About 2440 Media from Pittsburgh Web Design to National Web Design
The Simplest Way to get a website.
We passionately believe in providing great design supported by the best technology along with transparent pricing, so you can feel comfortable knowing that you're getting the best website for the best price. We're sole believers in keeping everything simple, so we have developed a simple process with simple pricing to keep everyone happy and get great results.
Who We Are
Back in May 2002, founder Robert Kruse drove across country, moving back to Pittsburgh from Hollywood, CA to get married and start a family. Upon arriving, the odometer read 2440 miles, and so began 2440 Media. With a background in Film making and Post production, Robert gave a unique twist to the mentality, philosophy, and processes of your "average" website design company startup.
Initially we started as a true media company offering Web design, Video Production, and TV Commercials, but over the years Web design became 100% of our core business, so we dropped the other services and now focus 100% on website development.
Clients sometimes ask, have you ever built a site in our niche before? But we like to think we're industry-agnostic. Everytime we enter a new niche, we always bring new and fresh design ideas to a generally stagnant and cookie-cutter field of solutions, which leads to a website that sets new trends and revolutionizes the pack... and often gets copied.
Also, out of the ordinary, we're not pushy sales people, actually we don't have sales people nor do we spend on marketing or advertising. 100% of our business is though referrals. We are 100% focused on getting things done and don't try to sell you or upsell you on things you don't need. We seek to build a relationship based on trust through hard work and honest answers, so you'll refer us to our next project.
Keeping it Simple.
Throughout every project, we continue to refine our processes and techniques. We weed out anything that makes the process of building a website difficult, confusing, unncessarily costly, or unnecessarily time-consuming. Many clients who hire us are a bit shocked when they discover we don't need to meet in person or have meetings period. Through some simple "Q & A" , we are able to quickly define the scope of work and understand what you need without having to go though a lengthly dialog. You need a website, we can build you one and we can spare you the "BS" that usually goes along with it.
With our many years of experience, superior processes, and usage of the very latest tools and techniques our goal is to deliver only the highest-quality websites with superb attention to detail. Our web designers and developers work in tandem to create visually superior websites that are easy to navigate and operate smoothly in today's modern browsing standards whether it be a desktop, smartphone, or tablet. Every project is dear to our hearts and we take a great deal of pride in our hard work.
We got smart and moved to one of the most prestegious buildings in Pittsburgh, One Gateway Center... virtually. We embraced a distributed business model that allows us to be more productive, work hard, and have fun - without a central office. No longer being restrained by location, we are able to provide great web design services anywhere in the world. Learn more about the distributed model.
We made the leap to Drupal as the backbone for all future projects. Previously we built our own CMS, but it became increasingly burdensome to maintain and grow, so we sought out an open-source solution. We evaluated the top three, Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal. While Wordpress almost won our hearts, it was Drupal that ticked all the boxes on our requirements list. Investing in Drupal was one of the best company decisions ever made.
A surge in local web design, lead to our big-time move to the dead center of the golden triangle in Pittsburgh overlooking Market Square. In the historic Arrott building (one of Pittsburgh's oldest buildings), we established ourselves as one of Pittsburgh's top web design companies.
Starting out in the mean-streets of Tarentum, just North of Pittsburgh, we launched with a large studio building for providing video and TV commercial production, complete with a 20x20 Cyclorama and blue screen stage, we producted some memorable spots. While in the 2000 sqft upstairs loft, our programmers coded away on some of our earilest projects.