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About Ben

My name is Ben Kaminski. I am a professional, full-stack web developer and provide consulting and design services to clients worldwide. I have experience working on projects of all sizes, whether 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 as a hobby back in the late ’90s 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. These friends, who shared their knowledge with me, gave me the confidence and experience needed to start chasing my goals. Unfortunately, during my college years, a computer science course was challenging 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 ensure there aren’t already tons of duplicate articles out there. That said, my subjects are particular. Primarily dealing in WordPress development, but sometimes I run into other issues I find interesting.

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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