My name is Aaron Gustafson and I work on the web.
I am a web standards & accessibility advocate at Microsoft, where I work closely with their browser team. I also help organizations elegantly tackle the challenges presented by all the crazy devices and screens you see everywhere using progressive enhancement via Easy Designs and Rosenfeld Media. You’ll often find me on the road, presenting at conferences and running workshops across the globe.
I serve on the W3C’s Responsive Issues Community Group. I founded the Chattanooga Open Device Lab and co-founded the event series Code & Creativity and Retreats 4 Geeks. In previous roles, I managed the Web Standards Project (WaSP) and published Web Standards Sherpa
I wrote the web design book Jeffrey Zeldman calls a “modern classic” and Jeremy Keith calls “the clearest, most beautiful explanation of progressive enhancement I’ve ever read”: Adaptive Web Design. I’ve also contributed to numerous other titles. I have written dozens of articles, and helped shape dozens more during my tenure as Tech Editor for the esteemed magazine A List Apart.
I live and work in beautiful Chattanooga, TN with my lovely and talented partner Kelly McCarthy and our amazing son Oscar.