CSS3 for Working Web Designers

Design & UX
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The new advances in CSS3 have the potential to open more possibilities and opportunities for designers to create rich and customizable Web experiences. However, because CSS3 is an emerging standard, not all browsers have implemented the same parts of CSS3 or in the same manner. What Web developers need today is a guide to understand both what they can use now and what they will be able to use in the future. Who better a guide than the person who created CSS and edits the specification? In this discussion, Håkon Wium Lie, Chief Technology Officer for Opera Software, will describe the advances in CSS3, what Web developers can do in today’s modern browsers and what is fast approaching on the horizon.

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Håkon Wium Lie

Opera Software

Håkon Wium Lie joined Opera in 1999 as the Chief Technology Officer. Prior to his position at Opera, Wium Lie worked for W3C, where he proposed the concept of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

After receiving his Master’s degree from MIT Media Lab, Wium Lie worked as a research scientist at Norwegian Telecom Research and later at CERN, the birthplace of the Web. From 1995 to 1999, Wium Lie worked for W3C, after which he joined Opera. He has also received a PhD degree from the University of Oslo in 2006.

In 1999, Technology Review included him on the TR100 list, “a group of one hundred young innovators in technology from around the world”. Wium Lie was also honored by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as one of the “Technology Pioneers” in 2000 and 2001.

In his spare time, Wium Lie enjoys spending time with his family, listening to classical music, painting, driving his electric car and fighting advertising. He currently resides in Oslo, Norway.

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Maria Ruth
11/23/2009 12:56pm EST

Easily the most useful session of the entire conference, from my point of view.

Kevin Logan
11/19/2009 3:53pm EST

This was an interesting presentation – it featured both history and forward thinking. Slides detailing CERN and Tim Berners-Lee’s first web terminal were fun to see. It was also interesting to hear about the history of CSS standards from someone so intimately involved in creating them. Nice insights into what’s available for use today. Hope the slides get posted…

Ida Helen Johansen
11/19/2009 8:18am EST

A good and easy-to-get presentation of interesting content. Veldig bra!

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