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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About Us

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

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Located in the Pacific Northwest, McMenamins is a chain of nearly sixty brewpubs, microbreweries, music venues, historic hotels, and theater pubs.

Back in the fall of 2011, Portland-based McMenamins approached us with the opportunity to take over the design, development, and maintenance efforts for a number of web applications powering their online reservations, event schedules, marketing promotions, mobile site, location finders, and content management. Having been patrons of their pubs, hotels and restaurants, we were thrilled to even be considered for the project.

We officially took over the project in December of 2011, and to ensure stability we focused on bug fixes and migrating to a more stable hosting environment. A few months later, we worked together to improve the user’s navigation experience and enhanced their social media presence. We also helped develop their mobile site, utilizing our front-end development expertise along with back-end skills to pull data from multiple databases to create a seamless user experience. Most recently, our team has been hard at work designing and developing a refocused McMenamins homepage that balances the story of the brand with rich online content.

We are excited to be a part of the McMenamins team. Each of us at Planet Argon has had many memories formed at their establishments and have left with a positive customer experience. It’s a nice change to be a customer of a customer every once in awhile.

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Ask about our work on McMenamins

URL: http://mcmenamins.com

Services Provided

  • Web Design & Development
      • Collaborative ideation
    • DESIGN
      • Interaction design
      • Visual design
      • Interface development
      • Ruby on Rails application development

What the client says

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.


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  • + 1 800 604 0375

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You can also email us at hello@planetargon.com

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Planet Argon
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.

Meet the rest of our team

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