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Zach is a Web Craftsperson with the award winning Filament Group. He’s currently fixated on web fonts and static site generators. His public speaking résumé includes talks in eight different countries at events like Beyond Tellerrand, Smashing Conference, CSSConf, and The White House. He also helps herd NEJS CONF and the NebraskaJS meetup.

Zach Leatherman

The Five Whys Of Web Font Loading Performance

Five Why’s is a nuts and bolts, practical, step-by-step walk-through case study to improve the web font performance of the default WordPress theme. It goes through the arsenal of tools we have at our disposal to improve web font loading, and shows real data on how each method changes the performance profile of the site.

In this webinar you’ll leave with:

  • Why invisible text when a web font loads is bad.
  • How to make text visible when a web font loads.
  • Different methods to minimize reflow when fallback text re-renders with a web font.
  • Performance considerations with third party hosting providers.

  • Speaking: Zach Leatherman
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What’s Smashing TV?

Smashing TV is a series of webinars and live streams packed with practical tips for designers and developers. Not just talks — conversations and “here-is-how-I-work”-sessions. Smashing Members can download recordings, too.

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