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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: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:56:43 +0000



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.

Name Suggestion

Fri, 06 May 2016 19:58:06 +0000

In search of a good name for a goofy Twitter account.

Invisible Airwaves

Tue, 03 May 2016 16:30:42 +0000

All of a sudden, I’m on three different podcasts that released within the last week. Check ‘em out!

Talking Shop

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:56:00 +0000

Sara and I are guests on the espiode #212, of Shop Talk Show, where we talked with Chris and Dave about Design for Real Life, Google Mic Drop, and more.

In The Manual: “We Are What We Build”

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:50:16 +0000

I have two pieces in Issue 5 of The Manual: “We Are What We Build”, and a short, untitled life lesson.

New Article: “Compassionate UX”

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:06:38 +0000

Sara and I wrote an article for UX Booth, “Compassionate UX”, and it was published last week.


Tue, 29 Mar 2016 02:18:05 +0000

This is a thing I’ve been trying to figure out in my spare time, mostly noodling about in my head with various ideas when I have some down time, and now I want to know if there’s a formal answer of some sort.

Design For Real Life Now Available

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:31:02 +0000

Available as of this morning from A Book Apart in both digital and paper formats: Design for Real Life, the book Sara Wachter-Boettcher and I started writing not quite a year ago. Anil Dash was kind enough to write a wonderful foreword for the book, in which he perfectly describes the background we were working […]

Design for Real Life

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:10:53 +0000

On March 8th, 2016—just eight days from the day I’m writing this—Design for Real Life will be available from A Book Apart. My co-author Sara Wachter-Boettcher and I are really looking forward to getting it into people’s hands.

Designing for Crisis, Design for Real Life

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:30:44 +0000

Back in October of 2014, at An Event Apart Orlando, I returned to public speaking with “Designing for Crisis”, my first steps toward illuminating how and why design needs to consider more than just the usual use cases. Now you can see a refined and updated version of that talk for free.