We develop

We develop amazing web apps that look, feel, and act like desktop apps.

We’ve built web software to manage fleets of equipment, analyze mounds of data, facilitate intra-office communication, manage events and bookings, provide online ticket ordering, and more.

If you can dream it, we can build it.

We develop sophisticated apps

  • Our apps deal with massive amounts of data
  • Easy imports and exports, including MS Excel documents, DB connections, flat files, web services, and more
  • View interactive and animated data visualizations
  • Integrate with current or legacy back-end systems
  • Send and receive automated daily alerts and notifications
  • Make use of third-party web services and APIs
  • Have your data pushed directly into most popular website content management systems
  • Operate securely over encrypted connections
  • Maintain high availability, and quick data recovery
  • View on touch-screen mobile devices

We develop sophisticated apps that people love to use

...and just who’s using our web apps?
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You’ll love us too

One Hat provides custom application development, managed hosting, and SEO.

Once your app is complete, we also have the capability of marketing it to your target audience.

Does your business need a custom web app to support mission-critical infrastructure? If so, One Hat is your development partner!

Certifications & Partnerships

We are a certified SalesForce development firm. We are a certified Authorize.net partner. We have multiple Google-certified SEO specialists on-staff with certifications in Google AdWords and Google Analytics.

In short, we are well equipped to meet your development and marketing needs.

We design

We design amazing websites, with features and functionality that are out of reach for most other web design companies.

  • Our sites are beautiful, since we take aesthetics very seriously.
  • Our sites are responsive, so they work on any device.
  • Our sites use content management systems, so you can edit them yourself.
  • Our sites use retina images, so they look great on the latest high-resolution devices.
  • Our sites integrate with business systems, whether modern, legacy, or custom.
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We design amazing websites

  • Our sites can integrate with complicated back-end systems like SalesForce, SAP, NDS, and others.
  • We can integrate with social media like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Constant Contact, and more.
  • We do SEO. We have multiple certified Google SEO Specialists on-staff to help with SEO strategies.
  • We provide sophisticated hosting, monitoring, and backup solutions, so your website will be reliable.
  • We are a certified Authorize.net partner, so your website can accept online payments and have those funds deposited directly into your bank account.
  • All our sites are custom-built to match the brand of your company. And if your company doesn’t yet have a brand, we can help with that too!
  • We make NO cookie-cutter sites!
  • Our sites can include completely custom-written front-end functionality or whole custom back-end systems to support them. This enables our websites to have any feature you can dream up.
  • We’re crazy about user-interface design, so our sites tend to be clean, easy to navigate, easy to use, and make it easy to find what you’re looking for.
  • Our sites can include fancy animations, 3D graphics, sound, custom video, complicated forms, and more!

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We deliver

We deliver managed hosting for apps and client websites through a product called OneHost™.

OneHost™ offers some of the finest web hosting at affordable and fair prices.

  • Automated backups
  • Automated replication
  • Security updates
  • Load balancing
  • Customized solutions for your needs

Customized Hosting for Your Needs

We can build a custom solution for your specific business needs, including server configuration, storage requirements, network capacity, and so on. We can set up a solution that scales appropriately, has necessary redundancy, and maintains high availability.

One Hat can create a turnkey hosting package for your company or organization. Give us a call today!

In conjunction with our hosting partners, OneHost strives to provide 99.99% uptime, amazing performance, and top-notch support to customers seeking a fully managed hosting solution.  By provisioning our hosting services on premier HP hardware in several Tier 1 datacenter across the United States, OneHat is uniquely positioned to deliver critical hosting infrastructure for both enterprise client's and small businesses seeking to ensure their new web property is consistently available and fast.

OneHat's solutions and engineering teams work together across multiple architectures and platforms, including but not limited to, Linux and Windows operating systems, Dedicated and Virtual Servers, AWS and Azure cloud offerings, RDS, NoSQL, and many other emerging web and application technologies.

Engaging OneHat for your web application and hosting needs ensures that the relationships you build during the development process are fully maintained throughout your SDLC, through to decommissioning and redesign.  The team at OneHat remain involved throughout the production lifecycle of your application, ensuring apt availability of knowledge for quick resolution of any hosting related issues.

About Us

One Hat Staff

One Hat has the best design and development team anywhere around, and our team is growing fast.
If you’re a developer and think your skills would fit with our team, contact us today!

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Scott Spuler

Owner, Designer, Developer

Scott founded One Hat Design Studio, LLC in 2002 as a small graphic design house. The business quickly grew to encompass many other skillsets, including website design and development, video production, audio production, and even theatrical stage lighting. Scott is equal parts artist and engineer, serving the company as a graphic designer, musician, and both front & back-end developer. Scott lives with his beautiful wife and six lovely children. In his spare time, Scott enjoys composing music, teaching at church, and reading theology books.

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Matt Bastian

Project Manager, Sales Lead

Matt has over a decade of experience in both Project Management and Sales, having spent time working with Brinker International and COUNTRY Financial. As well as handling project management and sales duties at One Hat, Matt is also a certified SEO specialist.

Matt loves working with clients to help them make their ideas realities that can help them in growing their business. When not helping to thrill our clients, Matt is spending quality time with his family. He is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, but loves and follows all sports. When he gets the rare spare moment, he likes to get his family out on the golf course.

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Tristan McGowan

Developer

Tristan has been exposed to just about every facet of the IT Industry possibe, starting in high school when he served as the Olympia School District’s main system and network administrator when he was only 16. He is versed in almost every angle of the web space ecosystem from Hosting & Server Infrastucure, to LAMP Stack Adminstration, as well as Website & Application Development. He has held such positions as Network Engineering Administrator, VoIP Engineering & Administrator, Database Architect & Administrator, Web Systems Engineer, and Full Stack Developer. In his free time, he spends as much time with his family as possible, and enjoys sports, movies, video games, and educational family activities.

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Weston Walker

Developer

Weston graduated from ISU in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Web Development. At ISU, he worked in the networking department, helping setup and secure the network across ISU’s campus. Since then, he has worked with several companies, gaining experience in database administration, web and application development, windows software development, and various other IT skills. In his free time, Weston enjoys sports, hunting, fishing, and anything else that gives him the opportunity to be outdoors.

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Jack Babb

Intern Developer

Jack is our summer intern from Bradley University. Although young, Jack has years of experience programming both front & back-end code. Jack is adept at solving problems and has already proven himself extremely helpful!

Our Purpose & Mission

One Hat Design Studio, LLC exists to glorify the triune God, as revealed in the Bible.
By God’s grace, One Hat Design Studio, LLC seeks to glorify God by creating beautiful artwork that is good and true.

One Hat Blog

Responsive Web Design: Why It Matters

July 8, 2016

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Once upon a time in a world without computers, designers were trained to create static print layouts for newspapers, magazines, posters and every other editorial piece you can think of. Each design was created with a final size in mind, so what you saw was generally what you got. If a newspaper column was 11 picas wide, designers knew exactly how many columns there were, how many words fit on each line, and how far the text flowed down the column. Now, with desktop computers, smartphones, and even smart watches, designers must take into account that content can be viewed on screens of nearly any size. Websites as we knew them would never be the same.

So Now What?

Goodbye static websites. Hello responsive design!

Example of responsive website

Responsive websites are designed to adapt to the size of any device’s display and optimize user experience. Websites that are viewed on a large desktop monitor can seamlessly adapt to any mobile screen size without losing visibility or legibility of the content. It is referred to as responsive design because the websites respond to their environments. They do all the work so you don’t have to.

Why You Should Consider A Responsive Website:

1. Responsive Websites Create A Positive User Experience

Everyone wants to have a good user experience on a website. Responsive sites maximize visibility and readability so the audience can get the information they are looking for quickly and efficiently. No more pinching and zooming to read text on the page. The easier it is to navigate through a website, the more satisfied your customers will be.

2. Mobile Usage Is On The Rise

25% of Internet users in the United States access the Internet solely from a mobile device. And with the varying sizes of phone screens, it’s crucial that your website translates seamlessly to all of them.

3. SEO Is Better With Responsive Sites

Mobile sites that are created specifically for mobile devices require a separate URL (for example, m.springboardpr.com versus just springboardpr.com). With responsive websites, there is one site and only one URL needed to view it anywhere. This makes it easier for Google bots to crawl your site without having to index multiple versions. It also simplifies the process of updating your site in the future.

4. Responsive Sites Adapt To Future Screens

Phones have come a long way in the past 20 years. Cell phones grew smaller and smaller until smartphones were introduced. Now, mobile screens are growing so large that it’s often hard to decipher between phones and tablets and laptops. Who knows what mobile screens will look like in another 20 years. Rest assured, a responsive website will adapt to those screens too.

The Next Steps

Updating your website to a responsive layout may seem like an overwhelming task, but taking the plunge is worth the time and effort to stay up to date with expanding technology. Whether you are looking to simply refresh your current website or update your entire brand identity, OneHat can help you discover your design needs and implement them to help your business grow.

To find out more about how we can help you achieve your marketing and design goals, please contact us today.

We requested One Hat to build us a used equipment website with functions that allowed us to better market and manage our inventory. Not only was the (behind the scenes) programing effective, but as importantly it was well accepted and found to be very user friendly. Years later we continue to use this website with confidence and satisfaction.
Thank you Matt! Just wanted to mention that your staff has been great to work with on this project. I know the bullseye has moved around a bit but Tristan has continued to push through and still take the time to explain the differences between our current dinosaur and our new ferrari.
Just a quick note to acknowledge the great experience I recently had working with One Hat on my project. Tristan went above and beyond to meet my deadline. What impressed me also was, that although his knowledge is broad, he was quick to pull in resources to help resolve issues outside his areas of expertise when needed.
For over fifteen years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with One Hat for our graphic design and web design needs. They have always done an outstanding job on every assignment and have provided great customer support as well. We hope to be working with Scott and his team for many years to come and highly recommend his company for anyone wanting solid, dependable results.
ICU Mobile is thankful to Scott Spuler and his team for their ability to meet our web needs both in technical approaches and in design concepts, providing us with new user friendly websites which incorporate and make more contemporary, our look and function, reflecting better, the image and information of our ministry. Scott and his team are gifted in their areas of expertise and are professional, diligent and honest in their work with us, and have continued to provide educational and practical support. We are pleased to recommend them to others, confident that they will provide excellent, responsible service.
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