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Eric A. Meyer

January 10, 2013 at 8:30pm • 1 hour 4 minutes • Wiki Entry

In Episode No. 79 of The Big Web Show ("everything web that matters"), host Jeffrey Zeldman interviews CSS guru, Microformats co-founder, O'Reilly and New Riders author, and An Event Apart co-founder Eric A. Meyer (@meyerweb) about upcoming CSS modules including grid layout, flexbox, and regions; his career trajectory from college graduate webmaster to world-renowned author, consultant, and lecturer; founding and running a virtual community (CSS-Discuss); becoming an O'Reilly writer; the early days of the Mosaic Browser and The Web Standards Project's CSS Samurai; "The Web Behind" variation of The Web Ahead podcast, and more.

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Eric A. Meyer has been working with the web since late 1993 and is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). He is the principal consultant for Complex Spiral Consulting and lives in Cleveland, Ohio, which is a much nicer city than you've been led to believe. Author of "Eric Meyer on CSS" (New Riders), "Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide" (O'Reilly & Associates), "CSS2.0 Programmer's Reference" (Osborne/McGraw-Hill), and the fairly well-known CSS Browser Compatibility Charts, Eric co-founded and co-directs An Event Apart, the design conference "for people who make websites," and speaks at a variety of conferences on the subject of standards, CSS use, and web design.