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Client Spotlight: The Body Archer

If I had to guess, I think we’ve been working with Robert since around 1999! The first project we worked on together was a custom programmed site for entertainment industry crew members. No matter what avenue of new business he was exploring, he would call us up to help to get it off the ground with design and website programming.… Continue Reading


Using a WordPress theme? You might want to read this …

As of January 2015, more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites are using WordPress (source) To say it’s a popular choice for a content management system is an understatement. Part of its appeal are the thousands of free and commercial, pre-made themes available for the system. They are an enticing way to publish a website with little or no knowledge of programming required.… Continue Reading


Web Design Client Spotlight: Lis Lewis

As part of our 20th year in business, we’re going to be featuring some of our long-term clients. We figured, what better way to celebrate those 20 years than to give shout outs to those that have been with us the longest.

Back in 1995, when I had just started JVM and was doing design for print and working with a number of artists and musicians.  … Continue Reading


Why Your Website Needs To Be Mobile

If you don’t think having a mobile-friendly (or responsive) website should be at the top of your 2015 marketing to-do list, you might want to reconsider. Never mind the fact that if you don’t have a mobile-friendly website, you’re already at least 2 years behind the times. There’s also the fact that mobile usage is inching closer to actually eclipsing desktop and laptop usage.… Continue Reading


How one form of online marketing can boost your business.

If you follow marketing topics, you might have heard some fuss about something called content marketing. Wikipedia defines it as: Content marketing is any marketing that involves the creation and sharing of media and publishing content in order to acquire and retain customers. This information can be presented in a variety of formats, including news, video, white papers, e-books, infographics, case studies, how-to guides, question and answer articles, photos, etc.”

I would go a step further and mention that good content marketing is valuable.… Continue Reading


Get your head out of the sand.

Years ago I could see how a business could think that they really didn’t need a website (in fact, I’ve written articles in the past on this very topic), but I have recently encountered some small businesses owners who felt that a website wouldn’t benefit their business at all.  We’re going to be in the year 2015 in a little over a month and if you don’t think that in this day and age having a professional website can benefit you, you have your head in the sand.… Continue Reading


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