Cascading Style Sheets Celebrating 10 Years with Style

10 Years of CSS

In 2006, the World Wide Web Consortium proudly celebrates the ten years of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the technology designers use to create attractive, economical, and flexible Web sites. In these pages you will find history and highlights from 10 years with style.

19 December 2006
World Wide Web Consortium Celebrates Ten Years with Style
18 December 2006
Fuji CSS Validator released (more)
17 December 2006
CSS level 1 is 10 years old.
2 August 2002
First draft of revised CSS level 2.
22 June 1999
Drafts of first three CSS3 modules published: Color Profiles, Multi-column layout, and Paged Media Properties.
29 January 1999
W3C announces CSS1 Test Suite; read the press release
11 January 1999
W3C revises CSS level 1 Recommendation
12 May 1998
W3C publishes CSS level 2 Recommendation; read the press release
30 March 1998
First beta of CSS Validator announced.
4 November 1997
First Public Working Draft of CSS Level 2 (CSS2); read the press release
17 December 1996
W3C publishes CSS level 1 Recommendation (CSS1); read the press release
6-7 November 1995
W3C Workshop on Style Sheets in Rocquencourt, France

For more history, see chapter 20 of the book Cascading Style Sheets, designing for the Web, by Håkon Wium Lie and Bert Bos.