Alex Heil

Alex Heil

Rossdorf, Germany

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. ~ Steve Jobs

Skills & Experience

  • Spoken Languages

    • german
    • english
  • Looking for work

    Yes

493 Achievements

  • PHP Conditionals
  • How to Critique Design
  • Get Involved in Open Source
  •  Create a Web Presence on GitHub
  •  Working on a Team
  • Working By Yourself
  • Optimization Best Practices
  • Asset Optimization
  • Why Web Performance Matters
  • Measuring Your Designs
  • Fundamentals of Docker
  • Docker Use Cases
  • Getting the REST You Need 2
  • Branches on Git Hosting Services
  • Remote Branches
  • Merging
  • Branches
  • GitHub and Other Remote Repositories
  • PHP on the Web
  • Daily Exercise Program
  • Why We Test
  • Designing with Patterns
  • Responsive Layouts With the Bootstrap Grid
  • Getting to Know Bootstrap 4
  • JavaScript Tools and Workflows
  • JavaScript is Everywhere
  • Managing Committed Files
  • First Commits
  • Becoming Acquainted with Your User
  • Becoming a Design Thinker
  • What is Product Design?
  • Finishing Your WordPress Theme
  • Custom Homepage Templates in WordPress
  • Adding a Blog to a WordPress Theme
  • Custom Post Type Templates
  • Building Out WordPress Navigation
  • Building Page Templates in WordPress
  • The WordPress Loop
  • WordPress Header and Footer Templates
  • Working with CSS and JS in WordPress Themes
  • Starting a WordPress Theme
  • Quiz Practice Project
  • Prototypal Inheritance
  • Installing WordPress Locally
  • What Is WordPress?
  • Working with jQuery Collections (2017)
  • Understanding jQuery Events and DOM Traversal (2017)
  • Introducing jQuery (2017)
  • S3 Storage Service
  • AWS and "The Cloud"
  • Improving the Application Code
  • Editing and Filtering Names
  • Adding and Removing Names
  • Traversing the DOM
  • Responding to User Interaction
  • Making Changes to the DOM
  • Building a Layout with Flexbox
  • Flexbox Properties
  • Getting a Handle on the DOM
  • The Browser Environment
  • Create Function Using Arrow Syntax
  • Using Template Literals
  • Going Further with Grid Layout
  • Defining Variables With let and const
  • JavaScript Objects
  • Flexible Sized Grids
  • Introducing Grid Layout
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • JavaScript Loops
  • Finishing the Game
  • Introducing JavaScript
  • Hello, jQuery!
  • Project Setup
  • First Steps in React
  • Unit Converter
  • Getting to Know PHP
  • Getting Started with Jekyll
  • Swift Operators
  • Swift Types
  • An Introduction to Swift Programming
  • Positioning Page Content
  • CSS Layout Project
  • Page Layout with the Float Property
  • Controlling Layout with CSS Display Modes
  • Getting Started with CSS Layout
  • Adding a New Web Page
  • Make It Beautiful with CSS
  • HTML: The Structural Foundation of Web Pages and Applications
  • Getting Familiar with HTML and CSS
  • Save for the Web
  • Adding Images and a Mockup
  • Logo Design
  • Creating a Wireframe
  • Introducing Adobe Illustrator
  • Building Forms with Bootstrap
  • Using Bootstrap Components
  • Responsive Layouts with the Bootstrap Grid
  • Getting to Know Bootstrap 4
  • Hello, GitHub!
  • WordPress Plugins
  • WordPress Themes
  • The WordPress Customizer
  • Customizing the User Experience in WordPress
  • Default User Roles in WordPress
  • An Overview of User Roles and Fields
  • WordPress Admin Settings
  • Running an Ecommerce Site Long Term
  • Extending WooCommerce
  • Managing Orders in WooCommerce
  • Managing Products in WooCommerce
  • Introduction to HTTP
  • Getting the REST You Need
  • How to Install WordPress on Your Computer
  • PHP Includes
  • Data, Databases and SQL
  • Understanding Flexbox
  • Managing Media in WordPress
  • Managing Content in WordPress
  • Setting Up WooCommerce
  • Introduction to Ecommerce with WordPress
  • An Overview of Menus in WordPress
  • 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
  • The Production Server
  • The Staging Server
  • More Advanced PHP for WordPress
  • PHP Basics for WordPress
  • Introduction to PHP for WordPress
  • Moving from WordPress.com to Self-Hosted WordPress.org
  • WordPress.com Social Features
  • Building a WordPress.com Site
  • Getting Started with WordPress.com
  • Local WordPress Development
  • The Local Development Environment
  • Customizing WordPress Themes
  • WordPress Plugin Best Practices
  • Widgets and Custom Menus
  • Custom Post Types and Fields
  • Customizing BuddyPress
  • Social Interactions in BuddyPress
  • Manage BuddyPress Member Profiles
  • Getting Started with BuddyPress
  • Debugging, Best Practices, and Production
  • Updating and Uninstalling Packages with npm
  • Installing Packages with npm
  • What is npm?
  • Contact Forms & Mailers
  • Slim and Templates
  • Dependency Management
  • The Internet
  • Computer Languages
  • Computer Basics
  • Constructor Functions & Prototypes
  • Introduction to Methods
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Scrum Events
  • Introducing Scrum
  • What is Agile?
  • Traversing and Manipulating the DOM with JavaScript
  • Using a jQuery Carousel
  • AJAX and APIs
  • jQuery and AJAX
  • Simple Mobile Interface
  • Exporting Designs
  • Sketch Features
  • Art Direction with the Picture Element
  • Image Delivery with Srcset and Sizes
  • WWW
  • Add a Sticky Navigation Bar
  • Introducing jQuery Plugins
  • Refactoring with Sass
  • Installing Sass and Setting up the Project
  • Responsive Patterns
  • Media Queries
  • Responsive Theory
  • Introducing Sketch
  • Combine and Minify Assets
  • Optimize Assets
  • Measuring Performance
  • Planning for Performance
  • How To Test Our Code
  • Introduction to Node.js
  • Creating an SVG
  • Introduction to SVG
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Designing with the Latest Features
  • Basic Layout
  • The Box Model
  • Understanding Values and Units
  • Basic Selectors
  • Getting Started with CSS
  • AngularJS MVC Frameworks
  • Installing Programs
  • Environment and Redirection
  • JavaScript Objects
  • WordPress Admin Settings
  • WordPress User Roles
  • Error Handling
  • Creating Distributable OOP Packages
  • Autoloading and Composer
  • Databases and International Concerns
  • Starting Right with PHP Best Practices
  • Getting Started with Ember.js
  • MASH JavaScript
  • MASH CSS
  • MASH HTML
  • PHP Internal Functions
  • PHP Returns & Closures
  • PHP Functions Basics
  • Creating a Simple Drawing Application
  • Creating a Password Confirmation Form
  • Custom Media Players
  • Captioning Video
  • Media Basics
  • Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu
  • JavaScript Functions
  • JavaScript Conditional Statements
  • JavaScript Numbers
  • JavaScript Variables
  • Introducing JavaScript
  • Making sense of it all
  •  Learning activity: Interviewing
  • Learning activity: Field Observation
  • Learning activity: Experience Sampling
  • Finding participants for your learning activity
  • Solving an Important Problem
  • Final Project: Create a Typographic Site
  • Laying Out Type for the Web
  • Basic Web Typography
  • How to Choose and Use Webfonts
  • Introduction to Typography
  • Operators
  • Types
  • Variables and Constants
  • Treehouse Club - JavaScript
  • Ruby Methods
  • Ruby Numbers (Ruby Basics)
  • Ruby Strings (Ruby Basics)
  • Treehouse Club - CSS
  • Selecting Elements and Adding Events with JavaScript
  • JavaScript and the DOM
  • Getting Started with Advanced Sass
  • Programming AJAX
  • AJAX Concepts
  • Welcome to the Treehouse Club
  • PHP Loops
  • PHP Conditionals
  • PHP Datatypes
  • PHP Data & Structure
  • PHP Getting Started
  • Getting Started with WordPress
  • Structuring Tables
  • Table Basics
  • Start menu and App Icon
  • Sound Design
  • Animating and Saving Sprites
  • Designing Characters and a Scene
  • Limiting Results in Queries
  • Custom Dashboard Widgets
  • Controlling Admin Navigation
  • Customizing the Login Screen
  • Admin Color Schemes
  • Laravel Project Setup
  • Laravel Getting Started
  • Securing and Maintaining a MySQL Database
  • SQL Calculating, Aggregating and Other Functions
  • WordPress Themes
  • Installing Wordpress
  • Working with Media in WordPress
  • Adding and Editing Content
  • Getting a WordPress Site
  • Finding Good WordPress Plugins and Themes
  • Managing Comments on a WordPress Blog
  • Working with Media in WordPress Blogs
  • Posts and Pages in WordPress
  • Blogging with WordPress Overview
  • The WordPress Codex
  • Joining Relational Data Between Tables in SQL
  • How Ruby Works
  • Say Hello to Python
  • PHP Inheritance & Interfaces
  • PHP Properties & Methods
  • Spriting with Compass
  • Compass Helper Functions
  • Compass Layout and Typography
  • What's New in Foundation 5
  • Flexbox Layout
  • Using Relationship Tables
  • Filtering Input for Queries
  • Querying the Database
  • Paginating a List: Model and View
  • Paginating a List: Controller
  • Adding Search: Model
  • Adding Search: Controller & View
  • Integrating Validation Errors
  • Getting Started with Compass
  • Choosing Options
  • Organizing Forms
  • Form Basics
  • Finalizing the Project
  • Case Studies and Examples
  • The Brand Identity Design Process
  • Introduction to Brand Identity
  • Creating a Simple Lightbox
  • Creating a Spoiler Revealer
  • Introduction to jQuery
  • Console Processes
  • Console Users and Permission
  • Soft Skills - Psychology
  • Moving Around in the Console
  • Presentation Skills
  • Grid Layout
  • Positioning Schemes
  • Working with a Developer
  • Designing our App
  • Wireframing, Interaction Design and Planning
  • ADS Writing and Preparation
  • Introduction to UI Design
  • Introduction to Game Design
  • Debugging HTML and CSS Problems
  • Sharing a Website
  • Responsive Web Design and Testing
  • Adding Pages to a Website
  • Workflows
  • Working With Remote Repositories
  • Merging
  • Branches
  • Getting Started With Rails
  • Float Layout
  • Display Modes
  • Styling Web Pages and Navigation
  • Customizing Colors and Fonts
  • CSS: Cascading Style Sheets
  • Creating HTML Content
  • HTML First
  • Beginning HTML and CSS
  • Advanced Sass Concepts
  • Moving Forward with UX
  • Tools UXers Use
  • Speeding up Workflow With Sass
  • Variables, Mixins, and Extending Selectors
  • How UXers Think
  • PHP Objects and Classes
  • What Do User Experience Designers Do?
  • What is User Experience (UX)?
  • Better SEO Through Tools
  • Better SEO Through Code
  • Better SEO Through Content
  • Introduction to SEO
  • Owning a WordPress Site Long Term
  • WordPress Community Management
  • Build a Website With Bootstrap
  • Prototyping With Bootstrap
  • Introduction to Front-End Frameworks
  • Getting Started With Git
  • Designing Email with CSS
  • Coding HTML Email
  • Chrome DevTools Basics
  • DNS Basics
  • Metrics
  • Sales
  • Pricing
  • The Logo Sprint
  • Logo Design 101
  • Getting Started with Sass
  • Going Mobile
  • HTML Email Basics
  • Improving Usability
  • Mobile Usability
  • Website Usability
  • What is Usability?
  • Design Foundations Final
  • Becoming a Problem Solver
  • Understanding Aesthetics
  • Introduction to Design
  • Connecting to MySQL
  • Why Version Control Matters
  • Protecting and Sharing Your Work
  • Licensing
  • Fair Use and Public Domain
  • Getting Started with Copyright
  • Introduction to Illustrator
  • Refactoring the Codebase
  • Cleaning URLs with Rewrite Rules
  • Cleaning URLs with Subfolders
  • Manipulating Schema with SQL
  • Creating Tables and Manipulating Data with SQL
  • Reading Data from Databases with SQL
  • Installing MySQL Server and MySQL Workbench
  • Introduction to Data, Databases and SQL
  • Simple PHP Application: Wrapping Up The Project
  • Working with PHP Functions
  • Integrating With Paypal
  • Managing Comments
  • Adding and Editing Content in WordPress
  • Listing Inventory Items
  • JavaScript Functions
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • JavaScript Numbers
  • Financing Your Company
  • From Idea to Execution
  • JavaScript Strings
  • Configuring WordPress
  • Introduction Variables
  • Getting Started with WordPress
  • Professional Development
  • Applying & Interviewing
  • Functions
  • Objects and Arrays
  • Video Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Usability Testing
  • Usability Basics
  • Social Media
  • Media Queries
  • CSS Animations
  • Transitions and Transforms
  • The Job Search
  • Networking
  • Personal Branding
  • Setting Your Course
  • Control Structures
  • Basics
  • Introduction to jQuery
  • Flexbox and Multi-Column Layout
  • Gradients
  • Careers in the Tech Industry
  • Self-Assessment
  • Getting Work Done
  • A Lifestyle Choice
  • Growing Your Business
  • Client Services
  • Sales and Pitching
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Moving Beyond the Blog
  • Finding Business
  • Creating Content
  • Introduction to Blogging
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Responsive Design
  • Adaptive Design
  • Fluid Foundation
  • Introduction to Responsive Web Design
  • Web Typography
  • Adding a Contact Form
  • Creating the Menu and Footer
  • Getting Started with PHP
  • Backgrounds and Borders
  • CSS Box Model
  • Text, Fonts, and Lists
  • Values and Units
  • Advanced Selectors
  • Layer Basics
  • Workspace Basics
  • Web Apps
  • Websites
  • Introduction
  • Making Money
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Marketing Basics
  • Forming Your Company
  • Corporate Structure
  • Why Start a Business?
  • Defining the Project
  • Intro to User Experience
  • Selectors
  • Getting Started with CSS
  • Graphic Basics
  • Color Theory
  • Principles
  • Elements
  • Website Basics
  • Forms
  • Tables
  • Objects
  • Links
  • Lists
  • Text
  • Introduction
  • Launching the Website
  • Styling Content
  • Creating a Website Structure
  • Text Editors and HTML
  • Newbie
  • Website Basics