White Paper: Responsive Design vs a Mobile Site

Our team is currently working on a series of white papers and have just finished our first one, which introduces businesses to two strategies for designing and developing a site that targets mobile traffic. We invite you to learn how to decide which strategy works best for you.

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Located in Portland, Oregon, Planet Argon designs and develops web-based products for desktop and mobile platforms.

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Testimonials

We know that hiring a new team for your project is daunting task. While we're confident that you'll fall head-over-heels for our team and process, it's best that you hear what existing clients have to say about their experience of working with us.

Jeff Siarto
“...the collaboration was great.”
“I felt like I had a Planet Argon engineer on my team here at Loudpixel.

The code audit made us realize that we could invest into making our current codebase better without doing a full scale re-write. Planet Argon's code audit gave me the confidence I needed to move ahead with our current application.”
Jeff SiartoCo-founder at Loudpixel
Kate Gardner
“...quick, responsive, proactive...”
“Highly recommended. These guys are quick, responsive, proactive and know their stuff.”
Kate GardnerAssociate Web Producer at Contiki Holidays
“Energetic, skilled, and professional...”
“Energetic, skilled, and professional that is Planet Argon. The Planet Argon team did a terrific job creating an internal business process site for us. I look forward to working with them again.”
Eric D. BlomSystem Engineering Director at Cypress Semiconductor
David Rosebaugh
“...expert consultants, courteous and easy to work with...”
“We began working in Rails in 2006, and I scouted the country for consultants willing to help us get up and running. For awhile we worked with Robby and his staff by phone, but eventually decided to have him come on-site, which was well worth the investment. He and his staff have made a number of suggestions that improved our app, and over a 2-3 year period helped us get out of corners we had painted ourselves into.

We have found Robby and his staff to be expert consultants, courteous and easy to work with, and willing to provide as much or as little help as we need. I have worked with many consultants of various kinds over the past 30 years, and Robby and Planet Argon are excellent.”
David RosebaughCEO at CHAMP Software, Inc.
Mike Eglington
“...flexible and responsive...”
“I was looking for a Rails development company with a proven track record and an Agile development process. Planet Argon have been very focused on our application and issues. They have asked intelligent questions, indicating that they have carefully thought through our needs, and in doing so, they have helped us refine our ideas and understand how they can be implemented. As a small startup company, iKare has had to be careful about managing our resources and budget, despite the urgency of wanting to bring our idea to market as quickly as possible. The Planet Argon team has been flexible and responsive to iKare's needs and development schedule.”
Mike EglingtonVice President of Engineering at iKare
Karthika Mayo
“...a world apart from any other web development agency...”
“Planet Argon stands a world apart from any other web development agency I've ever worked with. After coming to several dead ends with other vendors, Planet Argon's dedication and ingenuity when it came to evolving our business processes to help us become more efficient and self-reliant are both refreshing and unprecedented. Their creative solutions to our website challenges are always discussed thoroughly with our team before development takes place, and they are executed very quickly with great results. Planet Argon continuously demonstrates that they're focused on providing ways to optimize our business and improve our quality of work.”
Karthika MayoDirector, Global Web at Contiki Holidays
Kai Armstrong
“Planet Argon was an amazing partner...”
“Planet Argon was an amazing partner in continuing to develop our application while providing a foundation for moving forward with new features. Their commitment to truly understanding the problem and thoroughly testing software has taken us to the next level.”
Kai ArmstrongDirector Of Operations at Pressable
Marsh Meyers
“...excellent craftsmanship...”
“Most of the other firms we approached, did not seem to care as much about understanding the vision of Oceanscape as they did in building a website. But this was never intended to be just another website. It has a specific purpose and a specific role to fill in Oregon... and that required a great eye on detail and excellent craftsmanship.

[The Discovery workshop] got our staff thinking a little more like web designers, I think. In other words, we got into a mindset closer to yours as you got into a mindset closer to ours.”
Marsh MeyersEducation Manager at Oregon Coast Aquarium
Jon Sokol
“...a refreshing experience...”
“I have nothing but positive things to say about our relationship with Planet Argon. Their team really has followed through with everything as promised, on time and with an admirable work ethic. A refreshing experience... we're working with true professionals! I look forward to a long and strong partnership.”
Jon SokolDirector of Internet Technology at McMenamins
Robert McGinnis
“...extremely collaborative...”
“Planet Argon is extremely collaborative. Even with me being on the East Coast I feel like I have great communication with everyone on the team. The team is awesome at working with me and understanding the bigger picture of my project.”
Robert McGinnisOwner at Open City Freight
Mebane Faber
“...far exceeded my expectations...”
“Intelligent, driven, personal, and competent - all the qualities you want in a great web-design team. The took our idea and built a site that far exceeded my expectations - highly recommended!”
Mebane FaberEntrepeneur
Dan Oftelie
“...able to hit deliverables well beyond our expectations”
“When we first decided to move Contiki.com to a Ruby on Rails environment, Planet Argon was there to do all of the heavy lifting.

One great thing I remember about Robby and his crew was their desire and ability to understand the entire project, not just their piece. With such a holistic understanding of what we were trying to achieve, they were able to make insightful suggestions, and hit deliverables well beyond our expectations.

I will definitely hire PA again.”
Dan OftelieDirector of Global Web Services at Contiki Holidays
Maz Jadallah
“...if you're lucky enough to hire Planet Argon - don't hesitate...”
“I can't say enough about the team at Planet Argon. We approached them over a year ago with our concept around a new investment research service. Using an agile development approach we went from concept to live beta launch with paying customers in 10 months and they did an absolutely fantastic job. Now we rely on them to host our service and to continuously improve features. If you're lucky enough to hire Planet Argon - don't hesitate. "Make it Happen!" is their motto - and believe me - they do.”
Maz JadallahCEO at AlphaClone
Christopher Conley
“...easy to see why they are one of the most respected firms in the world.”
“When we looked for a firm to build 30elm, Planet Argon was recommended to us by numerous startups. Their praise was well-founded. From our first conversation to the present day, they've always treated our application as if it were their own. Planet Argon understands building great applications is about more than programming. It also requires tireless brainstorming and spirited collaboration, both of which Planet Argon embraces with open arms. At every step in the process, Planet Argon always worked closely with us to find smarter solutions to complex challenges. We look forward to continuing our relationship, and it is easy to see why they are one of the most respected firms in the world.”
Christopher ConleyCo-Founder at 30elm
Adriel Henderson
“...a world apart from any other web development agency...”
“Planet Argon has been an incredible stabilizing force for our web platform. We needed a partner who could plug the holes in our web environment and provide the tools needed for smooth development, testing and deployment. Planet Argon has more than met that need. They are without a doubt the most professional and adept development team I have worked with.”
Adriel HendersonSenior Web Developer at Leupold & Stevens
Marsha Ifurung
“...the team was very responsive to feedback”
“TCI ran across Planet Argon in our search for design vendors. We had hit an impasse internally with too many opinions and not enough resources to build a design we all agreed upon. Planet Argon was thorough in understanding our needs without spending unnecessary staff time in interviews and lengthy information gathering sessions. The design that was delivered was always helpful and the team was very responsive to feedback. Overall, the services that Planet Argon provided helped us move our subscription-based services forward and set us up for self-sufficiency with design resources, while still being available to provide any help we may need.”
Marsha IfurungOperations Manager at TCI
Matt Vernick
“...great team players and communicators...”
“Planet Argon's dialogue driven development gave them a deep understanding of the needs of our company and its clients so when it came time to implement changes, they were highly effective. Furthermore, their iteration-driven development allowed for quick and dynamic ongoing development - outstanding.

The whole teams clearly works very hard and were always accessible and super responsive. Keen to share their ideas, help and expertise Planet Argon are great team players and communicators. They have great leadership in Robby and Allison and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.”
Matt VernickWeb Content Editor at Contiki Holidays
Morgan Currie
“...fantastic to work with...”
“The team at Planet Argon have been fantastic to work with. The results of the code audit have greatly benefitted our development team, and not only helped us solve some current problems with the app (and identify some issues we hadn't even noticed), but also provided us with a roadmap for the next few months as we scale our app to meet increased demand. We will definitely be working with PA again down the road!”
Morgan CurrieCTO at Marcato Digital Solutions
David Thomas
“...taught me everything I know about Ruby on Rails...”
“Planet Argon taught me everything I know about Ruby on Rails. They are our first call when we need any Ruby work done, and both built and have maintained www.contiki.com for the past two years.”
David ThomasDevelopment Project Manager at Contiki Holidays

We've worked with

Here is a collection of some of the clients that we've worked with over the years.

  • 30elm
  • 395Designs
  • Alpha Answers
  • AlphaClone
  • American Express
  • Analytical Engineering, Inc.
  • Anstar Products LLC
  • Blurb
  • Bonanzle
  • Cartfair
  • Certo Credit
  • Champ Software
  • Contiki Holidays
  • Crossroad Strategies
  • Cypress Semiconductor
  • Emily's List
  • GoSeeTell
  • iKare
  • Intel
  • John Benz Art
  • Kitchen+Bath Portfolio
  • Kongregate
  • Leupold
  • McMenamins
  • MPRI
  • mTraks
  • Nike
  • Ooyala
  • PhotoTLC
  • Portland Monthly
  • REOsoftware
  • Scholar's Resource
  • Sticky
  • TCI
  • Transcendigital
  • uXcomm
  • Yoga Today
  • Zedak

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2240 N Interstate Ave, Suite 240
Portland, OR 97227 United States

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Meet Olivia

Olivia Halfen

Olivia is our Senior Project Manager and has a notoriously infectious laugh! Her project management skills were rightly evident at an early age, at a time when she was managing her and her sister’s Lego building and Barbie playing escapades.

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