Tom Mertz

Tom Mertz

Lancaster, PA

I enjoy coding, be it HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, C#, or Drupal. I also like making synthesizer sounds from scratch for my super cheesy electronic songs. I love playing tennis and travelling, too :)

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Skills & Experience

  • Spoken Languages

    • English
  • Looking for work

    Yes

185 Achievements

  • Ruby Testing
  • Standard Library
  • Ruby Core
  • Ruby Modules
  • Ruby Procs & Lambdas
  • Ruby Blocks
  • Ruby Loops
  • Ruby Methods
  • Ruby Hashes
  • Ruby Arrays
  • Ruby Numbers
  • Ruby Strings
  • Objects, Classes, and Variables
  • Ruby Basics
  • Installing a Ruby Development Environment
  • Ruby Methods
  • Ruby Numbers (Ruby Basics)
  • Customizing WordPress Themes
  • WordPress Themes
  • AngularJS MVC Frameworks
  • 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 Admin Settings
  • WordPress User Roles
  • The WordPress Codex
  • 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
  • Traversing and Manipulating the DOM with JavaScript
  • Selecting Elements and Adding Events with JavaScript
  • JavaScript and the DOM
  • Ruby Strings (Ruby Basics)
  • How Ruby Works
  • Prototyping With Foundation
  • Prototyping With Bootstrap
  • Introduction to Front-End Frameworks
  • Laravel Getting Started
  • PHP Inheritance & Interfaces
  • PHP Properties & Methods
  • PHP Objects and Classes
  • Limiting Results in Queries
  • Using Relationship Tables
  • Filtering Input for Queries
  • Querying the Database
  • Connecting to MySQL
  • Securing and Maintaining a MySQL Database
  • SQL Calculating, Aggregating and Other Functions
  • Joining Relational Data Between Tables in SQL
  • Grid Layout
  • Flexbox Layout
  • Pick a Number! Any Number!
  • Putting the "Fun" Back in "Functions"
  • Shopping List
  • Things That Count
  • Ins & Outs
  • Say Hello to Python
  • Positioning Schemes
  • Float Layout
  • Display Modes
  • Advanced Sass Concepts
  • Speeding up Workflow With Sass
  • Variables, Mixins, and Extending Selectors
  • Getting Started with Sass
  • Workflows
  • Working With Remote Repositories
  • Merging
  • Branches
  • Getting Started With Git
  • Why Version Control Matters
  • Installing Programs
  • Environment and Redirection
  • Structuring Tables
  • Table Basics
  • Choosing Options
  • Organizing Forms
  • Form Basics
  • Console Processes
  • Console Users and Permission
  • Moving Around in the Console
  • Chrome DevTools Basics
  • Web Apps
  • Websites
  • Introduction
  • AJAX and APIs
  • jQuery and AJAX
  • Programming AJAX
  • AJAX Concepts
  • 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
  • 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
  • HTML First
  • Beginning HTML and CSS
  • 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
  • Paginating a List: Model and View
  • Paginating a List: Controller
  • Adding Search: Model
  • Adding Search: Controller & View
  • Refactoring the Codebase
  • Cleaning URLs with Rewrite Rules
  • Cleaning URLs with Subfolders
  • Integrating Validation Errors
  • Simple PHP Application: Wrapping Up The Project
  • Working with PHP Functions
  • Integrating With Paypal
  • Listing Inventory Items
  • Adding a Contact Form
  • Creating the Menu and Footer
  • Getting Started with PHP
  • Email Marketing
  • Video Marketing
  • Customizing Google Maps
  • Usability Testing
  • Google Maps Integration
  • jQuery Plugins
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Usability Basics
  • Social Media
  • Form Validation and Manipulation
  • Introduction to jQuery
  • JavaScript Objects
  • JavaScript Functions
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • JavaScript Numbers
  • JavaScript Strings
  • Introduction Variables
  • Functions
  • Objects and Arrays
  • Control Structures
  • Basics
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Responsive Design
  • Adaptive Design
  • Fluid Foundation
  • Introduction to Responsive Web Design
  • Color Theory
  • Principles
  • Elements
  • 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
  • Launching the Website
  • Styling Content
  • Creating a Website Structure
  • Text Editors and HTML
  • Website Basics
  • Newbie