Vincent Hardy is Adobe’s Director of Engineering for the Web Platform. He uses CSS to power projects that improve open standards for the web. He says there’s nothing he hates about CSS—though the lack of variables and scoping bugged him for a long time—and is particularly enamored with the way CSS has organically developed into a robust technology.
Sun Microsystems is where Vincent Hardy got his start in web standards and open source. In this interview, he tells me what lessons he learned there and how open standards are growing at Adobe.