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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Meet Robby

Robby Russell


Robby RussellManaging Partner, Chief Evangelist

As a teenager, Robby started his first business selling stickers via mail-order. In an effort to take his business online, he learned how to build a web application that would allow customers to purchase his stickers online. At the same time Robby was also running a music zine that he wanted to take online, so he learned how to build a content management system to publish his articles on the web. From these early endeavors on, Robby’s motivation has been about taking ideas and executing them online—loving programming as a tool, not for its own sake.

Fast-forward several years to 2002: Robby continues this trend by starting Planet Argon with Allison Beckwith so they can combine their design and development skills to help clients bring their ideas to life. In late 2004, he was introduced to Ruby on Rails and soon started a blog, robbyonrails.com, to share his learnings about—what at the time was—an exciting new framework. In the years following Robby has had the opportunity to speak about Rails in the US, Canada and the UK.

These days, Robby is focused on technical strategy, mentoring the development team, and building relationships with current and new clients.

Outside of the studio, Robby is Secretary of the Board of Directors for Portland Homeless Family Solutions a local non-profit.

Robby also enjoys writing and playing music, hiking, photography, reading, movies, and keeping up on his favorite soccer teams, which include Liverpool and the Portland Timbers.

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

Marcel Proust

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

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