About this site

Online since May 1995, Jeffrey Zeldman Presents is the personal site of designer, writer, and stunt double (wait for it) Jeffrey Zeldman. The mellifluously titled “Jeffrey Zeldman Presents the Daily Report” is one of the oldest continuously published blogs and a registered periodical: ISSN No. 1534-0309.

Jeffrey Zeldman

Jeffrey Zeldman

Dubbed King of Web Standards by Business Week, Jeffrey Zeldman was one of the first designers, bloggers, and independent publishers on the web, and one of the first web design teachers. In 1998, he co-founded and designed—and from 1999 to 2002 he directed—The Web Standards Project, a grassroots coalition that helped bring standards to our browsers.

He publishes the industry-leading magazine A List Apart “for people who make websites;” has written two books (notably the foundational web standards text, Designing With Web Standards, now in its second edition); co-founded the web design conference An Event Apart with Eric Meyer; and founded and is executive creative director of Happy Cog, a high-end agency of web design, user experience, and content strategy specialists, with offices in New York and Philadelphia.

Jeffrey sits on the Advisory Boards of the SXSW Interactive Festival and Rosenfeld Media and crafts pearls on Twitter. Additional biographic details are available at Happy Cog and Wikipedia.

Pardon My Archives

Here you’ll find ancient zeldman.com content in its original format.

The Ad Graveyard
Real ads that almost ran. 1995–1998.
Pardon My Icons
Unusual icons for your desktop or website. 1995–1998.
If the Great Movies Had Been Websites
What if Orson Welles had kept a web diary? 1999.
Fifteen Minutes
Interviews with movie stars and web designers, 1996–1999, in original cheesy format.
Dress that desktop for success. (1997?)
For your listening pleasure, music by Jeffrey Zeldman.
Early multimedia experiment. 1995.
Lawrence Welk, Postmodernist
We come to praise him. 1995.
Letter from Istanbul
Rocking the cradle of civilization. An unfinished travelogue. 1998.
Linker’s Delight
Obsolete banners.
Mr Jenkins’s Last Martini (removed)
The web’s first alcoholic haiku contest.
Ask Dr Web 1995–1998 (removed)
A complete guide to web design, 90s-style.

Web Design Bookmarklets

For your pleasure. To test, click any link. To install, drag to your browser’s Favorites or Bookmarks bar.

Resize 800
Moves your browser to the left (allowing room for tool bars such as DragThing), resizes it to 800px wide by xx high, where xx is the height of your monitor minus space at the bottom for your Dock or Task Bar.
Resize 1024
Same as above, but makes your browser window 1024px wide.
Test your page for markup errors.


The site is powered by WordPress (why?), hosted by Media Temple (why?), and produced in New York City, USA.

Written, designed, and coded by L. Jeffrey Zeldman. (Contact.)

WordPress implementation by Noel Jackson.

Rotation script by Mark Huot.

Microformats kibbitzing by Tantek Çelik. (Try viewing page in Firefox with Operator plug-in installed.)