One of the first web designers, Zeldman has had a pronounced impact on the medium and the profession. In 1995, the former art director and copywriter launched one of the first personal sites and began publishing widely-read tutorials on methods and principles of web design.
In 1998 he co-founded The Web Standards Project, a grassroots coalition that persuaded Microsoft and Netscape to support the same technologies in their browsers. That same year he began publishing A List Apart “for people who make websites.” It has become one of the most respected and influential magazines in the field.
He has written many articles and two books, notably Designing With Web Standards (now in its second edition), and is a favorite of lecture audiences around the world. In 2005, he and Eric Meyer co-founded An Event Apart, a traveling conference on design and code.
Zeldman sits on the Advisory Boards of the SXSW Interactive Festival, Rosenfeld Media, and the Dandelife Social Biography Network, among others. A biographical listing in the Wikipedia Encyclopedia, plus extensive results in search engines and social ranking networks such as Google (2,360,000 results at last count), Technorati, and Ask.com, testify to his pervasiveness across the medium.
Books from Jeffrey
- Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook (Foreword)
- From Friends of Ed, released June 7th, 2004
- Web Standards are the standard technology specifications enforced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to make sure that web designers and browser manufacturers are using the same technology syntax. It is important that these implementations are the same throu...