Welcome to RonHolt.info
As you might have guessed, this is where you might go to find out more information about me, Ron Holt. In a nutshell, I am a Front End Web Developer with a background in Business. I like helping people grow their businesses and solving problems with technology.
I'm going to use this site to showcase some of the things I do. Don't worry, I'm not going to post a bunch of pictures of what I eat here. I'm talking professional-ish stuff. Stuff I either have been paid to do, currently get paid to do, or hope to someday get paid for.
Currently I keep busy building websites by day, improving my coding skills by night, and spending the rest of my time working on some cool projects that will probably end up on here when they are done. Busy schedule aside, if you have a cool project, business, or idea that you think I can help with I'd love to hear about it! Feel free to contact me here.
What I Do...
I Build Websites
I make my living building websites for small to medium sized businesses, primarily in the financial services industry. Check out my Portfolio for some examples of my work.
I rock at WordPress
I know WordPress inside and out. Themes, Plugins, Templates, Multisite Networks... I have spent my fair share of time building, maintaining, fixing, and improving dozens of WordPress sites for clients. WordPress now powers around 25% of the known internet, it is a great CMS, it's easy for clients to interface with, it has a huge developer community, and combined with a good hosting solution it is what I recommend to most of my existing clients (depending upon their specific needs, of course).
I make things pretty with CSS
CSS3 is pretty cool. I'm a big fan of the SCSS preprocessor (SASS v3+). Having variables, nesting, mixins, partials, etc. at your disposal with CSS makes an awful lot of sense to me. (I'm not nostalgic for having to memorize several different hex color codes every new project.) Lately I've been playing around with CSS animations. If you're viewing RonHolt.info on a desktop the animated 'My Name Is...' sticker when you load the homepage is a SVG animated with CSS.
I make games with HTML5
In my free time I'm learning how to make HTML5 games with Construct 2. I'll be sure to post the fun stuff to my portfolio!
Of course you've got to know your way around Photoshop and Illustrator to call yourself a front end web developer. These days I focus more on the 'making-stuff-work' side of things but that doesn't mean I can't still touch up a photo, design a logo, have business cards / flyers printed, convert a PSD to HTML & CSS, and optimize images for the best balance of download speed / quality for the intended use case.
I help start & grow Businesses
I am the co-founder of a tour bus company that specializes in guided brewery/winery tours, I have helped start 11 restaurants, and I love helping business owners solve problems with repeatable processes. For more information, click here to check out my Bio.
I Craft Beer
Did I mention I co-founded a Brewery Tour company? If you're a fan of craft beer we'll get along just fine!
I Play Guitar
Mostly in my living room, but music makes me happy.