Chris Coyier

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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.

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My mom works at a printing company. They did a survey of their customers. They did it on paper (thinking that to be appropriate for a printer) with a return envelope.

The very first one they got back chastised them for wasting paper and not using SurveyMonkey. So they responded by having the entire company put this in their email signature:

Notice: It’s OK to print this email. Paper is a biodegradable, renewable, sustainable product made from trees. Working forests are good for the environment and provide clean air and water, wildlife habitat and carbon storage. Thanks to improved forest management, we have more trees in America today than we had 100 years ago.

Yep.

Here’s what I think:

1) Don’t make your entire company do something (ever) based on one survey response. Make decisions based on observed patterns and aggregate data.

2) Don’t use big fat email signatures (ever). They make email threads harder to read. If the environment is a huge deal, remember that’s all the more data that needs to be transferred and stored, which takes power.

3) Don’t get political in business, especially if it’s against popular opinion. Unless you don’t mind if you lose customers due to your righteousness. There are better times and places for political battles and they involve discourse not one-way signals.

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