Providing Responsive Web Design using WordPress, Social Media integration and Email Newsletters.
I’ve been doing this for a while and really like what I do. Web technology is constantly changing, but it’s still about providing information and making personal connections. I am continuously researching and refining my skills based on the needs of my clients. I don’t jump at something just because it’s new, I have a nose for ferreting out good and bad trends; I never liked Flash or Mobile-only sites and never sold them. In the long run, both of those died away and I found better solutions along the way. Now I build sites that are ‘Responsive” meaning that they change to fit on whatever device the visitor is on. You can see this demonstrated by resizing the window of this site, it changes to look good and be readable no matter what the width of the browser. This removes the need for a ‘mobile version’ of your site.
This becomes increasingly important with the need to keep your site current and changing. Google and customers like sites that change and offer information. I fabricate sites on the WordPress framework, this allows you to easily update your site and provide news or have a blog integrated on your site and then automatically share that content on Facebook and Twitter or any other social media.
With the proliferation of technologies, making connections with your clients has many channels; from Facebook & Twitter to email newsletters and a website, the options and decisions become daunting. I can help you not only to create and use these tools, but figure out the right combinations to be most cost effective and successful.
It’s more than just technology, design is at the core of communications. I grew up working in my parents’ print shop in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I was setting type on a ‘Strip Printer’ in third grade. I really liked fitting the letters together nicely and didn’t find out until college that I was Kerning Type. So much of classic print & design is ingrained in me that I it has become intuitive.
You know the old saying ‘The cobbler’s kid has no shoes?’ I have been putting off redesigning my website for years. Literally years. mitchrossow.com was built almost 5 years ago and I haven’t changed it since.
Yes, that site is 5 years old and it looks like a modern site. I’m always looking far ahead and keeping up with the latest technology. When I build a site for you, it’s with the latest proven technology, so it should serve you well for years to come.
After much reflection, I have decided to move all the content from the old site to here. Eventually I will eliminate mitchrossow.com and embrace the moniker ‘Mitchster’. So yes, there is stuff going on here that doesn’t make sense and no, I would never do this to a client. But I’m tired of putting it off. Building a site properly and secretly before launching it is just not happening, so I’m gonna just do it to a live and running website.