You never know where a spontaneous conversation will lead. For JB Systems owner, Jerry Bauer, and Black River Falls High School principal, Tom Chambers, a chance encounter on a sailboat last October created a unique opportunity to introduce high school students to the world of programming.
“We just happened to land on the same sailboat,” says Tom. “In the process of skimming over Lake Pepin, we struck up a conversation about the needs in the IT area, the potential in our youth to fill those needs, and how we could work together make it happen.”
Their answer came in the form of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Non-traditional Occupations Focus grant. Since applying for (more…)
Often times your website is a potential customer’s first impression of your company. That being said, if you’re a business in the 21st century, you absolutely need a website. Since you need a website, you might as well have a handcrafted, award-winning website. That’s why our team at JB Systems puts so much time and effort into researching your company and industry design trends. We don’t just build websites 一 we create a beautiful, handcrafted solution that expresses your brand. (more…)
At JB Systems, we’re always looking for ways to give back to the Eau Claire community. It’s been a great place to grow our business, and we want to continue making this a great town for more local businesses and entrepreneurs. We’re excited to have even more of an opportunity to help businesses in the Chippewa Valley!
At the end of January, Jerry Bauer, owner and founder of JB Systems, LLC, was selected as the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) newest board member. Jerry will work with the board to offer free resources to entrepreneurs and businesses in the Chippewa Valley. With these resources, the Eau Claire Area EDC hopes to “innovate, develop, expand, or locate the communities of Altoona, Augusta, Eau Claire, Fairchild, and Fall Creek,” by providing new career opportunities. (more…)
At JB Systems, we’re constantly working in overdrive to create the best custom websites that we can for our clients. Whether it’s researching the latest design trends or developing web solutions to make visitor experience extraordinary, our team doesn’t stop at “good enough.”
This drive to always improve leads us to being very goal-oriented. While we all have individual goals, JB Systems always has goals that we work toward as a team. Although we work hard day in and day out, we also take time to celebrate when we reach these goals as a team.
This is exactly what we did back in June, when we closed the office for the day and took to Lake Pepin for a day of sailing. The JB Systems team broke out into two smaller groups and learned how to sail. We also learned that teamwork and solid communication are crucial in order to have a (more…)
JB Systems is pleased to announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, we have been selected as a winner in Graphic Design USA‘s (GDUSA) 2015 American Web Design Awards. The purpose of the American Web Design Awards, as stated by GDUSA, is to “showcase the power of design in enhancing websites and online communications.” GDUSA was founded in 1963, and is committed to being the leading magazine for creative professionals.
We are beyond excited to accept these awards. It reassures us that we are meeting our goal of providing the best services possible to our clients, and it encourages us to stay creative and innovative in our website designs.
Our designers understand that you have just three seconds to wow any visitor who comes to your website. That’s why it’s crucial to have a design that’s functional and beautiful, in order to keep them from closing their browser on your site. With JB Systems, you can get a custom website that is functional and beautifully designed so that visitors will browse your website and learn more about your company. In fact, we’ll design a website (more…)
We’re asked quite often about mobile strategy, compatibility issues, its affect on SEO and more. We’ve been producing Responsive websites since 2013 but thought this article, written exclusively for JB Systems by Ivan Serrano, would bolster our approach and provide some clarity. We hope you enjoy – and thanks to Ivan for providing some third party, unbiased, insight:
Responsive Design – A Summary
The rise of smartphones and tablets has had a huge impact on the design and user experience of a site. Before mobile devices, brands only needed ensure that their site would work across different browsers. Smartphones and tablets, however, offer a completely different experience from a standard desktop. Not only is the screen smaller the mobile devices themselves generally are less powerful, have different resolutions, rely on touch control and generally do not support Flash. More importantly 75 percent of consumers expect brands to have mobile-friendly sites and have no problem navigating away if they cannot find what they are looking for quickly. With mobile Internet usage growing 73 percent from the previous year, it’s no exaggeration to say that mobile is the most important avenue for marketers. While there are several options to making your site mobile-friendly, the preferred method is to implement a responsive design.
What Is Responsive Web Design?
Simply put, responsive web design (RWD) means all content, images and structure of a site will adjust to fit every screen size. Unlike a mobile specific site, an RWD site is built on one domain and a single HTML codebase which is fluidly resized by CSS to adjust to any screen size. Since it is all built on one domain you don’t need to maintain different versions of the site (more…)