Where CSS Began

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Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World. — Christopher Columbus

Ross Shannon gives a good thumbnail history of CSS here. Want to learn more? You might be interested to read The CSS saga and Who created CSS? CSS Early History. These links will introduce you to seminal figures like Håkon Wium Lie, Pei Wei, Dave Raggett, and Bert Bos, the battle over how presentational control should be divided between user agents (browsers), designers, and end users, the Microsoft-Netscape wars, Netscape's attempt to replace CSS with JavaScript, and Microsoft's game-changing embrace of CSS in IE 5 for the Mac. Fun reads all.