Jeffrey Zeldman

Founder of studio.zeldman, Publisher of A List Apart, Co-Founder of An Event Apart


JEFFREY ZELDMAN publishes A List Apart “for people who make websites,” a leading journal of web and interaction design thought; co-founded the multi-city user experience design conference An Event Apart with Eric Meyer; and is the founder of studio.zeldman, a web and interaction design studio in New York. Jeffrey has written two books, notably the foundational web standards text, Designing With Web Standards, currently in a 3rd Edition coauthored with Ethan Marcotte. It has been translated into 15 languages, including (for the last edition) Italian, Chinese, Hungarian, Polish and Portuguese. The book, together with The Web Standards Project which Jeffrey co-founded in 1998 and led from 1999–2003, is widely credited with converting the web design industry from tag soup and Flash to semantics and accessibility via correct use of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. His first book, Taking Your Talent to The Web, is now available as a free download and website. Jeffrey co-founded and publishes A Book Apart (“brief books for people who make websites”), a small press with a significant impact in the field of web and digital design and UX. Among titles published by A Book Apart during its first years of operation are Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte and Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski. Jeffrey is a faculty member on the MFA, Interaction Design program at School of Visual Arts, New York, and the founder and host of the internet radio program The Big Web Show (“Everything Web That Matters”), which has twice been named Podcast of the Year by .net Magazine. In 2012, Jeffrey Zeldman was the first designer inducted in the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame. He tweets prolifically at @zeldman and has blogged and shared web design concepts and advocated user- and content-focused design techniques at Jeffrey Zeldman Presents since 1995.


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