The personal website of Chris Coyier

The Door Problem

Liz England: I like to describe my job [as a game designer] in terms of “The Door Problem”. Premise: You are making a game. Are there doors in your game? Can the player open them? Can the player open every door in the game? Or are some doors for decoration? How does the player know […]

Just a Guess

Charles M. Blow, in “The Hijacked American Presidency”: Last week, when Donald Trump attacked two MSNBC hosts, people were aghast. The condemnation came quickly and from all quarters. But his words shouldn’t have shocked. His tweet was just another pebble on a mountain of vulgarities. This act of coarseness was in fact an act of […]

Tech Workers & The Government

I was very interested, right after the last U.S. presidential election went to Trump, if there would be an exodus of tech workers from government jobs. As best I can tell, the tech industry leans pretty strongly left and to say it, as a whole, dislikes Trump is an understatement. 58% of folks told me […]

Passion and Pickiness

If you’re super into car stereos, it’s more fun to work on nice cars installing state of the art equipment than it is fixing an old radio in a jalopy. If you’re super into bicycles, it’s more fun to work on a high performance bike with modern componentry than oiling the rusty chain of an […]

A Trip to The Hamilton Wood Type Museum

The Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin is an amazing place. Miranda and I went up there for a weekend and did a full day tour/workshop thing. Here’s a little story of the weekend through pictures. This is a somewhat rare form of wood type, where the letterform was applied to the wood […]