Simplified and Streamlined Customer Experience

Just launched a total redesign for AU Storage, Student Storage at American University in Washington DC.

This e-commerce website allows AU students to sign up and pay for their storage needs during off-periods from school such as over the summer or during study abroad semesters.

We simplified and streamlined the signup process, and implemented several layers of automatic follow up messaging to keep customers up to date. The goal is to increase sales, and save administrative time and effort for the AU Storage staff.

Visit: https://www.austorage.com

Project built and managed by Kenneth Feldman at KPFdigital.

Art direction by Michael Kroll at Sheep In Disguise.

Total Redesign for Book Publisher VENDOME PRESS

Just completed a total redesign for book publisher VENDOME PRESS.

Earlier in the year, we completely rebuilt the framework and backend of this website to make it easier for Vendome staff to manage and update their book catalog.

Now, in phase two, we’ve applied a new 2017 branding to the frontend of the website, while retaining all of the really neat stuff we built for the backend.

New brand look developed by fabulous design firm Charles and Thorn of Brooklyn, NY.

Visit: http://www.vendomepress.com

KPFsecret: Self-destructing Encrypted Notes

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KPFdigital announces the launch of our self-destructing notes website: www.KPFsecret.com

This website allows you to securely send PINs, messages, passwords, or other sensitive or private information.

All notes are fully encrypted, and then permanently destroyed immediately after viewing.

To Use*:

Visit: www.kpfsecret.com

  1. Type or paste your note into the box provided
  2. Click the Submit Secret Note button
  3. Copy secret link provided and send to recipient via email or text message

Your recipient simply clicks your link in their email or text app, thereby revealing their secret note on the KPFsecret website.

After the note is viewed once it is completely and permanently deleted. Subsequent clicks on your link will only lead to an empty page.

*Alternately, for extra-extra security you may create a passphrase which the recipient must enter after clicking the link you send. Typically, the passphrase can be sent by separate method to help prevent unauthorized access of your link if more than one person has access to the recipient’s email.

Why Did We Make This?

At KPFdigital we’re careful to always use industry best practices when it comes to internet security. We go to great effort to create and use only highly secure and different passwords for all online accounts.

We made the KPFsecret website because as web developers we frequently need to send passwords or other sensitive account information that we’ve created for our customers during a project. (It’s also a way for our customers to send us info securely as well.)

We prefer not to ever send important domain, mail, or other account passwords via email because that information may remain sitting in the recipients inbox forever. If the email account is ever compromised, that information could be stolen and used inappropriately.

Sending this type of information via a self-destructing note leaves no electronic trace of the info anywhere, in neither the sender’s nor recipient’s email boxes.

Safe Password Management

At KPFdigital, we make good use of a secure password manager application for securely storing and retrieving passwords for all types of online accounts. We like the 1Password app from Agile Bits, and use it on our desktop and mobile devices alike. We highly recommend that you also utilize such an app, as it will allow you to have secure and different passwords for all websites, while providing secure and easy access to that info.

KPFsecret is made from the free and open source Python web application d-note. More info about how the website works can be found here: Security, FAQs, About.

You are free to use the KPFsecret website, however continued operability or existence of this website is neither offered nor guaranteed.

www.kpfsecret.com

What is Responsive Website Design?

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Responsive website design means that your website will automatically adjust its layout to look great on any device that it is being viewed on.

The images, text, and design elements will respond in real time to the size of the screen that your visitor is using.

So whether your website is being seen on a full sized computer, a tablet device such as an iPad, or a smartphone such as an iPhone or Android phone, the content that your user sees is sized and arranged uniquely for best viewer experience.
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Make Your Google Searches 10x More Efficient

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I do a lot of searching on the Internet.

Unfortunately, by default, Google only shows 10 search results per page.

And many times what I’m looking for is not in the top ten search results on Google.

Even if I do find an item on the first page of the search results, I usually like to review several results, and I find that paging through the search results page-by-page is annoying. There are always more than ten search results, and I don’t just want to see the tip-of-the-iceberg, I want to see the whole thing at once!

So here’s how to make your Google searches 10x more efficient:

Just go to the Search Settings link in the cogwheel/gear icon located in the upper right corner of any search results page — quick link here.

Next, turn off Google Instant predictions, and then set the Results per page slider to 100, instead of the Google default of 10 per page.

Lastly, tick the box for Open each selected result in a new browser window. What this does is to open clicked links in a new tab. This is so much more useful, because after you look at the page you clicked on, you can close that tab, or just go back the Google Results tab right where you left off.

That’s it!

Now each search yields 100 results per page, and you can simply scroll down the page to see them all. No more clicking forwards and backwards through all those pages.

Now your Google searches will be 10x more efficient!

(BTW: Yahoo works the same way.)