Learn Something New: Pin Design by Jones House Creative

Learn Something New: Pin Design

The old saying… A picture is worth a thousand words. …is absolutely true. With the creation of Pinterest and other image-based social sites, web design and social sharing has been revolutionized. One of the most common graphics you will see on any individual’s website are pinable brand images. What’s a Pinable Brand Image? Any image that draws attention and directs …

Learn Something New: Basic HTML Code from Jones House Creative

Learn Something New: Basic HTML Code

Welcome to the new year! Have you made your list of new year resolutions?  January is a great time to start over and begin something new. To encourage you in your motivated state, the next few weeks will hold crash courses in common web-related functions. Capitalize on these basics and wow yourself with a brand new skill. Today, we’re going …

Crafting a Business Plan from Jones House Creative

Crafting a Business Plan

Why a business plan? Well, if you’re a human being, chances are you are as forgetful, distractible, and discourageable as I am. As with any aspect of life, putting together a plan gives you a framework from which to thrive. A business plan offers you structure and accountability. While some entrepreneurs are able to succeed on the fly, any true …

Happy Thanksgiving from Your Friends at Jones House Creative!

Communicating Gratitude

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” – John F. Kennedy Fifty years after his death, his words still hold great significance. One of our most basic human needs is the desire to feel appreciated. While Thanksgiving is a beautiful reminder to count our blessings, let it also be the …

Placing Proper Boundaries by Jones House Creative

Placing Proper Boundaries

  All relationships contain boundaries. Some are clearly established while others may exist unspoken. Though “boundaries” may seem like a trigger word for holding people at a distance, some actually improve relationships by giving a framework to thrive within. In professional capacities, boundaries provide health to both business and personal life.   For business professionals: Respect your office hours. As …

Evaluating Website Functionality by Jones House Creative

Evaluating Functionality

Over the last few weeks, our posts have been building a miniseries of Evaluating Your Website. Today, we wrap it up with some brief suggestions to help you evaluate your own site to see what might need work. Fully functional websites may look entirely different from each other, but will share a number of key qualities, a few being: Cross-Browser …

Clean Cut Contact Forms from Jones House Creative

Clean Cut Contact Forms

Contact forms are an efficient function of modern websites. They look far more professional than just displaying an email address and are more convenient for your website visitors. Like most functions, there’s a right and a wrong way to use them. Let’s examine the right way… How to invite conversation through your contact form: Make it easy to find. One of …