On stage at An Event Apart, SF. Photo by Jeffrey Zeldman

Rachel Andrew

I’m Rachel Andrew. I’m a web developer, speaker and author. I’m co-founder of the really little CMS Perch. This is my website.

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My recent articles

I am an experienced and reliable writer, writing mostly about technical and business subjects for print and online publications.

Speaking & Consultancy

Recent presentations

My recent presentations give an idea of the topics I can speak on. I also have a few slots each year for running workshops and in-person consultancy.

Technical Editing for authors

The Book Toolkit

Resources for non-fiction book authors, and fixed price technical editing services for books, articles and blog posts.

Recent Updates

Latest Books

HTML5 for Web Designers

HTML5 for Web Designers

Harness the power of this essential evolving spec with help from Jeremy Keith and Rachel Andrew. Brush up on syntax and updated elements, and get ready to work with responsive images, microformats, and microdata.

Get Ready For CSS Grid Layout

Get Ready For CSS Grid Layout

Move out in front of the curve and learn how to use CSS Grid Layout today. Learn exactly what you need to know, from line-based positioning basics to evaluating template areas, with a detailed explanation of the new spec.