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Software and Web Design: Put Yourself in Your Customer's Customer's Place

Recently, we had a client come to us in trouble.  Long story short, this was a customer who had come to us previously asking us to build her a website.  We talked over what she wanted, drummed up a proposal, and sent it over to her.  Great, fine, totally on board.  However, then she started talking to another company who promised to do the same job for much cheaper.  She went with them, the site was designed and up and running, and she was not happy with it.  She came back to us needing help.

  • 31 December 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2638
Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We know everyone is rushing around getting their last minute gifts, wrapping, cooking, and cleaning done.  We just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Take some time, enjoy family and friends (and food!).  We'll be jumping right back in next week with new tech articles, SDLC articles, UI/UX articles and more.

  • 24 December 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1168
New Approach to the New Year

After taking a look back through our 2014 year in review: here we discovered something interesting... We got a little lost in technology this year.  Who hasn't?  When we look back over our most popular articles of all time, we see common themes.  SDLC, custom solutions, consulting, DNN, etc.  All things we DO.  All things we LOVE TO DO.  So, why all the tech articles?  We'll, they're so nice and new and shiny.  Everyone is talking about them.  However, the readers have spoken and it's time for us to get back on track

  • 17 December 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1823
2014 Year in Review

​2014 is coming to a close and this year has flown by here at J&S Tech Designs.  We spent a lot of time this year focusing on relevant current topics to bring them straight to you and give you our spin on them.  Our goal is to connect with our readers and customers alike.  We want to deliver information that you care about, but we also want to engage with you and get your take on the information as well

  • 10 December 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2035
Tech Gifts to Buy Christmas 2014

Black Friday has come and gone and we can now look back and see what the big ticket items were – and if you can still get them before Christmas!  We were looking for some great tech items that people are buying for this gift giving season and wanted to share them with you.  What we need is more technology items like the ones listed below.  That’s what we like to do here, help more people design better tech.  So take a look at the list of top tech gift ideas for 2014 and see what makes these tech items so great.

  • 3 December 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2290
Things to be Thankful For

Happy Holidays! We know you have a busy week this week. Turkey to cook, shopping to do, in-laws to avoid...  We just wanted to take a minute and share with you all what we're thankful for this year.  

  • 26 November 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1377
Wearable Tech: Intel and Opening Ceremony are Making a Holiday Push

With only a few shopping weeks left this holiday season, we're seeing wearable tech all over the news.  We've had several articles now on wearable tech and how, if they want to make it, they need to be more practical about it.  For instance, wearable watches, considering not everyone even wears one anymore -they should probably make sure that the watches they are making are appealing to people as something they would want to wear.  That's the thing about "wearable".  People are wearing this piece on their bodies.  It has to be a style that they would actually choose to wear for themselves.  Along those lines we have Barneys New York who is rolling out exclusive Intel Smart bracelets designed by Opening Ceremony in December. 


  • 19 November 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1946
Top Black Friday Apps
November is here and Black Friday is only about two weeks away! It’s time to start gearing up, for those who are intending to take advantage of the most anticipated shopping event of the year, and make sure you’ve checked out these helpful (free) apps you can put onto your smartphone to save you a little time and even more money.
  • 12 November 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2444
#BlackFridayPhotoContest - We're Giving Away Up to $500 in our Biggest Contest of the Year!

Black Friday is right around the corner and we’ve decided to give you a little extra shopping money this holiday season!  We want to hear about your User Experience while you’re out shopping.  We talk a lot here about new technology, new apps, software, processes, etc.  Now is your chance to show it off!


How Not Charging for Services Can Help Grow Your Business

As business owners, one of our main goals is to make money -right?  Sure, we love making connections and many of us enjoy the work that we do, but a nice conversation isn't going to put gas in the car or food on the table.  Or is it?  I give away a lot of free advice.  Really, I do.  I spend hours with people I know or who I've just met and I give them tips and tricks to help get their businesses moving on social media platforms.  I listen to their issues and help tailor strategies for them to use.  I share my experiences with social media.  I explain the various platforms and the benefits of using them.  I talk about Facebook contests and hashtags on Twitter.  I spread valuable and reliable advice around so that people can do these things for themselves.  If you know anything about our company, you know that we offer these services.  We sell these ideas.  Social media management/consulting is a big piece of our company.  So, what do we get out of having these talks and giving this advice away for free?

  • 5 November 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2044
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Consultants: The Importance of Being an Expert

​As a consultant, you’ll run into situations nearly daily where you are meeting new people who want to hear about what you do. I get questions regularly on topics that I consult on. Many times these conversations come up on the spot and out of a normal business environment.  So, what do you do when you’re approached, totally unprepared, and you have to talk about your business out of the blue? Do you know your business well enough that you can stop whatever you’re doing and come up with an intelligent informed conversation? As a consultant, this is a must.
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