Not once did I ever think about moving on from JAM Graphics, but alas, the time has come to say goodbye to the company that welcomed me into its ranks almost seven years ago. They say if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. Well, I truly enjoyed what I did at JAM Graphics. Starting out as a Jr. Web Designer back in March of 2011, I was fresh out of college, new to the professional web design world, and eager to prove myself.
At JAM, we love sharing our work with the world. Check out these three websites that we've built recently. Just Collect Just Collect is New Jersey's largest buyer of vintage sports cards. Along with buying and selling vintage and pre-war cards, they really enjoy telling the stories of how collections wound up in their hands. Their storytelling really adds a personal touch to each card and makes these pieces of American history really come alive. Here are a few of our favorite card collection stories from their blog:
Today's consumer doesn't want to be bothered. They are on the do not call list, they use DVR to fast-forward through commercials, they don't open junk mail, they use ad-block on their browser. So how can businesses reach people?
So you went through all that trouble a few years back to build a great website for your company. Now all you have to do is sit back and watch the business roll in, right? Wrong. Here are five signs your company website needs to be rebuilt.
Here's why we don't use Wordpress. When I started this company in 2008, I was asked to design websites because I have creative and graphic design ability. I didn't know how to build websites so I ventured toward Wordpress. And why not.. it's free! You can pick from tons of free themes and customize the site as you wish! All of the code was yours too... but as a graphic artist, it was very time consuming trying to figure out how to write it how Wordpress wanted me to write it... it was so difficult making my graphics come to life on a website using Wordpress's tools.. and the clients who wanted me, didn't want to pick from a theme.. they wanted something custom. So I had to figure out how to write code for myself.. with my own content management system.
So Google is finally ranking websites for 'mobile search' partially according to a website's usability on a mobile device. All this means is that when someone is lying in bed with their iphone or ipad searching the internet, the results they see when they search are going to contain mobile-ready websites first. JAM Graphics has been designing and developing fully custom mobile responsive websites since 2013 and now that Google has changed it's algorithms, we ONLY offer mobile responsive websites. which means by default, our new clients will get a mobile responsive website! Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla's mobile responsive themes outright SUCK. They claim to be mobile responsive but they're very difficult to work with, and if you're not careful, it will be a totally different experience on the desktop than on the iphone. Their mobile responsive templates are VERY clunky, use ugly drop down menus, and NEVER fit your text properly. Our mobile responsive websites are built custom, which means we build and look at every size screen, ensuring every page and every bit of information is readable and clean throughout. This is not an easy task either... customizing a simple navigation menu for mobile responsive takes 8-10 hours to do it right. That's a simple menu, home, about us, services, gallery, contact us, with the logo etc., to then collapse into a fancy little pop out, slide-out or dropdown menu on the mobile phone is complicated. 8-10 hours is what it takes to ensure it's working the way it should. We put this much care into every aspect of the website to ensure a thorough development through every inch of the website, on every device and every screen size. Just checkout our portfolio and look at the customization. www.sharkfinshears.com, www.acepforprofessionals.com, www.chocolatetext.com, or www.ontimeambulance.com... complex eCommerce programming with a mobile responsive framework.. through and through. Call us before you waste money with a firm that doesn't do it custom. You'll save a lot of money.
Ranked #9 in TOPSEOS.com and BESTWEBDESIGNAGENCIES.com On September 1st, JAM Graphics was notified of their top 10 ranking with bestwebdesignagencies.com and topseos.com! We're both honored and proud of this accomplishment and have decided to celebrate with a brand new website! We are laying it all out on the table! All of our expertise and services as well as our news and information, check it all out here!
Okay so we're not working for her directly... or even indirectly for that matter... we're designing the new and improved website for Image Magazine!! And their Celebrity interview happens to be about J Lo herself... we are extremely excited about the opportunity to be working with Image Magazine and am pulling out the big guns to provide the most cutting edge and clean-style website design in the industry! So far... So GOOD! check it out in our 'in progress' section or our 'website portfolio'. Image is everything.
Now just half way through the year and we've doubled in size... Kurt Miller has turned out to be a valuable add-on to our team, and our clients just keep coming back for more! Almost through our eCommerce developments, Sharkfin Shears, JodhPuri, Town & Country, and a few informational sites that need to get done for Closet Butler, Reeves Reed Arboretum and we can't forget the Valerie Fund Walk and 5K Run is this Saturday!