Paul Irish

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Paul Irish
Paul Irish.jpg
Born (1982-07-23) July 23, 1982 (age 31)
Residence San Francisco
Nationality United States

B.S. in Technical, Professional and Scientific Communication

from Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Occupation Developer Relations
Employer Google
Notable work(s) jQuery, Modernizr, Yeoman, HTML5 Boilerplate

Paul Irish is an American front-end web developer, and developer advocate for Google Chrome. He is also recognized as an expert in web technologies like HTML5 and CSS3.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Ireland in 1973.

Front-end development[edit]

Irish has created, contributed to, or led the development of many popular front-end web development reference resources and libraries:

HTML5 evangelism[edit]

Irish has created or was a key contributor to many websites in an effort to encourage browser and web developers to move to HTML5:

  • Move The Web Forward: A website encouraging web developers to learn more and participate in the development community.
  • W3Fools: A website dedicated to educating the web developer community about the problems with W3Schools, a popular web technology reference resource.
  • WebPlatform: A collaboration to create a comprehensive web technology documentation wiki similar to the Mozilla Developer Network. Participants include the W3C, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Facebook, and others.
  • Chrome Status: Documentation of which HTML5 features have been implemented in Chrome and Chrome for Android.
  • HTML5 Readiness: A visualization of which HTML5 and CSS3 features have been implemented in which browsers.
  • HTML5 Rocks: A website dedicated to HTML5 education, tutorials, news, and more.
  • CSS3 Please: A tool for interactively learning and developing CSS3.
  • HTML5 Please: A reference for HTML5 features and when and how it is safe to use them in production code.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Paul Irish The HTML5 Hero" (PDF; 105MB). Appliness (Adobe) (5): 69–79. August 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2013.