The personal website of Chris Coyier


I remember a conversation with a dude, maybe 10-15 years older than me, who’s epitome of cool was Van Halen. Like Jump Van Halen. It didn’t land with me. I think I’m just a bit young to idolize hair bands. I’m sure Eddie can shred or whatever, but to me coolness is synonymous with envy. […]

The Team at the Pioneer Place Apple Store Got Me Squared Away

Perhaps you’ve noticed I’ve been a little annoyed at Apple’s customer support. I had this situation that I felt like I could explain pretty easily (I’m trading in an iPhone as part of the iPhone Upgrade Program, it has damage I need to pay for, the website will not take the payment) but nobody over […]

Apple: All I Want To Do is Give You $29

Hey Apple! Following up here on my little saga that started here. Here’s the phone, you’ve mailed it back to me: I don’t want this phone. This is my old phone. I use the iPhone Upgrade Program that you offer explicitly because I think it’s cool I get to mail my phone back to you […]

Explanation to Apple Support on my iPhone Repair Payment

Hey Apple! Thanks for making cool phones. I use the iPhone Upgrade Program. As you know, the iPhone 13 recently came out, so it’s that time of year where I send in my old model (iPhone 12) and get the new model. When I sent my iPhone 12 back, the back of the phone was […]

Hamms Campfire Scene O Rama Motion Beer Sign

I had a weird wave of nostolgia for this sign. My grandpa on my Mom’s side had on in their basement and I would just stare at it. Looks like on eBay they go for like $1,500 or so. Maybe someday. Maybe I need a log cabin first.

No War (No Elephants?)

I understand the act of protesting. Admittedly, it’s been a minute since I’ve stood on a street corner, but I’ve been there. In college, after the 9/11 disaster, I remember being absolutely confused that the United States’ answer was… war? In Iraq? There wasn’t anything clearly pointing that way, and through history’s lens now, there […]


Things are good. Just trying to chip away at life. Making sure the family is happy and healthy. Making sure the businesses are happy and healthy. Trying to make sure it’s fun along the way. Currently earning a solid B.

Finding the Trail

I was talking with some random fellow adults one time and the subject of mountain biking came up. It was a kid’s birthday party. There was sheet cake. I had probably mentioned how I had broken my arms doing it a few years back (I’m fun at parties). One of them was pretty into it […]