Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, speaker, and author. He is the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, the founder of typography magazine 8 Faces, one half of Viewport Industries, and an electronic musician.

Featured in Smashing Magazine& Web Standards For Skeptics

Posted on 22 May 2007 5 comments

Article illustration for Smashing Magazine and Web Standards For Skeptics

UPDATE: When I originally posted this article, it was simply about the ‘Web Standards For Skeptics’ presentation, but only a few hours later, my site was featured in an article on Smashing Magazine. This re-write now reflects both features.

Smashing Magazine has just posted an article entitled ‘60 Elegant and Visually Appealling Designs’ and elliotjaystocks.com appears in the list (scroll down to number 24). I’m totally honoured to be featured on this list along with so many fantastic sites (which also includes stuffandnonsense and mezzoblue, among others)!

I also had the great honour of being included in Michael Montegomery’s presentation ‘Web Standards For Skeptics’ at the Refresh Miami meetup on 16th May. Although I wasn’t there, Michael chose to include a screenshot of elliotjaystocks.com in his slides in order to demonstrate that sites conforming to Web Standards aren’t “boxy and ugly”.

Again, the truly flattering thing was to see my site sitting between examples from some of the web’s greatest designers: Jason Santa Maria, Andy Clarke (there he is again!), Kevin Cornell, Shaun Inman, Jesse Bennett-Chamberlain… wow. Thanks Michael!

You can view the presentation slides here, which is handy.


  1. nathan


    21 May 2007 @ 09:55AM #

    VERY NICE! I like your site its fantastic.

  2. KrajczarGyulaJr.


    21 May 2007 @ 10:05AM #

    Although I haven’t dig myself through all you’ve done before, I can still say, that your work should indeed be mentioned alongside with those of the “best”. In my opinion you deserved this honor. Congrats! (And yes, this site is – in every way- beautiful!)

  3. Michael Montgomery

    Michael Montgomery

    22 May 2007 @ 06:33AM #


    Great-looking site. Some nice touches in the code, including the IE error badge, and the apology for “those disgustingly presentational tags!”

    Congrats on Smashing Magazine and all the galleries.

  4. Sherwin Techico

    Sherwin Techico

    22 May 2007 @ 09:40AM #

    Congratulations on making the list Elliot—you deserve it.

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