Molly Holzschlag

Molly E. Holzschlag
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Born (1963-01-25) January 25, 1963 (age 58)
OccupationWeb Developer, Educator, Author, Accessibility Advocate and Computational Linguist
AwardsO'Reilly Web Platform Award (2016), Net Award (2015)

Molly E. Holzschlag (born January 25, 1963[1]) is a U.S. author, lecturer and advocate of the Open Web. She has written or co-authored 35 books on web design and open standards, including The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web (co-authored with Dave Shea).

Campaigning for web standards

Holzschlag was a speaker on Open Web technologies, web design and accessibility.[2] She was the 2004–2006 group lead for the Web Standards Project (WaSP),[3] a coalition that campaigned browser makers such as Microsoft, Opera and Netscape to support modern web standards.

She has participated as a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Invited Expert on the CSS Working Group,[4] chaired the CSS Accessibility Community Group,[5] and was an Invited Expert on the HTML and GEO Working Groups.[6]

Teaching work

In 2011, Holzschlag worked for Knowbility, teaching classes on Open Web technologies such as HTML5 and ARIA, with a strong emphasis on using inclusive design to overcome accessibility barriers.[7] She has also taught webmaster courses for the University of Arizona, University of Phoenix, New School University, and Pima Community College.[8]


Holzschlag has written or co-authored 35 books on web design and open standards, including The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web (co-authored with Dave Shea).[9]

Notable awards

  • 2016, O'Reiilly Web Platform Award[10]
  • 2015, Net Award for Outstanding contribution[11]
  • 1998, named one of the Webgrrls San Francisco chapter's Top 25 Women on the Web,[12]


  • Molly, Holzschlag; Shea, David (February 27, 2005). The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web. ISBN 0321303474.
  • Holzschlag, Molly E. (July 9, 2004). 250 HTML and Web Design Secrets. ISBN 0764568450.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Glendinning, Porter (May 28, 2004). Sams Teach Yourself Movable Type in 24 Hours. ISBN 067232590X.
  • Holzschlag, Molly (April 28, 2004). Design Your Own E-Shop: Creating & Promoting Successful Small Business Sites (Dyo). ISBN 2884790217.
  • Holzschlag, Molly E. (April 2003). Color for Websites: Digital Media Design (Graphic Design). ISBN 2880467411.
  • Holzschlag, Molly E. (March 11, 2003). Cascading Style Sheets: The Designer's Edge. ISBN 0782141846.
  • Special Edition Using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX. December 31, 2002. ISBN 0789727072.
  • Holzschlag, Molly (October 28, 2002). Design Your Own Home Page. ISBN 2884790136.
  • Holzschlag, Molly E. (September 16, 2002). Integrated Web Design: Building the New Breed of Designer & Developer. ISBN 0735712336.
  • Sams Teach Yourself Adobe LiveMotion 2 in 24 Hours. May 23, 2002. ISBN 0672323125.
  • Holzschlag, Molly E. (May 14, 2002). Special Edition Using HTML and XHTML. ISBN 0789727315.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Jason, Pellerin (December 20, 2001). Perl Web Site Workshop. ISBN 0672322757.
  • Holzschlag, Molly E. (September 2001). XML, HTML, XHTML Magic. ISBN 0735711399.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Weverka, Peter (August 21, 2001). Mastering Frontpage 2002 Premium Edition. ISBN 0782140033.
  • Holzschlag, Molly E. (December 13, 2000). Special Edition Using XHTML. ISBN 0789724316.
  • Sams Teach Yourself Adobe(R) LiveMotion(R) in 24 Hours. January 15, 2000. ISBN 0672319160.
  • Holzschlag, Molly E. (December 22, 1999). Special Edition Using HTML 4 (6th ed.). ISBN 0789722674.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Romaniello, Stephen (November 1999). Mastering Adobe GoLive 4. ISBN 0782126049.
  • Holzschlag, Molly E. (October 18, 1999). Short Order HTML 4. ISBN 0789720493.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Tauber, Daniel A. (June 1999). Mastering Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Premium Edition. ISBN 0782124569.
  • Schmeiser, Lisa (December 1998). The Complete Website Kit: Turn Your Website into a Dynamic, Long-Lasting, and Effective Tool. ISBN 0782124283.
  • Holzschlag, Molly E. (1998). Web by Design: The Complete Guide. ISBN 0782122019.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Lemay, Laura (June 1997). Laura Lemay's Web Workshop: Designing With Stylesheets, Tables, and Frames. ISBN 1575212498.
  • Molly, Holzschlag; Lemay, Laura (February 1997). Laura Lemay's Guide to Sizzling Web Site Design. ISBN 1575212218.
  • Professional Web Design: Theory and Technique on the Cutting Edge. August 1996. ISBN 0761507590.


  1. ^ "Molly Holzschlag". Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Molly E. Holzschlag (speaker profile)",
  3. ^ "Molly Holzschlag (WaSP member)", The Web Standards Project
  4. ^ "Members", Cascading Style Sheets Working Group
  5. ^ "CSS Accessibility Community Group", W3C Community and Business Groups
  6. ^ Holzschlag, Molly E., "About Molly", (Via, archived from the original on June 4, 2002
  7. ^ "Molly Holzschlag (Knowbility staff)", Knowbility, archived from the original on May 29, 2012
  8. ^ "Molly E. Holzschlag: Biography", Paper Plus
  9. ^ Shea, Dave; Holzschlag, Molly E. (2005). The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web. New Riders. ISBN 978-0-321-30347-9.
  10. ^ "Vivaldi hires Molly E. Holzschlag, 'Fairy Godmother of the Open Web'". Deccan Chronicle. June 24, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  11. ^ "Winners The Net Awards 2015 Celebrating the best in web design and development". November 23, 2015. Archived from the original on November 23, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  12. ^ Amy Moon (1998), "San Francisco Webgrrls in SFGate", The San Francisco Chronicle, archived from the original on September 30, 2011

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