Eric Meyer is a well-known coder, and most people who have the skills to code in CSS know about the Meyer Web Reset procedure, which he created. It is one of the most widely used resetting options for CSS-based sites on the internet. Meyer has recently been honored in a way that pays tribute to his daughter. Rebecca Meyer was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, and Eric has posted her story on his blog. She got better, then worse. Ultimately, she passed away in 2014.
In order to honor her memory and thank her father for his exemplary contributions to the coding community, other CSS coders created an initiative called "rebeccapurple" for web development. This initiative was sent to the CSS working group via social media. It was a petition to rename the shade of purple called #663399, which was Rebecca's favorite color, to "beccapurple."
The initiative's sponsors wanted to make sure that their idea would not cause any more heartache for Eric, so they reached out to him. He shared that Rebecca told him something important just a few weeks before she died. She told her father that "Becca" was a baby name, and she wanted to be called her full name of "Rebecca" because she was about to turn six years old. She made it to the age of six years old, and died just halfway through her birthday. He requested that the color be named "rebeccapurple."
The CSS web group agreed to his request, so color #663399 was renamed as "rebeccapurple." This was just one small way that a close-knit group of web developers were able to come together and honor one of their own in his time if dire need. Although this happened for years ago, Rebecca's legacy lives on in her father's work, in CSS code and on her father's blog. Her entire story is available on Eric Meyer's blog for people who have yet to read it. While computer programmers and web developers often have a bad rap for being impersonal, anti-social and even a little nerdy, Rebecca's story shows that this isn't accurate. For more information click here https://codepen.io/trezy/post/honoring-a-great-man.