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Founder(s)Alex Vazquez, Tim Sabat, Chris Coyier
Alexa rankDecrease 980 (August 2018)[1]
Launched2012; 7 years ago (2012)

CodePen is an online community for testing and showcasing user-created HTML, CSS and JavaScript code snippets. It functions as an online code editor and open-source learning environment, where developers can create code snippets, creatively named "pens", and test them. It was founded in 2012 by full-stack developers Alex Vazquez, Tim Sabat and front-end designer Chris Coyier.[2] Its employees work in a decentralized, remote environment, rarely all meeting together in person. CodePen is one of the largest communities for web designers and developers to showcase their coding skills,[3] with an estimated 330,000[4] registered users and 16.9 million monthly visitors.[5]


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  3. ^ Thiago Pontes and Maxwell Da Silva "Building a Cross Platform 360-degree Video Experience at The New York Times", New York Times, 11 November 2016.
  4. ^ Kelly Kearsley (14 September 2015). "#50startups Update: How CodePen Raised $1 Million (in Five Minutes)". Startupbend.
  5. ^ " web traffic". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 17 March 2017.

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