Divya Manian

Divya works at Adobe on tools to help web designers. Previously, she worked at Opera, advocating the use of web technologies while contributing to open source projects and books on web development. She hosts a podcast with Garann Means called Fripfrap. She can be reached at hi at nimbu.in

Divya studied Computer Engineering in Singapore. She abandoned her comfortable first career choice as a device driver developer at Motorola to become in-house designer at a startup and later go freelance.

Open Source Projects

In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, she decided to pursue web technologies with single-minded devotion, leading to collaborative projects such as HTML5 Boilerplate, HTML5 Please, Move the Web Forward, and more.

Web Opener at Opera

She spent her time advocating web technologies while being involved in spectacular fishpond scandals. She spent her non-work hours writing one book and a chapter of another that benefit Against-Malaria Foundation and Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (so buy her books!)

Product Manager, Adobe

She then joined the Adobe Web Platform team, where she helped organize W3Conf, helped webplatform.org go live, and made CSS features available in browsers. She now works on tools to help the modern web designer.

Leisurely Pursuits

She hosts a podcast with Garann Means at fripfrap.io and most recently helped Joanne McNeil launch a site to raise awareness on Male Search Illiteracy. When she is not working, she can be found haunting thrift shops, sewing machines, Soundcloud or Spotify.


The Atlantic | Can’t find women for your tech conference?

Shoptalk Show | With Divya Manian & Garann Means

The Breaking Development Podcast | Web Tools for the Open Web with Divya Manian

.net Magazine | Divya Manian on solving problems

The Bold Italic | Do SF Programmers have a life outside the cubicle?

The Setup | Divya Manian

The Web Ahead | Browser Support and Polyfills with Divya Manian

MozHacks | People of HTML5


HTML 5 Boilerplate Web Development

Beginning HTML5 and CSS 3: The Web Evolved