JCbolig.dk: Web development of a dynamic website for a property rental company
The property rental company JC Bolig was looking for a modern website with integration to boligportal.dk. I had the pleasure of designing and developing the website for JCbolig.dk.
Who is JC Bolig: Property rental company in Southern Jutland
JC Housing is a well-established property rental company with a long history. The company operates primarily in cities such as Tønder, Løgumkloster, Bredebro, Sønderborg, Esbjerg and Aabenraa. Their portfolio consists of different types of homes that meet the needs of both private tenants and commercial tenants.
I solved the first tasks for JC Bolig back in 2013 and we have had a collaboration ever since.
The need for a new website: Efficient property management through API service
JC Bolig wanted to update their website design and features. It was important that it was presentable and simple and in addition it needed to have some primary features that made it easy to manage residential rentals in terms of data, text and images. In addition to private rentals, it was also important that the website could handle the company's commercial rentals. In addition, it was important to create a platform that is naturally mobile-friendly and responsive to all platforms, as well as scalable in terms of features and new developments.
The need to develop an API service arose when JC Bolig wanted a more efficient and seamless way to manage their residential leases. Previously, they had to manually update information on both their own website and boligportal.dk. By implementing an API integration between the website and boligportal.dk, it became possible to automate the update process and maintain a consistent and up-to-date overview of available leases on both platforms. This eliminated the need for duplicate work and minimised the risk of errors or inconsistent information.
Minimalistic and intuitive: The design of the new website for jcbolig.dk
The website is built in a light and minimalist design. Technically, I have built a WordPress theme without the use of unnecessary third-party extensions. The theme is built on core WP and developed primarily using PHP and jquery functions in a git version controlled environment. To give the site better performance we have upgraded the server solution to a Cloudflare configured one of a kind, something I like to do with anyone who wants to take advantage of extra performance and security.
During the design process, I placed great emphasis on creating a visually appealing layout that matched Jcbolig.dk's brand identity. The colour scheme was carefully selected to reflect professionalism and credibility, while being pleasing to the eye.
I took a minimalistic approach to the design, removing everything superfluous and keeping only the essential elements. This created a clean and structured aesthetic that focussed on the content and made it easy for users to find what they were looking for.
The airiness of the design was achieved by giving the elements enough space around them, creating a pleasant visual balance and making it easier for the eyes to focus on the content. This also created a sense of space and openness that gave users a pleasant experience.
Responsive design was obviously a crucial factor, as it's important that the website works and looks good on different devices and screen sizes. I ensured that the layout adapted to both desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones, providing an optimal user experience regardless of the device the visitor is using.
Automated API Integration: Website connected via API with boligportal.dk
I have developed a customised API service that acts as a bridge between the website and boligportal.dk. This API is responsible for transferring and updating all information about the vacancies between the two platforms.
With this integrated solution, JC Bolig only needs to enter and manage its residential leases on the website. All updates, including adding new leases and removing rented properties, are done automatically and synchronised directly on boligportal.dk.
This automated process saves both time and resources for JC Bolig, as they no longer need to duplicate their work and manually update the information on boligportal.dk when they need to set apartment for rent.
I also had the pleasure of creating the logo for Jcbolig.dk
Besides being mostly a WordPress web developer, I also have solid experience with graphic tasks, including logo design. I have therefore had the pleasure of creating a logo for Jcbolig.dk, where I was able to combine my technical skills as a developer with my creative sense of design. It is important for me to deliver logos that reflect the company's identity and values in a professional and aesthetically pleasing way.