These articles are NOT a SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tactic to generate new clients by writing keyword content for search engines…ie. “WordPress Development”… “Content Management Systems”. This section is articles for our clients pertaining to your software and products intended to be a knowledge base to help you achieve your business goals, understand your website better, and what options exist for you within the scope of our services.
Why has JTWEBSERVICES rebranded?
The name JTWEBSERVICES has served us well and built the business (Custom Software/partner 1998-2005, JTWebServices 2005-2015), but the time came for change. It became important that the brand represent our focus on Website Development, Graphic Design and Multimedia Production. This is a vast field we operate in with many specific disciplines. We’re coming into a razor sharp focus on exactly what it is we offer.
What website development tools are you specializing in currently?
Through many years of experience we have found the following to be an exceptional combination for website development.
WordPress: A CMS (content management system) originally developed as a blog platform which has now grown to power over 60 million websites, from small portfolio & blog sites to enterprise solutions.
Genesis Framework: A framework for WordPress. Expands the core of WP including better SEO – State-of-the-art code and smart design architecture mean search engines see your content. HTML5 compatible and mobile responsive. Secure and customizable.
Genesis (the framework) is the frame and body of the car, and is the basic design, security, and SEO foundation of your website. In handling all the core code, Genesis also helps to “future-proof” your site, so all your customizations won’t disappear when it comes time for your one-click software upgrades.
Child Themes: Completely custom themes for Genesis – or – customizations of the themes we have in our library to suit your project.
…a child theme is the pure design element that rests on top of your framework — the cherry red paint job on that car. Or blue. Or black. Pink. Green.
Toolset (Types/Views/Cred/Access): Custom content types, user roles, forms, views/queries… you name it. With Toolset we can build almost anything you can imagine and lay it out exactly as we choose with our own custom CSS.
Woocommerce: With 8,388,328 downloads WooCommerce powers over 29% of all online stores (2015 Statistics). If you need to connect a payment gateway or have a custom ordering solution for your merchandise this is probably the solution we’ll propose.
WP Plugins: We’ll have to save this topic for another article as the list we offer is quite extensive. Plugins extend and expand the functionality of WP. There are currently 38,580 plugins available of which we focus on the top rated, most used and supported and most relevant to our client’s needs.
While these are the tools we currently focus on for website development, we do still on occasion develop custom solutions from scratch and use other existing tools not mentioned in this article.
What other services do you offer besides website development?
Graphic Design: Including Logo Design, Print work (brochures, CD/DVD packaging, Poster Design)
Illustration: We’ve been known to crank out a book jacket design or a mixed media piece (sketch, painting, charcoal, pastel etc.) to accompany typography or logo elements.
Photography: Product photography and catalog creation since 2000. A keen artistic eye for your business, personal profile or product photography needs. Onsite services available for jewelry to mid-sized smalls (pottery, paintings, metalware, folk art, weathervanes) with up to a 3 point lighting system on white, black or photo grey backdrops.
Multimedia Production: The audio engineering and production work James has done since 1992 has become more integrated into the business. We also now take video post production & editing work from time to time.
We’ll expand on the services we offer in future articles. I hope you’ve found the content in this, our first members post useful and empowering. This knowledge will help us communicate about your projects moving forward.