James Cool

James Cool

San Diego, CA

I'm a web developer at a digital agency in San Diego, California. I'm interested in JavaScript and programming in general, logic and epistemology, and music production. I also make ridiculous short films from time to time.

Skills & Experience

  • Job Title

    Web Developer

  • Spoken Languages

    • English, some Spanish

503 Achievements

  • Alexa Skills Kit Overview
  • Setting Up an Angular Application
  • Responding to User Interaction
  • Making Changes to the DOM
  • Getting a Handle on the DOM
  • The Browser Environment
  • Putting it all Together
  • Actions, Dispatch and Reducers. Oh my!
  • Modularizing the React Scoreboard Application
  • Getting Started with Redux
  • Going Further with Routes
  • Navigating and Nesting Routes
  • Getting Started with React Router
  • GET and POST Requests in a Browser
  • Introduction to HTTP
  • Custom Dashboard Widgets
  • Controlling Admin Navigation
  • Customizing the Login Screen
  • Admin Color Schemes
  • How WordPress Plugins Work
  • Component Lifecycle
  • Designing Dataflow
  • Stateful Components
  • Thinking in Components
  • First Steps in React
  • Hello, jQuery!
  • Lists Redux
  • PHP on the Web
  • Daily Exercise Program
  • Unit Converter
  • Letter Game App
  • Getting to Know PHP
  • The Cooler Parts of ES2015
  • Say Hello to Django
  • ES2015 Basics
  • Number Game App
  • Shopping List App
  • Logic in Python
  • Python Data Types
  • Building a REST Service
  • Debugging, Best Practices, and Production
  • Refactoring with Sass
  • Installing Sass and Setting up the Project
  • Customizing Drupal
  • Modules and Themes
  • Site Building with the Drupal Interface
  • Learn About Drupal
  • Filter Functions in WordPress
  • An Overview of Hooks in WordPress
  • Add Bootstrap Components to WordPress Theme
  • Create Bootstrap Styled Theme Templates
  • Adding a New Web Page
  • Make It Beautiful with CSS
  • HTML: The Structural Foundation of Web Pages and Applications
  • Get Involved in Open Source
  •  Create a Web Presence on GitHub
  •  Working on a Team
  • Working By Yourself
  • Hello, GitHub!
  • PHP Email Form Errors
  • PHP Email Forms
  • PHP Inventory
  • Getting Familiar with HTML and CSS
  • PHP Includes
  • Setup a Bootstrap Theme
  • A Template Hierarchy Review
  • Media Templates in WordPress
  • Custom Post Type Templates
  • Archive Templates in WordPress
  • Go Further With Mongo
  • Python For Beginners
  • Working With Collections
  • Understanding MongoDB
  • Getting Started with MongoDB
  • Selections with D3
  • WordPress Plugins
  • WordPress Themes
  • The WordPress Customizer
  • Managing Media in WordPress
  • Managing Content in WordPress
  • Improving Our Todo App
  • Services in Angular
  • Using Angular's Built-in Directives
  • Controllers and Scope
  • Getting Started with Angular
  • Console I/O
  • Prepare and Plan
  • Page Layout with the Float Property
  • Controlling Layout with CSS Display Modes
  • Getting Started with CSS Layout
  • Core WordPress Theme Files
  • How to Install WordPress on Your Computer
  • Page and Post Templates in WordPress
  • Homepage Templates in WordPress
  • How WordPress Templates Work
  • Finishing Your WordPress Theme
  • Custom Homepage Templates in WordPress
  • Adding a Blog to a WordPress Theme
  • Custom Post Type Templates
  • Doing More with Express
  • Using Templates with Express
  • The Unity Editor and Scene Setup
  • Introduction to Video Games
  • Starting Right with PHP Best Practices
  • Serving Static Files in Express
  • The Request and Response Objects in Express
  • Developing Express Apps Like a Boss
  • Getting Started with Express
  • Tools for Testers
  • How To Test Our Code
  • Building a WordPress.com Site
  • Getting Started with WordPress.com
  • 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
  • Using a Navigation Controller With Segues (Swift)
  • Working With Multiple View Controllers (Swift)
  • Deploying to a Device
  • Debugging Our App
  • Improving Our User Interface
  • Using a Data Model
  • Swift Value vs Reference Types
  • Swift Properties
  • Swift Inheritance
  • Gems In Depth
  • Creating Home Page Assets
  • Applying Effects
  • Exploring Ember
  • Ember Data
  • Models
  • Controllers
  • Routes and Templates
  • Getting Started with Ember.js
  • Querying the Database
  • Connecting to MySQL
  • Two-way Data Binding
  • AngularJS MVC Frameworks
  • Getting Started With Rails
  • Laravel Getting Started
  • Updating and Uninstalling Packages with npm
  • Installing Packages with npm
  • What is npm?
  • Cleaning URLs with Rewrite Rules
  • Cleaning URLs with Subfolders
  • Integrating Validation Errors
  • Simple PHP Application: Wrapping Up The Project
  • Integrating With Paypal
  • Working with PHP Functions
  • How to Draw in Illustrator
  • MASH JavaScript
  • MASH CSS
  • MASH HTML
  • Treehouse Club - JavaScript
  • Treehouse Club - CSS
  • Database Security
  • Queries & Results
  • Getting Started with PDO
  • Securing and Maintaining a MySQL Database
  • SQL Calculating, Aggregating and Other Functions
  • Joining Relational Data Between Tables in SQL
  • Getting Started with Compass
  • Moving Forward with UX
  • Tools UXers Use
  • How UXers Think
  • What Do User Experience Designers Do?
  • Advanced Sass Concepts
  • Speeding up Workflow With Sass
  • Contact Forms & Mailers
  • Slim and Templates
  • Dependency Management
  • PHP Inheritance & Interfaces
  • More Advanced PHP for WordPress
  • PHP Basics for WordPress
  • Introduction to PHP for WordPress
  • Introduction to Blogging
  • The Internet
  • Hosting with GitHub Pages
  • Building and Customizing the Blog
  • Getting Started with Jekyll
  • Variables, Mixins, and Extending Selectors
  • Getting Started with Sass
  • Manipulating Schema with SQL
  • Reading Data from Databases with SQL
  • Creating Tables and Manipulating Data with SQL
  • Installing MySQL Server and MySQL Workbench
  • Build a Website With Foundation
  • Improving your Gulp Workflow
  • Compile Sass with Gulp
  • Gulp your JavaScript workflow!
  • Welcome to Gulp.js
  • HTTP Methods and Headers
  • Creating a Basic Template Engine in Node.js
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Scrum Events
  • Introducing Scrum
  • What is Agile?
  • Harnessing the Power of Objects
  • Handling Routes in Node.js
  • Creating a Simple Server in Node.js
  • Building a Command Line Application
  • Using a jQuery Carousel
  • Add a Sticky Navigation Bar
  • Introduction to jQuery
  • Running an Ecommerce Site Long Term
  • Extending WooCommerce
  • Managing Orders in WooCommerce
  • Next Steps
  • Financing Our Company
  • Selling Your Product
  • Marketing Your Product
  • Product Market Fit
  • Discovery
  • Managing Products in WooCommerce
  • Setting Up WooCommerce
  • Introduction to Ecommerce with WordPress
  • Introducing jQuery Plugins
  • Starting a WordPress Theme
  • WordPress Admin Settings
  • Quiz Practice Project
  • Prototypal Inheritance
  • Constructor Functions & Prototypes
  • Introduction to Methods
  • IDE Exploration
  • How it Works
  • Meet Objects
  • Perfecting the Prototype
  • Build a Website With Bootstrap
  • Prototyping With Bootstrap
  •  Adding Color and Type
  • Art Direction with the Picture Element
  • Image Delivery with Srcset and Sizes
  • WWW
  • Listing Inventory Items
  • Adding a Contact Form
  • Blocks Practice
  • Working With Blocks
  • Ruby Blocks
  • Build a Simple Todo List Program
  • Ruby Booleans
  • Build a Bank Account Class
  • Ruby Variables and Methods
  • Ruby Objects and Classes
  • Build a Simple Contact List
  • Ruby Iteration
  • Ruby Loops
  • Build a Grocery List Program
  • Ruby Hashes
  • Ruby Arrays
  • Ruby Logical Operators
  • Ruby Control Structures
  • Ruby Operators
  • Installing a Ruby Development Environment
  • Workflows
  • Working With Remote Repositories
  • Merging
  • Branches
  • Getting Started With Git
  • PHP Properties & Methods
  • PHP Objects and Classes
  • PHP Internal Functions
  • PHP Returns & Closures
  • PHP Functions Basics
  • Python Objects
  • Local WordPress Development
  • WordPress Plugin Best Practices
  • Widgets and Custom Menus
  • Custom Post Types and Fields
  • Customizing WordPress Themes
  • Workflow Basics
  • Slices & Save for Web
  • Vector Shapes
  • Masks Basics
  • Type Tools
  • Layer Basics
  • What's New in Foundation 5
  • Video Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Understanding CSS Transitions and Transforms
  • Usability Testing
  • Usability Basics
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media
  • AJAX and APIs
  • Responsive Patterns
  • Media Queries
  • Responsive Theory
  • jQuery and AJAX
  • Programming AJAX
  • Simple Mobile Interface
  • AJAX Concepts
  • Creating a Simple Drawing Application
  • Creating a Password Confirmation Form
  • Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu
  • JavaScript Objects
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • JavaScript Loops
  • Exporting Designs
  • Sketch Features
  • Combine and Minify Assets
  • Understanding Flexbox and Multi-Column Layout
  • Introducing Sketch
  • Advanced Selectors
  • Going Further with Attribute Selectors and Pseudo-Classes
  • Selectors - Beyond the Basics
  • Optimize Assets
  • Measuring Performance
  • Planning for Performance
  • Computer Languages
  • Computer Basics
  • Introduction to Data, Databases and SQL
  • Prototyping With Foundation
  • Creating an Icon
  • WordPress Themes
  • Installing Wordpress
  • 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
  • WordPress User Roles
  • Introduction to Node.js
  • Traversing and Manipulating the DOM with JavaScript
  • Selecting Elements and Adding Events with JavaScript
  • The WordPress Codex
  • JavaScript and the DOM
  • JavaScript Functions
  • JavaScript Conditional Statements
  • JavaScript Numbers
  • JavaScript Variables
  • Introducing JavaScript
  • Owning a WordPress Site Long Term
  • WordPress Community Management
  • Working with Media in WordPress
  • Adding and Editing Content
  • Getting a WordPress Site
  • Getting Started with WordPress
  • Going Mobile
  • Designing Email with CSS
  • Coding HTML Email
  • HTML Email Basics
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Designing with the Latest Features
  • Basic Layout
  • The Box Model
  • Understanding Values and Units
  • Basic Selectors
  • Getting Started with CSS
  • Introduction to Illustrator
  • Creating an SVG
  • Introduction to SVG
  • Custom Media Players
  • Captioning Video
  • Media Basics
  • Swift Classes and Objects
  • Views and View Controllers
  • Getting Started with Xcode
  • Swift Structs and their Methods
  • Swift Structs
  • Swift Enums and their Methods
  • Creating the Menu and Footer
  • Getting Started with PHP
  • Using your New Tools
  • Getting Started with Java
  • Swift Enums
  • Swift Optionals
  • Swift Parameters and Tuples
  • Swift Functions
  • Control Flow
  • Collections
  • Operators
  • Types
  • Variables and Constants
  • Pick a Number! Any Number!
  • Putting the "Fun" Back in "Functions"
  • Shopping List
  • Things That Count
  • Ins & Outs
  • Say Hello to Python
  • PHP Loops
  • Ruby Methods
  • Ruby Numbers (Ruby Basics)
  • Ruby Strings (Ruby Basics)
  • How Ruby Works
  • PHP Conditionals
  • PHP Datatypes
  • PHP Data & Structure
  • PHP Getting Started
  • Professional Development
  • Applying & Interviewing
  • The Job Search
  • Networking
  • Personal Branding
  • Setting Your Course
  • Careers in the Tech Industry
  • Self-Assessment
  • Welcome to the Treehouse Club
  • What is User Experience (UX)?
  • The Logo Sprint
  • Logo Design 101
  • Workspace Basics
  • Finalizing the Project
  • Case Studies and Examples
  • The Brand Identity Design Process
  • Introduction to Brand Identity
  • Design Foundations Final
  • Becoming a Problem Solver
  • Understanding Aesthetics
  • Introduction to Design
  • Structuring Tables
  • Table Basics
  • Color Theory
  • Principles
  • Elements
  • Better SEO Through Tools
  • Better SEO Through Code
  • Better SEO Through Content
  • Introduction to SEO
  • Why Version Control Matters
  • Website Basics
  • Creating a Simple Lightbox
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Responsive Design
  • Adaptive Design
  • Fluid Foundation
  • Introduction to Responsive Web Design
  • Creating a Spoiler Revealer
  • Introduction to jQuery
  • JavaScript Objects
  • Web Apps
  • Websites
  • Introduction
  • DNS Basics
  • Chrome DevTools Basics
  • Installing Programs
  • Environment and Redirection
  • Console Processes
  • Console Users and Permission
  • Moving Around in the Console
  • Ruby Loops
  • Ruby Methods
  • Ruby Hashes
  • Ruby Arrays
  • Ruby Numbers
  • Ruby Strings
  • Objects, Classes, and Variables
  • Ruby Basics
  • Graphic Basics
  • Launching the Website
  • Styling Content
  • Creating a Website Structure
  • Text Editors and HTML
  • Website Basics
  • Introduction to Front-End Frameworks
  • Grid Layout
  • Flexbox Layout
  • Positioning Schemes
  • Float Layout
  • Display Modes
  • Choosing Options
  • Organizing Forms
  • Form Basics
  • Media Queries
  • CSS Animations
  • Transitions and Transforms
  • Flexbox and Multi-Column Layout
  • Gradients
  • Web Typography
  • Backgrounds and Borders
  • CSS Box Model
  • Text, Fonts, and Lists
  • Values and Units
  • Advanced Selectors
  • Selectors
  • Getting Started with CSS
  • Forms
  • Tables
  • Objects
  • Links
  • Lists
  • Text
  • Introduction
  • Debugging HTML and CSS Problems
  • Sharing a Website
  • Responsive Web Design and Testing
  • Adding Pages to a Website
  • Styling Web Pages and Navigation
  • Customizing Colors and Fonts
  • CSS: Cascading Style Sheets
  • Creating HTML Content
  • JavaScript Functions
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • JavaScript Numbers
  • JavaScript Strings
  • Introduction Variables
  • Functions
  • Objects and Arrays
  • Control Structures
  • Basics
  • HTML First
  • Beginning HTML and CSS
  • Newbie