Archives for the month of: April, 2010

JWDC is very close to unveiling the new website we’ve created to promote the Aspire Health & Wellbeing centre, located in the heart of Spalding.

Aspire owner, Helen Mumby-Croft, commissioned JWDC after an extended search as to who might be best placed to deliver the right response as she sought to promote all Aspire has to offer in terms of health & beauty treatments, spa days, therapy treatments, cosmetic enhancement, dentistry, physiotherapy, podiatry, herbal & holictic medicine.

Scheduled to launch by end of October 2010 the new Aspire website will feature state of the art design & programming to reflect the high quality of services on offer – check back here soon to see the full results in due course, but as a tease to what’s coming, below is a screenshot from the Design Development stages!…

 

 

Earlier this week we did a spot of overhaulin’ on the website we designed for Norfolk-based garden designer Clare Agnew. Last year Clare was persuaded to invest in some third-party ‘Search Engine Optimisation’ by a company we’d never come across before.

Being only too willing to accommodate the wishes of a valued client, we duly gave the search engine consultancy access to Clare’s site but were not best pleased to see that part of their SEO ‘solution’ was to add a hyperlink on every page of a carefully crafted design which did little more than lead back to their own website!?!…

Clare monitored the promised success of the search engine specialist’s involvement over the course of a year and experienced no elevation in her Google rankings whatsoever, despite paying a monthly fee and allowing the SEO company to add unwanted, intrusive & unnecessary data to her website.

Needless to say our latest round of updates removed all reference to the search engine ‘specialists’ concerned – all their involvement appeared to achieve was increase search engine recognition of their own company!

There are many factors involved in enhancing SEO performance in the current climate but clients should be warned that letting a so-called ‘specialist’ company adapt your website to allow brazen promotion of their own company, products and services is not one of them: as a rule of thumb, there should be no need to have anything overt on your website which promotes SEO – all the key effort on this front is in the back-end of the build.

Now updated by JWDC, www.clareagnew.co.uk is once again helping our client promote her bespoke garden design service to a wide and varied clientele nationwide – feel free to check it out for yourself!…

 

Forget all that talk of a four-day Bank Holiday filled with nothing but rest & relaxation!

Today saw the launch of the latest JWDC online project, namely the new website for television presenter, Rachel Pierman whose next major commission following on from her successes in the past presenting live shows for five (Brainteaser and Memory Bank) is the new series of ITV1’s quiz show: Divided.

The launch of www.rachelpierman.com has been timed to coincide seamlessly with the launch of the new series of Divided this coming Tuesday 06 April at 5.00pm, and we’re all absolutely thrilled with the look and performance of the new website and all it offers. It should prove to be  a real resource for Rachel as the days, weeks and months unfold.

As well as her current Feature Showreel (available to view on nearly every page), the new site features Mini-Showreel clips, Voice Promos, Voicereels and Gallery pics as well as information on the Business Presenting Courses Rachel also been involved in setting up & running recently.

2010 looks set to be another positive year for JWDC and we’d just like to say a huge “thank you” to all the bright young things behind the scenes who have helped towards the release of this latest project.

Nothing like the release of a new website design to send us into egg-stacy over Easter!…