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CSS-Tricks Chronicle XII

Published by Chris Coyier

I'm hard at work creating a brand new talk I'm so far calling "CSS is for Computers" that I plan to be giving and refining at some upcoming conferences.

There is a whole new series in The Lodge. Even if you aren't interested in the content of the lodge, but are interested in supporting CSS-Tricks, being a Lodge member is the best way to do that. As a thank you, you now don't see any ads no matter where you are on the site as a logged in Lodge member.

I'm still brainstorming new ideas for more Lodge content. My best idea so far is "Deep Dive" videos where posts/almanac entries/snippets/etc will have optional videos attached to them where the content is explained in more detail. Those videos will only be watchable by Lodge members. Just an idea.

CodePen is humming along! New features for all users include making auto-run JavaScript optional, making the Hire Me button for everybody, editor layout alternatives, and upgrading the editor as a foundation for many more editor improvements. PRO users now have asset hosting.

You'll want to stay tuned to CodePen. Tons more to come.

Lots of great conversations on ShopTalk lately including Brandon Mathis, Alex Sexton, Samantha Warren, and Lara Swanson.

There is a new feature on the ShopTalk website as well. Dave created Time Jump - a JavaScript plugin for deep linking times in podcasts. You can now link to specific times with a query string or hash, like:

To give it a spin, check out this time jump link to a very important question.

If you've never listened to ShopTalk, we also now have a master archives page to help you find episodes you might be interested in checking out.

Also new on ShopTalk, we now have ladies cut T-Shirts in The Store!

My latest Pastry Box Project entry was about introversion. It seemed to resonate pretty strongly with a lot of folks. I did a follow up article on my personal site with some of the reactions and further thoughts.

I'm moving to Milwaukee soon! It took me a while to find a place but eventually being vigilant on Craigslist panned out. Why Milwaukee? I have a bunch of friends there I visit fairly often and I always love it. I grew up in Wisconsin, but never lived in Milwaukee. Heading back to Wisconsin means being closer to family and old friends, which I like. Plus it's a lot less expensive than living in the San Francisco area, and I could use the savings as I'm out on my own trying to build a startup.

Looking forward to checking out Bucketworks and Lounge 42.

You may have noticed I replaced one of the rotating ads on the site with an ad for my tech alma mater Wufoo. I'm happy to have them as an advertiser because of course I still dearly love the product. For those that don't know, it's a very powerful (yet easy to use) online form builder.

You may have also noticed they sponsored the RSS feed for a few weeks there. I'm going to start doing that as there is demand for it. There are around 108,000 RSS readers, so if you want to run an ad in there, get in touch.

The latest edition of Appliness ("the first digital magazine for web application developers") features an interview with me!


  1. Jonathan
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    Love The News Chris!!

    css-tricks chronicles are fun to read.

    Would love to know about those codepen hoodies ;)

    Cheers to the move

  2. JoeShmoe
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    What’s up with the summary text on the homepage for this article???

    • JoeShmoe
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      And just BTW the ShopTalk “time jump link” is awesomely cool, but doesn’t seem to work exactly correct on FF (Ver 20 on Windows 7)

      P.S. Didn’t test any other browsers

    • !!

      Also yeah I see the initial link doesn’t load in Fx. You can click other links and it does though. The plugin that is on there now isn’t quite up to snuff. Dave has been working on it a bunch.

  3. Crispen Smith
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    Read your first article on Introvertedness, haven’t read the second yet but I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for writing, and writing it so well. I think it’s a message that still needs to be heard a lot, even in tech circles and having someone as well respected as you repeat the message can only add value.

    So, hat’s off, and congrats on the rest of the good news.


  4. Andrew Pham
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    Indeed, I am really curious about the small description of the post. What is that supposed to mean? :)

  5. will_wallace85
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    Moving soon? I finally got a job that comps conferences, got all jazzed about finally getting to see you in person at wordcamp SF and you up and leave??

    Just kidding, huge fan, love basically everything you have ever done on the internet, and constantly look forward to your next post. Your series’ in the lodge have completely changed my workflow and only for the better. Thank you for everything you do.

  6. You need to update your post to reflect how many microbreweries will be within a 10 mile radius of down town. See you around town at a Meetup or WordCamp in MKE! :)

    • PS – This is the second year for WordCamp MKE…Bring some of your West Coast friends in so we can make this WordCamp a bigger event then SF WordCamp. :)

  7. If you’d like to practice that talk, we’d love to see it at Web414 which is at Bucketworks.

  8. Interesting! Look forward to see the update.

  9. Norman144
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    Looks like WordCamp Mke is about to take a giant leap in the WordCamp standings. :-) “hey look over there, its Chris Coyer and his mega friends!”

    Also good to see people relocating to where the cost of living is cheaper. I left Northern Virginia area for Columbus because the cost of living in Columbus is like a third of the cost. I’m saving over $800 a month just by living here instead.

  10. Michael Sullivan
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    Hey Chris

    I’m a Milwaukeean – (Bay view neighborhood to be precise) and a long – time reader. Great news you are moving here! Our local developer community might be able to help you find some great local food / music / drink options……

  11. Cool you’re coming back to the Midwest! Hope we can get together some time!

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