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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 about Zach »

  1. 2017
  2. Scheduled NEJS CONF 2017 is coming on July 21 Jul 2017
  3. Scheduled 1 Million Cups Omaha Apr 2017
  4. Selecthor: A Better way to Learn and Demo CSS Selectors Project Apr 2017
  5. Randsom: A Random Web Fonts Ransom Note Project Apr 2017
  6. Bernie Tweets Project Mar 2017
  7. CSS-Tricks Video Screencasts #152: Font Loading Video 57 min Jan 2017
  8. Shop Talk Show 247: The Performance Equation Audio 72 min Jan 2017
  9. In Case You Missed It: 2016 Jan 2017
  10. 2016
  11. No @font-face Syntax will ever be Bulletproof, Nor Should It Be. Dec 2016
  12. Lazy Loading Web Fonts Is Probably Not What You Want Nov 2016
  13. I Wanted to Type a Number Research Aug 2016
  14. NEJS CONF 2016 Recap Aug 2016
  15. Beyond Code Interview at NEJS CONF 2015 Video 3 min Aug 2016
  16. A Comprehensive Guide to Font Loading Strategies Jul 2016
  17. CSS Position Sticky Video 10 min Jun 2016
  18. Web Fonts for President 2016 Apr 2016
  19. The Web Fonts: Preloaded Research Apr 2016
  20. Trying out a new Font Stack Apr 2016
  21. Web Font Anti-pattern: Data URIs Research Mar 2016
  22. A Versatile 2KB of JS Video 25 min Mar 2016
  23. A Story About Proxy Filters Feb 2016
  24. Critical Web Fonts Research Jan 2016
  25. In Case You Missed It: 2015 Jan 2016
  26. 2015
  27. The Infinity Hamburger Menu Project Dec 2015
  28. Frameworks, not Blameworks Nov 2015
  29. A Brief History of that Time You Used Web Fonts—SmashingConf Barcelona Video 48 min Oct 2015
  30. The Performance and Usability of Web Fonts—Velocity New York City Video 42 min Oct 2015
  31. A Hypocrite’s Guide to Public Speaking Video 17 min Sep 2015
  32. Changelog Podcast Interview for NEJS CONF 2015 Audio 69 min Aug 2015
  33. NEJS CONF 2015 Recap Aug 2015
  34. The Mitt Romney Web Font Problem Research May 2015
  35. The Performance and Usability of Font Loading—Velocity Santa Clara Video 39 min May 2015
  36. Tech Meetup at the White House Video 3 min Apr 2015
  37. Compatibility Tables Compendium Mar 2015
  38. Better @font-face with Font Load Events—SmashingConf Whistler Video 48 min Feb 2015
  39. Flash of Faux Text—still more on Font Loading Research Jan 2015
  40. Performance and Responsive Web Design (2015) Video 67 min Jan 2015
  41. How we use web fonts responsibly, or, avoiding a @font-face-palm Research Jan 2015
  42. In Case You Missed It: 2014 Jan 2015
  43. 2014
  44. The Making of fontfamily.io Video 19 min Nov 2014
  45. word-break Podcast Interview Audio 49 min Nov 2014
  46. WOFF2 See the Wizard, a Wonderful JavaScript Feature Test Project Oct 2014
  47. A Font Family Reunion Project Sep 2014
  48. Better @font-face with Font Load Events on Dev.Opera Research Sep 2014
  49. The Perfect GIF Video 12 min Sep 2014
  50. W3C Status Banners Project Aug 2014
  51. Tablesaw: A Flexible Tool for Responsive Tables Project Aug 2014
  52. A Frugal and Simple Guide to Putting Lights on your Bike Jul 2014
  53. Pastry Box: Impostor Syndrome Jun 2014
  54. Bulletproof Icon Fonts—CSSConf Video 26 min May 2014
  55. Politespace, an unobtrusive alternative to input masks Project Apr 2014
  56. Bulletproof Accessible Icon Fonts ProjectResearch Jan 2014
  57. 2013
  58. In Case You Missed It: 2013 Dec 2013
  59. Domain Swap: A Google Chrome Extension Project Dec 2013
  60. The Elusive :target Feature Test Research Nov 2013
  61. Impostor Syndrome Video 7 min Oct 2013
  62. A Nodecopter Informercial (at HOW Conf) Sep 2013
  63. A Sliver of What I Learned at JSConf 2013 Jun 2013
  64. You Should Follow Fewer People on Twitter Project Jun 2013
  65. Performance and Responsive Web Design (2013) Video 61 min May 2013
  66. zachleat.com is Dead, Long Live zachleat.com May 2013
  67. Tool or Die, a Web Developer’s Workflow Video 59 min Mar 2013
  68. Side Projects (at Awesome Camp) Mar 2013
  69. A Web Developer Fumbling with Social Media Jan 2013
  70. 2012
  71. SocialCount, Faster & Lighter Social Networking Widgets Project Nov 2012
  72. Performance in Responsive Web Design (2012) Nov 2012
  73. A Front End Engineer’s Manifesto Project Sep 2012
  74. CSS3 Job Transition May 2012
  75. Let’s get parseIntimate. Project Feb 2012
  76. Placeholder Title for Article about HTML5 Placeholders Research Feb 2012
  77. 2011
  78. Deferreds and a Better Geolocation API Nov 2011
  79. A Mobile Web Divided Aug 2011
  80. Progressive Enhancement (at jQuery Omaha) Aug 2011
  81. FitText + BigText: A Tale of Two Plugins Project May 2011
  82. Pragmatic Progressive Enhancement May 2011
  83. HTML5 vs. Native Applications, The Presentation Mar 2011
  84. Raging Netflix Queue, a Google Chrome Extension Project Feb 2011
  85. The JavaScript Testing Challenge Winner Feb 2011
  86. Et tu, X-UA-Compatible? Research Feb 2011
  87. BigText Makes Text Big Project Jan 2011
  88. An Update to The JavaScript Testing Challenge Jan 2011
  89. 2010
  90. The JavaScript Testing Challenge Video 5 min Nov 2010
  91. Faking Onload for Link Elements Research Jul 2010
  92. ALARMd is now on Github Jul 2010
  93. Maiden Voyage of the DOM Sailbloat Project Jul 2010
  94. A Race Against Time Pickers Jun 2010
  95. Point, Charset, Match: Character Encoding in JavaScript Research Mar 2010
  96. Internet Explorer Array.sort Unreliable Research Feb 2010
  97. If the Menu Fitts, We Must Acquit Feb 2010
  98. CSS 3 Text: A Tale of writing-mode Woe Research Feb 2010
  99. Trash that “Back to Top” Link Feb 2010
  100. The 24 Clock on ALARMd Jan 2010
  101. DIY Webdings – CSS Sprites using @font-face Research Jan 2010
  102. 2009
  103. Don’t Give Up on Internet Explorer Yet Dec 2009
  104. Device Independence on the Open Web Aug 2009
  105. Quick Performance Tip: jQuery and addClass Jun 2009
  106. Adobe Reverts Flex Store to Open Web May 2009
  107. Performance Caveat with jQuery Selectors and Live Events Research May 2009
  108. Jonathan Sharp at The Ajax Experience Feb 2009
  109. ALARMd Unix Time Format for 1234567890 Day Feb 2009
  110. Registration Forms Suck, Let’s Mitigate Suckiness Jan 2009
  111. Scare Your Visitors with this JavaScript Gravatar Plugin Project Jan 2009
  112. 2008
  113. DOMContentLoaded Inconsistencies (in Browsers and JavaScript Libraries) Research Dec 2008
  114. jQuery Bug: IE reports incorrect $.browser.version Oct 2008
  115. Dear IE6: Please Cache my Images. Research Oct 2008
  116. Relative URLs including the Domain Oct 2008
  117. ALARMd is a Google Code Project Oct 2008
  118. Fight Registrastination. Register to vote! Project Sep 2008
  119. Writing a Front End Engineer’s Resume (or CV) Sep 2008
  120. Emulating onhashchange without setInterval Research Aug 2008
  121. Double Whammy: OpenID and Microformats May 2008
  122. Selecting XML Nodes with JavaScript (Peril of getElementsByTagName) Research May 2008
  123. Javascript Objects are NOT JSON May 2008
  124. Surnamespacing May 2008
  125. Don’t Let the Door Hit You Onunload and Onbeforeunload Research Apr 2008
  126. Forgive My Feed Apr 2008
  127. Rethinking JavaScript Grids and DataTables Apr 2008
  128. ALARMd 2 Beta, with Google Calendar Integration Project Apr 2008
  129. 20000 Leagues Under the API: YouTube JavaScript Apr 2008
  130. Code Like the Big Boys: Flickr Mar 2008
  131. Tips for Programming JavaScript Functions Mar 2008
  132. Architecture Choices: Callbacks and Events in JavaScript Mar 2008
  133. Yet Another Pretty Date JavaScript Project Mar 2008
  134. Minor Annoyances with Firefox Development Mar 2008
  135. Specific Inheritance with TIBCO’s General Interface Mar 2008
  136. PHP Pretty Date Project Feb 2008
  137. Online Movie Rental Review – Amazon Unbox Jan 2008
  138. 2007
  139. Quine using XHTML and JavaScript Dec 2007
  140. Faster YUI DataTable with 5 Lines of Code Dec 2007
  141. Problems with Looping through window.setInterval Dec 2007
  142. enterval, an automatic setInterval chainer. Project Dec 2007
  143. Speed up Including Google Analytics Nov 2007
  144. Obscurity, Security, and Captcha Nov 2007
  145. Forward Compatibility and JavaScript Nov 2007
  146. Nursery Rhyme Code Poem [CSS] Oct 2007
  147. Nursery Rhyme Code Poem [PHP] Oct 2007
  148. Nursery Rhyme Code Poem [JavaScript] Oct 2007
  149. Write More Efficient Javascript in YUI with CSS Selectors Project Sep 2007
  150. Cross Domain XHR with Firefox 2 Aug 2007
  151. Namespacing outside of the YAHOO Namespace Aug 2007
  152. Enlarging your YUI DataTable in 29 Seconds or Less! Aug 2007
  153. ALARMd now supports URLs Aug 2007
  154. maLArquee, Bringing Back the Marquee Project Aug 2007
  155. Using Phing to automate JavaScript and CSS Minimization Aug 2007
  156. YUI Code Review: YAHOO.namespace Aug 2007
  157. Using DOM Query Libraries in YUI Jul 2007
  158. 8 Things the YUI Library Needs to Win Me Back Jul 2007
  159. What Sound Does a Cow Make? MooTools. Jul 2007
  160. 20/20 Hindsight, a Look Back at ALARMd Jul 2007
  161. JavaScript Frameworks and JSF Jul 2007
  162. DOMDom, easy DOM Element Creation Project Jul 2007
  163. Wake up to YouTube on my Internet Alarm Clock Project Jun 2007
  164. Enlarging your YUI DataTable in 30 Seconds or Less! Jun 2007
  165. Screen Readers and Listening at the Speed of Sound May 2007
  166. Wash your mouth out with SOAP and the YUI Connection Manager May 2007
  167. YUI DataTable and You: Making the Marriage Work Apr 2007
  168. I-Frame Shims or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Apr 2007
  169. JavaScript Code Coverage Tool for Firebug Project Apr 2007
  170. Google Using YUI Grids CSS Apr 2007
  171. Problems with YUI DataTable Apr 2007
  172. YUI Button Lite Mar 2007
  173. Logical XOR in JavaScript Project Mar 2007
  174. Conservative Design Example: Hierarchical Options Mar 2007
  175. Fundamental Problem with YUI Button Mar 2007
  176. OMG SOA Mar 2007
  177. Conservative Design Example: Multiple Option List Mar 2007
  178. Conservative Design: Command Line Interface Mar 2007
  179. Namespaces in Ext DomQuery Mar 2007
  180. Beaten to the Spiked Punch Mar 2007
  181. Conservative Design: Option List Feb 2007
  182. Conservative Design Patterns for Form Elements Feb 2007
  183. Conservative Design: Hierarchical Select Feb 2007
  184. Screen Printing, Fake Interfaces Part 1 Feb 2007
  185. Checklist for Web Applications Feb 2007