Ben Webb

{ Front End Developer }

What I do

I'm a self-taught front end developer with an art school education, I've worked with small businesses and multinational corporations. My strength lies in my ability to speak the language of clients and creatives and deliver modern front end code that implements great ideas. I believe in the power of a well crafted front end, and I'm always looking for opportunity to implement the latest standards and techniques. I'm looking to join a team where I can work with talented developers and designers to create elegant, innovative interfaces.

What I Know

  • Fundementals
  • Html5
  • Css3
  • Sass
  • JS
  • Jquery
  • Advanced JS
  • Modernizr
  • Ajax
  • Json
  • Mustache
  • Backbone
  • Rest
  • Server-Side
  • PHP
  • Zend
  • Wordpress
  • Twig
  • Python
  • Django
  • Adobe
  • Photoshop
  • Flash
  • Actionscript
  • Illustrator
  • Mobile
  • Responsive
  • Titanium
  • Alloy
  • Phonegap
  • Other
  • mySql
  • Git
  • SVN
  • PhpUnit
  • Jira
  • Agile

Where I've Been

Discovery Communications

Lead Developer, Discovery News, 2011 - Present

While at Discovery I lead the effort to completely rebuild discovery news. I was able to collaborate on the site from the wireframe stage onwards, rebuilding the frontend from scratch and working with our backend team to build new middleware and enhance our CMS and API to support the project. Since relaunching the site pageviews have increased by 50%, to nearly a million hits a day. I also worked on other discovery sites, rebuilding the Animal Planet homepage and several high traffic areas of HowStuffWorks.

Olive Studio

Lead Developer, 2008 - 2011

As technical lead for Olive I advised the Creative Director on possible implementations and carried out all Html and Flash development.

Red Sky Burning

Owner, Developer, Photographer, 2006 - 2011

As head of my own freelance Web Design and Photography business, I handled everything from coding to client relations.

Previously...

Retoucher, Pet Photographer, Sword-swallower.

Where I've Learned

Learning the Secrets of the Web

University of the Internet - Ongoing

Certificate in Photography

The Creative Circus - 2006

AAS in Photography

Washtenaw Com College - 2004