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Zach Leatherman

Zach is a Front End Engineer / Web Developer with Filament Group. He has given talks at Smashing Conference, O’Reilly Velocity, CSSConf, and The White House. He also herds NebraskaJS (a JavaScript meetup) and its eponymously named NebraskaJS Conference. Read more »

  1. 2016
  2. Critical Web Fonts Research Jan 2016
  3. In Case You Missed It: 2015 Jan 2016
  4. 2015
  5. The Infinity Hamburger Menu Project Dec 2015
  6. Frameworks, not Blameworks Nov 2015
  7. A Brief History of that Time You Used Web Fonts—SmashingConf Barcelona Video 48 min Oct 2015
  8. The Performance and Usability of Web Fonts—Velocity New York City Video 42 min Oct 2015
  9. A Hypocrite’s Guide to Public Speaking Video 17 min Sep 2015
  10. Off-Site Changelog Podcast Interview for NEJS CONF Audio 69 min Aug 2015
  11. The Mitt Romney Web Font Problem Research May 2015
  12. The Performance and Usability of Font Loading—Velocity Santa Clara Video 39 min May 2015
  13. Tech Meetup at the White House Video 3 min Apr 2015
  14. Compatibility Tables Compendium Mar 2015
  15. Better @font-face with Font Load Events—SmashingConf Whistler Video 48 min Feb 2015
  16. Flash of Faux Text—still more on Font Loading Research Jan 2015
  17. Performance and Responsive Web Design (2015) Video 67 min Jan 2015
  18. Off-Site How we use web fonts responsibly, or, avoiding a @font-face-palm Research Jan 2015
  19. In Case You Missed It: 2014 Jan 2015
  20. 2014
  21. The Making of fontfamily.io Video 19 min Nov 2014
  22. Off-Site word-break Podcast Interview Audio 49 min Nov 2014
  23. Off-Site WOFF2 See the Wizard, a Wonderful JavaScript Feature Test Project Oct 2014
  24. A Font Family Reunion Project Sep 2014
  25. Off-Site Better @font-face with Font Load Events on Dev.Opera Research Sep 2014
  26. The Perfect GIF Video 12 min Sep 2014
  27. W3C Status Banners Project Aug 2014
  28. Off-Site Tablesaw: A Flexible Tool for Responsive Tables Project Aug 2014
  29. A Frugal and Simple Guide to Putting Lights on your Bike Jul 2014
  30. Bulletproof Icon Fonts—CSSConf Video 26 min May 2014
  31. Off-Site Politespace, an unobtrusive alternative to input masks Project Apr 2014
  32. Off-Site Bulletproof Accessible Icon Fonts ProjectResearch Jan 2014
  33. 2013
  34. In Case You Missed It: 2013 Dec 2013
  35. Domain Swap: A Google Chrome Extension Project Dec 2013
  36. The Elusive :target Feature Test Research Nov 2013
  37. Impostor Syndrome Video 7 min Oct 2013
  38. A Sliver of What I Learned at JSConf 2013 Jun 2013
  39. You Should Follow Fewer People on Twitter Project Jun 2013
  40. Performance and Responsive Web Design (2013) Video 61 min May 2013
  41. zachleat.com is Dead, Long Live zachleat.com May 2013
  42. Tool or Die, a Web Developer’s Workflow Video 59 min Mar 2013
  43. A Web Developer Fumbling with Social Media Jan 2013
  44. 2012
  45. SocialCount, Faster & Lighter Social Networking Widgets Project Nov 2012
  46. A Front End Engineer’s Manifesto Project Sep 2012
  47. CSS3 Job Transition May 2012
  48. Let’s get parseIntimate. Project Feb 2012
  49. Placeholder Title for Article about HTML5 Placeholders Research Feb 2012
  50. 2011
  51. Deferreds and a Better Geolocation API Nov 2011
  52. A Mobile Web Divided Aug 2011
  53. FitText + BigText: A Tale of Two Plugins Project May 2011
  54. Pragmatic Progressive Enhancement May 2011
  55. HTML5 vs. Native Applications, The Presentation Mar 2011
  56. Raging Netflix Queue, a Google Chrome Extension Project Feb 2011
  57. The JavaScript Testing Challenge Winner Feb 2011
  58. Et tu, X-UA-Compatible? Research Feb 2011
  59. BigText Makes Text Big Project Jan 2011
  60. An Update to The JavaScript Testing Challenge Jan 2011
  61. 2010
  62. The JavaScript Testing Challenge Video 5 min Nov 2010
  63. Faking Onload for Link Elements Research Jul 2010
  64. ALARMd is now on Github Jul 2010
  65. Maiden Voyage of the DOM Sailbloat Project Jul 2010
  66. A Race Against Time Pickers Jun 2010
  67. Point, Charset, Match: Character Encoding in JavaScript Research Mar 2010
  68. Internet Explorer Array.sort Unreliable Research Feb 2010
  69. If the Menu Fitts, We Must Acquit Feb 2010
  70. CSS 3 Text: A Tale of writing-mode Woe Research Feb 2010
  71. Trash that “Back to Top” Link Feb 2010
  72. The 24 Clock on ALARMd Jan 2010
  73. DIY Webdings – CSS Sprites using @font-face Research Jan 2010
  74. 2009
  75. Don’t Give Up on Internet Explorer Yet Dec 2009
  76. Device Independence on the Open Web Aug 2009
  77. Quick Performance Tip: jQuery and addClass Jun 2009
  78. Adobe Reverts Flex Store to Open Web May 2009
  79. Performance Caveat with jQuery Selectors and Live Events Research May 2009
  80. Jonathan Sharp at The Ajax Experience Feb 2009
  81. ALARMd Unix Time Format for 1234567890 Day Feb 2009
  82. Registration Forms Suck, Let’s Mitigate Suckiness Jan 2009
  83. Scare Your Visitors with this JavaScript Gravatar Plugin Project Jan 2009
  84. 2008
  85. DOMContentLoaded Inconsistencies (in Browsers and JavaScript Libraries) Research Dec 2008
  86. jQuery Bug: IE reports incorrect $.browser.version Oct 2008
  87. Dear IE6: Please Cache my Images. Research Oct 2008
  88. Relative URLs including the Domain Oct 2008
  89. ALARMd is a Google Code Project Oct 2008
  90. Fight Registrastination. Register to vote! Project Sep 2008
  91. Writing a Front End Engineer’s Resume (or CV) Sep 2008
  92. Emulating onhashchange without setInterval Research Aug 2008
  93. Double Whammy: OpenID and Microformats May 2008
  94. Selecting XML Nodes with JavaScript (Peril of getElementsByTagName) Research May 2008
  95. Javascript Objects are NOT JSON May 2008
  96. Surnamespacing May 2008
  97. Don’t Let the Door Hit You Onunload and Onbeforeunload Research Apr 2008
  98. Forgive My Feed Apr 2008
  99. Rethinking JavaScript Grids and DataTables Apr 2008
  100. ALARMd 2 Beta, with Google Calendar Integration Project Apr 2008
  101. 20000 Leagues Under the API: YouTube JavaScript Apr 2008
  102. Code Like the Big Boys: Flickr Mar 2008
  103. Tips for Programming JavaScript Functions Mar 2008
  104. Architecture Choices: Callbacks and Events in JavaScript Mar 2008
  105. Yet Another Pretty Date JavaScript Project Mar 2008
  106. Minor Annoyances with Firefox Development Mar 2008
  107. Specific Inheritance with TIBCO’s General Interface Mar 2008
  108. PHP Pretty Date Project Feb 2008
  109. Online Movie Rental Review – Amazon Unbox Jan 2008
  110. 2007
  111. Quine using XHTML and JavaScript Dec 2007
  112. Faster YUI DataTable with 5 Lines of Code Dec 2007
  113. Problems with Looping through window.setInterval Dec 2007
  114. enterval, an automatic setInterval chainer. Project Dec 2007
  115. Speed up Including Google Analytics Nov 2007
  116. Obscurity, Security, and Captcha Nov 2007
  117. Forward Compatibility and JavaScript Nov 2007
  118. Nursery Rhyme Code Poem [CSS] Oct 2007
  119. Nursery Rhyme Code Poem [PHP] Oct 2007
  120. Nursery Rhyme Code Poem [JavaScript] Oct 2007
  121. Write More Efficient Javascript in YUI with CSS Selectors Project Sep 2007
  122. Cross Domain XHR with Firefox 2 Aug 2007
  123. Namespacing outside of the YAHOO Namespace Aug 2007
  124. Enlarging your YUI DataTable in 29 Seconds or Less! Aug 2007
  125. ALARMd now supports URLs Aug 2007
  126. maLArquee, Bringing Back the Marquee Project Aug 2007
  127. Using Phing to automate JavaScript and CSS Minimization Aug 2007
  128. YUI Code Review: YAHOO.namespace Aug 2007
  129. Using DOM Query Libraries in YUI Jul 2007
  130. 8 Things the YUI Library Needs to Win Me Back Jul 2007
  131. What Sound Does a Cow Make? MooTools. Jul 2007
  132. 20/20 Hindsight, a Look Back at ALARMd Jul 2007
  133. JavaScript Frameworks and JSF Jul 2007
  134. DOMDom, easy DOM Element Creation Project Jul 2007
  135. Wake up to YouTube on my Internet Alarm Clock Project Jun 2007
  136. Enlarging your YUI DataTable in 30 Seconds or Less! Jun 2007
  137. Screen Readers and Listening at the Speed of Sound May 2007
  138. Wash your mouth out with SOAP and the YUI Connection Manager May 2007
  139. YUI DataTable and You: Making the Marriage Work Apr 2007
  140. I-Frame Shims or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Apr 2007
  141. JavaScript Code Coverage Tool for Firebug Project Apr 2007
  142. Google Using YUI Grids CSS Apr 2007
  143. Problems with YUI DataTable Apr 2007
  144. YUI Button Lite Mar 2007
  145. Logical XOR in JavaScript Project Mar 2007
  146. Conservative Design Example: Hierarchical Options Mar 2007
  147. Fundamental Problem with YUI Button Mar 2007
  148. OMG SOA Mar 2007
  149. Conservative Design Example: Multiple Option List Mar 2007
  150. Conservative Design: Command Line Interface Mar 2007
  151. Namespaces in Ext DomQuery Mar 2007
  152. Beaten to the Spiked Punch Mar 2007
  153. Conservative Design: Option List Feb 2007
  154. Conservative Design Patterns for Form Elements Feb 2007
  155. Conservative Design: Hierarchical Select Feb 2007
  156. Screen Printing, Fake Interfaces Part 1 Feb 2007
  157. Checklist for Web Applications Feb 2007