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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: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:01:07 +0000


Displaying CSS Breakpoint Information with Generated Content

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:56:03 +0000

A quick-and-dirty way to keep track of which breakpoint is in force as you test a design’s responsiveness.

“CSS Pocket Reference, 5th Edition” to Production

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:48:02 +0000

Just over an hour before I started writing this post, I handed off CSS Pocket Reference, 5th Edition to the Production department at O’Reilly.

My Contribution to “Modern Loss”

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 15:36:56 +0000

A few words about my essay “The Second Third Child”, included in the new book from Modern Loss.

Headings and Labels

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:42:00 +0000

Following on my last two posts about accessibility improvements to meyerweb, I’ve made two more adjustments: better heading levels and added ARIA labels.

Increasing Accessibility

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:13:43 +0000

Thanks to the fantastic comments on my previous post, I’ve made some accessibility changes.

How Do I Increase Accessibility?

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 01:42:43 +0000

I have an accessibility question. Okay, it’s a set of questions, but they’re really all facets of the same question.

The Newwwyear Design

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:01:53 +0000

Well, here it is—the first new design for meyerweb since February 2005 (yes, almost 13 years).

A Newwwyear Livestream

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 19:14:57 +0000

After I announced my newwwyear plans, a couple of people pinged me to ask if I’d do a Google Hangout or some such so that people could follow along as I live-redesign meyerweb. And I thought, what the heck, why not?

A Meyerweb Makeover

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 14:25:50 +0000

This coming week, I’m going to redesign—which will be its first redesign in twelve and a half years.

Book Review: “Create with Code: Build Your Own Website”

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 15:51:12 +0000

A review of an introduction-to-web-design book that’s one of the best I’ve seen, Create with Code: Build Your Own Website, written by Clyde Hatter of CoderDojo’s Dojo Bray in Ireland.

Generating Wireframe Boxes with CSS and HTML5

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:01:21 +0000

A method to create labeled wireframe-style boxes on top of existing page elements using a potpourri of CSS and tiny bits of HTML5.

Declining Complexity in CSS

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:18:43 +0000

Some thoughts on the complexity of CSS—or, more properly, the declining complexity of CSS.

“CSS: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition” Release and Contents

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 19:44:30 +0000

CSS: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition is wending its way to the reading public, and I have some updates on that.

“CSS: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition” Goes to Print

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:53:58 +0000

Yesterday afternoon, CSS: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition went to the printers.

Adding Backgrounds to Directly Loaded SVGs

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:07:01 +0000

A quick explanation of how to add backgrounds to SVG files that have been loaded directly into a browser.