Client: Jem Machine, Inc.
Project: Re-design of existing site
Web Address: www.jemmachine.com
Project Scope: This is our second design for Jem Machine. In the early 2000s the owner Gene Dandiker retired and we assumed it was the end of the company. It turns out that Gene didn't do retirement very well so he returned to work, revived the company, and the web site needed some upgrades. We eliminated the very old Flash menu system and gave the site inventory database a much needed upgrade with more powerful tools for both administrators and end users.
Jem Machine Inc., is an internationally recognized leader in the field of sawmill machinery and equipment. Established in 1983 they offer the lumber industry a full product line of used sawmill capital equipment. they also offer consultation and appraisals for financing, liquidation, insurance and taxation purposes.
The site was redesigned from with an entirely new design incorporating flash and image rollovers.
User Tools: In it's original incarnation we created a series of graphical tools that allows Jem Machine employees to add in their inventory, assign it to a machinery category, create new categories if needed, upload images and make any item the Special of the Month and upload an Adobe PDF flier for each item. Since all their inventory is one-of-a-kind we set the database to delete all images related to a product when it's sold.
In it's second incarnation we upgraded the inventory interface to .NET with more powerful administration and end user tools.
Design Components: Site design of all graphics and color scheme, navigation menu, and online forms to gather and report data.
Graphic Editors: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Web Hosting: Powered by ProLogic Hosting.
Mobile Friendly: In August of 2017 we redesigned the web site and also made it mobile friendly to work on all devices.
“When we made the decision to update our companies web site we did some research on the web. After reviewing a lot of designer's web sites we came across Vortices Design web site. Now this was a site that was put together by a professional and this firm was going to do our site for us.
After talking with David Maria, we knew that we made the right decision. His patience with our staff to understand what we would like on our site was outstanding. He took the time to understand our needs and explain to us what was possible and make suggestions to make what we wanted even better. The data base program that they produced for us to do our own maintenance is very user friendly which leaves more time for us to do other work and less time in updating information in our data base.
It has been and continues to be great to work with David, he is very dedicated to customer relations and is there to answer questions and works hard to make sure everyone understands and gets the job done. This takes a special talent in communications.
Our new site is now at the top of the search engines for the first time and we are now getting customers we would have lost before. If you are looking for a web designer for your site, we highly recommend Vortices Design. They are the best bar none!”
Gene Dandliker, President
Jem Machine, Inc.
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