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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, 19 May 2017 20:11:26 +0000


Gridded Headings

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:38:03 +0000

In my ongoing experiments with both a realignment of meyerweb’s design and CSS Grid, I came up with an interesting heading-and-subheading technique I’d like to share.

Grid Drop Quotes, Revisited

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:21:26 +0000

In last week’s Grid-Powered Drop Quotes, I overlooked a potential problem with the styles I created. Fortunately, Philippe Wittenbergh caught it and pointed it out, and we both hit on the same solution.

Grid-Powered Drop Quotes

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:51:59 +0000

I’ve been experimenting with CSS Grid for various layout treatments—not high-level, whole-page layouts, but focused bits of design. I’d like to share one of them, because I think it illustrates a few principles and uses of CSS Grid that might not be immediately intuitively obvious.

Practical CSS Grid

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:09:22 +0000

Me, writing for A List Apart, taking you on a detailed, illustrated walkthrough of how I added CSS Grid layout to, while still leaving the old layout in place for non-Grid browsers.

Questions and Answers

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:51:02 +0000

“Dad, where is the core of the house?” the youngest asked me this morning, as I made his lunch for school.


Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:42:34 +0000

The story of a mixer-breaking cookbook, the vault of all practical human knowledge, and what I see when I look at my hands.

Getting Grid

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:18:22 +0000

I’d like to point you to a few resources on getting stated with CSS Grid layout, plus do a tiny bit of self-promotion.

Chrome Grid Bug Update

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:55:32 +0000

An update on where things stand with that weird page-blanking bug.

Doubled Grids

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:43:20 +0000

Chrome 57 released yesterday, not quite a week ahead of schedule, with Grid support enabled. So that’s two browsers with Grid support in the space of two days, including the most popular browser in the world right now.

Grid Inspection

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:38:23 +0000

My promised writeup about adding Grid to meyerweb got big and will be a magazine article. In the meantime, here’s how to inspect grids for yourself.

Welcome to the Grid

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:57:12 +0000

Grid is public. It’s live right now in the latest Firefox release. I almost can’t believe it. It’s here.

One Thousand Days

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:14:50 +0000

It has been one thousand days since our daughter took her last breath.

Scaling SVG Clipping Paths for CSS Use

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:33:17 +0000

A quick guide to modifying SVG clipping paths to act like CSS polygon() paths can when they have percentage coordinates.

Proper Filter Installation

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:16:21 +0000

I ran into an interesting conceptual dilemma yesterday while I was building a test page for the filter property.

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.