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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: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:42:35 +0000


A St. Baldrick’s Appeal From Joshua

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:42:35 +0000

My son Joshua is shaving his head (and raising money) for St. Baldrick’s to fight childhood cancer, and he’d appreciate your support.

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.