Shaping CSSMarch 24, 2014 - Jake Bresnehan
In someway or another we are exposed to CSS on a daily basis. Either by tinkering with some code, reading a technical blog post or just viewing the source files of a site.
Over the years CSS has really evolved and I thought it might be a good time to stop and take a look at some of the key players in our industry. The ones that are helping shape the direction.
The below list is in alphabetical order
One look and Ana’s CodePen profile will give you a quick understanding that she is currently taking CSS to a mind-boggling level. She is one of the most talented, experimental and creative persons in our industry.
Eric has been involved with the web since late 1993. Since then he has been a major part of CSS. He created Reset CSS and has also written countless books and articles on CSS. Some people refer to him as the “God of CSS”.
Just check out Paul’s about page to see how influential he has been. Over the years Paul has blogged about the little quirks and gotcha in various browsers. These days he seems to be focusing on the authoring and optimisation side of things.
When not blogging about the intricacies of CSS, Tab can be found deciphering CSS specs or contributing to them.
Over the last few years Lea Verou has developed 18! tools to help us. The CSS3 Test, Dabblet, CSS3 patterns gallery and -prefix-free are just a couple that come to mind. She also helps develop CSS for the CSS Working Group.
Harry’s knack for putting his thoughts about CSS into a digestible article really is exceptional. His blog has become the home of some outstanding content. He also maintains inuit.css which is a powerful, scalable, Sass-based, BEM, OOCSS framework.
Thierry is a front-end engineer at Yahoo where his core focus is on CSS. He lives and breaths CSS all day. Over the years he has produced some great articles about how we should approach CSS in large organisations.
Scott’s interests revolve around areas where design and development meet. During the last few years he has actioned some of his thoughts and worked on numerous Compass plugins like Modular Scale, Singularity, Color Schemer and Toolkit to help solve some of the design problems in code.
A bit of a quiet achiever in the CSS world. Simurai tinkers a lot and tends to take CSS into uncharted territories.
Nicholas’s major project is normalize.css which helps make browsers render all elements more consistently and in line with modern standards. His blog has an amazing array of articles dedicated to CSS and his Open Source projects are worth keeping an eye on.
The creator of Bootstrap which is without doubt one of the most used front-end frameworks to date. He is constantly investigating ways to improve CSS and Open Sources everything to make our life easier.
Estelle has written various books about front-end development and one of them focuses on CSS3. She also speaks and blogs about CSS on a regularly basis.
By no means is the above a definitive list. It’s just a few people which in my eyes have helped shape CSS in someway or another.