This post is part of a series of posts thanking everyone who helps (or helped) me improve my knowledge and skills on design and development.
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Here you have a list of the people who unknowingly have helped me shape my perspective on frontend coding. Here you have a list of my frontend teachers.
You can also check my design referents.
He wrote CSS: The definitive guide. That's the go-to resource I recommend for anyone asking to learn CSS. Reading it's second edition is basically how taught me CSS.
Among many other contributions, he's also known his CSS Meyer's reset.
She shared advanced clever techniques to go beyond on styling. I keep using her CSS scrolling shadows with background-attachment: local from 2012! She has published many other useful design / CSS projects at her site.
She has written many amazing articles on advanced use of SVG and CSS, with a special focus on accessibility. An essential blog for your RSS feed.
I think I discovered him when looking for help on static frontend development and ended up in one of his thorough articles about middleman. But the work that has had the most impact on me is the creation my preferred namespacing for HTML/CSS classnames: ECSS. Forget BEM or any other!
Zeldman was a referent for the web industry early on, specially pushing for the use of we standards. But I knew him through one of his projects, A list apart — one of the best sites to learn about design and development in any of its subareas.
He built CSS-Tricks. For the name you could guess its content, but it goes far beyond "simple" tricks, it's packed with comprehensive guides on many things CSS related. He also co-founded codepen, a useful tool for creating and sharing useful dev snippets, learning, or just bragging about your dev skills (check CSS-Tricks Spark).
Throughout her career, Andrew has published some of the best articles on mastering layout with CSS.
Currently working at Apple on the Web Developer Experience team for Safari & Webkit; and a member of CSS Working Group. She previously blowed many peoples minds with her layout techniques during her talks. For instance: Intrinsic layouts
CSS at the edge