I help people realize dreams with elegant Web systems.
me-trak is a dynamic, data-driven app for measuring progress toward goals. I track my web projects here so clients can see progress and costs in real-time. The app features a drag and drop interface, live productivity metrics, list sharing controls, and even words of encouragement when progress is made.
AIA Memphis is a chapter of The American Institute of Architects. The fine folks at Hieroglyph developed a new website and I helped customize the back end specifically for AIA. Now visitors can view architecture firms in order of the portfolio percentage devoted to a given category, like Education or Museums. I also created custom sidebars, image gallery enhancements, and a custom post type for AIA Partners.
KiK Vantage is a clothing brand start-up which offers casual, yet fashion-forward pieces. I built a full online store with a shopping bag, wishlist, and integrated payment solution. Importantly, the site makes it easy for KiK Vantage to control product details and promotions without technical help.
Dark Collar is owned and operated by world-class graphic designer, Brandon Rike. Brandon had a slick website already and asked me to help make it even better. I added a randomizer to feature fresh designs with every visit and a client list tool which makes it easier to browse his massive portfolio. Additionally, I integrated social media into the site with a custom Twitter feed, custom Dribbble widget, Pinterest sharing, and Facebook comments.
Chris Graham Mastering is a music mastering studio serving artists around the world. I built a sophisticated database-driven customer portal and integrated it into the existing site. The system tracks projects and keeps clients and engineers informed with automated emails, reports, and metrics at key steps along the way. Recently, I installed and customized an amazing file uploader which vastly improves the customer experience.
Bikedabs is a cycling products start-up from the mind of inventor, Kurtis Meyer. The first objective of the site was to showcase and explain its first product, a nifty pedal attachment called the pedaldab. A slideshow, custom Twitter feed, fundraising campaign integration, and automated newsletters kept cyclists engaged throughout the launch.
Music Loves Ohio is a non-profit organization which helps young people learn, perform, and record music. I created a custom WordPress website which makes it easy for members to post news and events. Behind the scenes are automated newsletters, Google Apps integration, and a database for managing the flagship Instrument Loan Program.
"Working with Ben has been a breath of fresh air. Ben's responses are prompt, and he provides a solution to every problem that I may have in a very timely manner. A huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders, knowing that I can count on Ben for just about any idea that I may have for my website. My search for a quick, talented, and dependable web guy is over!"
"Ben's talent, follow-through and delivery set the industry bar. Ben is a highly intelligent, professional self-starter and independent worker who clearly does not take on a task he cannot put forth 110% effort. He is an excellent listener and took the time to understand my unique needs and the niche market we are dealing in. Ben treated my project like it was a presidential campaign, and I could not be more pleased with the results."
"Working with Ben has been awesome. He's brilliant, but more importantly, he does what he says he'll do, by when he says he'll do it. It's been fantastic working with him, and he's at the top of my list when my friends ask 'Do you know any dependable web guys?'"
"Ben designed a new website that solved many of the problems of our old site and added numerous innovations and improvements. He learned everything I asked him to very quickly, and with remarkable accuracy. On a personal level, Ben is very polite, respectful, and worked with other employees very well, and is fully respected by them in return."
In 2010 I graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems, a blend of programming and business. After college I worked as a quality assurance consultant, testing critical applications and databases for a national bank. I made the leap to full-time web development in early 2012 and since then have been helping small businesses and entrepreneurs make the most of the Web.
Before every project I provide an estimate broken down by each individual feature. I stick to this estimate even if those features are more time-consuming than I expected, so you never have to worry about a surprise on your invoice.
I love writing code that helps people accomplish a dream or live a passion. The Web offers so many opportunities and I truly enjoy illuminating and implementing them for clients.
My process is transparent and collaborative. During development you can check in on your site any time on a hidden development server. As each feature is ready I will share it with you to get your thoughts and refine as needed. This way we remain on the same page and end up with a site you love.
Many web developers do it on the side of a normal day job. But so many times they become busy and the project is slowed, stalled, or abandoned. Web development is my full time job and I pride myself on dependability, quick responses, and adherence to deadlines. I work normal business hours and am almost always available for a phone call or email.
My last job was quality assurance for critical banking applications, so I am very good at squashing bugs before they get too far. Within the first three months of going live I will fix any found bugs for no additional charge.
Just like anything else, websites need maintenance to keep up with time and change. For WordPress sites, I offer a monthly matinenance package to back up your site, install updates, and then test the site to make sure everything still works. Maintenance for custom features is provided as needed with your approval.