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Molly E. Holzschlag
Molly Holzschlag speaking at @media 2009.jpg
Holzschlag at @media in 2009
Born (1963-01-25) January 25, 1963 (age 56)
OccupationWeb Developer, Educator, Author, Accessibility Advocate and Computational Linguist

Molly E. Holzschlag (born January 25, 1963[1]) is a U.S. author, lecturer and advocate of the Open Web.[2] She has written or co-authored 35 books on web design and open standards, including The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web (co-authored with Dave Shea). In 1998, she was named one of the Webgrrls San Francisco chapter's Top 25 Women on the Web.[3]

Campaigning for web standards[edit]

Holzschlag was a very active speaker on Open Web technologies, web design and accessibility.[4] She was the 2004–2006 group lead for the Web Standards Project (WaSP),[5] a coalition that campaigned browser makers such as Microsoft, Opera and Netscape to support modern web standards. She later joined Opera as an open and accessible web evangelist.[6]

She has participated as a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Invited Expert on the CSS Working Group,[7] chaired the CSS Accessibility Community Group,[8] and was an Invited Expert on the HTML and GEO Working Groups.[9]

Teaching work[edit]

In 2011, Holzschlag worked for Knowbility, teaching classes on Open Web technologies such as HTML5 and ARIA, with a strong emphasis on using inclusive design to overcome accessibility barriers.[10] She has also taught webmaster courses for the University of Arizona, University of Phoenix, New School University, and Pima Community College.[11]


  • Spring into HTML and CSS. May 2, 2005. ISBN 0131855867.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Shea, David (February 27, 2005). The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web. ISBN 0321303474.
  • 250 HTML and Web Design Secrets. July 9, 2004. ISBN 0764568450.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Glendinning, Porter (May 28, 2004). Sams Teach Yourself Movable Type in 24 Hours. ISBN 067232590X.
  • Design Your Own E-Shop: Creating & Promoting Successful Small Business Sites (Dyo). April 28, 2004. ISBN 2884790217.
  • Color for Websites: Digital Media Design (Graphic Design). April 2003. ISBN 2880467411.
  • Cascading Style Sheets: The Designer's Edge. March 11, 2003. ISBN 0782141846.
  • Special Edition Using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX. December 31, 2002. ISBN 0789727072.
  • Design Your Own Home Page. October 28, 2002. ISBN 2884790136.
  • Integrated Web Design: Building the New Breed of Designer & Developer. September 16, 2002. ISBN 0735712336.
  • Sams Teach Yourself Adobe LiveMotion 2 in 24 Hours. May 23, 2002. ISBN 0672323125.
  • Special Edition Using HTML and XHTML. May 14, 2002. ISBN 0789727315.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Jason, Pellerin (December 20, 2001). Perl Web Site Workshop. ISBN 0672322757.
  • XML, HTML, XHTML Magic. September 2001. ISBN 0735711399.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Weverka, Peter (August 21, 2001). Mastering Frontpage 2002 Premium Edition. ISBN 0782140033.
  • Special Edition Using XHTML. December 13, 2000. ISBN 0789724316.
  • Sams Teach Yourself Adobe(R) LiveMotion(R) in 24 Hours. January 15, 2000. ISBN 0672319160.
  • Special Edition Using HTML 4 (6th ed.). December 22, 1999. ISBN 0789722674.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Romaniello, Stephen (November 1999). Mastering Adobe GoLive 4. ISBN 0782126049.
  • Short Order HTML 4. October 18, 1999. ISBN 0789720493.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Tauber, Daniel A. (June 1999). Mastering Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Premium Edition. ISBN 0782124569.
  • The Complete Website Kit: Turn Your Website into a Dynamic, Long-Lasting, and Effective Tool. December 1998. ISBN 0782124283.
  • Web by Design: The Complete Guide. 1998. ISBN 0782122019.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Lemay, Laura (June 1997). Laura Lemay's Web Workshop: Designing With Stylesheets, Tables, and Frames. ISBN 1575212498.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Lemay, Laura (February 1997). Laura Lemay's Guide to Sizzling Web Site Design. ISBN 1575212218.
  • Professional Web Design: Theory and Technique on the Cutting Edge. August 1996. ISBN 0761507590.


  1. ^ Holzschlag, Molly E. (January 25, 2005), "Birthday Girl", (via, archived from the original on February 4, 2005 Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ Holzschlag, Molly E. (November 26, 2011), "About Molly",, archived from the original on October 17, 2012 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Amy Moon (1998), "San Francisco Webgrrls in SFGate", The San Francisco Chronicle, archived from the original on September 30, 2011 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Molly E. Holzschlag (speaker profile)",
  5. ^ "Molly Holzschlag (WaSP member)", The Web Standards Project
  6. ^ Holzschlag, Molly E., "I Am an Opera Singer", (via, archived from the original on December 5, 2010 Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ "Members", Cascading Style Sheets working group
  8. ^ "CSS Accessibility Community Group", W3C Community and Business Groups
  9. ^ Holzschlag, Molly E., "About Molly", (via, archived from the original on June 4, 2002 Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  10. ^ "Molly Holzschlag (Knowbility staff)", Knowbility
  11. ^ "Molly E. Holzschlag: Biography", Paper Plus

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