The Web Histories project is an attempt to document the stories of those who have helped to shape the open web platform, with a focus on those people who are often underrepresented in the formal histories.

While some of the names that appear here may be familiar to you, some may not. Yet all of these people played a part in shaping the web we have today. Find out more about the project, how to contribute, or read our stories.

Soon enough, all the big names were writing their books that way – teaching the CSS along side the HTML.

Virginia DeBolt

The job that hired me for my HTML and Java skills ended up being primarily JavaScript, and I fell madly in love with the language.

Dori Smith

Diversity and inclusion make everything better. When we all think and act the same, we don't innovate. We don't create. We don't make great discoveries.

Meryl K. Evans

I have very vivid memories of watching the web explode in popularity from 1993 to 1996 and knowing that I had a front-row seat to something important.

Jennifer Niederst Robbins