You may not know his name, but he played a huge part in creating the web you take for granted today. And he’s back—kind of.
That would be Glenn Davis and the Verevolf site Zeldman’s talking about. The site is a growing archive of Davis’s personal (and unvarnished) recollections pioneering the early web, like the one where he recounts the origin story of his uber-famous Cool Site of the Day.
Credit: Web Design Museum
Or the how an email he wrote out of frustration snowballed into the Web Standards Project.
Personal retellings of history can be fraught with emotion and Davis’s posts are no exception. What’s super cool is how his experiences augment other retellings, including Chapter 7 of our own Web History series where Jay Hoffman documents the evolution of web standards.