Jeffrey Zeldman

Dubbed King of Web Standards by Business Week, Jeffrey Zeldman co-founded the multi-city web design conference An Event Apart with Eric Meyer; has published A List Apart “for people who make websites,” a leading journal of web design thought since 1998; and founded and is chairman of Happy Cog™, a digital design studio with offices in New York, Philadelphia, and Austin in partnership with Greg Hoy and Greg Storey.

Jeffrey has written two books, notably the foundational web standards text, Designing With Web Standards, currently in a 3rd Edition coauthored with Ethan Marcotte. It has been translated into 15 languages, including (for the last edition) Italian, Chinese, Hungarian, Polish and Portuguese. The book, together with The Web Standards Project which Jeffrey co-founded in 1998,  is widely credited with converting the web design industry from tag soup and Flash to semantics and accessibility via correct use of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. His first book, Taking Your Talent to The Web, is now available as a free download and website.

With Jason Santa Maria and Mandy Brown, Jeffrey co-founded and publishes A Book Apart (“brief books for people who make websites”), a small press with a huge impact in the field of web and digital design and UX. Among visionary titles published by A Book Apart during its first years of operation are Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte and Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski. Jeffrey is a faculty member on the MFA, Interaction Design program at School of Visual Arts, New York, and the founder and host of weekly internet radio program The Big Web Show (“Everything Web That Matters”), which has twice been named Podcast of the Year by .net Magazine.

In 2012, Jeffrey Zeldman was the first designer inducted in the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame. He tweets prolifically at @zeldman and has blogged and shared web design concepts and advocated user- and content-focused design techniques at Jeffrey Zeldman Presents since 1995. Jeffrey serves on the Advisory Boards of Automattic, the SXSW Interactive Festival, and Readability. Jeffrey’s international speaking schedule is available for your perusal. More biographical information may be found at Wikipedia. Jeffrey wrote this in the third person. He is just a lucky bum.