Dave Shea (web designer)

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Dave Shea
Dave Shea.jpg
Dave Shea in June 2003
Born Canada
Occupation web designer
Website www.mezzoblue.com

Dave Shea is a Canadian[1] web designer and co-author of The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web.[2]

He is known for his work in web-standard development—from his design community project CSS Zen Garden to his active contributions at the Web Standards Project (WaSP). Shea is also a writer “for a large global audience of web designers and developers on his popular blog, Mezzoblue”[3] and is the founder and creative director of Bright Creative in Vancouver, BC.


Along with co-authoring his own book with Molly E. Holzschlag,[2] Shea has contributed to online magazines Digital Web Magazine and A List Apart.[4] His web work has been featured in publications such as Page Magazine, Stylesheet Stylebook, Linux Format Magazine, PIXELmag, and DMXZone[5]


  • Shea was awarded Best of Show 2004 at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, TX.[6]


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  1. ^ http://www.mezzoblue.com/about/dave/
  2. ^ a b Shea, Dave and Holzschlag, Molly E.., “The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web” Peachpit Press. (February 17, 2005) ISBN 0321303474
  3. ^ Dave Shea - WaSP Member, emphasis on original. The Web Standard Project
  4. ^ Author, Shea A List Apart.
  5. ^ Lawson, Bruce. "An interview with Dave Shea, the CSS Zen Gardener". DMXzone.com. Retrieved on June 5th, 2007.
  6. ^ Dave Shea - WaSP Member. The Web Standard Project.

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