Hard to believe it, but Cascading Style Sheets are ten years old!Skip to comment form
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 Håkon 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!
- #1 On December 20th, 2006 5:04 am Weblog de Brainet » Archivo del weblog » Décimo aniversario de las hojas de estilo en cascada replied:
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- #2 On December 20th, 2006 11:40 am GOB replied:
It’s important to say that they have developped the new CSS Validator, that’s much better than the last one.
A succesful and long life!
- #3 On December 20th, 2006 3:20 pm Joppe Houpt replied:
Concratulation indeed CSS! I’m big fan of using CSS without images. Several succesfull designs are allready made by me.
Up to the next year.
- #4 On December 21st, 2006 6:19 pm Chris Hunt replied:
Not wanting to rain on the parade, but that timeline does point up how painfully slow the W3C process is these days.
CSS1 and CSS2 seem to have gone from working draft to recommendation in about a year. 2.1 was (apparently) started in 2002 and is still a working draft four years later. What’s that all about? Why have we all been howling at Microsoft for sitting on their hands all this time, but giving W3C an easy ride?
- #5 On January 1st, 2007 3:04 am La domo de karotoj » CSS estas dek jaraĝa replied:
[...] Laŭ blogero en WaSP CSS estas dek jaraĝa. Tio estas bonega! Ankaŭ bonega estas, ke TTT-legiloj jam plejparte komprenas la nivelon unuan de CSS (CSS1). Nun se universitatoj, kolegioj kaj altlernejoj efektive konvene instruus ĝin… Komentoj (0) | Reenaĵoj (0) [...]
- #6 On January 17th, 2007 9:46 am zwolu replied:
Happy Birthday and thank you CSS!
- #7 On January 21st, 2007 6:22 pm Akaash Maharaj replied:
I hate to be a naysayer (yet I obviously do not hate it enough to stay my comments), but does it not strike anyone else as supremely ironic that the CSS10 web site created to celebrate the CSS anniversary uses an *invalid* cascading style sheet?
As of today (18h18 EST, 21 January 2007) the W3 validator returns the following error for CSS10′s cascading style sheet: “110 – #navigation li – Invalid number : text-shadow Property text-shadow doesn’t exist : 0 2px 4px #000″.
Perhaps that is tje best possible indication of how dismissive even the architects of web standards are of their own creation!
- #8 On January 31st, 2007 1:08 am Karl Dubost, W3C replied:
I have answered to your comment on the QA Weblog. The simple answer lies in “we have a tendency to forget that organizations and technological developments have an history. The requirements have changed.”
- #9 On February 17th, 2007 8:43 am Aukcje replied:
If someone searches Polish translating this article:
Greertings from Poland
- #10 On February 28th, 2007 9:36 pm Ellen replied:
To think what the web would be witout CSS makes me laugh I am glad it came along when it did and look forward to the day when it turns 50 years old.
- #11 On March 6th, 2007 9:28 am sandwiches replied:
CSS1 and CSS2 seem to have gone from working draft to recommendation in about a year. 2.1 was (apparently) started in 2002 and is still a working draft four years later. http://sandwiches.elol.org What’s that all about? Why have we all been howling at Microsoft for sitting on their hands all this time, but giving W3C an easy ride
- #12 On March 9th, 2007 3:11 am wkz0712 » Blog Archive » CSS十年 replied:
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