You’ve got options. In fact when it comes to getting a website made there are too many options. So let me tell you a few things that distinguish me from other options. If these things sound good, then maybe we should work together. Contact me and we’ll talk about what you need.
I’ve heard it said that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in something. Well, if that’s true, then I’ve already finished my second lap around that track. I’ve been eating, sleeping, and breathing all things web since 2007. The 10 years prior to that I was up to my elbows in the related disciplines of video production, photography, and graphic design. Other folks have hobbies like golf, hunting, or watching Nascar. Not me. I do web. On the weekends, you’ll find me at my favorite coffee shop sipping a latte and working on a website. Long drive? I’ll be binge-listening to Shoptalk Show or other web design podcasts. I read books, go to conferences, read blogs, follow industry leaders on Twitter and click all their links. It takes a lot of work to stay ahead of the curve in this fast-paced industry and that’s what I do because I love this stuff.
As you’re slugging your way through the world of internet business, you need someone with wisdom and experience in your corner. Someone who can squirt water in your mouth and check out that cut over your eye. I’m your guy. I’m not just in the business of making websites. I’m in the business of your business. My goal is your success. That means I start by understanding your goals and needs. You may not need a website or you may need much more than a website. Either way, I will give you good advice. I’ve been working in the creative, digital, marketing space for a long time and if what you need isn’t something I do, I can point you in the right direction. I don’t take on many clients, but the ones I take, I tend to work with for years. I have a good reason for this. I have a day job. I am the Webmaster at Pine Cove (an amazing ministry that runs summer camps). I do freelance web development in the evenings and on the weekends and I am unwilling to take on more clients than I can effectively serve at a high level. I want to be there for my clients, to answer their calls and emails in a timely manner and help them improve their websites as they have ideas and needs.
When you say, “can you move that,” “make it look like this,” or “make it do that” I like to say “Yes.” Many website solutions get you 80% of what you want quickly and easily, but when it comes to the last 20% you run into the limitations of the platform. I’m not just a theme-installer or plugin-setter-upper. I can do those things as well as the next guy, but I’m also a developer and a designer. If you need something done, I can find a way to make it happen.
Responsive web design is difficult. It’s really hard to make things look good when there are so many different devices and varying content. Have you ever visited a website that is clearly supposed to work on your phone, but it just doesn’t or it just looks sloppy or broken in places? I carefully test on different devices and tweak the content and design until everything looks and works just right. That quick, easy, cheap website solution may get you 80% of the way to a good website, but the last 20% is what makes your website stand out from rest and accomplish your goals.
If you think I might be a good fit for your project, contact me. I’d love to talk with you.
I have worked with Robbie for 5 years and continue to go back to him. Robbie worked with me personally and helped me build a business not just build a website. He is a true partner for me.
Robbie has been a friend, trusted advisor, and general website guru for me for over 10 years. He has worked on projects for me in large organizations, small organizations and for my personal website. As a constant learner, Robbie's advice is current and well-informed, which gives me great confidence to go with whatever he recommends. He has my highest of recommendations.