This is where our staff and co-founders rant, rave, and reflect to give you a better insight into our agency.

Posts under category "Creative"

Web Design Trends for 2017 - Examining Staying Power

Posted on: May 30th, 2017
Web design is similar to fashion in that design choices and styles go through periods of popularity. For example, a few years ago, when Apple came out with iOS 7, thin and crisp typography was all the rage for a few years. Now, big and bold typography rules the day. The question becomes, what styles are a fleeting fad, and which ones will have more staying power? When you are investing in a site redesign, you want it to have as much staying power and design durability as possible so that you are...
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Newest Featured Project - MedTest Catalog

Posted on: February 14th, 2014
I know we mostly focus on our digital work and development services, and that's because there are not many shops in town that specialize in BOTH design and custom software development. Most of the agencies around town that I have worked with either focus on design and outsource development or vice vera. We do both very well, and its because of the way we structure our teams. So you might be surprised to learn that we do print work. Generally, we don't do one-off print job requests, but as part ...
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Thoughts on "Responsive Design"

Posted on: November 14th, 2013
Hey, this is Jeff, and I wanted to share my thoughts on the most recent and "trendy" topic in our industry - responsive web design. You've probably heard of it, but maybe you don't know exactly what it is. In a nutshell, responsive design is a way of coding HTML and CSS elements of a web page to conform to the size of the device that it is being viewed in. Device hardware comes in a plethora of viewer sizes, so in order for a website to look right on every device, a lot of considerations come in...
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"Oh that sounds sexy!"

Posted on: September 10th, 2012
Laying down a pristine audio track. Even though JCM's main forte is web design, one of our favorite areas of creative service is in video and audio production.  In this post I'm going to highlight a couple keys to laying down a flawless audio track.1.  Effects: Pre-line or Post?Really, it's just a style choice, but with the amount of extremely high quality plugins available these days, I rarely add any effects to a track until after it's recorded.  The exceptions to this rule, fo...
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Save money by doing it right the first time.

Posted on: April 30th, 2012
I can’t begin to tell you how many times this has happened.  We’re talking to a company about helping them redesign their website, they are getting a few bids on the project, and they call to let us know that they chose the company with the lowest bid.  Hey, no problem, we have plenty of work to keep us busy.  Three months later, I inevitably receive a phone call from a man or woman in a panic.  Their boss or CEO is demanding to know about progress on the website,...
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