ABOUT THE HARDT
“Spatial Aesthetics For
The Most Discerning Of Individuals.”
THE HARDT STORY
The Hardt was founded by Asher Hardt at the beginning of 2017, with the idea of building a marketing platform for his Real Estate business. Asher had just discovered his passion for midcentury architecture and design while working in the Real Estate industry and wanted to showcase his eye for design to prospective clients. The Instagram account quickly caught on with the architecture community and before he knew it Asher was spending every second of the day curating it and brainstorming of ways to expand the brand. He decided the only way that made sense to invest time into growing it, was to build a separate platform while using the Instagram account as a facilitator. Unfortunately, he had never built a website and had no clue of where to begin. It was a struggle with many many learning curves, but what you have in front of you today is truly a labor of love for him, made not only for himself but all those who love architecture and design as much as he does. Today The Hardt is flourishing, it is one of the most visited and fastest growing architecture and interior design blogs on the internet with a tremendous following across all of the major social media platforms.
His current goal is to continue to grow this brand into as many different genres within the creative communities as possible and to get a magazine version of this website created with a coffee table book shortly to follow. If you love The Hardt and want to get involved feel free to reach out to Asher aka me.
At this time, I am the sole full-time employee. That being the case, there will be moments, while your scrolling through this site you’ll come across some verbiage written in the third person, do not be alarmed, it’s simply due to the fact I find it bizarre to write about yourself and doing in the third person allows me to do so to the extent that is necessary to explain and operate a website of this size and caliber. Anyways, if you’ve made it this far down this “About The Hardt” page, I love you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is TheHardt.com?
TheHardt.com is 3 things
- TheHardt.com is an inspirational architecture, design, and art digital magazine. Asher Hardt is the lead curator for the magazine. He spends countless hours scouring every corner of the internet for a project he thinks his favorite architects might find inspiring.
- TheHardt.com is a creative digital agency specializing in web design and social media development. Using his expertise in growing brands via social media, Asher has helped business' big and small, expand their digital footprints through web design and social media strategizing and consultation.
- Lastly, TheHardt.com is a launchpad for an app Asher is trying to get funded called Hardt App. The proposed app will be a social platform strictly for creatives to discover other creatives.
Why Choose The Hardt To Design & Develop My Website?
There are lots of reasons why you should choose me to design and develop your website. I'll begin with my attention to detail and passion for quality aesthetics. You couple those two intangibles with a superior understanding of SEO and .php functionality as well as .CSS styling, well, you end up with a website like the one you're on, mine. That being said, if you were to request a website with as much content and pages/posts, it would fall under my "customized" website section, under costs. When you select the "Full Website Package" you can expect to have an initial meeting (Skype or in person) where we will explore your goals and expectations. The same process applies to the "Brand + Website" package. You will then receive a report/proposal, which once completed and signed, I will begin work. The scheduling of the events I just laid out is dependant on scheduling and current projects I am working. Accepted projects are on a first come first serve basis, there is no favoritism.
What (if any) Is The Payment Scheduling For The Web Design Service?
So, the website design and developing services are broken down via package and is dependant on the volume of anticipated work. For example, The Full Package requires a deposit/down payment. The payment scheduling for this option is as follows: Down Payment/Deposit, Midway Point, Final Product Delivery. There is a review process as well tailored for each client and is done prior to each payment. The "Brand + Website" package require a deposit as well, and is broken down in a similar schedule as the "Full Website Package." Finally the most basic package "Website Package" which does not require a deposit and is guaranteed to be delivered within 1 week. The "Website Package" does not include reviews aside from the Final Product Delivery
*"Website" package 1-week guarantee is subject to change and is dependant on the current workload.
What Is The Turnaround For A Website Designed By The Hardt?
This is dependent on the website package you chose. Turnaround times can range from 1 week for a simple one-page website, to 2 months for a super-customized massive website. Since it is currently just myself working, you get the benefit of a one on one experience and no hierarchy to weigh down on the creativity. I welcome outside the box thinking. I may actually even promote it.
How Do I SubmitMy Project(s) And What If I Don't Hear Back Right Away?
Submitting is very easy and straightforward. Simply click here and follow the instructions on the page. If you don't hear back right away, please understand, I am one person, and will do my absolute best to get back to you. Unfortunately, only accepted projects will receive responses. I apologize in advance if that seems a little harsh, but it is a matter of time and efficiency more than anything else.
How Do I Know That My Project Will Be Reached/Seen By As Many Users As Possible?
I offer a full reporting of my most recent posts to those interested in working together. In the report, you'll find literally any and all the insights you would ever need to be able to make an informed decision as to whether you'd like to use my services.
Why Would I Pay "The Hardt" To Post My Project, When Other Sites Like Dezeen, DesignMilk, Dwell, etc. Don't Charge Anything?
Completely fair question. And to be totally honest, those brand/websites all have a much larger following, projects budget, a print version, staff etc. It's quite difficult to compete as a single employee. That said, you get a lot of intangibles, none of which those other brands or companies can offer, including immediate publishing, with the other companies they're dealing with a hierarchy, and I'm sure they're dealing with Editors etc. The Hardt, it's just me. If I like it, it gets on. Another intangible you get with me is building a relationship at the ground level. That's something money cannot buy, an opportunity to get involved in something like this at the very beginning. There's a lot more, but it's getting late and I need to finish these FAQ's. Email me if you're still concerned.
What Are Some Of The Ways For Me And/Or My Company To Get Involved In What The Hardt Is Doing?
There are a number of ways you can get involved ranging from being an investor, or you can submit an application for an internship. If you’re an architecture student/professor, artist, or even a venture capitalist looking for your next project, I can promise you, this will be an interesting brand for you to keep an eye on. You can become a sponsor and advertise on the website with banners and the such. You can be active in The Forum I just released. If you're a design/architecture/art magazine or publisher, I am open to collabs.You can be an affiliate and help me spread awareness about what I am trying to accomplish here. There are tons of ways so if you're interested get at me ASAP because I could use a hand.
How Many People Currently Work At The Hardt?
Is There A Way To Package The Web Design With The Social Media Services?
Every client is unique with each having specific needs they are looking to have met. That being said, the answer is Yes in almost any case I can think of. Packaging the web and social together is most likely best for brands or young companies looking to gain the upper hand on the competition. It is also dependant on what you'd like for my personal involvement to be as well. This package would almost certainly require a full-time commitment for several months while I build out the platform from which you will continue growing your brand long after I have completed the initial development. Learn more about my web design services here
When Will Hardt App Be Available? How Do I Become A Member?
Hardt App Is Still In The Early Planning Stages, However, It Is Fully Ready To Be Engineered and Designed Upon Successful Funding Of The Project. I would love to begin work on it right away and seeing as how my developing abilities have been progressing fairly rapidly, I don't see it being out of the realm of possibility that I may be able to build it myself in the coming months. We'll see.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
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We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
• To improve our website in order to better serve you.
• To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
• To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We do not use Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
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However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
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We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
• Demographics and Interests Reporting
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California Online Privacy Protection Act
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Users can visit our site anonymously.
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How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
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Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins, collect PII from children under 13?
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
• Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The Hardt, where inspiration meets collaboration, in the form of Robotics all the way to Modern Architecture and back to oil on canvas.