Development

Five Jars works in multidisciplinary teams to foster collaboration and to implement the most comprehensive website and app development solutions for our clients.

Five Jars acknowledges the importance of user-centric development. We do not use tech language and see our clients as partners. This enables us to view every project as a long-term engagement which will foster your business success. We strongly advocate for transparent development cycles.

Five Jars is renowned to be at the forefront of development trends and our developers are among the most experienced and most senior ones on the market. But we are more than that. It is our desire to strive for user-centric solutions and identify opportunities for our clients which enables us to create the most sophisticated solutions for our customers.
 

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Web Development

Everything starts with a team

Here at Five Jars, we are convinced that the right team and corporate environment are key to our clients’ success. Our teams are interdisciplinarily organised and consist of developers, marketing experts, design gurus and many other professionals leading in their very own field of expertise. It is this combination which allows us to deliver solutions which not only offer state-of-the-art custom code but also integrate marketing, strategy and UX/UI from the very beginning. Our interdisciplinary teams provide you with out-of-the-box, all-inclusive and future-proof solutions made to make you thrive.

Five Jars shapes its own environment

Our developers do more than simply provide solutions to our customers. Five Jars’ developers are core contributors to the Drupal and JavaScript community as we believe that collaborating with other developers not only creates the most favorable environment but also fosters the technology stack itself to become as efficient as possible. We are convinced that collaborating publicly allows us to demonstrate and showcase our expertise while also testing our solutions through an open community. While not every project is born to become a publicly available repository, we are proud to give back to the Drupal and JavaScript community.

We make innovation accessible

Five Jars creates an environment where all companies, independent of their size, can access and profit from technological innovation. Whether it is a digital signage solution or an extensive freemium video platform, we advocate for a wide accessibility of technology and reduce barriers such as high development costs. Our own rapid prototyping framework allows us to rapidly create a minimum viable product to test and to receive feedback on. The short feedback loops allow us to develop state-of-the-art applications and websites in an efficient way. This, ultimately, reduces your development costs significantly.

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Accessible innovations

Open-source software to lower your ongoing costs

However, rest assured – this is no downside when working with Five Jars. Since its founding, Five Jars’ developers have been core developers of the Drupal community, which makes us the ultimate experts in our field. The advantage for you, however, is that you avoid any lock-in, long-term licensing agreements which will cost you a fortune over the years. To underline that, we do not lock you any way into an ongoing collaboration with Five Jars as all our custom code is following best practices and is well documented. This allows you to choose your after-sales service provider independently from our development services. Why do we do that? Frankly, we are sure that our expertise and agile project management will convince you to stay with us long after the initial project is completed.

Rigorous quality assessment

Five Jars follows best practices in development, including strict adherence to coding standards, clear documentation, and a design process that is responsive at its core. To ensure highest quality standards, we use a manifold approach to quality assessment consisting of code review by internal developers that are not part of the project team as well as automated quality testing and external usability testing.
 

Technologies we use

Our development services

Technical Architecture
Custom Development
Technical Project Management
Large-scale Websites Implementations
Back-end Development
Front-end Development
Migrations
Accessibility
DevOps
Restful APIs & API Design
Support & Maintenance
Continuous Integration Workflows

Probably you are now wondering whether Five Jars is the right partner for your goals. While our services are entirely tailored to your specific business case, all services build on the same principles:

Experienced developers
Our developers launched projects serving more than 30 million users, which makes them highly experienced and effective.
We focus on results
Our projects focus on measurable goals. We showcase the impact our solution had and what you can expect in future.
Transparent communication
Collaborating with us means having full control over the entire project. We foster transparent processes and inform you on a regular basis to keep you in the loop and receive your feedback immediately. We are open for any of your questions or requests.

Development Case Studies

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Mount Vernon case study

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

A large website extension project which affects millions of people annually
George Washington’s Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in the United States with more than 85 million people having visited the estate since 1860. Five Jars has been collaborating with Mount Vernon since 2018 and is responsible for the digital advancement of the web environment. Together with our client, we create a user experience which blends into the excitement of visiting the landmark later in the user journey.
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YMCA of the North website teaser

YMCA of the North

A large website improvement project which required an extraordinarily diverse team to tackle all challenges successfully
In order to delight customers, increase impact and grow their organization, YMCA of the North hired Five Jars to carry out necessary development work as well as improve the user experience across its online presence. Five Jars evaluated the required steps and kicked the project off with a diverse project team.
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YPKC association

YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties

Website migration with an extensive function overhaul to improve the user experience
Five Jars was hired to help YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties achieve this mission online – through an overhaul of their website and by integrating sophisticated, new functions.
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Teaser-MV Video Portal

Mount Vernon Video Portal

Re-design the way video content is presented and made accessible
George Washington’s Mount Vernon has been increasing its video production efforts to offer additional value to its visitors and members. Besides pre-recorded videos, Mount Vernon now offers live events and other captivating online experiences as well as a membership area with additional members-only content.
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Council for Exceptional Children

Council for Exceptional Children

Stunning and consistent website for the premier association for special education professionals
Full web presence redesign for a major educational association (Council for Exceptional Children), a professional association of educators focused on advancing the success of children with exceptionalities.

Five Jars went through the full cycle redesign with the CEC team to digitally transform their web presence and improve brand consistency across all platforms. We created a digital ecosystem for the CEC to host 70+ microsites and created an engaging, positive website visitor experience.
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Video automation tool made with Drupal

Video Automation Tool

Five Jars automated the video converting and reduced the time spent on these administrative tasks
Automating video content preparation efforts by creating a custom-made software tool. Five Jars was hired to automate the video preparation and reduce the time spent on these administrative tasks.

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