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Eric Meyer

Eric Meyer has been working on the web since late 1993 and is the founder of Complex Spiral Consulting, co-founder of the microformats movement, and co-founder (with Jeffrey Zeldman) of An Event Apart.  A widely read author, Eric enjoys a good meal whenever possible and considers almost no type of music to be worthless. He lives in Cleveland Heights with his wife and their three children.

Contributions by Eric Meyer

  • The Vendor Prefix Predicament: ALA’s Eric Meyer Interviews Tantek Çelik

    Issue 344 · 

    During a public meeting of the W3C CSS Working Group, Mozilla web standards lead Tantek Çelik precipitated a crisis in Web Standards Land when he complained about developers who misunderstand and abuse vendor prefixes by only supporting WebKit’s, thereby creating a browser monoculture. Tantek’s proposed solution, having Mozilla pretend to be WebKit, inflamed many in the standards community, especially when representatives from Opera and Microsoft immediately agreed about the problem and announced similar plans to Mozilla’s. To get to the bottom of the new big brouhaha, exclusively for A List Apart, our Eric Meyer interviews Tantek on Mozilla’s controversial plan to support -webkit- prefixed properties.

  • Prefix or Posthack

    Issue 309 · 

    Vendor prefixes: Threat or menace? As browser support (including in IE9) encourages more of us to dive into CSS3, vendor prefixes such as -moz-border-radius and -webkit-animation may challenge our consciences, along with our patience. But while nobody particularly enjoys writing the same thing four or five times in a row, prefixes may actually accelerate the advancement and refinement of CSS. King of CSS Eric Meyer explains why.

  • From Switches to Targets: A Standardista’s Journey

    Issue 251 · 

    Grab your galoshes and walking stick and follow along with A List Apart's Eric Meyer as he considers the vices and virtues of version targeting as a standards toggle.

  • ALA’s New Print Styles

    Issue 203 · 

    Print away, you fiends! Eric Meyer presents the ALA 4.0 print styles and discusses the challenge of translating a complex screen layout into a well-designed and useful printed page.

  • CSS Design: Going to Print

    Issue 144 · 

    Say no to “printer-friendly” versions and yes to printer-specific style sheets. CSS expert Eric Meyer shows how to conceive and design print style sheets that automatically format web content for off-screen delivery. Includes tips on hiding inappropriate content, styling text for the printer, and displaying the URL of every link on the page.

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