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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.

My Life in 2016

I get to do amazing things in life. I should probably write them down. As I was doing this, I was rather astounded how busy a year can be. Especially in realizing that these were only the big highlights. This doesn’t reflect all the little day-to-day stuff and in-town events that I’d consider just as important, on the whole.

In January

I got to travel to New York. I went there because Lara Schenck was throwing a CodePen holiday party and I really wanted to be at it. New York has had a number of really fun CodePen Meetups, and this was a great way to celebrate that. While I was in town, I also got to speak at BrooklynJS, which is just one of many very successful home-grown JavaScript-focused meetups that happen in New York.

In February

In February I drove from Milwaukee to Washington DC in order to pack up my then-girlfriend Miranda’s house and move back to Milwaukee to live with me!

I also joined CrossFit for the first time, which I’ve kept with pretty strongly throughout the year.

In March

I went to Tampa, Florida for our first-ever CodePen all-team get-together. That is, after we hired all the people we intended to hire after our first round of funding.

I also traveled to San Fransico where I was invited to MC a conference for the first time. The conference was Clarity, a conference entirely focused on style guides. I stuck around to attend the SND conference as well. Both of them were very interesting and outside of my normal all-web focused conferences.

In April

I traveled to Columbia, South Carolina for the ConvergeSE conference. Converge is a fun conference in that it really give you a chance to bounce around Columbia and get to know it. I’ve gone to this one a bunch of times. This one was a bit special in that it was the second time we got some CodePen teammates together to share an AirBnB house all together. We rented the same exact house 2 years in a row, and the year previous is when the idea to take funding for CodePen was born.

Miranda came with me to Converge, and right after that, we flew up to Juneau, Alaska to visit some friends who were moving away and we wanted to see one more time while they were there. Like the first time I went, it was absolutely amazing and made me love Alaska even more than I already did.

In May

We didn’t do an awful lot of traveling. Which is awesome, because that means we were just soaking in life in Milwaukee in summer. We went to the letterpress shop a bunch. We camped the last weekend in Lake Geneva at a sheep dog trial competition.

In June

We didn’t get to relax nearly as much. The first weekend we spent camping in Eau Claire, Wisconsin at the Blue Ox music festival. The next weekend we camped in Door County for the beer festival there. The next weekend I traveled to Pittsburg for Web Design Day and had to scuttle back home quick for my cousin’s wedding.

In July

My mom turned 60 and we threw a party. I hopped down to New Orleans for my friends bachelor party. Then we had a few nice weeks at home before Miranda’s parents arrived and we went on a family vacation to Crooked Lake in North East Indiana.

In August

We took an easy trip down to Chicago to see Pearl Jam and then attend a CodePen Meetup later in the week. Came home and turned right back around the next weekend for a wedding in Chicago.

My book Practical SVG was published in August as well.

In September

We did a long camping trip to North Carolina, starting at the Hoppin’ John Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention. Then we spent a few days at air AirBnB in Hendersonville before giving that up to camp some more along the Old Broad river in Asheville. But before leaving, we went for a nice hike in DuPont State Forest and GOT ENGAGED (woot!). Leaving North Carolina was weird as it was during an unexpected gas shortage. It was actually rather hard to find gas, but it was clearning up just as we were leaving.

In October

We took a trip to Orlando for the special An Event Apart conference there. My first time at Disney. Miranda has family there, so we got to spend some time with them. Miranda had also just landed a job at FIU and took the opportunity to head down to Miami and kick that off.

We also got trapped in Orlando (right at the Contemporary) for a number of extra days because of Hurricane Matthew. My family back home had bought tickets for everyone to see The Book of Mormon, but we missed it because of the cancelled flights.

October stayed busy for me, with a trip to San Antonio, Texas for CSS Dev Conf and a trip to Bentonville, Arkansas for Made By Few.

In November

We up and moved to Miami (just for the winter, but who knows).

Then as soon as we got there, we hopped on a plane to spend Thanksgiving with Miranda’s parents in Los Angeles. We spend Thanksgiving itself on Santa Catalina Island.

In December

Well, December hasn’t started yet as I write this, so who knows what will happen, but the plan is to keep it pretty light. We originally planned to drive back to Wisconsin for xmas, which we still might, but between the stress, time, and cost of travel, with might just have to stay down here and have a little tropical holiday for ourselves.

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