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