Who We Are

We are a small web design studio in southeastern Wisconsin. We are passionate about partnering with good people and organizations to provide exceptional web solutions.

The Information

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Meet the Principal

My name is Jeremy Techtmann. I live in southeastern Wisconsin with my wife, Maggie, our daughter Lainey and our hound, Moon. We love the outdoors, spending time by the water and I am an avid disc golfer. I am passionate about art and music and enjoy sharing this love with my family. Lainey’s first concert experience was seeing the Grateful Dead play their 50th reunion tour. We love exploring Milwaukee with our daughter and sharing the incredible art scene with her.

The Beginnings

In 1998 I enrolled in a graphic design program in which I was required to take a web design class as part of the program. I fell in love! The web at that time was coming into it’s own. In one camp Flash was starting to take over the web while on the flip-side web standards was being developed and I discovered Jeffery Zeldman’s Designing With Web Standards and knew I had found my people.

The Middles

I have spent the last 16+ years working on the web. From when you cut up a bunch of images, made image maps and put it all in a table…uggggg…at a size of 800px by 600px. All the way from the beginning of responsive design, preprocessors, flexbox and now the addition of CSS Grid. This is what keeps me interested, what keeps me coming back, there is always something to learn, it is ever evolving and I love keeping up.

I have worked in both the studio and corporation setting. Creating websites for multiple clients representing many different kinds of businesses to a single corporation working on internal projects from marketing to research and development.

The Ends? No end in sight!

Community

I am all about community! As co-founder of Made in Milwaukee I enjoy bringing the community together with the talented, creative, and amazing musicians, artists and designers of Milwaukee.

With over fifteen years of organizing events, Made in Milwaukee has blossomed into an amazing group of selfless people wanting to help and promote the talented and creative people in Milwaukee.

Some of our current projects include, Arte Para Todos and Bay View Gallery Night.

 

Responsive Design

Responsive design is the act of building a website that works across all browsers and devices. This is extremely import in this day and age. With the advancement of phones which contain different screen sizes, different resolutions, different operating systems. Your site needs to perform just as brilliantly on small screens as it does on a laptop or desktop computer.

All of our sites are built with a mobile first approach. Making sure your site functions on a mobile device first also helps with making sure your content is short, scannable, concise and to the point.

Design Philosophy

I aim to create clean, simple, minimal designs Let the design get out if the way and let the content become king.

I like to start with a clean slate, not a pre-made template. Starting with a clean slate allows us to customize the look, feel and function of your site instead of trying to fit what you do into a pre-made container.

About the Site

CMS

Over the years this site has been built and tinkered with in many forms. Many iterations of WordPress, Drupal and Expression Engine. Currently the site is built with WordPress. WordPress has come a long way over the years from a blogging platform to a full fledged content management system.

Plugins

I try and accomplish as much as possible with the least amount of plugins possible.

Currently Using:
Custom Post Type UI, Advanced Custom Fields Pro, Contact Form 7, SVG Support and Yoast SEO