posted: 17 Jan 2014
Our lives are much different now and we often have to hear and do things that break our hearts, but it could be so very much worse.
posted: 15 Jan 2014
A Unicode hack to style text without markup, presented with many a caveat and reservation.
posted: 04 Jan 2014
Last night, not for the first time and probably not for the last, we made our five-year-old choose between drinking poison and having us force it down her throat.
posted: 28 Nov 2013
This is an even more thankful holiday for us than usual.
posted: 25 Nov 2013
I’ve recently had the odd experience of seeing from the outside something that I usually get to see from the inside: the schedules and workshops for the first three An Event Aparts of 2014 have been announced.
posted: 11 Nov 2013
With a lot of cancers, including the cancer that Rebecca has, the best you can hope for is an ongoing state of uncertainty.
posted: 08 Nov 2013
Molly Holzschlag is facing a life-threatening medical condition, and along with that a solvency-threatening financial situation. Please do what you can to help her out.
posted: 07 Nov 2013
I want to talk about last Saturday night, and it has nothing to do with Daylight Saving Time. Well, almost nothing, except very tangentially, right at the end.
posted: 28 Oct 2013
We’re headed west, on our way home to start the next phase of our lives.
posted: 22 Oct 2013
Assuming all goes according to plan, we have just one week left before the radiation treatments stop and we can go home.
posted: 16 Oct 2013
As a followup to the recent public-speaking post, I want to talk about what’s happening with CSS: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition. So I will!
posted: 07 Oct 2013
We now (sort of) interrupt the stream of Rebecca updates for a professional update.
posted: 27 Sep 2013
We’re now a full two weeks into Rebecca’s proton therapy and you’d be hard-pressed to tell that anything is or ever was wrong with her.
posted: 19 Sep 2013
Tomorrow might be, probably will be, what the past week of tomorrows have been.
posted: 11 Sep 2013
Tomorrow begins a long and dangerous road, one we’re lucky to be able to walk at all.
posted: 29 Aug 2013
posted: 28 Aug 2013
All things considered, we were incredibly lucky that Rebecca’s brain tumor emerged on vacation. We were incredibly lucky in so many ways that it almost defies believability.
posted: 26 Aug 2013
Every decision a parent makes—buying a crib, allowing a piece of chewing gum, signing up for sports camp, going to the swimming pool, handing over the car keys—is a gamble with their child’s life.
posted: 24 Aug 2013
This is the stage of recovery where things are both going great and deeply difficult. And the two are inextricably intertwined, so that even the difficulty becomes a sign of the progress.
posted: 22 Aug 2013
A lot of people have asked how they can help us, and the truth is that right now, I really don’t know.
posted: 21 Aug 2013
Rebecca has grade 3 (anaplastic) astrocytoma. With six weeks of proton radiation bombardment of her brain and a year of mild chemotherapy, she still has a 50% chance of dying at some point in the next five years.
posted: 19 Aug 2013
The days leading up to the discovery of Rebecca’s tumor were, in a lot of ways, just as filled with uncertainty as the days after.
posted: 18 Aug 2013
As we were warned by many and are beginning to learn the very hard way, this is a journey of many setbacks.
posted: 16 Aug 2013
Our five-year-old daughter, Rebecca, is currently between major surgeries at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Any thought you can spare us is more than appreciated.
posted: 10 Jul 2013
This is what I really want to see a mainstream movie, preferably with stars in the lead roles.
posted: 31 May 2013
It’s been obvious for a long time that Camino was withering away, but they’ve called a formal end to the project. Here’s how I made Firefox act a lot like Camino.
posted: 28 May 2013
As I was reading an article with a few scattered apostrophe errors, I wished that I could highlight each one, hit a report button, and know that the author had been notified of the errors so that they could fix them. Then I realized that I wanted that for my own site.
posted: 08 May 2013
Just recently, two landmark web sites were resurrected on major anniversaries.
posted: 24 Apr 2013
Just a quick followup to last month’s post about
posted: 20 Mar 2013
In any online interaction, synchronous or asynchronous, with someone you don’t know really, really well, this rule applies. Always.
posted: 19 Mar 2013
What do you think
posted: 14 Mar 2013
In the past day or so, Twitter started “supporting line breaks”. How?
posted: 12 Mar 2013
In Windows, Helvetica is not Helvetica: it’s Arial.
posted: 07 Mar 2013
That was the moment when I realized that Google Glass is inevitable.
posted: 04 Mar 2013
On Friday, the Web Standards Project announced its own dissolution. I felt a lot of things upon reading the announcement, once I got over my initial surprise: nostalgia, wistfulness, closure.
posted: 13 Feb 2013
Of browsers and word processors, formats and features, code and consolidation.
posted: 28 Dec 2012
As the year draws to a close, I have a few bits of podcast news to help fill the lonely hours between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
posted: 17 Dec 2012
Last week, I asked “Should You Hyphenate?” This week, I’m going to assume that you decided to answer in the affirmative and talk about some good practices (I don’t know if they’re best practices just yet).
posted: 10 Dec 2012
CSS hyphenation is widely supported in current browsers, and the very definition of a progressive enhancement. Is it right for you?
posted: 07 Dec 2012
“So tell me—why do you deserve to be a parent?”
posted: 06 Dec 2012
Just some quick updates regarding An Event Apart as we transition from our just-finished 2012 schedule to the upcoming 2013 schedule.
posted: 23 Nov 2012
Come November 30th, thousands of us will don our blue beanies. I hope you’ll be among us.
posted: 16 Nov 2012
The Web Behind now has five episodes under its belt!
posted: 06 Nov 2012
[FOR PUBLICATION WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER OR WHENEVER ALL THE COURT CHALLENGES ARE SETTLED]
posted: 18 Oct 2012
A while back, a spambot stopped by my 2006 post “Unitless line-heights”, dumped what appears to be its complete response configuration file into my comment form, and submitted it. I present it here in its entirety (and its character encoding errors), with a few bits of commentary by yours truly.
posted: 12 Oct 2012
I have a theory, one that I’m sure has been formulated by someone else much earlier than me, that all power users eventually get left behind.
posted: 10 Oct 2012
I’ve been a little bit remiss in keeping up with The Web Behind.
posted: 04 Oct 2012
The shirt you wore could get you the sleep you need.
posted: 03 Oct 2012
When I "announced the serial publication of CSS: The Definitive Guide, Fourth Edition":http://meyerweb.com/eric/thoughts/2012/10/01/csstdg4e/, I left out the question of how pricing will work. There are two components to the answer.
posted: 01 Oct 2012
I’m really excited to announce that CSS: The Definitive Guide, Fourth Edition, is being released one piece at a time.