Eric A. Meyer is a prominent American web design consultant and author. He is best known for his advocacy work on behalf of web standards, most notably Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), a technique for managing how HTML is displayed. Meyer has written a number of books and articles on CSS and given many presentations promoting its use. Meyer graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1992 with a B.A. in History, and minors in artificial intelligence, astronomy, and English. From 1992 to 2000, Meyer was employed as a hypermedia systems manager at CWRU. In 2001, he joined Netscape as an Internet applications manager and remained with the company until 2003. Meyer is currently a consultant for Complex Spiral Consulting as well as a founding member of the Global Multimedia Protocols Group.
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Jeffrey Zeldman is a prominent lecturer and author on web design. He also runs his own web design studio, Happy Cog; and has maintained a prominent blog, Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report, on the topic since 1995. His most recent book is titled Designing With Web Standards (ISBN 0735712018). Zeldman co-founded the Web Standards Project (WaSP), a group of professional web site designers dedicated to disseminating and encouraging the use of the standards promoted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Zeldman is generally held to be one of a vanguard of proficient visual designers (others include Dave Shea and Douglas Bowman) who adopted standards-based, cross-browser solutions to web-design problems. In particular, he helped destroy the myth that accessible web sites (i.e. those that disabled people are able to use) have to be ugly or apparently “undesigned”. His books and web sites have helped promote a general improvement in the technical, visual design, usability and accessibility of web sites.