JBH Communications

JBH Communications JBH Communications provides WordPress design, hosting and maintenance, as well as photography and newsletter production.
(4)

Web site design, hosting, and maintenance, newsletter production and photography in the Dallas area. I focus largely on WordPress websites for small to medium size businesses and organizations.

One of the things I love doing for clients (and for myself) is ILLUSTRATING the ideas that we want to convey. Here is an...
08/05/2019
Thirty years of whistling in my sleep

One of the things I love doing for clients (and for myself) is ILLUSTRATING the ideas that we want to convey. Here is an illustration I did for a personal blog post.

A day I'll never forget; the two bars where I woke up...

I had the privilege of launching a new website today for my friends Jana & David Showalter, missionaries in northern Ita...
11/06/2018
Cristiani Biblici Insieme

I had the privilege of launching a new website today for my friends Jana & David Showalter, missionaries in northern Italy. David is a good photographer, so it was easy to convey the beauty of the place where they serve! CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW to check it out. https://www.cbinsieme.org

Siamo seguaci di Cristo. Lui è la via, la vita, e la verità.

I just launched this new website (click picture below to see the site) for my great clients at The Dragonfly Inn Canton....
11/02/2018
The Dragonfly Inn

I just launched this new website (click picture below to see the site) for my great clients at The Dragonfly Inn Canton. Working with Jeana Dickerson (Inn Manager) on the site has been a great experience. You'll see her creativity shining through in the photographs she had me take earlier this week. It really is a warm, inviting place to stay in Canton. It's especially convenient for anyone wanting to enjoy First Monday Trade Days, as the Trade Days entrance is just 3-4 minutes walk from the Inn's front door!

A charming AirBnB on the square in historic Canton, Texas

For my illustration of this week's blog post, Scott Schwefel allowed me to be silly. The post argues that "...self-aware...
06/28/2018
Discover Yourself – Self-aware leadership

For my illustration of this week's blog post, Scott Schwefel allowed me to be silly. The post argues that "...self-awareness is the single most important capability for a leader to develop."

Thinking of the most important skills for a leader to have, most people will suggest qualities such as vision, charisma, determination, or discipline. But there's one quality which rarely gets acknowledged in discussions about leadership but that is absolutely crucial, and that is self-awareness.

Each week, I get to devise a graphic and tweak the styling for Scott Schwefel's newest blog post. This one, which I just...
05/25/2018
Discover Yourself – Effective Listening

Each week, I get to devise a graphic and tweak the styling for Scott Schwefel's newest blog post. This one, which I just published, is definitely worth reading!

Today we're going to discuss an approach called effective listening, also known as active listening. We’ll also share some practical tips to improve active listening skills.

As business owners, we want potential and current clients to talk with us one way or another. Traditionally we'd invite ...
05/25/2018
One very useful way to keep your website visitors

As business owners, we want potential and current clients to talk with us one way or another. Traditionally we'd invite prospective customers to contact us via snail mail, an email address, phone number, and maybe a fill-in contact form. You may have your preferred contact method. But what do potential customers want? Your Website Visitors May Prefer This... Increasingly, website visitors expect to see a chat utility. [ 425 more words ]
https://www.jbhcommunications.com/a-useful-chat-service-for-your-website/

A chat utility on your website makes it easier for website visitors to contact you, and encourages them to stay on the site while they do so!

I find it especially satisfying to work on a website project that blends the best skills of several professionals. We al...
03/23/2018
A Fun Website Upgrade Collaboration

I find it especially satisfying to work on a website project that blends the best skills of several professionals. We all end up looking smarter and more talented! My longtime website client, Linda Mastaglio, engaged our colleague Newell Crosse to redesign www.twi-pr.com. It had been many years since I built an earlier version in WordPress, and the site was overdue for a makeover. [ 337 more words ]

https://www.jbhcommunications.com/website-upgrade-was-fun-collaboration/

Assisting talented designer and video producer, Newell Crosse, I had the privilege of participating in the website upgrade for public relations expert Linda Mastaglio.

Last week, we launched an updated website for another of my great clients: Suburban Plants. The family who own this comp...
03/19/2018
Suburban Plants, serving North Texas with premium plants, services, and products

Last week, we launched an updated website for another of my great clients: Suburban Plants. The family who own this company (Speece) are first-class. My own experience matches the great reviews they get from customers. https://www.suburbanplants.com Check 'em out!

Visit and you'll see that the plants we grow on our plant farm in East Texas are top quality. With roots in the landscaping business, we can also design and maintain your residential and commercial installations.

A year of building beautiful, well-organized websites for great clients. How to celebrate? There was only one way...
02/09/2018
Celebrating First Anniversary With New Website - JBH Communications

A year of building beautiful, well-organized websites for great clients. How to celebrate? There was only one way...

Celebrating First Anniversary With New Website by Brad Hepp | Feb 8, 2018 | Uncategorized | It has been right at a year since I transitioned JBH Communications from a sideline to a full-time business. Unlike my friend and encourager-extraordinaire Stan Hulen, I didn’t celebrate the first year anni...

Every year I and some of my best friends do a lightning 4-day trip up to Colorado to climb one of the 54 peaks that are ...
09/02/2017
High in the Colorado Rockies

Every year I and some of my best friends do a lightning 4-day trip up to Colorado to climb one of the 54 peaks that are 14,000' or taller. It's doubtful we'll ever climb all of them since we're getting "old" now. This year's climb was Mount Belford (14,197'). Three of us had climbed Belford in a past year, but wanted to introduce it to new members of our group. [ 224 more words ]

https://www.jbhvisuals.com/high-in-the-colorado-rockies/

My trippy little Photosphere video using images taken with a hand-held Android phone. Imagine what I could do if I had Sherpas to carry REAL equipment up the mountain!

I love it when clients turn to me for creative photo manipulation. In downtown Dallas, there is a 30-foot-tall eyeball s...
07/31/2017
Animating the Giant Eyeball in Downtown Dallas

I love it when clients turn to me for creative photo manipulation. In downtown Dallas, there is a 30-foot-tall eyeball sculpture that was just begging for photo and video manipulation. Click the image to view the weird little exercise -- WITH SOUNDTRACK -- on my website!

This little Photoshop and Premiere exercise, combined with a soundtrack from Marco Ciavolino, may give you the willies. CLICK THE IMAGE to view the video on my JBH Visuals website.

I published an earlier version of this Photosphere, but then I figured out several ways to make it better. It's kind of ...
07/06/2017
Lovers Lane UMC Sanctuary

I published an earlier version of this Photosphere, but then I figured out several ways to make it better. It's kind of nice with the music, so turn up the speakers! This kind of presentation is ideal for schools, large churches, hotels, and convention centers... or any venue where potential visitors would like to "look around" before they visit. Have a use for one of these cool little movies? Give me a call! (214) 843-1484 View some other examples of my Photosphere-based movies HERE.

http://www.jbhvisuals.com/lovers-lane-umc-sanctuary/

Brad Hepp, of JBH Visuals serves his website clients and others with 360-degree photos and movies that highlight the practical beauty of their well-designed facilities.

I was eager to learn about the new focus of an excellent organization that I follow on Facebook. Then I saw it — a very ...
06/07/2017
Be Sure Your Social Media Posts Point to Your Website

I was eager to learn about the new focus of an excellent organization that I follow on Facebook. Then I saw it — a very cool Facebook post that mentioned the organization's new focus. So I clicked the image on Facebook, assuming that I'd be able to learn more. No Dice. The Facebook Post Led Me... NOWHERE! Needless to say, I was disappointed. [ 286 more words ]

https://www.jbhcommunications.com/point-social-media-to-website/

Whenever possible, use your social media shares to lead your target audience back to your website. JBH Communications can help you with this! CLICK IMAGE to read more....

When friends ask me to photograph a house they are selling, I usually give them a copy of the photographs that I gave th...
05/26/2017
Goodbye, Old Friend

When friends ask me to photograph a house they are selling, I usually give them a copy of the photographs that I gave their Realtor. So many memories are bound up in the home where they were formed. We picture our mothers and fathers, brothers, and sisters, sons and daughters in the spaces we shared with them. So This One is For My Own Family… [ 285 more words ]

http://www.jbhvisuals.com/goodbye-old-friend/

We closed today on the sale of Dad's house in Van. Soon another family will live there. May the memories they form in this house be as wonderful as those that we formed there over the last forty-seven years.

Interviewing Melissa Austin-Weeks, Blogger Extraordinaire In early 2016, Melissa Austin-Weeks contacted JBH Communicatio...
05/25/2017
Interviewing Melissa Austin-Weeks, Blogger Extraordinaire

Interviewing Melissa Austin-Weeks, Blogger Extraordinaire In early 2016, Melissa Austin-Weeks contacted JBH Communications about moving her Blogger blog over to a new WordPress website. Melissa already had another web development firm engaged to do this, but they were not getting the job done, and were not communicating effectively with her. She remembered a friend’s Facebook post about his good experience with JBH Communications, and decided to give me a try. [ 1,522 more word ]

https://www.jbhcommunications.com/interviewing-melissa-austin-weeks-blogger-extraordinaire/

One year into her use of WordPress as a new blogging platform, Melissa reflects on why she made the change, what has worked, and what has not worked.

Take a Look Around and Around and Around. Wait for it.... Photo Spheres have been around (pardon the pun) for several ye...
05/22/2017
Take a Look Around and Around and Around

Take a Look Around and Around and Around. Wait for it.... Photo Spheres have been around (pardon the pun) for several years. But I had ignored them until recently, when a friend reintroduced me to their charm. During his visit from Baltimore, Marco Ciavolino and I went out and shot full spherical shots of several locations, including these two at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church (one of my clients). [ 77 more words ]

http://www.jbhvisuals.com/take-look-around-around-around/

In a project for the Foundation at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, I finally found a really useful application for Photo Spheres. You can look all around, to the sky or ceiling, and down to the floor below. CLICK THE IMAGE to go see what I mean!

What's Wrong with Social Sharing? This is the second in a series of posts that I'm writing about supporting a brand with...
05/19/2017
What’s Wrong with Social Sharing?

What's Wrong with Social Sharing? This is the second in a series of posts that I'm writing about supporting a brand with social media. In the first post, I suggested that website owners should feed their own websites first, and then share from their websites to social media. Now, let's step back and talk about the content of those posts and social shares.... [ 562 more words ]

https://www.jbhcommunications.com/whats-wrong-social-sharing/

Analyzing your audiences and their various needs is the first step in generating interesting messages. Failure to analyze can result in boring, repetitive posts. Click to read this second in a series of articles about the relationship between websites and social media channels.

Here's something I have noticed in my years of working with website clients: they sometimes pay far more attention to so...
05/08/2017
Let’s Make Your Website More Sociable

Here's something I have noticed in my years of working with website clients: they sometimes pay far more attention to social media (Facebook, Twitter, others) than to their own websites. So What?! I care about this because I want my clients' websites to do as much as possible to further their aims: to snag new customers, new readers, new converts. When you add content to your website — most easily with BLOG posts — Google and other search engines index that content and are able to list your site higher in search results. [ 345 more words ]

http://www.jbhcommunications.com/lets-make-website-sociable/

Brad Hepp helps clients optimize their WordPress sites to increase their value with relevant content which can then be shared on social media channels. Click image to read more.

Had some fun with a photo shoot in Austin and with the post processing that my client requested. Real Estate photography...
05/01/2017
No-Sweat "Landscaping" and" House Cleaning"

Had some fun with a photo shoot in Austin and with the post processing that my client requested. Real Estate photography doesn't usually allow such extensive retouching. This was an exception. Click image below to check out the story.

How I use Photoshop to virtually lay grass, remove rubbish, and clean dust off floors in a photo shoot of houses that are going on the market.

This article gets into the weeds, but it's worth reading as a reminder of how easily we can be fooled into visiting mali...
04/15/2017
Chrome and Firefox Phishing Attack Uses Domains Identical to Known Safe Sites

This article gets into the weeds, but it's worth reading as a reminder of how easily we can be fooled into visiting malicious websites.

This is a Wordfence public service security announcement for all users of Chrome and Firefox web browsers: There is a phishing attack that is receiving much attention today in the security community. As a reminder: A phishing attack is when an attacker sends you an email that contains a link to a m...

Hate scrolling? Ever been to a one-page website where the designer threw tons of type and images into one painfully long...
03/13/2017
Simple Elegance: The One-Page Website

Hate scrolling? Ever been to a one-page website where the designer threw tons of type and images into one painfully long page? It's that experience that has made me shy away from one-page websites. This Time, it Made Sense! Corporate writer Don Geiger and I have been talking for some time about updating his website to a modern, responsive WordPress site. [ 119 more words ]

http://www.jbhcommunications.com/simple-elegance-the-one-page-website/

Hate scrolling? Ever been to a one-page website where the designer threw tons of type and images into one painfully long page? It’s that experience that has made me shy away from one-page web…

Still happy that I chose WordPress as my go-to platform 10 years ago.
03/11/2017
Nice Icon for Your Site!

Still happy that I chose WordPress as my go-to platform 10 years ago.

How Does Your Website Icon Look? If a site visitor adds a shortcut to your website on his or her smartphone, what will it look like? I hadn’t considered this question until today. When I trie…

Designed, Hosted, and Maintained by JBH
02/27/2017

Designed, Hosted, and Maintained by JBH

Designed, Hosted, and Maintained by JBH

Address

2336 Dorrington Dr
Dallas, TX
75228

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(214) 843-1484

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when JBH Communications posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to JBH Communications:

Nearby advertising & marketing companies