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Ben Kaminski
My name is Ben Kaminski. I am a professional, full-stack web developer and provide consulting and design services to clients around the world. I have experience working on projects of all sizes whether it be part of a team or on my own. I truly enjoy this field and the challenges it brings, that is part of the reason why I maintain this blog.

What started out as a hobby back in the late 90’s quickly became a passion. Once I learned the basics of HTML (using Adobe Page Mill), I had my first website up within days. The notion of owning a piece (albeit small) of the enormously vast internet was captivating. I had to learn as much as possible as quickly as possible.

Over the years I learned numerous skills from various mentors and friends. Those of which, shared their knowledge with me — free of charge — and for that I am extremely thankful. During my college years a computer science course was difficult to find and I had other agendas (*cough* rock stardom *cough*). Therefore much of my knowledge has come from those few who got me started in the right direction.

I maintain this blog to inform and share my knowledge to help others find their way in website development. I attempt to research as best I can — the topics I share — to make sure there aren’t already tons of duplicate articles out there. That being said, my topics are very specific. Mostly dealing in WordPress development but sometimes I run into other issues I find interesting.

I am available for hire — contract to full time. Please contact me for more details.

My areas of expertise are (In no particular order):

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap 4.x
  • PHP
  • CSS Grid
  • UI/UX Design
  • Web Development
  • Project Management
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Responsive Design/Mobile First
  • Full Stack Development
  • Software Development Life-cycle
  • WordPress
  • WordPress Theme Design
  • WordPress Plugin Development
  • MYSQL Databases/PHP MyAdmin
  • Object/Console Debugging
  • Cpanel/Plesk Hosting Management
  • Command Line/Shell
  • Apache
  • Database Infrastructure/Architecture
  • Domain Name Management/DNS Management
  • Version Control – Git/GitHub/Gist
  • Google Analytics/Search Console
  • Page Speed
  • REST/JSON API
  • Gulp/Grunt Build Systems
  • Web Services/Web Sockets
  • AWS/Amazon Web Services (Cloudfront/S3)
  • Search and Social Media Marketing
  • SSL/TLS Secure website integrity
  • Website Schema/SEO/Structured Data
  • Slack Administrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • XML/XSL
Areas of current study, development, and deployment:

  • React.js (16.0.2)
  • Node.js
  • NPM
  • Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)
  • ES6/ES2016/Babel
  • Blockchain
  • Docker
  • PHP Ver. 7
  • HTML5 (Single Page) Application Development
  • LESS/SASS
  • Laravel (PHP)
  • Symfony (PHP)
  • CakePHP
  • Progressive Web Apps
  • TypeScript
  • Python
  • Webpack

Funny, someone once told me that I should “take PHP off my resume”. This person is embedded in .NET land and hasn’t been outside for years. I digress. #opensource

I enjoy the problem solving process. I hope those of you that are searching for answers find them here and I thank those that take the time to contact me or leave a comment. Thanks as always for visiting.


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