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Thoughts From Eric

Things that Eric A. Meyer, CSS expert, writes about on his personal Web site; it's largely Web standards and Web technology, but also various bits of culture, politics, personal observations, and other miscellaneous stuff

Last Build Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:48:01 +0000


Preview Video: What Would a Human Do?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:48:01 +0000

We’re about halfway through February, he said with some deliberate vagueness, and that means the launch-month special on my Udemy course “Design for Humanity” is also half-done. Sound interesting? Check out this preview video.

A New Online Course: Design for Humanity

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:49:46 +0000

I’ve been spending large chunks of the last few months creating and recording a course for Udemy called “Design for Humanity”, and it’s now available.


Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:02:31 +0000

For a number of reasons, I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the two and a half months between Rebecca’s second tumor being discovered and her death.

Element Dragging in Web Inspectors

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:30:51 +0000

I was looking at an existing page when I got a weird thought: could I just drag elements around in the Web Inspector?

What Comes Next…

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:28:01 +0000

There is a documentary about the history of the web. It’s an hour long, and now it’s free to watch.

Not On This Day

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:10:39 +0000

Suppose you use Facebook (statistically, odds are at least 1 in 5 that you do). Further, suppose you have a period of your life, or even more than one, that you’d rather not be mined by Facebook’s “On This Day” feature. Here’s how to set a blackout for any period(s) of time.

CSS Grid!

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:24:45 +0000

The Grid code is coming! The Grid code is coming! It’s really, finally coming to a browser near you! Woohooooo!

Results of the GIF Survey

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:54:54 +0000

The GIF Survey is complete.  In just under a week, 1,457 people gave their answers on how they pronounce the acronym, and their perceptions of the rightness of that pronunciation.  I thought that, today of all days, it made some sense to share the results of a far less momentous poll. For those who missed, […]

Bits of the Past

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:38:34 +0000

All these jagged bits of the past, which do not cling to me; rather, I cling to them, senselessly, hopelessly, afraid to look at them but afraid to let go.


Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:19:19 +0000

I’m teaching a workshop on advanced CSS layout techniques in October, and co-teaching another workshop on CSS animation in November with the inestimable Val Head.

Twenty Years Later

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:22:47 +0000

It was right about now, exactly two decades ago, that I pulled on my Tom Servo “I’M HUGE” T-shirt and strolled from my apartment over to Strosacker Auditorium for the CWRU Film Society’s screening of MST3K: The Movie.


Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:10:22 +0000

This morning, our youngest child Joshua attended his first day of kindergarten.

Pokéstop and Think

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:48:24 +0000

In a just world, the idea of dropping Lures for sick kids would be pure and right, with no potential downsides.

Between the Rain and the Sun

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 02:42:24 +0000

Late in the afternoon, we all drove over to Mayfield Cemetery to visit Rebecca’s gravestone, two years after her death.

Fearing The Cure

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 17:41:35 +0000

I’m afraid of a what a cure for cancer will do to me, and to Kat.