Jeffrey Zeldman’s site was 20 years old yesterday. His blog and his book helped me start a career as web designer, about 13 years ago. Disillusioned with university, I learned about visual design, html and css. I remember how his work blew my mind. A better Internet was possible.
Thanks to him I discovered web standards, and its beauty led me to become a front-end developer and my first job, back in my hometown. I loved shipping sites and compared the code to some sort of modern poetry. But I didn’t stop there, I wanted to create better websites so I became a UX designer.
During the last 10 years I moved to Madrid, and then to London. I grew up as designer, and the ideals of an Internet for everybody stayed with me.
Now I do a bit research, a lot of interaction design and I still write code for fun, and that’s partly because of Jeffrey Zeldman. Thank you for everything you’ve shared with the world.