Thursday, January 22, 2009

Trends & Ideas

After a Google search I came across this great site that lists some of the web design trends that they noticed in 2008. It is a great site to get ideas and/or insiparation for any kind of design. There are some neat things going on and some uber creative people out there. Check it out:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Accepting Donations Online

Many online non-profits want to accept donations online. And for good reason, it is just easier for a lot of people to give that way. I know my wife and I prefer to give this way. We don't have to carry cash and we can donate whenever we want, easily and securely. The problem is, that most non-profits don't have the expertise or the money to pay for a custom solution.

In comes BlueFire. I have partnered with Halo Merchant Services to provide non-profits and faith based organizations an easy and low-cost way to accept donations online. Everything is taken care of for you. No need to worry about SSL certificates, advanced web scripting, or anything else on the technical side. All you do is copy and past a piece of code on to your website and viola, all done.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Payments & Donations

I often work with groups that would like to accept donations online. There are always the easy alternatives available, like PayPal and Google Checkout. But, I recently had the chance to integrate a payment gateway into a custom cart. I had great success and was impressed with the business I worked with so I am giving them a shout-out here. If you are a non-profit (like a church or charity) and need to process credit cards or e-checks online, check out Halo Merchant Services.