Jeremy Keith

Founder & Web Stuff Do-er

Jeremy made his first website for a band he was playing with in 1997. He founded Clearleft with Andy Budd and Richard Rutter in 2005, and now guides the company’s technical direction.

Before Clearleft Jeremy was a freelancer front-end developer, working with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Jeremy acts as the Research and Development wing of Clearleft: investigating new technologies, trying out new techniques, and keeping abreast of the ever-changing world of web development. He also curated our annual conference Responsive Day Out.

At Clearleft, Jeremy has worked on projects for Nuts.com, Razoo and Rate My Area, and Matter, an exciting Kickstarter-funded online journalism project.

International recognition

Jeremy is respected voice within the industry, having spoken at notable conferences such as An Event Apart, Mobilism, Web Directions, SXSW, DIBI and Build. He has also written articles for A List Apart, 24 ways, and written three books on Javascript and HTML5.

Away from the office

Jeremy plays bouzouki in the band Salter Cane, and also runs thesession.org, an Irish traditional music community. He also organised the world’s first Science Hack Day in London in 2010 and BrightonSF, an evening of chat and readings with leading sci-fi authors during the Brighton Digital Festival in 2012.


Latest thinking

  • A web for everyone 17th May 2016

    I gave the closing talk at the Render conference in Oxford a few weeks back. It was a very smoothly-run event, the spiritual successor to jQuery UK.

    In amongst the mix of talks there were a few emerging themes. Animation was covered from a few different angles by Val and Sara. Bruce, Jake, Ola, and I talked about Service Workers and offline functionality. But there were also some differences of opinion.

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