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The Seventh Fourth

Published by Chris Coyier

Crazy to think CSS-Tricks is seven years old. It's true! It's a tradition [(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)] to mark the occasion.

I'm not feeling as self-reflective as I normally am this year for some reason. I do feel like it's important to jot a few things down though as I never regret that.

I'm still living in Milwaukee in the same house and I quite like it. A year from now my land contract will be complete and, all goes well, I'll own it. I've been settling in there doing stuff like painting the porch, weeding the side yard, and planting vegetables.

I think my favorite part about Milwaukee is how bikeable it is. I bike everywhere.

My work life is still focused on CodePen, CSS-Tricks, and ShopTalk. That's perfect for me. I'm starting to accumulate some more responsibilities outside of those, which I'm excited about, but I want to be really careful they wrap up cleanly and I can retain a good amount of focus on my main projects.

Current status on each...

ShopTalk: We just recorded a little weird celebratory episode for #123 and have no signs of slowing down for releasing a new episode every week for all time to come.

CSS-Tricks: Just need to keep writing. I always underestimate site maintenance and need to start giving that more thought. There is literally always something that needs attention in the basic workings of the site. I really need to get a new Lodge series out, and have a plan. I'd like to move T-Shirt sales into the WordPress-powered area of the site, so that'll probably happen within the next few months at most.

CodePen: We've released some big features lately so before we dig into more of them (and there are a ton to come) we're going to spend some weeks (months?) on cleaning house. Improving code, fixing bugs, polishing features, etc. Polish IS a feature.

Here's to another great year!


  1. Dave

    Congrats on the seventh fourth! I Look forward to another year of helpful articles and tips.

  2. Kevin

    Congrats on the anniversary and keep the great work you’ve been doing!

  3. Congrats on the anniversary! Finally a good CSS Blog – I have been looking for this for a long time. High quality Webdesign Blogs in German are pretty rare :/
    Can’t wait to read more about your CSS secrets!

  4. Steve

    Hi Chris,

    Just want to say congratulations on keeping the site running for so long and hopefully a lot longer to come. I’m fairly new to web development stuff, but I think this site is one of the best tutorial/info sites out there. Your videos and explanations of CSS syntax have helped me immensely so far.

    Happy 4th of July (from England) and good luck with everything in the future.


  5. Congrats from NV and thumbs up for all you do!

  6. Al

    congrats on 7 years, still a great site, taught me a lot over the years,looking forward to next many years


  7. AJ

    Congrats on completing seven years …… Congo

  8. Tom

    Thanks so much and keep up the excellent public brain dumps. You are adding value to the collective knowledge.

  9. paulob

    Congratulations on the Anniversary Chris. Keep up the great work as CSS-Tricks is a great resource and one of my favourites.

  10. bogdan mircea

    i`ll drink to this!

  11. Congrats Chris. Just working my way through all of ShopTalk. Exactly what I was missing for my front-end needs. Keep up the good work and cheers

  12. jordi

    Congrats! Great job, thanks for the great and neverending resources and for creating a great community, keep going!

  13. Congrats on the anniversary, Chris..! kEEp it uP.

  14. congrats :)
    can’t wait a new theme at CSS-Tricks

  15. Way to go brother, inspiring stuff you do in every front.

    Thank God you’re not influenced (at least strongly) by CRO but by serving and helping people the best way you can.

  16. Paul

    been reading your posts for almost that long I think, and CSS-Tricks just keeps getting better :) Way to go Chris.

  17. Congrats on the anniversary and thanks for all!

  18. congrats to u dear
    regards Peter

  19. Congrats on all your work I am looking forward for more tips to come!!

  20. chris coyier rulz !!!!

    congratulations !

  21. standard-div

    “Land contract”?

  22. Jonathan Beech

    Congratulations Chris, your website has been very informative.

  23. Deedee

    Congratulations Chris!
    This site is a great source of knowledge and inspiration!

  24. Luke Pettway

    Biking everywhere rules, that’s awesome!

  25. Ryan

    Hi Chris,
    Big congrats on the seventh-fourth!
    I really enjoy the brilliant websites, tools and discussions you and the team have brought to the globe.
    They’ve been so helpful and awesome for learning and teaching the glory that is the web.
    I really appreciate what you do.

    Keep on pedaling! ;)

  26. Congrats on the anniversary :) Your website has been very informative.

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    Congrats and thank you for the great work!

  28. Nirmal Kumar
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    Congrats on the 7th anniversary.

    It is a great contribution that you have been doing to the community all these years.
    Keep up the great work. Looking forward to see a lot in future.

    Thanks again :)

  29. Udo
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    CSS-tricks is win!!1 Best winner!

  30. Philippe
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    Hi Chris,
    Congrats for your web site from France. I must say your web site is now one of my favorite source of (web dev) information since few years now.
    Keep it that way :)

    Thank you

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