On my mind

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 >>

Reebok Last & Limited Calendar

Ben Buie | 8/8/14

Skills: Responsive, jQuery, Javascript It’s taken me a while to post this project because I like to wait till they go live; however, it looks like this project was put on the back burner after I pretty much completed it. I had a lot of fun building this app. It had to be totally responsive Read More >>

Optimistic

Ben Buie | 8/6/14

I’ve been watching the news pretty religiously for the last 6 months. I’m not sure that is a good idea. I remember a normal day about 9 years ago. I was on a plane flying from Sakhalin, Russia to Khabarovsk, Russia when the crew turned the news on over the plane speakers. I hadn’t listened Read More >>

Dream Big

Ben Buie | 6/4/14

I’ve mentioned before that one of my favorite things to do is to watch video podcasts. Some people watch the nightly news on TV, I watch it on my phone. It is not only more convenient, but I can also watch it at 2x the speed and get twice the information in the same amount Read More >>

A Whiteboard ‘Spark’ed Innovation

Ben Buie | 4/23/14

I published an article about whiteboards on SparkBoulder.com recently and it got me thinking about how whiteboards played a big part in the history of Spark Boulder, the first space for startups at CU. Myself, Fletcher, and the nLab had worked for months trying to find a space on campus for student entrepreneurs. Despite our efforts, we Read More >>