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John Allsopp

September 21, 2012 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 20 minutes • Wiki Entry

John Allsopp joins Eric Meyer and Jen Simmons for this first episode in our “web behind” series — a look back at where the web came from and the people who created it. They talk about early web design tools, community groups that shaped the web, thinkers from the mid-20th century who shaped ideas about hypertext, and much more.

Special guest Eric Meyer.

This week's show sponsored by the In Control Conference and CSS Dev Conf. Use coupon code ALOHAAHEAD for $100 off, good for In Control and In Control Combo packages including workshops and/or CSS Dev Conf.



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Hailing from Sydney, Australia, John Allsopp by himself has seen and done more on the web than most web teams put together. First encountering the web in the early 1990s, he built one of the very first CSS tools, Style Master, and a number of other web development tools; published a wealth of information like support charts and free courses; wrote the deeply insightful and far-seeing article “A Dao of Web Design”; influenced the course of the Web Standards Project; and founded a successful international conference series that continues to this day.