CSS3: The Future of Web Styling

Håkon Wium Lie (Opera Software)
Design & User Experience, Mobile
Location: Empire East
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Whether you like your corners rounded, your color opacity adjustable, or your text shadowed, CSS3 puts these tools, and more, right into your hands.

It’s all a dream come true, until you factor the different browsers and devices that may be used to access your newest creation. What’s a developer to do when there are 5+ browsers to support, and literally hundreds of potential devices that might connect to your site?

Håkon Wium Lie, the original creator of CSS, is here to help. By showcasing examples developers can use today, he will demonstrate what developers can do in any Web browser.

Additionally, Håkon will explain how judicious use of CSS can bring out the visual bling on even the smallest screens.

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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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