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I am Silvestar, and I have been building modern, performant, and SEO-optimized websites since 2012

using the best coding practices to deliver the best experience for every user.


From the Portfolio

Here are the projects that I am most proud. Built with WordPress, Shopify, Jekyll, and Hugo, among others.




From Testimonials

Here are some kind words about my work from clients. Although I collaborated with clients from more than 10 countries, most of them come from The United States.


Christine White

Christine White

Director of Web Strategy at DDL

Silvestar is diligent, focused, quick, and always willing to go the extra mile...

Sarah Gates

Sarah Gates

Director of Product Marketing at DDL

Silvestar was very quick to respond to requests, dependable, and communicated well...

Bob Laurent

Bob Laurent

Sr. Director of Product Marketing at DDL

Silvestar is a highly talented web developer that I was fortunate enough to work with...

David Schulman

David Schulman

Senior Manager of Partner Marketing at DDL

Silvestar was INSTRUMENTAL in some of my first big wins...

Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly

Vice President Growth Marketing at DDL

Silvestar was always responsive, proactive, and his work product was top-notch...

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From Publications

Here are the posts that I wrote for some prominent publications. I wrote for Smashing Magazine, CSS Tricks, LogRocket, and Toptal.


How To Build An Expandable Accessible Gallery

Smashing Magazine
In this article, you will learn how to set up a gallery that is expandable as well as accessible with a few tips and tricks along the way.
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Tools for Auditing CSS

CSS Tricks
Auditing CSS is not a common task in a developer's everyday life, but sometimes you just have to do it. To do it, I usually reach for some of the tools I'll cover in the article.
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How to Get Sticky and Full-Bleed Elements to Play Well Together

CSS Tricks
I had a unique requirement the other day: to build a layout with full-bleed elements while one element stays stuck to the top.
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How to create a multi-step form the easy way

DEV
A multi-step form is a long-form that is broken into pieces. Learn how I add one to my site.
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Interview for Remote Working Hub

Remote Work Hub
Remote Working Hub is a place where you could find useful information about remote working. I have been asked to share my remote working experiences. I said to myself, why not.
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From the Blog

Here are the latest posts from my blog. I cover mostly frontend, JAMstack, and freelancing topics.


Using CSS Variables for reduced motion on a global scale

Learn how to use CSS Variable and prefers-reduced-motion media feature to remove or minimize animations and transitions on global scale.
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Appreciation for being a web developer

I appreciate living comfortably while doing what I like and working on exciting projects with top professionals. Thank you, web development.
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My Fourth Year Of Freelancing

My fourth year of freelancing was a great success, but now it is time to go full-time.
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How to find and insert Unicode symbols in HTML

I will show you a few ways how you could find and insert the Unicode symbol in HTML (or any other file).
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Nightmare DX (Developer Experience): Shopify

This article is the first article in a series about poor developer experience. In this particular article, I am going to write about Shopify and its (un)friendliness for developers.
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From Side Projects

Sometimes I like to work on side projects in my spare time. These are my open-source side projects.