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Sentry Credit logoSentry Credit recently launched their new mobile-friendly WordPress website. Established in 1992, Sentry Credit is a uniquely compassionate collection agency with office locations in both Everett and Vancouver, WA. Their mission is to treat every consumer fairly and with dignity and respect, using patience and professionalism to overcome obstacles and reach a positive outcome with every interaction. Visit the new Sentry Credit website to find out more!

especially 4 u logoCongratulations to our client Especially 4U for the launch of their new mobile-friendly E-Commerce website. Especially 4U provides kit rentals and private coaching for students of Cosmetology, Esthetician, Nail Technology and Barbering who are preparing for the Washington State Practical Exam. Take a look at their new website here to learn more about this unique company!

Wordpress Website, mobile-friendly website, NW Architectural Products, Woodinville, WA We enjoyed working with NW Architectural Products on their new website that launched in September. Their new mobile-friendly WordPress site uses the highly customizable Canvas theme.

Based in Woodinville, WA, NW Architectural Products specializes in the installation of partitions, bleachers, and gymnasium equipment in corporate, retail and athletic spaces.

Check out their home page for a photo of the glass operable wall installed at The Pro Shop at Century Link Field!

Wordpress conversion, mobile friendly website, Back Offic ConnectionSix years ago we created an HTML website for our clients Back Office Connection. They contacted us recently for additional help to make their site mobile friendly. We accomplished this by rebuilding it as a WordPress site, using a mobile friendly theme, while keeping the same look and feel of the original website. To view the new mobile friendly version – whip out your cell phone and take a look here!

Have you ever wished there was an “undo” button for an email you just sent? You are not alone! Fortunately, there are now several methods of doing just that. Even though you can’t undo any of those long-regretted emails you may have sent in the past, here are 4 ways to help you to “unsend” them in the future:

1. Gmail “Undo Send”

For Gmail users, sign in to your Gmail account and follow these steps:

  • Click on the gear icon in the upper-right corner and select “Settings.”
  • On the “General” tab, scroll down and find “Undo Send.”
  • Click the checkbox for “Enable Undo Send” and select a cancellation period of 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds. (This is how long you have to unsend the email back before it is delivered to the recipient.)
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click “Save Changes”

Now, when you click the “Send” button for your next outgoing email, a message will appear at the top of your inbox with an “Undo” link. You can click the “Undo” link for as long as the pop up is on your screen. Your email will then reappear, ready for you to edit or delete.

2. Criptext browser plug-in

Criptext is a browser plug-in that is currently offered for only Chrome and Safari, but there are versions in development for Firefox and Outlook. When you enable Criptext on an email, the message and any attachments become encrypted, it gives you the option to “recall” it, plus the message can be tracked so you know when it has been opened. It also allows you to set messages to self-destruct after a certain time period. The service works by turning the text of your message into an image, which is then sent to your recipient. Since the message is routed through their servers, they can delete the image which will cause the message content to disappear. (The email will still be there, but it will appear to be blank.)

3. UnSend.it browser plug-in

UnSend.it is another browser plug-in that works with more browsers and email services than Criptext. It functions in a similar manner to Criptext, except it does not encrypt the message. You will also need to change your email settings to allow your email service to run through UnSend.it’s servers.

4. Virtru Secure messaging

Virtru is a plug-in for Chrome and Firefox, that works with Gmail, Outlook.com and Yahoo. There’s also a plug-in for Outlook 2010 and 2013, plus apps for both Android and Apple. With Virtru, your emails are strongly encrypted and only you and your designated recipients can decrypt them. You have more control over emailing sensitive information, and therefore more privacy. Virtru has both a free version and an upgraded version, which includes more features like message revoking, expiring, and additional controls you for $4 a month.

So there you have it! With these 4 options and more, you are sure to find an “unsend” method that will meet your needs and save you from future email embarrassment.

stripe logoIf you would like to accept payments online, there are a lot of processors to choose from. However, finding the right one takes an enormous amount of time, energy and research.

Recently, we switched from our merchant account to “Stripe”.

Stripe has no monthly fees, no setup fees and no validation fees.  Best of all, they handle all of the PCI compliance.  They are like a deluxe version of PayPal.

They charge 2.9% +  30 cents per successful transaction.

Stripe was designed for developers, but there are several plugins available to make it more usable for non-techies.  I used “WP Simple Pay Pro for Stripeand for $30 I was up and running in an hour or so. Stripe is not known for having great technical support.

When deciding on an online payment processor for your business, there is a lot of information to sort through. It’s best to make a list of your requirements prior to evaluating any online processor. Stripe was a good fit for my business. Maybe yours too.

wordpress, website, mobile friendly, Edmonds in Bloom, Edmonds, WAWe recently helped Edmonds in Bloom with a website makeover. In commemoration of their 20th anniversary, we recreated their WordPress site to update the content and make it mobile friendly. Located in Edmonds, WA, Edmonds in Bloom is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the floral beautification of the Edmonds community.

Check out their site to learn more about their annual Garden Competition, Garden Tour, and more!