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Zach Leatherman

In Case You Missed It: 2013

December 21, 2013

Rather than a bunch of individual “In Case You Missed It” tweets, I thought I’d just do one big yearly semi-comprehensive recap of the web community things that I contributed to this year. Enjoy!

Tool or Die Video

If you only watch one web development talk I’ve done this year, make it this one. It’s a soup to nuts talk about a variety of topics and will show you how to build a future-proof, performance driven website from start to finish.

Related Blog Post: Tool or Die, a Web Developer’s Workflow

Busyness Project
Related Blog Post: You Should Follow Fewer People on Twitter

fixed-sticky Project

fixed-stickyA position: sticky polyfill and Filament Group project.

Modernizr :target Feature Test Blog Post

A blog post about creating a feature test for the :target pseudo-class resulted in a feature test added to Modernizr.

A Tweet Highlight

Performance and Responsive Web Design Video

This presentation was somewhat of a response to a few of the “RWD is slow” posts floating around. Related:

Fumbling with Social Media Blog Post

A bit of self-research looking at my own use of Social Media and struggle with the balancing act of self promotion.

Impostor Syndrome Video

Don’t be afraid to share what you know.

A Tweet Highlight

A Tweet Highlight

A Tweet Highlight

Reluctant to put this one on here because I felt like it was a little too snarky (even for me), but disappointly enough it’s been 7 months since that tweet and we still don’t have consensus.


NebraskaJS added over 150 new members to the group and had its most successful meetup yet—86 JavaScripters learning about AngularJS! In 2013, we had 7 meetings averaging 65 registrations per meeting (not including our awesome Christmas party).

Open Source

Excluding Filament Group projects.


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Zach is a builder for the web with Netlify. He created the Eleventy static site generator and is still fixated on web fonts. His public speaking résumé includes talks in eight different countries at events like Beyond Tellerrand, Smashing Conference, CSSConf, and The White House. He is an emeritus of Filament Group, NEJS CONF, and still helps out with NebraskaJS. Read more about Zach »

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3 Replies
    1. This was a fun read, lots of great stuff this past year.How did you dig up all those tweets? Did you use some app or just go scrolling back through your twitter feed?
      1. zachleat Disqus

        24 Jan 2014 at 11:22AM
        Thanks! Most of the tweets I found through
        1. zachleat Disqus

          05 Feb 2014 at 10:33AM
          Oh, I forgot to mention a better resource for this: has an analytics section.
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