Bert Bos – the founder of CSS

Bert Bos (Gijsbert Bos) in 2010

Bert Bos (Gijsbert Bos) is a computer scientist known for the development of Argo, a web browser that he developed in August 1994 as test application for his style sheet proposal.

Bert Bos was born in 1963 at November 10, in The Hague (Netherlands). He studied mathematics at the University of Groningen (UG), and wrote his PhD thesis on “Rapid user interface development with the script language Gist”.

In 1996, he joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to work on Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). He is a former chairman and the current W3C Staff Contact of the CSS Working Group. He is based in Sophia Antipolis, France.

At November 14 in 2014 at docCSS conference (Paris, France) Bert explores the gap between established practices of good typography and what HTML and CSS are currently capable of – A handful of typographic challenges:

Bert Bos has written (along with HÃ¥kon Wium Lie) a good book about CSS:

  • Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web (3rd Edition), ISBN 0-321-19312-1.

bert@w3.org
www.w3.org/People/Bos/