The Typewriter & Co. Story

Typewriter is a content management system that makes it easy for you to manage your website. 🎉

Here’s the deal. If you aren’t happy with your CMS then you aren’t going to get the most out of your website. Either you have to pay someone else $$$ to deal with it (ARGH!)… and wait on them every time you want something done, or you have to put up with some quirky, clunky, software that seems like it was built to do everything but what you’re trying to do!

It was extremely challenging and costly to make even small edits to our old website. Typewriter has been a massive upgrade, allowing me to react more quickly to changes in my marketing as well as optimizing SEO opportunities. Big fan all around. — Todd Rothman

Your website is one of your most important marketing tools. Your website is how you communicate with the world. It makes you credible and accessible. Your website is where you share your vision, what you believe, and what you have to offer.

We believe it should be easy to manage your website. WordPress and other content management systems frustrate users because they’re overly complicated. Sure, they might be great for developers or professional web designers, but what about the website owner?!?

Having used Wordpress, I can say Typewriter is every bit as powerful — and a lot easier to use. — Matt Kaufman

We’re makers who love solving problems. We had a revolutionary idea (well, I think so!) a while back. Let’s build a CMS that does one thing really well & doesn’t pretend to be more.

So we did.

Just before we rolled out our first Typewriter website we called up our client to show them their new site. Naturally, the client wanted to make a few changes to their site — update a heading, swap a photo, add a video. No big deal. We trained them to use Typewriter.

The next day we checked in and 💥 — there were new photos all over the place, text was updated, and other changes. It was all the normal stuff we would usually do for the client… but they did it themselves.

As we launched site after site, we began to notice how happy website owners were when we empowered them to take control. We’re so proud of our clients! They’re killing it online and making a difference in the world.

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A New Chapter

After crafting many wonderful custom Typewriter websites under the name Ronningen Design we are launching Typewriter & Co. & a soon to be released line-up of ready-made designs that will help website owners…

  • avoid frustration
  • spend less
  • launch faster!

How We’re Changing The Game

We’re small, not BIG. That means you get to talk to us — really. After you pick your design we’ll schedule your one-on-one training so you can learn how to take charge of your website.

We’ll provide you with detailed instructions to guide you through the process as you craft your pages. Building your pages gives you time to practice using Typewriter without the pressure of the watching world seeing your work in progress.

If you have questions after your one-on-one you can hop in a workshop and get your questions answered. When you’re ready, we handle the technical stuff and launch your website.

The whole process is designed to be simple and straightforward. We want you to succeed!

Pivoting While The World Is Upside Down

Covid-19, social distancing, record unemployment, and the rest of the coronavirus fallout is on everyone’s mind. People and companies are trying to pivot, do more with less, or just make the best of a challenging situation.

Our mission is to help you take charge of your website. We hope we can make a difference for you.

Thanks for reading —