Brian McLaren

Brian McLaren

New York, NY

Looking to learn more about front end web development

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  • Looking for work

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242 Achievements

  • Setting up with Create React App
  • Forms
  • Tables
  • Objects
  • Links
  • Lists
  • Text
  • Unit Converter
  • Getting to Know PHP
  • Going Further with HTML
  • Images, Text and Links
  • Structuring Your Content
  • Getting Started With HTML
  • Adding a New Web Page
  • Make It Beautiful with CSS
  • Getting Familiar with HTML and CSS
  • HTML: The Structural Foundation of Web Pages and Applications
  • Behavior Driven Development with Mocha & Chai
  • Introducing Unit Testing
  • Completing and Testing the API
  • Communicating with Mongo Through Mongoose
  • Modeling Data for the API
  • Building API Routes in Express
  • Building a REST Service
  • Callbacks and the DOM
  • Callbacks with Timers
  • Introduction to Callback Functions
  • Serving Static Files in Express
  • Applying Express Knowledge
  • Middleware
  • Deeper into Routing with Express
  • Using Templates with Express
  • Getting Started with Express
  • Going MEAN with Angular
  • Going MEAN with Express
  • Introduction to MEAN
  • Express Middleware
  • Sessions and Cookies
  • User Registration and Login
  • What is Authentication?
  • Go Further With Mongo
  • Working With Collections
  • Understanding MongoDB
  • Getting Started with MongoDB
  • Doing More with Express
  • Serving Static Files in Express
  • Using Templates with Express
  • The Request and Response Objects in Express
  • Developing Express Apps Like a Boss
  • Getting Started with Express
  • Art Direction with the Picture Element
  • Image Delivery with Srcset and Sizes
  • Putting it all Together
  • Actions, Dispatch and Reducers. Oh my!
  • Modularizing the React Scoreboard Application
  • Getting Started with Redux
  • Introduction
  • Getting Started with React Router
  • Component Lifecycle
  • Designing Dataflow
  • Stateful Components
  • Thinking in Components
  • First Steps in React
  • Improving your Gulp Workflow
  • Compile Sass with Gulp
  • Gulp your JavaScript workflow!
  • Welcome to Gulp.js
  • Updating and Uninstalling Packages with npm
  • Installing Packages with npm
  • What is npm?
  • HTTP Methods and Headers
  • Creating a Basic Template Engine in Node.js
  • Handling Routes in Node.js
  • Creating a Simple Server in Node.js
  • Creating a Command Line Weather Application
  • Handling Errors in Node
  • Getting Data From an API With Node
  • Introduction to Node.js
  • Improving the Application Code
  • Editing and Filtering Names
  • Adding and Removing Names
  • Classes
  • Objects and New Collection Types
  • The Cooler Parts of ES2015
  • ES2015 Basics
  • Better SEO Through Tools
  • Better SEO Through Code
  • Better SEO Through Content
  • Introduction to SEO
  • Going Mobile
  • Designing Email with CSS
  • Coding HTML Email
  • HTML Email Basics
  • DOM Traversal
  • DOM Manipulation
  • Events
  • Hello, jQuery!
  • Traversing the DOM
  • Responding to User Interaction
  • Making Changes to the DOM
  • Getting a Handle on the DOM
  • The Browser Environment
  • Pricing and Project Proposals
  • Finding Your First Project
  • Starting a Freelance Career
  • Adding 3D Effects with CSS
  • SMACSS and Sass
  • Getting Modular with Mixins and Functions
  • Introducing Adobe Illustrator
  • Advanced Sass Concepts
  • Transition Timing Functions and Delays
  • Getting Started with CSS Transitions
  • Refactoring with Sass
  • Debugging, Best Practices, and Production
  • Combine and Minify Assets
  • Optimize Assets
  • Measuring Performance
  • Planning for Performance
  • Workflows
  • Working With Remote Repositories
  • Merging
  • Branches
  • Getting Started With Git
  • Why Version Control Matters
  • Installing Programs
  • Environment and Redirection
  • Console Processes
  • Console Users and Permission
  • Moving Around in the Console
  • Chrome DevTools Basics
  • Creating an SVG
  • Introduction to SVG
  • Web Apps
  • Websites
  • Introduction
  • Quiz Practice Project
  • Prototypal Inheritance
  • Constructor Functions & Prototypes
  • Introduction to Methods
  • AJAX and APIs
  • jQuery and AJAX
  • Programming AJAX
  • Installing Sass and Setting up the Project
  • AJAX Concepts
  • Traversing and Manipulating the DOM with JavaScript
  • Selecting Elements and Adding Events with JavaScript
  • JavaScript and the DOM
  • Creating a Simple Drawing Application
  • Creating a Password Confirmation Form
  • Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu
  • Creating a Simple Lightbox
  • Creating a Spoiler Revealer
  • Introduction to jQuery
  • JavaScript Objects
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • JavaScript Loops
  • Hosting with GitHub Pages
  • Building and Customizing the Blog
  • Getting Started with Jekyll
  • Build a Website With Foundation
  • Prototyping With Foundation
  • Build a Website With Bootstrap
  • Prototyping With Bootstrap
  • Introduction to Front-End Frameworks
  • Building a Layout with Flexbox
  • Flexbox Properties
  • Understanding Flexbox
  • JavaScript Functions
  • Custom Media Players
  • Captioning Video
  • Media Basics
  • Responsive Patterns
  • Media Queries
  • Responsive Theory
  • Positioning Page Content
  • CSS Layout Project
  • Page Layout with the Float Property
  • Controlling Layout with CSS Display Modes
  • Getting Started with CSS Layout
  • JavaScript Conditional Statements
  • Introducing jQuery Plugins
  • Custom Post Type Templates
  • Building Out WordPress Navigation
  • Introduction to Illustrator
  • JavaScript Numbers
  • Introduction to Design
  • Design Foundations Final
  • Becoming a Problem Solver
  • Understanding Aesthetics
  • JavaScript Variables
  • Speeding up Workflow With Sass
  • Variables, Mixins, and Extending Selectors
  • Introducing JavaScript
  • Getting Started with Sass
  • Grid Layout
  • Flexbox Layout
  • Positioning Schemes
  • Float Layout
  • Display Modes
  • Advanced Selectors
  • Structuring Tables
  • Table Basics
  • Choosing Options
  • Organizing Forms
  • Form Basics
  • A Template Hierarchy Review
  • Media Templates in WordPress
  • Custom Post Type Templates
  • Archive Templates in WordPress
  • Page and Post Templates in WordPress
  • Homepage Templates in WordPress
  • Core WordPress Theme Files
  • How WordPress Templates Work
  • Finishing Your WordPress Theme
  • Custom Homepage Templates in WordPress
  • Starting a WordPress Theme
  • Adding a Blog to a WordPress Theme
  • Going Further with Attribute Selectors and Pseudo-Classes
  • Selectors - Beyond the Basics
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Designing with the Latest Features
  • Basic Layout
  • The Box Model
  • Understanding Values and Units
  • Basic Selectors
  • Getting Started with CSS
  • WWW
  • Debugging HTML and CSS Problems
  • Sharing a Website
  • Responsive Web Design and Testing
  • The WordPress Loop
  • WordPress Header and Footer Templates
  • Building Page Templates in WordPress
  • Adding Pages to a Website
  • Styling Web Pages and Navigation
  • Customizing Colors and Fonts
  • CSS: Cascading Style Sheets
  • Creating HTML Content
  • HTML First
  • Beginning HTML and CSS
  • Working with CSS and JS in WordPress Themes
  • Newbie