For just about anything front end related, I'm the guy you want and I'd love to help!
I've written for CSS Tricks and others, work as a front-end developer, am an international speaker on front end topics, and specialize in web animation and user interaction. I am a Stack Overflow regular who teaches anyone from absolute beginners to people who work in front-end but want to improve their skills.
I've used HAML, SCSS, Bootstrap, Foundation, and several other frameworks and pre-processors to enhance my capabilities and efficiency as a developer.
I've written a couple of CSS-Tricks articles on the subject of CSS animation and write about it on my personal blog as well.
All the websites I make are responsive. I've written a lot on the subject and preach responsive design to all designers and developers. A mobile-first approach is a must to make the development process easier to make cross platforms.
I have worked full time as a front-end developer for an agency and now work part time in the area. I specialize in front-end, ranging from styling and laying out web pages to developing online applications and tools.
As mentioned, I really enjoy improving user interaction and experience especially through the use of transitions/animations, though I have experience in most all front-end related activities.
When I started programming jQuery was close to being necessary. I use it a lot less these days, but I used it in a professional setting for years ever since I starting programming. I particularly know the strengths and shortcomings of jQuery when it comes to animation.
Julian, the creator, reached out to me because of my animation experience before the library was released to ask if I would create a demo using Velocity. I was happy to oblige and have continued to watch the library since and use it on occasion.
Like many developers, WordPress was the first platform I started building websites on. Several of my websites have been built on WordPress throughout my career, but it is becoming less and less often. Most of my WP experience deals with the front-end side - styling themes and plugins - but I have some limited experience on the back-end as well.
Zach was great -- very patient and helped me solve the issue quickly.
Jun 07, 2016
Zach was very helpful and patient, and was thorough in making sure I understood the process. Thanks Zach!
Feb 23, 2016
Adobe AEM didnt work properly.. wish it worked.. :(
Jan 18, 2016
Knowledgable, helpful, positive. Good mentor!
Oct 16, 2015
Really informative, great teacher, super knowledgeable. Will definitely pair with him again. Thank you!
Sep 28, 2015
Zach is starlight forward and helpful.
Sep 13, 2015
Great to work with! Really helpful!
Sep 11, 2015
Was a great help and an absolute pleasure to work with!
Sep 10, 2015
Very helpful and just didn't fix the problem but helped me understand what the problem was and how to solve so I would be able to do on my own in the future!
Aug 26, 2015
Glad we found you Zach! Thank you for your help on this project. Site looks great!
Aug 05, 2015
Very quick to identify the problem. Excellent at explaining things. He didn't just solve my problem, he taught me why it was happening.
Jul 31, 2015
May 26, 2015
Helped on short notice to solve my problem
May 22, 2015
Zach took time off during a vacation to help out! Problem sorted in no time. Clearly very knowledgable.
May 14, 2015
Apr 23, 2015
Patient and knowledgeable. Broke down and stepped through so I understood what was going on.
Apr 19, 2015
Zach was able to solve my problem in a very expeditious manner, and was a pleasure to work with!
Mar 29, 2015
Thanks a lot Zach. The session was extremely helpful. I was not sure about a lot of things and you helped me get clarity on those and explained why a specific approach would be better. If anyone has any front end related doubts, Zach is your guy.
Mar 28, 2015
Zach was very helpful and knowledgeable - excellent mentor to work with.
Mar 08, 2015
Nice work. Structured and methodical.
Mar 08, 2015
Awesome mentor... p.s: this is my second review :)
Feb 18, 2015
Feb 17, 2015
Zach has been helping me for a little while now and it's always been a pleasure working with him. He is efficient, helpful and very knowledgeable in css, jquery and html.
Feb 15, 2015
Zach solved my issue in 10 minutes, but 5 of them were due to bad call quality. I will definitely come to him for help with CSS stuff.
André Alçada Padez
Feb 01, 2015
Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I will be working with him again in the near future. Has a great workflow.
Jan 13, 2015
Helped fix some css issues with my new project; good to work with.
Jan 08, 2015
Knows css in depth!
Dec 09, 2014
Mentor was friendly and polite. Easy to work with and use as a sounding board. Will work again if the need arises.
Dec 05, 2014
Zach has been very helpful. I look forward to working with him again!
Dec 03, 2014
I gave an average review last time, but this session went great. Professional, easy to work with, and honest. I'll use his services again.
Sep 13, 2014
Second time I worked with Zach and it was, again, a great experience. Got my issue solved and it was a nice experience. I will use his services again, no doubt, and I can recommend him without hesitation.
Sep 11, 2014
Zach was very patient and helped clarify my errant coding. I was quite satisfied and will work with him again in the near future.
Sep 01, 2014
Great help with CSS/SCSS
Aug 22, 2014
He knew his stuff and helped me fix my problem, but was in a loud public space which made communication very difficult
Aug 21, 2014
Great help with Sass, CSS and styling issues
Aug 08, 2014
Fantastic Mentor!, very knowledgeable and I felt he really respected my time and was eager to help. Which he did. Beyond my expectations, will definitely use again.
Jul 10, 2014
Very helpful and also with good "teaching" skills. I will definitely use his services again.