2014 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development

By | 2017-08-11T16:22:22+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Categories: Beacon News|

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The new Jacksonville State University website launched almost a year ago, but the accolades continue to roll in.  Beacon and the awesome team at JSU partnered up last spring on the redesign and development of a new responsive design of the primary .EDU and news websites.  These sites turned out great.  The design team worked closely with the client to turn out a visually appealing web design that generates results while the development staff did a great job of ensuring the sites render just right across all device types and browsers.  In addition, the Beacon team integrated the design into JSU’s Cascade Server CMS.  The integration included the addition of a new flexible call-out feature, which is used throughout the site, as well as a responsive flex slider.

The sites launched in May to a great response.  Including a flurry of positive Twitter activity from the JSU community.

Cascade Server Design

In addition to the positive responsive from the client and the JSU community, the sites recently received a 2014 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development form the Web Marketing Association.

Higher Education Web Design

As a firm who tends to look to the quantitative data to gauge success, it is great to receive these tremendous accolades from the JSU and Web Marketing communities.   We are very proud of our experience designing engaging designs for dozens of higher education clients and we always look forward to the next successful launch, so stay tuned for exciting new sites in the coming months from our clients at Texas A&M Texarkana, University of North Georgia, Nova Scotia Community College and others.



About the Author:

Rick Boccard
A seasoned Account Executive, Rick joined the Beacon team eight years ago after successful sales stints with Bluewolf and Bronto Software. He enjoys building long-term relationships with his clients, and prides himself on being consultative, fully understanding the impact of technology on business goals, earning trust and being a customer advocate. He has crafted custom Higher Education contracts for the University of the Virgin Islands, University of Hartford, University of Wyoming, Colorado State University Pueblo, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Boston College and the University of Pennsylvania. Rick earned a B.S. in Economics from Roanoke College and an A.A.S. degree in Web Technologies from Guilford Technical Community College.