The personal website of Chris Coyier

Forcing Funny

A small bit in Robert Heaton’s A blogging style guide, vol 2: Not every subject needs levity, and some subjects are incapable of supporting it. I used to be too determined to will whimsy where whimsy wasn’t welcome. I generally like reading other people’s blogging advice. I chose this one bit from that post to […]

Encouraging a Culture of Written Communication

Maarten Claes: As much as possible, encourage people to post anything of interest to the public channels. Notice that I’m saying public channels, and not private messages, because we don’t ping anyone unless it’s necessary. We just want to make the information available. If you are changing a configuration option on production, considering to do […]

In C / Bb

Darren Solomon released a neat project: In Bb 2.0. The “more info…” section doesn’t explicitly say this (so maybe it’s just obvious?) but it seems like a clear nod to Terry Riley’s In C. In C consists of 53 short, numbered musical phrases, lasting from half a beat to 32 beats; each phrase may be repeated […]

To make something good…

Kevin Kelly: To make something good, just do it. To make something great, just re-do it, re-do it, re-do it. The secret to making fine things is in remaking them. I love these birthday-lists of acquired wisdom. I feel like Noah Stokes used to do these too but I can’t seem to find one right […]