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Zach Leatherman

Zach is a Front End Engineer / Web Developer with Filament Group. He has given talks at CSSConf, Smashing Conference, and The White House. He also herds NebraskaJS, a JavaScript meetup. Read more »

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