This week, we launched the Franklin Mercantile’s new site. Graeme and Corrie have been two of our favorite clients over the years and we were excited to give them a fresh look that went along with the decor of The Merc. They had local photographer [and friend!], Dave Braud take pictures of their delicious food and storefront and they really add to the aesthetic of the site. We built their site in WordPress so they could easily update their, now, ever-changing menu. It was also important to the Asches that they could inform their clients about upcoming events and specials, so we added a calendar. We’re happy that this project was such a success! Everyone take a look HERE.
Newest to Oldest forever and ever
Signage is everywhere. Whether it’s a restaurant sign, coffee shop sign, corporate building sign, road sign, or a sign from God, we’re inundated with signs in our daily lives.
Thankfully, Amrit Pal Singh of amritpaldesign.com compiled a nicely curated selection of the best of the best. Take a look!
If you follow WordPress news, you’ll know that Matt Mullenweg gave his annual “State of the Word” talk at WordCamp San Fransisco. If you really follow WordPress news, you’ll be just as excited as I am for what WordPress core will be bringing us. From the history of the first WordCamp San Francisco 8 years ago to what versions 3.7 (and even 3.8) will be bringing us, Matt’s talk was one surely not to miss.
Does your business need a mobile app?
Mobile is growing, and everybody knows it. As creatives, we get excited about exploring newer realms. As businesses, we get excited about seeing our website on our latest smart phones and tablets. Sometimes this excitement can steer you in the wrong direction, causing us to overshoot our goals.
From a business standpoint, the most important thing to consider is ROI. While it is important for a business to stay current, consideration should be given to WHY we think we need a mobile app. While mobile web traffic has been on a steady rise, most people don’t realize that it still only accounts for approximately 7% of total web traffic. The cost of a “native” app (the kind you download and install on your device) can be much higher than you may realize. The development process is very different than a typical website. An app is, after all, software, and requires many more iterations of coding, user testing, etc… to complete. Once complete, a new operating system or a new device will hit the market creating an almost endless need for maintenance and updates to the app.
So why choose to develop a mobile app? Read more…
Sticky or fixed navigation refers to navigation that doesn’t get lost when you scroll down on a website. Although only a few major sites have adopted this design, Facebook and Google + for example, research is showing overwhelming statistics that people prefer sticky navigation to the traditional, even though they may not realize why. Read more…
Hey everyone! This is my first post as the new graphic designer for JLB Works, LLC. I have a history of graphic design in B2B, B2B2C, and B2C Marketing in everything from an SAAS (Software as a Solution) company serving the agriculture equipment industry, to working with email and social marketing for fortune 500 companies. In all of these industries, there has been a noticeable trend in marketing approaches, adapting to fit the ever changing demands of the advertising and media of today. Read more…