CSS Inventor Talks About the Web’s Visual Future [ Interview ]


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Tech Interview, TalkTeck.comMashable spoke with Håkon Wium Lie, the CTO of Opera Software and the inventor of CSS, a few weeks ago. It was a pleasure and an honor to speak with one of the true web pioneers.

Mr. Lie spoke with us about the history of CSS and why it’s important. He also showed us some of the new features that are in the CSS3 spec, like rounded corners, inset text and drop shadows. We’ve been writing about some of these new features, including the <video> tag (which is actually part of HTML5, but is often associated with CSS3) and web fonts over the past few months and we’ll continue to touch on more and more of these trends. Now that the elephant in the room (Internet Explorer) is finally embracing the modern web, thanks to the new IE 9, implementing these features makes more and more sense.

If you want to learn more about CSS3, you can check out some of these resources:

7 Awesome CSS3 Techniques You Can Start Using Right Now – In this post, we cover some really cool CSS3 techniques you can start using today.

HTML5 for Web Designers – This book by Jeremy Keith is a great way for web designers to get usable information about HTML5 and CSS3. It’s a terrific read and a great addition to any web library.
www-style@w3.org Mailing List – As Mr. Lie mentioned in the video, if you want to be part of the technical discussion surrounding CSS, you can join this mailing list.

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