About me

My name is Lea Verou (Lea being short for Michailia or Μιχαήλια) and I’m a web standards geek / front-end engineer / web designer / speaker currently living in Greece (but I travel a lot). In the past, I’ve worked for W3C/MIT. I was the co-founder of a Greek startup called Fresset Ltd although these days my focus has shifted from it. I’m currently writing a book for O’Reilly, titled “CSS Secrets”.

A picture of myself on stage, during my Fronteers talk in October 2011 I am passionate about web standards, especially JavaScript and CSS. I make tools that help other developers working with them, I speak about them in conferences around the world, I write about them in popular industry media and blog about my related research and tools in this blog. I also help develop CSS as I’m an Invited Expert of the CSS Working Group. You can email me at lea@verou.me (don’t copy/paste the email, it won’t work. You didn’t think I would post it like that in the open for all bots to see, right? ;)). Please note however that I am too busy to accept most web design/development projects for clients.
I hold a BSc in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business, in which I have co-organized a 4th year undergrad course about web-development in the past.

To find out more about me in a more formal and unavoidably braggy format:
View my CV