In the initial stages of the web, stylistic and display properties were left largely to the preferences of the user. As more computers came online, the need for pre-designed looks and layouts became obvious.

On Oct. 10th, 1994 Håkon Wium Lie introduced the first proposal for a cascading style sheet. Adoption was slow and rather bumpy, but today the CSS3 specification is highly advanced and fully supported by all major browsers.

Cheers to Mr. Lie for setting in motion the visual web we know today!

Read the original proposal:

Read an interview with Håkon:

David Raines

A native of Phoenix, Arizona, and a graduate of Tempe’s Arizona State University, David is extremely proficient with HTML, CSS, JavaScript & PHP, as well as the popular content management systems: WordPress and Joomla. David has over a decade of web development experience, including having worked for Go Daddy as a Web Design Specialist, building and maintaining clients’ websites as well as dealing with technical-related web problems. A self-proclaimed “nerd,” David enjoys tech of all sorts, most notably building custom desktop computers, and is the go-to guy for tech-related issues. David loves traveling and never turns down an opportunity to visit a theme park. David will also reluctantly admit to thoroughly enjoying what he does for a living – building websites.