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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Where do you work and what makes your role awesome?

I’m a web designer and developer. I work on three projects: CodePen, CSS-Tricks, and ShopTalk Show. Web work is my job, hobby, and passion, so I’m very lucky that I’ve gotten to turn it into a career of my own making.

How long have you lived in Milwaukee and what brought you here?

Just three years now. I left Palo Alto, California for here. I grew up and spent most of my life around Madison, Wisconsin. Milwaukee was a home coming. I only knew that I always liked and had fun in Milwaukee, and it didn’t feel as weird as moving back to my home city. Home, but not home-home.

What do you love most about Milwaukee?

I find it to be a damn pleasant place to live. Life is easy here. As I said, I’m a lucky guy and enjoy a heaping helping of privilege, so of course factor that into anything I say.

What is one word that you would use to describe Milwaukee?
Beer

Where do you see Milwaukee in five years?

I’d predict very slow, but steady growth.

What local restaurant is at the top of your list?

I’ve been loving Transfer Pizzeria Café.

What is your biggest hope for this city?

My biggest hope is that we can lessen the racial tension. We’re known for being an incredibly segregated city, and that’s a pretty awful thing to be known for. It would be incredible to turn that around. We’d all be better off for it.

What is your favorite Milwaukee tradition?

Mitten Fest!

What does your ideal Milwaukee weekend look like?

Maybe it’s film fest and we hit up some great movie at the Oriental on Friday night. Saturday morning wake up to a bike ride along the south shore. Mid morning partner workout at Cream City CrossFit. Quick stop at the South Shore Park Farmers’ Market for fresh veggies. Late brunch at Cafe at the Plaza. Then veg out and do nothing the rest of the day.

What neighborhood do you live in and why do you love it?

Bay View. All the cool, none of the busyness.

What’s your favorite hidden gem or secret fact about the city?

Bay View Printing Company. I’m not sure any other city anywhere as something so unique. It’s a letterpress printing shop that you can join and use to do whatever you want on your own time.

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