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CSS Turns 10

By Kimberly Blessing | December 20th, 2006 | Filed in CSS, W3C/Standards Documentation

Hard to believe it, but Cascading Style Sheets are ten years old!

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Happy Birthday, CSS! The Web Standards Project celebrates the 10th anniversary of the publication of the first Cascading Style Sheets level 1 recommendation, which was published on December 17, 1996. (The final recommendation came in 1999.) We bow deeply and graciously to Bert Bos and HÃ¥kon Wium Lie, the co-authors of that original document and two of the folks who were thinking about style on the Web during the earliest days of the W3C… and probably even before then.

To celebrate this milestone, the W3C has launched the CSS10 site, which gives a brief history of the technology, links to essays, a gallery of CSS-related materials, and a “hall of fame” area that recognizes important CSS-related sites. We’re honored that both WaSP and the CSS Samurai are among the sites listed, and we’re proud to be part of the history (as well as future!) of CSS.

Congratulations to the many people that have helped CSS reach this milestone!

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#1 On December 20th, 2006 5:04 am