As announced today by its creator Dave Shea, the CSS Zen Garden has reached the venerable age of ten years. When I first saw that site back in 2003, I was blown away by the possibilities of CSS.
Together with the book Designing With Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman, it really opened my eyes to modern web development using web standards.
The good old CSS Zen Garden is still there as inspiration. A deep background to the issue and several of the designs can be found in the book The Zen of CSS Design by Dave Shea and Molly E. Holzschlag.
Thank you Dave, it’s been a great ten years. Welcome back.
Two influential books from 2003 and 2005.