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Personal – 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, 14 Nov 2017 18:32:17 +0000


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.

CSS: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:02:47 +0000

On Monday, July 3rd, as I sat in the living room of a house just a bit north of New York City, I pushed the last writing and editing changes to CSS: The Definitive Guide, Fourth Edition and notified the production department at O’Reilly that it was ready.

Help Insurance

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:33:39 +0000

The point, the essential point, is this: every family should have the chance to fight as hard as possible for their loved one’s life without going bankrupt in the process. And for those who cannot be saved, no family should be denied the knowledge that they didn’t have a chance.

Eulogy, Completed

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:30:45 +0000

Three years ago, almost exactly to the minute as I publish this, I delivered the eulogy at my daughter’s funeral. A few months after that, reading it again, I discovered that when I wrote it, I didn’t really finish it. So I’m publishing my daughter’s eulogy as I would have written it, had I been of clearer mind.

Half Life

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 23:20:57 +0000

Three years ago, Rebecca took her last breaths.

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.

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.

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.