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Sarah is an award-winning Speaker, Consultant, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks. Sarah is also the co-founder of Web Animation Workshops, with Val Head. She’s given a Frontend Masters workshop on Advanced SVG Animations, and is working on a book for O’Reilly on SVG Animations. She’s formerly Manager of UX Design & Engineering at Trulia (Zillow). Last year Sarah won CSS Dev Conf’s “Best of Best of Award” as well as “Best Code Wrangler” from CSS Design Awards. She has worked for 15 years as a web developer and designer, and at points worked as a Scientific Illustrator and a Undergraduate Professor, and has tutored a Byzantine Icon painter in Santorini. Sarah has also taught a literacy program for the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.
Animation in Design Systems
published December 15, 2016
An Introduction to mo.js
published Nov 17, 2016
On Style Maintenance
published Oct 21, 2016
A Nerd’s Guide to Color on the Web
published Sept 12, 2016
My New Favorite ES6 Toy: Destructured Objects as Parameters
published Sept 6, 2016
High Performance SVGs
published August 1, 2016
Interactive Data Visualization: Animating the viewBox
published June 8, 2016
A Comparison of Animation Technologies
published May 2, 2016
Creating an SVG Icon System with React
published March 15, 2016
Introducing CSS Scroll Snap Points
published March 2, 2016
An Interview with Una Kravets
published February 26, 2016
I Learned How to Be Productive in React in a Week and You Can, Too
published February 8, 2016
SMIL is dead! Long live SMIL! A guide to alternatives to SMIL features
published December 14, 2015
A Guide to 2016 Front End Conferences
The Making of the CSS-Tricks Logo Easter Egg Animation
published November 6, 2015
The Importance of Context-Shifting in UX Patterns
published September 10, 2015
Debugging CSS Keyframe Animations
published August 3, 2015
Weighing SVG Animation Techniques (with Benchmarks)
published January 27, 2015
Create Animations that Scale for All Devices
published April, 2016
Gallery- Sensational Design and Superb Development
published February, 2016
Voices Q&A: Maya Benari
published February, 2016
GSAP and SVG for Power Users Part 3: New 1.18.0 Features
published October 6, 2015
GSAP and SVG for Power Users Part 2: Complex Responsive Animation
published July 14, 2015
GSAP and SVG for Power Users Part 1: Motion Along a Path
published June 29, 2015
Practical Techniques on Designing Animation
published June 8, 2015
A Few Different Ways To Use SVG Sprites In Animation
published March 17, 2015
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I’m a Frontend Master! View my course on Advanced SVG Animations
Web Animation Workshops with Val Head, San Francisco, February 20-21, 2017.
Forward JS Workshop, San Francisco, CA, Mar 4, 2017.
jDays, Gothenburg, Sweden, Mar 7-8, 2017.
Smashing Conf, San Francisco, April 4-5, 2017.
Smashing Conf Workshop: Advanced SVG Animations, San Francisco, April 6, 2017.
SFHTML5, San Francisco, April 7, 2017.
Web Animation Workshops with Val Head, Chicago, April 13-14, 2017.
FITC Toronto 2017- The Technology & Creativity Conference, Toronto, Canada, April 23-25, 2017.
Beyond Tellerand, Düsseldorf, May 15-17, 2017.
Beyond Tellerand Workshop: SVG, from Animations to Data Visualisation, Düsseldorf, May 17, 2017.
React Europe, Paris, France, May 18-19, 2017.
Awwwards Conference, Los Angeles, California, June 1-2, 2017.
Smashing Conf NY, New York, NY, June 13-14, 2017.
Vue Conf, Wrocław, Poland, Summer, 2017.
Frontend Conference Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, August 31-September 1, 2017.
Smashing Conf Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Oct 17-18, 2017.
Sass Summit, Environments for Humans, Online, Dec 14, 2016.
Web Animation Workshops with Val Head, New York, Dec 8-9, 2016.
CSSDay.io Keynote, Arizona, Dec 3, 2016.
CSS Dev Conf Asia, Singapore, Nov 24, 2016.
Web Animation Workshops with Val Head, Austin, TX, Nov 14-15, 2016.
O’Reilly Live Training: Building SVG Animations, Boston, MA, Nov 1-2, 2016.
CSS Dev Conf, San Antonio, TX, Oct 17-18, 2016.
Fronteers, Amsterdam, Oct 6-7, 2016.
Fronteers Workshop: Advanced SVG Animation, Amsterdam, Oct 5, 2016.
CSSConf Keynote, Boston, MA, Sept 26-27, 2016.
Mirror Conf, Braga, Portugal, CA, September 23-24, 2016.
Smashing Conf Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Sept 12-13, 2016.
React Rally Keynote, Salt Lake City, UT, August 25-26, 2016.
Generate Conf (NetMag), San Francisco, CA, July 15, 2016.
Smashing Conf New York, New York, NY, June 14-15, 2016.
Smashing Conf Workshop: Advanced SVG Animations, New York, NY, June 16, 2016.
Valio Con, San Diego, CA, May 19-22, 2016.
Generate Conf (NetMag), New York, NY, April 22, 2016.
CodePen Meetup, San Francisco, CA, April 6, 2016.
O’Reilly Fluent Keynote and Session, San Francisco, CA, March 8-10, 2016.
ForwardJS Summit, San Francisco, CA, February 10, 2016.
SVG Summit, Online, January 21, 2016.
CSS Dev Conf in Long Beach, CA, October 26-27, 2015.
Frontend Masters “Advanced SVG Animations” Workshop. October 23, 2015.
CSS Summit online conference. July 7-9, 2015.
CSS Conf in New York, NY. June 18-19, 2015.
Codepen Meetup in Palo Alto, CA. April 1, 2015.
Html5DevConf in San Francisco, CA. October, 2014.
Html5DevConf in San Francisco, CA. October, 2013.
DevCon5 in New York, NY. July, 2013.
Toolsday: Animation Tools with Sarah, December 20, 2016.
Coding Rainbow, Guest Tutorial: Web Animations and Mo.js, December 19, 2016.
Scotch Makes Us Animated, Front End Happy Hour, June 6, 2016.
Shoptalk Show episode on Animation with Val Head, May 20, 2016.
React Powered Comment Form Pairing with Chris Coyier on CSS-Tricks, March 18, 2016.
Episcura, March 9, 2016.
Non-Breaking Space, January 18, 2016.
SVG Immersion Podcast Round Table: Sarah Drasner, Petr Tichy, Dudley Storey, November 27, 2015.
Shop Talk Show, August 4, 2015.
CSS Design Awards, June 10, 2015.
SVG Immersion Podcast, April 16, 2015.
“Your imagination has a very long tail”
-a child to Dr. Seuss