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First Impressions // Apr 28 // JLB

Did you know that it only takes 2.6 seconds after a website loads for viewers to focus on a specific element?   Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology proved it using eye tracking software in a recent study.  What does this mean to you?  It means that whatever viewers see first better be […]

Top Web Design Trends in 2014 // Apr 23 // JLB

At JLB, we say it all the time.  Make your website responsive to mobile devices, keep it simple, and make it captivating to your visitors.  We strive to be the best source of information for your website design and give you the guidance to make a lasting impression and bring your business to life online. […]

Nashville’s JLB Voted Best Web Design and Developer // Apr 11 // JLB

 JLB Wins 2014 Sizzle Award for Best Web Design and Development Company in Williamson County JLB, a full-service web marketing firm voted Best in Williamson County Franklin, TN – JLB, today announced that it was recently awarded the Sizzle Award for Williamson County’s (a South Nashville County serving Brentwood, Franklin and surrounding towns) Best Web Design […]

Franklin Mercantile Redesign // Nov 06 // JLB

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 […]

Comments, comments are no fun… // Nov 04 // JLB

For a long time, I’ve known not to read the comments section of any blog post or news article I’ve found online. People seem to lose any sense of decency and decorum as soon as they start typing in that little box at the bottom of the page. Turns out, I’m not the only one […]

Awesome Signage // Aug 30 // JLB

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! Awesome Signage Design

How to use Pinterest to win friends and influence people… // Jul 05 // JLB

So…Uniqlo, an awesome Japanese clothes company (I buy their clothes every time I’m in NYC. They’re affordable and really durable. I have two linen shirts that I bought 6 years ago and they still make my regular rotation), figured out an interesting way to “market” on Pinterest. I use the term “market” loosely because they […]

A fun example of guerrilla marketing. // Jun 01 // JLB

Guerrilla marketing has just about become a household term. It’s cheap, effective and can reach a large number of people (if done well). Wikipedia says this about it: “The concept of guerrilla marketing was invented as an unconventional system of promotions that relies on time, energy and imagination rather than a big marketing budget. Typically, […]

Magazines are not dead // May 07 // JLB

I love the feeling of paper in my hands. I always have and I always will. My wife has begged me to rid our bookshelves of my favorite paper swatch books that I’ve I acquired over the 10+ years I’ve been doing this…but I just can’t do it. Magazines will always have a special place […]

Livin' on the Edge // Apr 11 // JLB

The introduction of tablets and smartphones have created a need for web-based animation that goes way beyond the capabilities of the old stand-by that is Flash. Because of that, Flash has been experiencing a very long and somewhat painful death, leaving a hole in the web design / development community that’s in the shape of animated web elements. Adobe […]