Sara Soueidan Front-end developer / Author / Speaker. Available for hire

A little more about me..

Named Developer of the Year in the 2015 net magazine awards, and awarded a Web Platform Award from O’Reilly, I’m a self-employed Lebanese front-end web developer, writer and speaker, focusing on HTML5, SVG, CSS and JavaScript.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences, and I work with companies across the globe, delivering websites for small and medium businesses, as well as work as an outsourcing partner to various web and design agencies.

I'm the author of the Codrops CSS Reference and co-author of a book that covers time-saving, practical techniques for crafting fast, maintainable and scalable responsive websites.

I run workshops across the globe, currently focusing on SVG and CSS, covering practical tips on using CSS and SVG in a modern Responsive Web Design workflow.

I love writing and teaching—breaking down complex topics into simple, digestible concepts; so I’ve combined both passions into writing articles & tutorials on front-end development on my blog and for several high-profile online magazines including Codrops, where I wrote a CSS Reference, Adobe Dreamweaver Team Blog, Smashing Magazine, where I’m also an occasional tech reviewer, and CSS-Tricks. I've also written for A List Apart and Opera Developers' Blog (dev.opera).


My work has been recognized by several large organizations, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and Adobe, among others.

Shortlisted for two net awards: Developer of the Year and Outstanding Contribution of the Year, I was voted the Developer of the Year in the 2015 net awards. I also won an O’Reilly Web Platform Award in April 2015 for my contributions to the Web community.

This website has been awarded HTML5 Site Of The Month in the September 2013 issue of net magazine.


I’m a tea drinker. When I'm writing or coding, you'll often find me sipping a cup of my favourite fruit-flavored green tea.

I’m a bird person—not very fond of cats. My favourite bird species is the [Middle-Eastern] White-Spectacled Yellow-Vented Bulbul—of which I raised at least a dozen throughout my life (the last two of which you can see in the photo below). I think they’re the most beautiful birds in existence.

I also used to draw, and intend to create a proper gallery for my drawings at some point in the future.

My white-spectacled bulbuls.