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james kernicky

Front-End Developer & Designer

Applying my love of learning towards web design & development

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Computer keyboard representative of the virtual keyboard for the Writer Assistant project

Writing Assistant

Technologies used: TypeScript, Clipboard API, Netlify

  • A mouse-based text input tool for composing emails and documents.
  • Users can enter text into a text area from a virtual keyboard, or by clicking common words and phrases.
  • The Clipboard API is used to copy the text area for use in email and word processing applications.
Artistic graphic of a guitar player for Guitar Chord Namer project

Guitar Chord Namer

Technologies used: Vanilla JS, Bootstrap, Netlify

  • A complete guitar chord naming app for every possible chord built from the most popular scales.
  • Users enter 3 to 6 notes with options for different tunings & chords in sharp or flat keys.
  • The chord name, notes, intervals, and other useful chord information are added to the DOM.
Lavvu tent under a night sky for Tarp Configurations project

Tarp Configurations

Technologies used: React, JS Math Object, Tailwind CSS, Netlify

  • Calculates ridgeline height for 33 tarp setups based on user dimensions and tarp size.
  • The output gives the ridgeline height in inches and checks if the user can sit under the design.
  • Graphics that show each tarp design along with fold lines for each and notes on stakes, ropes, poles, etc.
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Client Work

Technologies used: HTML, CSS, WordPress, Elementor, cPanel, .htaccess, Cloudflare

  • Assisted a Fiverr client with how to build pages using a block theme and finished the overall design.
  • Finished an Elementor-based site and taught the site owner how to edit the Elementor page builder.
  • Helped a Gaming website impoved their Google PSI performance score by 25 percentage points.


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about me

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Hello! My name is Jim. My interest in website design started back in 2009 when I built my outdoor photography and pet services websites with Dreamweaver.

I installed WordPress on my pet service site in 2018, and a year later created my guitar chords site also with WordPress. I developed my WordPress theme in 2020 and built my third website using that theme.

In mid-2021 I started studying JavaScript, Git, and React, as well as other technologies involving front-end development. In 2022 I took courses on MySQL, TypeScript, and even more JavaScript. From April to August 2023 I took 2 full-stack courses that introduced me to the back-end technologies and tools such as the MERN stack, Redux, Models, Controllers, Auth, and much more.

I have been running all aspects of my pet service business since 2008 so I am a motivated and independent worker. I have met and communicated with 200+ clients, managed the billing for those clients, and interviewed and hired 7 employees. I look forward to working alongside experienced designers and developers and continuing to learn the craft of web design and development!

my outdoor photography

  • Falls Bridge over the Schuykill River, Phila., PA
  • Boathouse Row at sunset from Spring Garden Bridge, Phila., PA
  • Reflection of trees in water at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA


Jim was very knowledgeable with WordPress, and completed all the goals and was in communication with me the entire time. Highly recommend using him, I will be using his services again in the future.

~ Aaron S.

It's our absolute pleasure to recommend Jim Kernicky for a Web Developer role. He worked with us at Two Average Gamers as our WordPress Web Developer since December 2021 and fully optimized our website for performance...

~ Fred T. & Julian A.

Jim assisted PropMEUP! with the completion of our WordPress website. He was thorough, made valuable suggestions, was patient in training, and always available to provide first-class service!

~ Susan K.

Let's work together!

Take a look at my resume or send me an email.