Why Mobile?

Back in 1999, getting online required you to use a computer physically plugged into an internet connection.  A few years later, wireless internet access became popular and relatively commonplace across the country.  This change didn't affect web development, though, because the same computers were ultimately being used to access websites.

The current trend toward truly mobile internet access is something quite different.  New technologies and design philosophies are required to make a website function well on smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices.  If you've ever opened a website on your phone or tablet that just looked weird (or didn't even work at all), you know that not every site is created with mobile devices in mind.

Would your website look impressive on this screen?

At Forward View, we believe that every site needs fully-responsive design features.  In website development parlance, responsive design means that the website automatically adjusts its layout and content to perfectly suit each unique device.  Thus, a responsive site isn't actually a single entity in the traditional sense.  Instead, it's a seamless technology system built to optimize a website's content on desktops, laptops, smartphones, iPads etc.  You should never even know that responsive features are at work if they're properly developed!

We'll wrap up by noting that we only construct responsive websites for our clients.  Our custom e-commerce systems are 100% responsive, too.  (In fact, this newsletter is built with responsive technology!)  With today's mobile society, why should your digital presence be tethered to ideas and concepts from 1999?

(Reprinted from our December newsletter)

Nathan Yates

Nathan Yates has been fascinated by technology and finance since he was young. He was the kid devouring the business section of the newspaper (remember those?) while others read everything else. Nathan believes that the American economy is built from the bottom-up, meaning that small businesses and local nonprofits are the foundation of our nation's success. These organizations are the lifeblood of towns and cities across the U.S. Unfortunately, most consulting firms overlook companies or organizations that don't have eight-figure budgets. Nathan thought Forward View Consulting should be different. And we are. As Lead Consultant, Nathan works with each client to deliver only the best financial and/or website development services. Nathan's years of web design experience and his business degrees ensure that professional expertise is brought to each project. Our network of contacts can offer additional specialized guidance if needed. Before creating Forward View Consulting, Nathan worked for an independent equity research firm as a Research Associate covering the industrial and energy sectors. This work involved preparing quarterly 15-40 page reports on multi-billion dollar corporations along with timely analysis of M&A activity and industry-wide news. He also managed research distribution and the company's online presence. Nathan also spent a summer serving as a local financial adviser's Research Intern. Nathan earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, graduating summa cum laude. He then earned a Master's degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, where he was named the Outstanding Student in his particular concentration. Now, Nathan is an adjunct professor teaching economics and finance for his alma mater. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys fishing, reading, time with family and serving as a volunteer webmaster for the Clintwood United Methodist Church.