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 to the Web Standards Project (WaSP). Shea is also a writer for a broad audience of web designers and developers on his popular blog, “Mezzoblue” [3] and is the creative director 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 by 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]

Award (s)

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


  • Digital Web Interviews Dave Shea
  • CSS Beauty – Dave Shea Audio Interview

See also

  • CSS Zen Garden
  • Cascading Style Sheets


  1. Jump up^ http://www.mezzoblue.com/about/dave/
  2. ^ Jump up to: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. Jump up^ Shea Dave – WaSP Member, emphasis on original. The Web Standard Project
  4. Jump up^ Author, Shea A List Apart.
  5. Jump up^ Lawson, Bruce. “An interview with Dave Shea, the CSS Zen Gardener”. DMXzone.com. Retrieved on June 5th, 2007.
  6. Jump up^ Dave Shea – WaSP Member. The Web Standard Project.