Get creative with cutting-edge XHTML, CSS, and DOM scripting techniques Learn breathtaking design skills while remaining standards-compliant Here at friends of ED, we know th...