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Welcome to My New Site!

Posted by on November 20, 2009

In case you haven’t noticed this entire website has been completely reworked and redesigned thanks to my friends at Blue Sail Creative; the same folks that did the new website for my company Chess Media Group.  I’m very excited with the new look and feel for the site and would love to hear what you think about it.  The new website design is supposed to accomplish a few things:

  • Integrate a travel section into the site to share my stories and experiences and let you share yours
  • Increase the amount of interaction and comments, I really want to here more from all of you
  • Make everything look and work properly, many of you may have noticed some of the design flaws on the previous design and on the back end there were definitely functional flaws
  • Include more information about me and what I’m up to, such as speaking events and travel photos
  • Add a speaking page for folks that are interested in having me speak at their event

There are quite a few new additions to the site so allow me to give you a quick tour:

  • I added a small about section into the sidebar so people can get a quick idea of who I am and what I do
  • Added upcoming events into the sidebar
  • Included the book I co-wrote with Josh Peters into the sidebar
  • Added a newsletter which is something new for me, I’m hoping to include both travel and social business content
  • There is a new speaking page in the main navigation section
  • There is also a new travel section which has slightly different features in the sidebar such as flickr photos, a list of countries I’ve visited, and upcoming travel plans

I’ve gone through many design and color change options with Blue Sail Creative and I can honestly say that I feel this design is absolutely fantastic; it does a great job of integrating both social business and travel.  If you are looking to have a new site designed or developed be sure to check out Blue Sail, tell them “Jacob” sent you.  So there you have it, welcome to the new website!

I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on what you think about the new site.  For those of you who don’t remember what the old site looked like, here you go:

old jmorganmarketing website design

  • I'm not even gonna lie man…I liked your last site better. Not to go against the innovative grain but I was particularly fond of the whole chess theme (I love chess). But…this will grow on me:)


    • Agreed. There is something special about simplicity — and I don't see that here. This is busier. I grasp the reasons for why things are why they are, but I also liked the old one.

      • Tom Frances

        I disagree wholeheartedly. The last site looked like a kid made it, this is much nicer and actually works to establish branding.

        It also works to make you actually look professional….a lot of the social web talks all about content, but design is important…as jcrasco says below, good design allows your brain to engage things differently.

        Good Job Jacob!

        • Haha thanks Tom! Nice to know you thought a little kid made the other site, but I do agree with you; it was a rather unpleasant design experience to say the least. Thanks for the kind words!

      • Really? I like this site so much better. I think it maintains its simplicity but in a more functional way. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Love it man – looks great. Love the design and layout!

  • jcrasco

    SO much better…people tend to discount the importance of design, but the brain engages at a whole different level. Good investment. Makes you appear head and shoulders above all the template-based sites.

  • andrewhyde

    Love it, great redesign! I thought the top buttons were clickable (need ROI). Great color.

    • Thanks man, with your background I take that as a great compliment…and don’t worry no crowdspring!

  • I really like the new site! Looks fantastic! Just ordered your book – very interested in reading it.

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