Alva Fire Control and Rescue Service District wanted to exceed the requirements and provide an online place to serve and connect to their community. Papyrus Document & Design was proud to create a site that not only met regulatory requirements from multiple agencies, but that engages with their residents and business patrons. View the site at: https://alvafirecontrol.org.
Our Lady of Light Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a South Fort Myers, Florida non-profit that provides food, assistance with utilities and rent, and other urgent needs to residents of south Lee County. Papyrus Document & Design, LLC is proud to help them develop an online presence designed to facilitate rallying volunteers, keeping supporters informed, and providing a source of reference for those in need or those trying to help others in need.
Papyrus first assisted the Conference in 2011, and in 2021 was honored to provide a site update that modernized the site for mobile devices, as well as warmed the overall approach to the topic. Nothing makes us prouder than a client who trusts us for over a decade.
Google has been considering security as a ranking measurement for some time, checking to see if a website encrypts collected information and downgrading sites that don’t. But starting in July 2018, Google’s Chrome browser will mark any site with an input field as “Not Secure” if it does not use an SSL Certificate to encrypt data.
Chrome has a 48.6% market share, and the input field could be as simple as a search box, a contact form, or a login panel.
Here’s the difference between how a site appears now, how it will appear starting in July, and how a secured site appears in the address bar of the Chrome browser.
While it is not fair to be labeled “not secure” when you are not collecting information from anyone, that’s what will happen. Many businesses are getting SSL certificates now to keep that label off their sites.
An SSL Certificate typically runs about $100/yr and needs to be reinstalled to the server each time it is renewed. You can pay for multiple years at a time and you can add a “protected” badge to your site to reassure users that your data is encrypted. Some websites will also require some “behind the scenes” updates to make sure all data on the site uses the encryption.
If you want to secure your site with an SSL before this change takes affect, contact me. It’s better to have this handled before the fact.
My recommendation: if you sell products online or off, collect donations online, or have sign-up forms on your website, you will probably want an SSL, even if you use a secured payment processor (like Paypal).
The MS Center of SWFL needed a site that was easier for low mobility clients to use, more flexible to update, and that worked on all types of devices. Papyrus Document & Design, LLC was happy to provide this responsive design site that informs in a graphic and visual way, without sacrificing ease of use.
A recent enhancement was a Client Portal that integrates streaming video so clients can attend classes from home.
Stoneybrook Junior Golf is a Southwest Florida non-profit working to bringing quality golf instruction to all youth who are interested. They turned to Papyrus to build a site that would promote their classes and make sign-up affordable and simple to use. Since most of the parents use their phones to register for classes, the solution had to be mobile friendly!