They Got Aquired

I talked to Dana Miranda (from my hometown!) about the sale and she covered it for They Got Acquired.

Coyier wasn’t seeking a buyer before DigitalOcean reached out with its offer in January 2022. But he believes the sale came at just the right time.

“They could run [the blog] with more manpower, and I could re-focus on other things,” Coyier said, explaining why he decided to sell after running the business for so long.

He’d split his time between CSS-Tricks and his other company, CodePen, since starting the latter in 2012.

“I was probably a little overextended before, and CodePen deserves more of my time and attention,” Coyier said. “It has more employees and more investment, and it just needs more focus.”

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