Håkon Wium


Håkon Wium Lie proposed Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) while working with Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in 1994. Along with Bert Bos, he developed a set of ideas for web style sheets into a implementeable W3C Recommendation. As CTO of Opera Software he shepherded Opera's implementation, and he proposed the Acid2 test to ensure that all browsers complied. He is the chairman of YesLogic, which makes the Prince CSS-to-PDF formatter. In 2015, Håkon sailed from Lima to Easter Island on a balsa raft, making sure the world-wide web is truly world-wide. He holds a MS from the MIT Media Lab, and a PhD from the University of Oslo.

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