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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 03/6/14 at 2:31 pm

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JM would like to announce a new website launch for Collision Forensic Solutions of Omaha. Collision Forensic Solutions’ previous website lacked design and professionalism; so they came to JM for assistance in branding their company as credible in the online marketplace.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 02/19/14 at 2:18 pm

When it comes to your website, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is most likely a term you’ve heard thrown around. Many Omaha business owners know SEO is important, but are unsure of how it will benefit their bottom line and how to get started with an SEO campaign for their site.

Our team at JM is on a mission to help Omaha businesses understand SEO and how the value of a solid strategy can help with any company’s online marketing efforts. A good online presence starts with a beautiful and functional website design. Then, the next step is to hire an experienced SEO team with a comprehensive strategy to assist in marketing your product or services through the use of quality content and Google-friendly methods.

As part of our mission to educate Omaha on SEO, we’ve put together a short video explaining what SEO is, our methodology and how it can benefit any business. Please watch and share! We look forward to your feedback.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 02/17/14 at 2:33 pm

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Our website design and development team is excited to announce the launch of a new website for Omaha Federal Credit Union. When it comes to banking, there are many choices in Omaha; and in order to stand out, Omaha FCU needed to update their website design and website functionality to stay relevant in the online marketplace.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 02/13/14 at 9:25 pm

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JM recently launched a new website for ABS Tree Care. ABS Tree Care is a full-service provider of residential and commercial tree care needs and serves Omaha, Council Bluffs and surrounding areas.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 02/13/14 at 5:53 pm

One service we rarely touch on through our blog is web hosting. And while we don’t mention it often, it’s one of the more important services we offer at JM. Without web hosting – your website could not be online marketing your products and services.solutions-hosting

There are SO many choices when it comes to web hosting, and it’s often difficult to know where you will get the best value. Many Omaha companies have different web hosting needs, including a dedicated server, email, databases, etc. No matter your web hosting needs, there are a few key things to consider when deciding on a web host.

First thing to look for is excellent service. Often, when it comes to technology, Omaha businesses are typically looking for support that won’t talk over their employee’s heads, but will instead work through any website and IT problems, answering any questions or concerns. Also, when problems arise, it’s important to have a web hosting company that will keep you updated on the progress of fixing the issue. Some larger web hosting companies can be challenging in this respect – due to high call volumes.

Next thing to look for is reliability. Websites have replaced brick and mortar stores for many businesses. Your website downtime is equivalent to your brick and mortar store being closed. Additionally, websites can be a business’ primary form of marketing. It can have a negative effect on marketing efforts when a website is down. Do a little research into the web hosting company you’re considering. Do they have a good reputation? Are their servers going to keep your “store” open to potential business? Will prospects be able to contact you when their ready for your service?

Lastly, when looking at Omaha web hosting it’s important to consider security. Security online is extremely important. As online threats and hackers become more advanced it’s important to keep your business information and customer information secure. An experienced web host will be able to stay on top of threats and quickly tackle any issue when it arises.

If you’re looking for a reliable, secure and customer service-focused Omaha web hosting company, JM is offering a free six months of web hosting when you transfer your website to our server. We are confident you will see the value in hosting your Omaha business website with us.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 01/23/14 at 2:58 pm

If you are a current client of JM Web Designs and have a WordPress blog or full content management system on your website, you’ve most likely seen a message at the very top of your browser when logging into your WordPress Dashboard. It’s something like:

WordPress 3.8 is available! Upgrade today for only $149 and be protected against the latest website threats. E-mail us to upgrade.

WordPress is consistently upgrading their system in order to provide a better user experience, a better developer experience and more effective security measures to protect against threats to your website. It’s always good to speak with one of us at JM to find out the benefits of the latest WordPress version, but WordPress 3.8, also known as “Parker,” is worthy of looking into. We encourage you to watch the video on the WordPress site to get the full effect.

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There are a couple things we love about this new version of WordPress. First, it’s by far the most aesthetically pleasing version of WordPress we’ve seen. From the admin perspective, the new dashboard has modern typography, a clean layout and the ability to customize your colors. As web designers we certainly appreciate this fresh new look.

The other aspect of WordPress 3.8 that we love is its responsive feature. If you have previously attempted to update your website through the WordPress admin on tablet or mobile devices you will know it was no easy feat! Now – with this latest version – the dashboard will respond to your browser size to allow for a clean and easy way to update your website on any device. Our design team can also help you create a more user friendly experience for your visitors on the front end of your website through responsive design.

Our Omaha web design team would love to speak with you about WordPress 3.8 and are, of course, always willing to help you assess any new version of WordPress as it’s released. Be sure to take a look at version 3.8 to get idea of how it will help your Omaha business be more effective, efficient and safer with website updates.

 

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 01/16/14 at 5:39 pm

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If you haven’t already, we suggest you pick up the January edition of the Midland Business Journal. JM’s founder and CEO, Jonathan Patton, is featured in an article regarding Omaha business websites and the importance of design, content and overall functionality.

We’d encourage you to read to the article, but to give a brief overview, Patton and other web design professionals in the Omaha area comment primarily on professional and functional website design, and the benefits of content management systems for business websites. Guidance from a professional Omaha web design company will help businesses organize and manage their content, while accurately reflecting a company culture and atmosphere in the design.

We appreciate the opportunity to be featured in the Midlands Business Journal, and hope you have the opportunity to pick it up.

 

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 01/10/14 at 5:37 pm

Recently, Omaha has been featured in national media – CNN, Fox New, Info Wars and other media outlets – for a posting made on the Omaha Police Officers Association (OPOA) website. JM worked with OPOA to design and build its website, and ever since we’ve watched their user base and impact in the community grow.omaha-poa-ss

The particular post receiving recent publicity is difficult to watch and contains disturbing content. But this post is one of several that go out weekly from the OPOA educating the community and police force about local, Omaha criminals, avenues for help and laws that impact Omaha citizens. Using a robust WordPress content management system, OPOA posts news articles, podcasts and videos for the purpose of educating and informing the Omaha community. JM also serves OPOA’s web hosting needs. Our reliable web hosting has supported over 150,000 website visitors within a 24 hour period.

It’s encouraging to see our clients utilize the powerful online tools we give them. A website can allow businesses and organizations to be a formative part of a community, an influential source of knowledge and a resource for anyone in need of a service.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 01/9/14 at 12:45 am

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JM’s long-time client, Omaha Track, recently decided to undergo some cosmetic and functionality changes on their websites. Omaha Track has several divisions in their company, serving many aspects of the railroad industry since 1983. Years ago, our Omaha web design team built a few different websites for their company’s divisions, but as they’ve grown and changed, a redesign became necessary.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 12/12/13 at 1:20 am

Previously, we published an article here on our blog about responsive design. If you haven’t read it, please do, as it discusses what responsive design is and why it’s important. There may, however, be some confusion about the difference between mobile websites and websites utilizing responsive design.

First, we’ll do a quick recap of responsive design. A responsive design website is a single design that adjusts based on the resolution of the device in which you are using to view the site. When viewing the site across a desktop, tablet or mobile device you will see the same elements, but reorganized and resized to show the cleanest, most user- friendly version of the site for that device.

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A mobile website is created in addition to the desktop website version. The site will have limited content and images – typically only what’s absolutely necessary for a user on the go – and eliminates other common desktop features. Mobile websites will also have a link to the full website, in case the user needs more information.

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Both responsive design and mobile websites take time and planning. Our Omaha design and development team work together to ensure that each page is planned for the best user experience – for both types of websites. Just as with any custom design, the cost is completely customized to your needs and your website.

For our Omaha customers, we are recommending responsive design over mobile websites. This solution is the best way to ensure that users are getting the information they need while having the best possible experience. A responsive design is able to grow with changing technology and grow with your business. It’s the most efficient and cost-effective long-term solution for your website and we’d love to have the opportunity to discuss this possibility for you and your business.

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