Happy Crimbo from JamJo The end of the year is nigh. And your trusty JamJo are signing off for a few days to sip mulled wine and down mince pies (not too many tho, we don’t want to be adopting the shape of that poor fella in the header above!). We had a great year and tis time to hang our pixel tool belt on the wall for a wee bit. 2012 saw us launch our Managed WordPress Solution. And it’s been taken too like the proverbial duck to water (We launched quite a few new projects around it with more to come in the new year). The feedback has been good and we’re going to continue to develop on and refine that solution in the new year. 2013 will [...]
About JonDrawing from training and experience in art, web design, branding and advertising, Jon brings a balanced approach to the look, strategy, and technology of JamJo's web sites. When he’s not studying the pixels on a screen or debating point sizes, he can be found strumming his guitar and noodling new tunes in a song book.
Have you heard of Google Business Photos? It’s basically Google Maps with Street View except now you get to walk in off the street and view the interiors of buildings. (Don’t worry not residential properties!) Pretty sweet if you’re a restaurant or pub for example. Your customers can walk around, explore, and interact with your business with a 360-degree, interactive tour. See it in action here for the Market Lane Restaurant off Oliver Plunkett Street. (It’s making me hungry!) We recently teamed up with a photographer who’s offering this Google Business Photo service. He’s name is John Roche and he specialises in these Google Business Photos panoramic photography to capture the inside of your business. He was featured in the Irish Examiner last Friday and JamJo got a wee mention… [...]
Your ever trusty JamJo have been busy in the web mill of late. We’ve launched 3 new websites that you can feast your eyes on at the links below. First up is Supernova, Corks premiere location for Children’s Birthday Parties and Adventurous Play. Visit the website here. Next up is Working4Talent. It’s an EU project under the INTERREG IVC Programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Visit the website here. And finally we have Victoria Mills. Spacious student apartments near UCC. Visit the website here.
This month in the JamJo client spotlight is University College Cork. UCC Accommodation & Student Activities to be precise. JamJo took on website design duties for the Student Accommodation website last year. Give the site a wee visit over here: www.uccaccommodation.ie We also got our web design mittens into the UCC Societies website but that’s for another day! The website is built using WordPress software. Great for dynamic content. It needed to be user friendly (updated regularly with new properties) and search engine friendly (big brother Google is watching!). The design and identity? Well, we were required to diligently follow the visual identity guidelines on this one. The U.C.C. crest reproduces nicely in black and white so we went there first and introduced a dash of red for navigation and [...]
In the spotlight this month is Cork Week. It’s a sailing event, for both sailors and spectators alike, that comes to Cork every two years. Now in it’s 18th edition (it kicked off in 1978) it’s certainly proved its worth at enduring stormy seas! JamJo was first approached to redesign the Cork Week website for the 2010 event. We gave it another freshen up for this years event (see it in action here) which is launching just around the corner (7th to 13th July). If you’re about Crosshaven get your sea legs over there. The website is built using WordPress (a favorite at JamJo) with focus being squarely put on content, content, content. It has all the functionality you might expect from an event based website (registration forms, latest posts, [...]
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All JamJo websites are Search Engine Optimised. We’ve taken great care to ensure that your content is set up correctly to help search engines like Google to crawl your site and gather the information it needs to include your site within its database. However in order to make sure that your site will achieve healthy rankings within search engines we recommend that you update your site regularly with new content by writing new posts. See “How to write a post” IMPORTANT: Content is the raison d’être for any web site. Retail sites feature a catalog of products. University sites contain information about their campuses, curriculum, and faculty. News sites show the latest news stories. Without some sort of updated content, there is little reason for anyone to visit your web [...]
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JamJo is delighted to announce a website we designed just won a national award for the Best Website at the AOIFE (Association of Irish Festivals & Events) Irish Festival Marketing Awards. The Ardmore Pattern Festival website was announced as the winner during the AOIFE Annual Conference in Ballinasloe, Co Galway on 11 November. Here’s what the good folks over at the festival had to say: “…beat off competition from the Galway Arts Festival and the Dublin Theatre Festival!! A big thanks to AOIFE and the Carlton Hotel Group and to our website designers, Jamjo.”
Hi all…new work added to our portfolio of late….and some hum dingers too… Rubicon Centre we had the task of refreshing the Rubicon Centre website…we were first approached by the Centre some years back..so it was a case of out with the old and in with the new…really happy with how this one turned out …a nice clean and professional look with some bells and trimmings to give it the JamJo finish…see here
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