John F. Allsopp

[Photo] John F. Allsopp

John Allsopp ( is a software developer and long-standing web development speaker, writer, evangelist, and self-proclaimed expert. Since 1993 he has been working with and developing for the Web. He is the head developer of the leading cross platform CSS development tool Style Master, developer and publisher of Westciv's ( renowned training courses and learning resources on CSS and standards-based development, and author of the highly regarded article, "A Dao of Web Design" (as well as dozens of other articles). He is also one of the founders of the Web Directions conference series ( and a very early member of the Web Standards Project.

When not bathed in the glow of various computer screens, John is a volunteer surf lifesaver at Bondi Beach, one of Australia's most famous beaches. A longtime Bondi resident, he now lives at the southern edge of Sydney, between the ocean and the world's second oldest national park with his wife and young daughter.

Books from John

[Book Cover] Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0
Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0 (Author)
From Friends of Ed, released March 26th, 2007
Microformats burst onto the scene a couple of years ago and are fast becoming an essential tool for all professional web designers and developers. Imagine being able to integrate all of your web-based contact details, tagged articles, and geographical informatio...