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JLB Launches TNWagyu.com // May 08 // JLB

JLB is proud to announce the launch of one it’s latest creations!  TNWagyu.com, based in Franklin at Spring Hollow Cattle Company, provides wagyu beef to high-end chefs and restaurants throughout Middle Tennessee.  Wagyu originates from several breeds of Japanese cattle and is known for its intense and unique marbling, which not only makes it the […]

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. […]

Eleven Guidelines to Successful URLs for Your Web Site // Apr 15 // JLB

Eleven Guidelines to Successful URLs Describe Your Content An obvious URL is a great URL. If a user can look at the Address bar (or a pasted link) and make an accurate guess about the content of the page before ever reaching it, you’ve done your job. These URLs get pasted, shared, emailed, written down, and yes, […]

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 […]

Matt Mullenweg's State of the Word 2013 // Jul 31 // JLB

If you follow WordPress news, you’ll know that Matt Mullenweg gave his annual “State of the Word” talk at WordCamp San Fransisco. If you really follow WordPress news, you’ll be just as excited as I am for what WordPress core will be bringing us. From the history of the first WordCamp San Francisco 8 years […]

Does your business need a mobile app? // Oct 11 // JLB

Does your business need a mobile app? Mobile is growing, and everybody knows it. As creatives, we get excited about exploring newer realms. As businesses, we get excited about seeing our website on our latest smart phones and tablets. Sometimes this excitement can steer you in the wrong direction, causing us to overshoot our goals. […]

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 […]

Responsive Web Design // Mar 27 // JLB

We seem to be getting this request a lot lately … “can you design our new site for a mobile phone?” or “will our new site look okay in an iPad?” or “should we re-design our website to be more mobile-friendly?”

It’s a valid line of thought — and these are exactly the kind of questions clients should be asking. Mobile web usage is at an all-time high (see insightful article and “infographic” from DigitalBuzz). Some estimate that mobile Internet usage will overtake desktop Internet usage by 2014. The way your site looks in an iPhone, on a Droid, or in a tablet matters now more than it ever has. The W3C even has a standards section devoted entirely to mobile.