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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 the NebraskaJS meetup and NEJS CONF. Read more about Zach »

  1. 2017
  2. A Historical Look at FOUT and FOIT Web Fonts🔥 #1 Sep 2017
  3. Scheduled CSS-Minsk-JS Web FontsSpeaking Sep 2017
  4. The Ten Twitter Commandments Speaking🔥 #8 Aug 2017
  5. The Web Font Loading Glossary Web Fonts🔥 #6 Aug 2017
  6. I made a style guide for my personal web site and you should too. 🔥 #4 Aug 2017
  7. NEJS CONF 2017 Jul 2017
  8. Font Aliasing, or How to Rename a Font in CSS Web FontsResearch🔥 #3Highlight Jun 2017
  9. Laissez-faire Font Smoothing and Anti-aliasing Web FontsResearch🔥 #13Highlight May 2017
  10. Quick Demo: Animating on an Oval Path May 2017
  11. Wait, WebP is actually worth it. Research🔥 #11 Apr 2017
  12. What Are You Excited About? Speaking Apr 2017
  13. Selecthor: A Better way to Learn and Demo CSS Selectors Project Apr 2017
  14. Randsom: A Random Web Fonts Ransom Note Project Apr 2017
  15. Bernie Tweets Project Mar 2017
  16. CSS-Tricks Video Screencasts #152: Font Loading Web FontsSpeaking57 min Video Jan 2017
  17. Shop Talk Show 247: The Performance Equation Web FontsSpeaking72 min Audio Jan 2017
  18. In Case You Missed It: 2016 Jan 2017
  19. 2016
  20. No @font-face Syntax will ever be Bulletproof, Nor Should It Be. Web FontsHighlight Dec 2016
  21. Lazy Loading Web Fonts Is Probably Not What You Want Web FontsHighlight Nov 2016
  22. I Wanted to Type a Number ResearchHighlight Aug 2016
  23. NEJS CONF 2016 Recap Aug 2016
  24. Beyond Code Interview at NEJS CONF 2015 Speaking3 min Video Aug 2016
  25. A Comprehensive Guide to Font Loading Strategies Web Fonts🔥 #2Highlight Jul 2016
  26. CSS Position Sticky Speaking10 min Video Jun 2016
  27. Web Fonts for President 2016 Web Fonts🔥 #7 Apr 2016
  28. The Web Fonts: Preloaded Web FontsResearch🔥 #10Highlight Apr 2016
  29. Trying out a new Font Stack Apr 2016
  30. Web Font Anti-pattern: Data URIs Web FontsResearch🔥 #17Highlight Mar 2016
  31. A Versatile 2KB of JS Speaking25 min Video Mar 2016
  32. A Story About Proxy Filters Feb 2016
  33. Critical Web Fonts Web FontsResearch🔥 #9Highlight Jan 2016
  34. In Case You Missed It: 2015 Jan 2016
  35. 2015
  36. The Infinity Hamburger Menu Project🔥 #18 Dec 2015
  37. Frameworks, not Blameworks Nov 2015
  38. A Brief History of that Time You Used Web Fonts—SmashingConf Barcelona Web FontsSpeaking48 min Video Oct 2015
  39. The Performance and Usability of Web Fonts—Velocity New York City Web FontsSpeaking42 min Video Oct 2015
  40. A Hypocrite’s Guide to Public Speaking Speaking17 min VideoHighlight Sep 2015
  41. Changelog Podcast Interview for NEJS CONF 2015 Speaking69 min Audio Aug 2015
  42. NEJS CONF 2015 Recap Aug 2015
  43. The Mitt Romney Web Font Problem Web FontsResearchHighlight May 2015
  44. The Performance and Usability of Font Loading—Velocity Santa Clara Web FontsSpeaking39 min Video May 2015
  45. Tech Meetup at the White House Speaking3 min VideoHighlight Apr 2015
  46. Compatibility Tables Compendium 🔥 #19 Mar 2015
  47. Better @font-face with Font Load Events—SmashingConf Whistler Web FontsSpeaking48 min VideoHighlight Feb 2015
  48. Flash of Faux Text—still more on Font Loading Web FontsResearch🔥 #14Highlight Jan 2015
  49. Performance and Responsive Web Design (2015) Speaking67 min Video Jan 2015
  50. How we use web fonts responsibly, or, avoiding a @font-face-palm Web FontsResearch Jan 2015
  51. In Case You Missed It: 2014 Jan 2015
  52. 2014
  53. The Making of fontfamily.io Web FontsSpeaking19 min Video Nov 2014
  54. word-break Podcast Interview Speaking49 min Audio Nov 2014
  55. WOFF2 See the Wizard, a Wonderful JavaScript Feature Test Web FontsProject Oct 2014
  56. A Font Family Reunion Web FontsProjectHighlight Sep 2014
  57. Better @font-face with Font Load Events on Dev.Opera Web FontsResearchHighlight Sep 2014
  58. The Perfect GIF Speaking12 min Video Sep 2014
  59. W3C Status Banners Project Aug 2014
  60. Tablesaw: A Flexible Tool for Responsive Tables ProjectHighlight Aug 2014
  61. A Frugal and Simple Guide to Putting Lights on your Bike Jul 2014
  62. Pastry Box: Impostor Syndrome Jun 2014
  63. Bulletproof Icon Fonts—CSSConf Web FontsSpeaking26 min Video May 2014
  64. Politespace, an unobtrusive alternative to input masks Project Apr 2014
  65. Bulletproof Accessible Icon Fonts Web FontsProjectResearchHighlight Jan 2014
  66. 2013
  67. In Case You Missed It: 2013 Dec 2013
  68. Domain Swap: A Google Chrome Extension Project Dec 2013
  69. The Elusive :target Feature Test ResearchHighlight Nov 2013
  70. Impostor Syndrome Speaking7 min VideoHighlight Oct 2013
  71. A Nodecopter Informercial (at HOW Conf) Speaking Sep 2013
  72. A Sliver of What I Learned at JSConf 2013 Jun 2013
  73. You Should Follow Fewer People on Twitter Project Jun 2013
  74. Performance and Responsive Web Design (2013) Speaking61 min Video May 2013
  75. zachleat.com is Dead, Long Live zachleat.com May 2013
  76. Tool or Die, a Web Developer’s Workflow Speaking59 min VideoHighlight Mar 2013
  77. Side Projects (at Awesome Camp) Speaking Mar 2013
  78. A Web Developer Fumbling with Social Media Jan 2013
  79. 2012
  80. SocialCount, Faster & Lighter Social Networking Widgets ProjectHighlight Nov 2012
  81. Performance in Responsive Web Design (2012) Speaking Nov 2012
  82. A Front End Engineer’s Manifesto ProjectHighlight Sep 2012
  83. CSS3 Job Transition May 2012
  84. Let’s get parseIntimate. Project Feb 2012
  85. Placeholder Title for Article about HTML5 Placeholders ResearchHighlight Feb 2012
  86. 2011
  87. Deferreds and a Better Geolocation API Nov 2011
  88. A Mobile Web Divided Aug 2011
  89. Progressive Enhancement (at jQuery Omaha) Speaking Aug 2011
  90. FitText + BigText: A Tale of Two Plugins Web FontsProject🔥 #15Highlight May 2011
  91. Pragmatic Progressive Enhancement Highlight May 2011
  92. HTML5 vs. Native Applications, The Presentation Speaking Mar 2011
  93. Raging Netflix Queue, a Google Chrome Extension Project Feb 2011
  94. The JavaScript Testing Challenge Winner Feb 2011
  95. Et tu, X-UA-Compatible? ResearchHighlight Feb 2011
  96. BigText Makes Text Big Web FontsProject🔥 #5Highlight Jan 2011
  97. An Update to The JavaScript Testing Challenge Jan 2011
  98. 2010
  99. The JavaScript Testing Challenge Speaking5 min Video Nov 2010
  100. Faking Onload for Link Elements ResearchHighlight Jul 2010
  101. ALARMd is now on Github Jul 2010
  102. Maiden Voyage of the DOM Sailbloat Project Jul 2010
  103. A Race Against Time Pickers Jun 2010
  104. Point, Charset, Match: Character Encoding in JavaScript Research Mar 2010
  105. Internet Explorer Array.sort Unreliable ResearchHighlight Feb 2010
  106. If the Menu Fitts, We Must Acquit Feb 2010
  107. CSS 3 Text: A Tale of writing-mode Woe Research🔥 #20 Feb 2010
  108. Trash that “Back to Top” Link Feb 2010
  109. The 24 Clock on ALARMd Jan 2010
  110. DIY Webdings – CSS Sprites using @font-face ResearchHighlight Jan 2010
  111. 2009
  112. Don’t Give Up on Internet Explorer Yet Dec 2009
  113. Device Independence on the Open Web Highlight Aug 2009
  114. Quick Performance Tip: jQuery and addClass Jun 2009
  115. Adobe Reverts Flex Store to Open Web May 2009
  116. Performance Caveat with jQuery Selectors and Live Events Research May 2009
  117. Jonathan Sharp at The Ajax Experience Feb 2009
  118. ALARMd Unix Time Format for 1234567890 Day Feb 2009
  119. Registration Forms Suck, Let’s Mitigate Suckiness Jan 2009
  120. Scare Your Visitors with this JavaScript Gravatar Plugin Project Jan 2009
  121. 2008
  122. DOMContentLoaded Inconsistencies (in Browsers and JavaScript Libraries) ResearchHighlight Dec 2008
  123. jQuery Bug: IE reports incorrect $.browser.version Oct 2008
  124. Dear IE6: Please Cache my Images. Research Oct 2008
  125. Relative URLs including the Domain Oct 2008
  126. ALARMd is a Google Code Project Oct 2008
  127. Fight Registrastination. Register to vote! Project Sep 2008
  128. Writing a Front End Engineer’s Resume (or CV) Sep 2008
  129. Emulating onhashchange without setInterval ResearchHighlight Aug 2008
  130. Double Whammy: OpenID and Microformats May 2008
  131. Selecting XML Nodes with JavaScript (Peril of getElementsByTagName) Research🔥 #16Highlight May 2008
  132. Javascript Objects are NOT JSON May 2008
  133. Surnamespacing May 2008
  134. Don’t Let the Door Hit You Onunload and Onbeforeunload Research🔥 #12Highlight Apr 2008
  135. Forgive My Feed Apr 2008
  136. Rethinking JavaScript Grids and DataTables Apr 2008
  137. ALARMd 2 Beta, with Google Calendar Integration ProjectHighlight Apr 2008
  138. 20000 Leagues Under the API: YouTube JavaScript Apr 2008
  139. Code Like the Big Boys: Flickr Mar 2008
  140. Tips for Programming JavaScript Functions Mar 2008
  141. Architecture Choices: Callbacks and Events in JavaScript Mar 2008
  142. Yet Another Pretty Date JavaScript ProjectHighlight Mar 2008
  143. Minor Annoyances with Firefox Development Mar 2008
  144. Specific Inheritance with TIBCO’s General Interface Mar 2008
  145. PHP Pretty Date Project Feb 2008
  146. Online Movie Rental Review – Amazon Unbox Jan 2008
  147. 2007
  148. Quine using XHTML and JavaScript Dec 2007
  149. Faster YUI DataTable with 5 Lines of Code Dec 2007
  150. Problems with Looping through window.setInterval Dec 2007
  151. enterval, an automatic setInterval chainer. Project Dec 2007
  152. Speed up Including Google Analytics Nov 2007
  153. Obscurity, Security, and Captcha Nov 2007
  154. Forward Compatibility and JavaScript Nov 2007
  155. Nursery Rhyme Code Poem [CSS] Oct 2007
  156. Nursery Rhyme Code Poem [PHP] Oct 2007
  157. Nursery Rhyme Code Poem [JavaScript] Oct 2007
  158. Write More Efficient Javascript in YUI with CSS Selectors Project Sep 2007
  159. Cross Domain XHR with Firefox 2 Aug 2007
  160. Namespacing outside of the YAHOO Namespace Aug 2007
  161. Enlarging your YUI DataTable in 29 Seconds or Less! Aug 2007
  162. ALARMd now supports URLs Aug 2007
  163. maLArquee, Bringing Back the Marquee Project Aug 2007
  164. Using Phing to automate JavaScript and CSS Minimization Aug 2007
  165. YUI Code Review: YAHOO.namespace Aug 2007
  166. Using DOM Query Libraries in YUI Jul 2007
  167. 8 Things the YUI Library Needs to Win Me Back Jul 2007
  168. What Sound Does a Cow Make? MooTools. Jul 2007
  169. 20/20 Hindsight, a Look Back at ALARMd Jul 2007
  170. JavaScript Frameworks and JSF Jul 2007
  171. DOMDom, easy DOM Element Creation Project Jul 2007
  172. Wake up to YouTube on my Internet Alarm Clock ProjectHighlight Jun 2007
  173. Enlarging your YUI DataTable in 30 Seconds or Less! Jun 2007
  174. Screen Readers and Listening at the Speed of Sound May 2007
  175. Wash your mouth out with SOAP and the YUI Connection Manager May 2007
  176. YUI DataTable and You: Making the Marriage Work Apr 2007
  177. I-Frame Shims or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Apr 2007
  178. JavaScript Code Coverage Tool for Firebug Project Apr 2007
  179. Google Using YUI Grids CSS Highlight Apr 2007
  180. Problems with YUI DataTable Apr 2007
  181. YUI Button Lite Mar 2007
  182. Logical XOR in JavaScript Project Mar 2007
  183. Conservative Design Example: Hierarchical Options Mar 2007
  184. Fundamental Problem with YUI Button Mar 2007
  185. OMG SOA Mar 2007
  186. Conservative Design Example: Multiple Option List Mar 2007
  187. Conservative Design: Command Line Interface Mar 2007
  188. Namespaces in Ext DomQuery Mar 2007
  189. Beaten to the Spiked Punch Mar 2007
  190. Conservative Design: Option List Feb 2007
  191. Conservative Design Patterns for Form Elements Feb 2007
  192. Conservative Design: Hierarchical Select Feb 2007
  193. Screen Printing, Fake Interfaces Part 1 Feb 2007
  194. Checklist for Web Applications Feb 2007