Past Member

Håkon Wium Lie

  • Alumnus, Electronic Publishing

 SM 1991
Chief Technology Officer, YesLogic

Håkon has spent most of his professional life on developing standards and software for the web. While working at CERN in 1994, he proposed Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which describes layout and typography for web documents. From 1998 until 2016, Håkon was the Chief Technology Officer of Opera Software, which builds better browsers. Currently, he is the chairman of YesLogic, which makes the Prince CSS-to-PDF formatter so that we can produce paper books from web content.

How did your experience at the Lab influence your next step?

The CSS specification is deeply influenced by what I learned at the MIT Media Lab.

Invent! 

 SM 1991
Chief Technology Officer, YesLogic

Håkon has spent most of his professional life on developing standards and software for the web. While working at CERN in 1994, he proposed Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which describes layout and typography for web documents. From 1998 until 2016, Håkon was the Chief Technology Officer of Opera Software, which builds better browsers. Currently, he is the chairman of YesLogic, which makes the Prince CSS-to-PDF formatter so that we can produce paper books from web content.

How did your experience at the Lab influence your next step?

The CSS specification is deeply influenced by what I learned at the MIT Media Lab.

Invent!