ClearChoice Migration

Ben Buie | 12/4/14

Site Link: www.ClearChoice.com Skills: PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, WordPress, Responsive, Advance Custom Fields. ClearChoice.com was originally built in Drupal and their team decided to port it to WordPress for several strategic reasons. I was given access to the old site and a charge to re-create the whole thing, except the scheduler (which was ported over by Read More >>

Code Snippets

Ben Buie | 12/3/14

One of the things I’m really happy about my last year at Voltage is my focus on creating reusable snippets of code that can be used to quickly deploy features on client sites. I’ve made my repository of code_snippets publicly available so that anyone can take advantage of them. Note, these are not for beginners, Read More >>

UpYourService Re-design

Ben Buie | 12/3/14

Site Link: UpYourService.com Skills: PHP, Javascript, WordPress, responsive When I first got this project, I was hesitant. The goal was to port their old site (which was a mix of one Joomla install and several WordPress sites) into one consistent WordPress install; oh, and not lose money on the project. It turned out to be very Read More >>

Primus Camping

Ben Buie | 12/3/14

Site Link: PrimusCamping.com Skills: Shopify, HTML, CSS,  Javascript, Liquid, slider. Catching up on some projects that I haven’t talked about yet… Primus was the first ecommerce site I built from the ground up on Shopify. It was a good learning experience. Overall, I like Shopify’s platform. It turned out to be easier than I thought Read More >>

Thankful

Ben Buie | 11/26/14

I haven’t written in a while so I figure I’ll just start typing and see what comes out. Thanksgiving. So excited. I haven’t really taken a break for about 7 years. Usually I’ll have some side project going on that I end up working on. I have no shortage of side projects. Probably one of Read More >>

Does Privacy Matter?

Ben Buie | 10/17/14

I’ve never been too concerned with privacy in the past. It just wasn’t something I’d given much thought to. I make almost all my posts on Facebook public, I’m generally strait forward about my opinions, and I didn’t really care if the government knew what I search online. At least I thought I didn’t. In the Read More >>

Big Chill Rebuild

Ben Buie | 9/19/14

Site: BigChill.com Skills: WordPress, ACF, WooCommerce, Isotope (js), jQuery, Javascript, Google Maps, Multi-language Translations A couple weeks ago the team came to me and asked me to rebuild the Big Chill site from the ground up. There were two major challenges, (1) I had never build a eCommerce site with WooCommerce, and (2) their old Read More >>

Syncing Inventory

Ben Buie | 8/15/14

Skills: PHP, CSV, Shopify API, PHPmailer, Excel I almost forgot to write about this project. One of the hardest things to do in eCommerce is keep your product inventory synced with the warehouse, particularly if you have both eCommerce and physical stores. Fjallraven.us wanted to take their ability to the next level, so they asked Read More >>

Persevering the New House

Ben Buie | 8/13/14

We had no idea what buying a house meant, let alone a fixer-upper. Right now I’m sitting on my bed exhausted. I just got done putting the second coat of sealant on the basement floor. I’m currently on a mad dash to finish the basement and refinance by the end of the year to get Read More >>

Hint Creative

Ben Buie | 8/11/14

Link: HintCreative.com (be warned of some images on their homepage) Skills: Isotope, jQuery, Javascript, WordPress, Video, Responsive I’m super stoked about the recent launch of HintCreative.com. We had a lot of fun getting it pixel perfect for their team. As you can see, it has some pretty cool features including the menu animation using isotope and Read More >>