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 Make a “Raise the Curtains” Effect in CSS

CSS Tricks
In this article, I am going to show you how to make the “raise the curtains” effect where the background and content both change color while scrolling over a sticky element.
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The CSS from-font Value Explained in 4 Demos

CSS Tricks
I found the CSS from-font value for the text-decoration-thickness property. I did a little research what I found (and learned) is interesting.
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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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From the Blog

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


About roles in the front-end development department

Recently I figured that I’m going to call myself a website developer, emphasizing website heavily. It is because all other terms are somewhat vague. Here's why.
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How long did it take you to get comfortable with coding?

Getting comfortable with coding is definitively tricky and individual. It took me several years to get comfortable with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
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FormData doesn’t include disabled fieldsets

If you want to disable the fieldset element, you should do it after using the FormData constructor.
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2021 Lookback

It is that time again, time for 2021 lookback.
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In defense of CSS

I am here to take a stand and defend CSS, my most favorite programming language.
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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.