Today's post is an homage to some of our favourte web designers. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but rather one to showcase designers who have had an impact on the design-sphere as a whole or ones that have have resonated personally with us.
Jeffrey Zeldman, the “Godfather of web standards”, is a web designer, author and podcast host. He also co-founded the webzine A List Apart, an online magazine dedicated to web design with a large of focus on web standards, and the Web Standards Project. Web standards are an important element of any current or future best practices for designing the web, and Jeffrey helped to popularise ideals such as responsive design and CSS layout, concepts we now automatically accept as standard.
Rachel Andrew is a prolific web developer, public speaker and author, who has written, or co-written 23 books at time of posting. She also writes articles for online publications ranging from the next iteration of CSS to advice about how to tackle a conference Q&A. She is also a co-founder of Perch CMS, a lightweight Content Management System, and also Notist, a website dedicated to public speakers and their portfolios. Rachel’s work with CSS is outstanding
Chris Coyier is a web designer & developer who built the website CSS-Tricks and is a co-founder of invaluable resource CodePen, which is a front-end developer’s sandbox. He also co-hosts a podcast, ShopTalk, all about building websites with fellow presenter Dave Rupert. He is also a published author, writing the books “Practical SVG” and “Digging Into Wordpress”. I’m a huge front-end nerd, so Chris being on this list is a complete no-brainer for me.
Dan Cederholm is a designer, author, entrepreneur and self-styled “Advencherer”. When he’s not managing his design brands SimpleBits and Advencher Supply Co., he’s also hosts a podcast for creative types called The SimpleBits Show. Oh, and he happened to co-found Dribble, an important community for designers. Dan’s passion for helping others is truly an inspiration and his work as an event speaker, writing books on web design and philanthropy earns him a spot on this list as one of my favourite web designers.