Molly Holzschlag

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Molly Holzschlag

Name: Molly E. Holzschlag

Born: January 25, 1963

Death: September 5, 2023 (Age: 60)

Computer-related contributions

  • American author, lecturer, and advocate for the Open Web.
  • She worked with Microsoft, BBC, AOL (America Online), and eBay advocating for standards and best practices to create highly sustainable, maintainable, accessible, interactive websites.
  • Group lead for the Web Standards Project (WaSP) (20042006).
  • Chairs the CSS (cascading style sheets) Accessibility Community Group.
  • Presently works for Knowbility teaching classes on Open Web technologies such as HTML5 and ARIA.

Significant publications

  • Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design (2006).
  • The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web (2005).
  • Cascading Style Sheets: The Designer's Edge (2003).
  • Interactive: The Internet for Graphic Designers (Digital Media Design) (2002).
  • Written or co-authored over 35 books on web design and open standards.

Honors and awards

  • Named one of San Francisco Webgrrls' Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web.


"Everyone has something to contribute to the World Wide Web. Why? Because the Web is of us. Whatever we are as humans is now manifest in the Web: Our beauty, hatred, fragility, and ferocity; our kindness, cruelty, confusion, and clarity. Our wars. Our peace."