Estelle Weyl

CSS3, JavaScript and HTML5 Developer


  • Harvard University, M.S., Health and Social Behavior, Student Award of Recognition
  • Washington University,- B.A., Psychology, Student Body Vice President
  • Foothill College, - A.S., Computer Science, GPA: 4.0


  • Open Web developer evengelist. Technical author, editor, speaker, writer, blogger, and trainer. Project management, curriculum development, training and technical support.
  • Mobile and RWD Development expert. Creator of the Clown car technique solution for responsive images.
  • Lead & team web developer for several sites receiving 1M+ visitors/month.
  • Expert level CSS, HTML, JavaScript and section 508 compliance skills, concentrating on CSS3, HTML5 & WAI-ARIA.
  • Experience developing with most mid-tier programming languages. Unix, internationalization and version control,
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent relations with staff, clients and outside vendors.
  • Construction, including hardwood floors, dry wall, painting, retaining walls, and plumbing. I don't do electrical.
  • Native English and French. Fluent Spanish. Some Hebrew.



  • Browser compatibility whiz. Trainer, author, blogger on CSS3, HTML5, XHTML, JavaScript, browser hacks, quirks and performance.
  • Web Developer, providing front-end and mid tier programming with an emphasis on developing optimized, perfomant, usable, accessible, cross browser compatible, and mobile friendly sites and applications.
  • Lead UI developer for graphic design firms and web site clients. Responsible for creating information architecture flow, screen designs, and UI specifications.
  • Author of Mobile HTML5 and co-author of several other technical books. Currently authoring HTML5: The Definitive Guide and co-authoring CSS3: The Definitive Guide, and 2nd edition of HTML5 & CSS3 For the Real World.
  • UI Prototyper. Flash-less mobile ad producer.
  • Design and maintenance of e-commerce, small business and non-profit web sites, including graphic design, user experience design, logo development and business development.
  • Trained non-technical staff to update sites.
  • Accessibility consultation and development of section 508-ADA, WCAG compliant sites. .
  • CAN-Spam compliant HTML email design, coding and distribution.
  • Experience developing with Sublime, Eclipse, TextMate, BBEdit, gEdit, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, WordPress and Git, Github, Perforce, CVS and SVN source controls.

Project Management

  • Project Oversight: (6 years) development and management of proposals, contracts and budgets, contract compliance, project evaluations and report writing, including annual reports.
  • Marketing and public relations: (5 years) including development and production of brochures, web site marketing, interfacing with community members and elected officials.
  • Supervisory experience: (5 years) recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, retention, progress reports and corrective counseling for on-site and off-site staff. Subcontractor management.
  • HR Administration: (5 years) benefits including health, dental, vision plans, retirement, COBRA, FMLA and disability. Exit interviews.
  • Conference Organizing: (6 years) Recruitment of speakers, attendees, and sponsors. CFP writing and reviews. Speaker mentorship.


1999 - Current, Standardista, Senior Web Developer, Open Source Developer Evangelist

Technical author, editor, speaker, writer, blogger, and trainer. Design, code, maintain, integrate CSS, XHTML/HTML5 and JavaScript. Search Engine Optimization, Section 508 compliance, email Marketing, business development, web hosting, server management, etc.,for small businesses, graphic design firms, IT consulting firm, non-profits and corporations. Including:

2008 – 2009, Topspin, Front End Engineer, Employee
2009 - 2011, Topspin, Front End Engineer, Contractor

Presentation layer for technology and tools platform helping musicians generate demand, find existing fans, grow fan base, market to those fans and distribution both on and offline. CSS, Javascript, XHTML, Ruby on Rails, SVN, Unix

2008, Engage Corporation, Senior Web Developer/Product Development

Presentation layer and project management for social networking dating site and introductions platform. CSS, Javascript, XHTML. Integration with Java and python. Wordpress, SVN, Maven, Unix. Product management and development. (the company folded in 2008, code at Kizmeet)

2005-2008 - Yahoo! – Sr. Front End Engineer.

Lead Front End Engineer for Yahoo! Branding and Yahoo! Connected Life, including development of the tableless XHTML/PHP sites: Yahoo Mobile, Yahoo! Go, Verizon Yahoo! DSL, Everything Yahoo!, Yahoo! Financial Calendar, and mobile partner web sites. Team Front End Engineer for Yahoo! Mail home page and Address Book. PHP, Internationalization, SEO, CSS2.1, JavaScript, including AJAX, CVS and Unix.

1999-2000, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Project Coordinator
Managed teen health center and health education programming
1997-1999, Social Advocates for Youth, Administrative Director
Coordinated social service and educational programming.
1995-1997, Girls Incorporated, Project Director
Coordinated teen activities and health promotion efforts in the city of Lynn, MA