Hi, world. I’m the coauthor of “Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns” by Apress and “The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design” by FRIENDS OF ED.

I’ve been a past member of the W3C HTML Working Group and former Lead Editor for HTML5/JavaScript for InfoQ, where I also wrote about the JVM platform. I was the Research Platform Lead at C4Media, and moved on to Head of R&D — the position I currently holds.

Going back and forth between server-side programming, front-end design, and product management for almost two decades, I’ve been involved in diverse software projects and contributed to different technical publications and standards committees.

You can contact me on Twitter, GithubFacebook or LinkedIn.

Name Etymology

Dio -> Dionysios -> Dionysus  /daɪ.əˈnaɪsəs/ dy-ə-ny-səs (Ancient Greek: Διόνυσος, Dionysos) was the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy in Greek mythology.

Presentations, Interviews, Media


  • D. Synodinos and P. Avgeriou, “Leveraging Hypermedia Engineering for Multi-channel Access, with the use of XML”, International journal for Computer Systems Science & Engineering, Special Issue on Trends in XML Technology for the Global Information Infrastructure (Volume 14, No 5, September 2003)
  • D. Synodinos and P. Avgeriou, ” Hypermedia Design for the Mobile Era”, International Journal of Mobile Communications (IJMC), (Volume 2 – Issue 3 – 2004)


  • D. Synodinos and P. Avgeriou, “The Art of Multi-channel Hypermedia Application Development”, in proceedings of MobEA WS (Collocated with WWW2003 conference), Budapest, Hungary, May 20th 2003
  • D. Synodinos and P. Avgeriou, “m-WOnDA: The ‘Write Once ‘n’ Deliver Anywhere’ model for mobile users”, Springer-Verlag LNCS Volume 2784 / 2003, October 2003, Pages: 205 – 216
    • Originally presented in the ” Workshop on Conceptual Modelling Approaches to Mobile Information Systems Development” (MobIMod’2002), October 2002, Tampere, Finland, Joint to the 21st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2002)
  • D. Synodinos and P. Avgeriou, “WOnDA: an Extensible Multi-platform Hypermedia Design Model”, Springer-Verlag LNCS Volume 2426, pp 217-228.
    • Originally presented in the “First International Workshop on Efficient Web-based Information Systems” (EWIS 2002), September 2nd, 2002, Montpellier, France, Joint to the 8th International Conference on Object-Oriented Information Systems (OOIS)
  • Vitor Santiago Nunes and Dionysios Synodinos, ” Public Relation Policies”, #16-P-TO-PRS-999 , B.E.S.T. (Board of European Students of Technology) President’s Meeting, Torino November 1998

Specifications / Committees

Reviewer for Technical books

Reviewer for Academic Journals

  • Special issue of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, “M-services – Web Services for the Wireless World”
  • International Journal of Mobile Communications (IJMC), Summer 2003, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd

Technical Magazines