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Hi! I write about the web at CSS-Tricks, talk about the web at conferences around the world and on my podcast ShopTalk, and am a co-founder of the social development environment CodePen.

<p>Hi! I write about the web at <a href="https://css-tricks.com">CSS-Tricks</a>, talk about the web at conferences around the world and on my podcast <a href="https://shoptalkshow.com">ShopTalk</a>, and am a co-founder of the social development environment <a href="https://codepen.io">CodePen</a>.</p>

Hi! I write about the web at [CSS-Tricks](https://css-tricks.com), talk about the web at conferences around the world and on my podcast [ShopTalk](https://shoptalkshow.com), and am a co-founder of the social development environment [CodePen](https://codepen.io).

Chris is a web designer and developer. He writes about all things web at CSS-Tricks, talks about all things web at conferences around the world and on his podcast ShopTalk, and co-founded CodePen, a social development environment.

<p>Chris is a web designer and developer. He writes about all things web at <a href="https://css-tricks.com">CSS-Tricks</a>, talks about all things web at conferences around the world and on his podcast <a href="https://shoptalkshow.com">ShopTalk</a>, and co-founded <a href="https://codepen.io">CodePen</a>, a social development environment.</p>

Chris is a web designer and developer. He writes about all things web at [CSS-Tricks](https://css-tricks.com), talks about all things web at conferences around the world and on his podcast [ShopTalk](https://shoptalkshow.com), and co-founded [CodePen](https://codepen.io), a social development environment.

Howdy! I'm a web designer and developer. I built CSS-Tricks, a website all about building websites, going strong for 10 years.

I'm the co-founder of CodePen, a playground for front-end web development. It’s a social development environment for front end designers and developers.

Along with Dave Rupert, I'm the co-host of a podcast called ShopTalk, a show about (you guessed it), building websites.

I've spoken at events and given workshops all over the world. I've also written two books: Practical SVG and Digging Into WordPress.

<p>Howdy! I'm a web designer and developer. I built <a href="https://css-tricks.com">CSS-Tricks</a>, a website all about building websites, going strong for 10 years.</p>

<p>I'm the co-founder of <a href="https://codepen.io">CodePen</a>, a playground for front-end web development. It’s a social development environment for front end designers and developers.</p>

<p>Along with Dave Rupert, I'm the co-host of a podcast called <a href="https://shoptalkshow.com">ShopTalk</a>, a show about (you guessed it), building websites. </p>

<p>I've spoken at events and given workshops all over the world. I've also written two books: <a href="https://abookapart.com/products/practical-svg">Practical SVG</a> and <a href="https://digwp.com/book/">Digging Into WordPress</a>.</p>

Howdy! I'm a web designer and developer. I built [CSS-Tricks](https://css-tricks.com), a website all about building websites, going strong for 10 years.

I'm the co-founder of [CodePen](https://codepen.io), a playground for front-end web development. It’s a social development environment for front end designers and developers.

Along with Dave Rupert, I'm the co-host of a podcast called [ShopTalk](https://shoptalkshow.com), a show about (you guessed it), building websites.

I've spoken at events and given workshops all over the world. I've also written two books: [Practical SVG](https://abookapart.com/products/practical-svg) and [Digging Into WordPress](https://digwp.com/book/).

Chris is a web designer and developer. He created and runs CSS-Tricks, a website all about building websites, now going strong for 10 years.

He is also the co-founder of CodePen, a playground for front-end web development. It’s a social development environment for front end designers and developers.

Along with Dave Rupert, he is the co-host of a podcast called ShopTalk, a show about (you guessed it), building websites.

Chris has spoken at events and given workshops all over the world, as well as written two books: Practical SVG and Digging Into WordPress.

<p>Chris is a web designer and developer. He created and runs <a href="https://css-tricks.com">CSS-Tricks</a>, a website all about building websites, now going strong for 10 years.</p>

<p>He is also the co-founder of <a href="https://codepen.io">CodePen</a>, a playground for front-end web development. It’s a social development environment for front end designers and developers.</p>

<p>Along with Dave Rupert, he is the co-host of a podcast called <a href="https://shoptalkshow.com">ShopTalk</a>, a show about (you guessed it), building websites.</p>

<p>Chris has spoken at events and given workshops all over the world, as well as written two books: <a href="https://abookapart.com/products/practical-svg">Practical SVG</a> and <a href="https://digwp.com/book/">Digging Into WordPress</a>.</p>

Chris is a web designer and developer. He created and runs [CSS-Tricks](https://css-tricks.com), a website all about building websites, now going strong for 10 years.

He is also the co-founder of [CodePen](https://codepen.io), a playground for front-end web development. It’s a social development environment for front end designers and developers.

Along with Dave Rupert, he is the co-host of a podcast called [ShopTalk](https://shoptalkshow.com), a show about (you guessed it), building websites.

Chris has spoken at events and given workshops all over the world, as well as written two books: [Practical SVG](https://abookapart.com/products/practical-svg) and [Digging Into WordPress](https://digwp.com/book/).

Howdy! I'm a web designer and developer. I built CSS-Tricks, a website all about building websites. Going strong for 10 years, it's a blog, forum, almanac, screencast, and more.

I'm the co-founder of CodePen, a social development environment for front-end web designers and developers. CodePen is a front-end focused IDE in the browser, allowing people to write HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other related languages. People share what they make, write about code, collect favorites, follow each other, find jobs, and more. It's as much of a community and social network as coding platform.

Along with Dave Rupert, I'm the co-host of a podcast called ShopTalk, a show about (you guessed it), building websites. Modeled after CarTalk, the show features a question and answer format, with questions from the show's listeners. The show is approaching 300 episodes over 6 years and still chugging!

I've spoken at events and given workshops all over the world at conferences like An Event Apart, Smashing Conf, and Webstock. I've also written two books: Practical SVG and Digging Into WordPress.

The web is an incredible, inspiring, and empowering place and helping people know it better is good for everyone.

<p>Howdy! I'm a web designer and developer. I built <a href="https://css-tricks.com">CSS-Tricks</a>, a website all about building websites. Going strong for 10 years, it's a blog, forum, almanac, screencast, and more.</p>

<p>I'm the co-founder of <a href="https://codepen.io">CodePen</a>, a social development environment for front-end web designers and developers. CodePen is a front-end focused IDE in the browser, allowing people to write HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other related languages. People share what they make, write about code, collect favorites, follow each other, find jobs, and more. It's as much of a community and social network as coding platform.</p>

<p>Along with Dave Rupert, I'm the co-host of a podcast called <a href="https://shoptalkshow.com">ShopTalk</a>, a show about (you guessed it), building websites. Modeled after CarTalk, the show features a question and answer format, with questions from the show's listeners. The show is approaching 300 episodes over 6 years and still chugging!</p>

<p>I've spoken at events and given workshops all over the world at conferences like An Event Apart, Smashing Conf, and Webstock. I've also written two books: <a href="https://abookapart.com/products/practical-svg">Practical SVG</a> and <a href="https://digwp.com/book/">Digging Into WordPress</a>.</p>

<p>The web is an incredible, inspiring, and empowering place and helping people know it better is good for everyone.</p>

Howdy! I'm a web designer and developer. I built [CSS-Tricks](https://css-tricks.com), a website all about building websites. Going strong for 10 years, it's a blog, forum, almanac, screencast, and more.

I'm the co-founder of [CodePen](https://codepen.io), a social development environment for front-end web designers and developers. CodePen is a front-end focused IDE in the browser, allowing people to write HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other related languages. People share what they make, write about code, collect favorites, follow each other, find jobs, and more. It's as much of a community and social network as coding platform.

Along with Dave Rupert, I'm the co-host of a podcast called [ShopTalk](https://shoptalkshow.com), a show about (you guessed it), building websites. Modeled after CarTalk, the show features a question and answer format, with questions from the show's listeners. The show is approaching 300 episodes over 6 years and still chugging!

I've spoken at events and given workshops all over the world at conferences like An Event Apart, Smashing Conf, and Webstock. I've also written two books: [Practical SVG](https://abookapart.com/products/practical-svg) and [Digging Into WordPress](https://digwp.com/book/).

The web is an incredible, inspiring, and empowering place and helping people know it better is good for everyone.

Chris is a web designer and developer. He built CSS-Tricks, a website all about building websites. Going strong for 10 years, it's a blog, forum, almanac, screencast, and more.

He is also the co-founder of CodePen, a social development environment for front-end web designers and developers. CodePen is a front-end focused IDE in the browser, allowing people to write HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other related languages. People share what they make, write about code, collect favorites, follow each other, find jobs, and more. It's as much of a community and social network as coding platform.

Along with Dave Rupert, Chris is the co-host of a podcast called ShopTalk, a show about (you guessed it), building websites. Modeled after CarTalk, the show features a question and answer format, with questions from the show's listeners. The show is approaching 300 episodes over 6 years and still chugging!

Chris has spoken at events and given workshops all over the world at conferences like An Event Apart, Smashing Conf, and Webstock. He has also written two books: Practical SVG and Digging Into WordPress.

Chris thinks the web is an incredible, inspiring, and empowering place and helping people know it better is good for everyone.

<p>Chris is a web designer and developer. He built <a href="https://css-tricks.com">CSS-Tricks</a>, a website all about building websites. Going strong for 10 years, it's a blog, forum, almanac, screencast, and more.</p>

<p>He is also the co-founder of <a href="https://codepen.io">CodePen</a>, a social development environment for front-end web designers and developers. CodePen is a front-end focused IDE in the browser, allowing people to write HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other related languages. People share what they make, write about code, collect favorites, follow each other, find jobs, and more. It's as much of a community and social network as coding platform.</p>

<p>Along with Dave Rupert, Chris is the co-host of a podcast called <a href="https://shoptalkshow.com">ShopTalk</a>, a show about (you guessed it), building websites. Modeled after CarTalk, the show features a question and answer format, with questions from the show's listeners. The show is approaching 300 episodes over 6 years and still chugging!</p>

<p>Chris has spoken at events and given workshops all over the world at conferences like An Event Apart, Smashing Conf, and Webstock. He has also written two books: <a href="https://abookapart.com/products/practical-svg">Practical SVG</a> and <a href="https://digwp.com/book/">Digging Into WordPress</a>.</p>

<p>Chris thinks the web is an incredible, inspiring, and empowering place and helping people know it better is good for everyone.</p>

Chris is a web designer and developer. He built [CSS-Tricks](https://css-tricks.com), a website all about building websites. Going strong for 10 years, it's a blog, forum, almanac, screencast, and more.

He is also the co-founder of [CodePen](https://codepen.io), a social development environment for front-end web designers and developers. CodePen is a front-end focused IDE in the browser, allowing people to write HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other related languages. People share what they make, write about code, collect favorites, follow each other, find jobs, and more. It's as much of a community and social network as coding platform.

Along with Dave Rupert, Chris is the co-host of a podcast called [ShopTalk](https://shoptalkshow.com), a show about (you guessed it), building websites. Modeled after CarTalk, the show features a question and answer format, with questions from the show's listeners. The show is approaching 300 episodes over 6 years and still chugging!

Chris has spoken at events and given workshops all over the world at conferences like An Event Apart, Smashing Conf, and Webstock. He has also written two books: [Practical SVG](https://abookapart.com/products/practical-svg) and [Digging Into WordPress](https://digwp.com/book/).

Chris thinks the web is an incredible, inspiring, and empowering place and helping people know it better is good for everyone.

Hand Problems Conquered?

About a year ago, as it were, I started getting pretty nasty pain in my hand. I hesitate to call it “carpal tunnel”, because as I understand it these probably-computer-related hand pains are more likely generically categorized under “RSI” or Repetitive Stress Injury” rather than specifically the carpal tunnel.

For many, many months to come, it was nearly constant pain. I wore a brace around my wrist, which helped some, both day and night. I swallowed Ibuprofen like candy.

Gradually, over time, the pain seemed to subside. I made a number of changes. I started using the Microsoft Natural Egonomic Keyboard 4000 and I bought a wrist pad for my Kensington Ball Mouse. I wish I could say I’ve improved my chair posture but that would be a lie.

I still feel a little “weirdness” in my right hand sometimes, but it’s largely no big deal. I just wanted to make a note of this on my blog for posterity and to be thankful that this health problem has gone away.

Comments

  1. Paul Davis says:

    You can finally get rid of “this dumb brace”.:P

  2. Matt says:

    What d’ya know. I just had to start wearing one today. I do website backend programming for a living, but I use an old IBM keyboard (because they’re my favorite keyboards) instead of an ergonomic one. I would use an ergonomic, but I’m somewhat reluctant to stop using my spring buckle keyboard (programmers dream).

  3. Tim Wright says:

    check out Anti-RSI, its a mac program that schedules breaks for you: http://tech.inhelsinki.nl/antirsi/

  4. David says:

    Time to switch to a standing desk. I did it a year and a half ago and have loved it. Pretty hard to slouch when you are standing and you are more apt to move around during that day. Has made night and day difference in how my back feels at the end of the work day.

  5. Joe says:

    +1 on the Microsoft keyboard decision, and ditto for the suggestion of going standing desk (though I prefer adjustable-height desk (a GeekDesk is what I got, and love it).

    You might also seriously consider getting a tablet instead of a mouse — I use the Wacom Bamboo and it’s made a big difference too.