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Missing contact email messages or orders from Yahoo/AOL users?

yahooFeel like you’re not getting all the messages through your contact form that you used to get?

You are probably right!

AOL and Yahoo have created this problem for their users (and the companies that service their users), so now everyone who allows a customer to send them an email through a web form has to make updates, or they will never see those messages from Yahoo or AOL email users.

What to do? Update your contact form scripts  so the “from” part of email headers can not be filled with an AOL or Yahoo address. Instead, add “reply-to” to the email headers to catch the sender’s address, and change “from” to your email.

If you’re using PHP’s sendmail function, it will look something like this:

$myemail = 'info@cleanwebdesign.com';
mail($to,$subject,$message,"From: $myemail\r\nReply-To: $sendersemail\r\n");

Clean Web Design can help you get things set straight. Please place your update order and we will make this simple change. Most updates will take less than 10 minutes if you’ve worked with us before.

Stefanie Dash Marvel featured in the Wood River Studio Tour this weekend! (Aug 22-23)

Stefanie MarvelFrom the Idaho Mountain Express by Julie Bramowitz

With its soaring, steepled ceiling and streams of late-afternoon sunlight casting shadows on the floor, weaver Stefanie Dash Marvel’s Hailey studio possesses the tranquil sanctity of a chapel. A Swedish-manufactured Glimåkra loom occupies one corner of the space, its intricate anatomy of wheels and bars as awe-inspiring as a church organ. And Marvel, soft-spoken and barefoot as she tiptoes through her second-story aerie, has the quiet grace of an ecclesiastic when she sits down to work on a Navajo-style tapestry.

Marvel’s solemnity when speaking about her craft belies a sly sense of humor and a colorful life that began as the daughter of two freethinking artists. Her father was a painter and arts educator; her mother, a fashion designer and set designer for Off-Broadway theater. In college, Marvel took a class at the Art Institute of Chicago, which led her to the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, where she mastered her minimalist, nature-inspired style. Forty-five years ago, she taught workshops in Stanley and later opened a storefront in the valley.

Working on the Glimåkra, Marvel uses her fingers and a metal fork to thread wool or linen—the warp—through the supporting strings, or weft. In recent years, Marvel has begun to paint acrylic designs on her tapestries; the papers she lays underneath capture the excess paint, which forms abstract patterns, around which she draws minute geometries with a metallic pen.

What drew Marvel to weaving, she said, is that she likes “the building of color into a structure.” She’s especially enamored with textiles’ interplay with light and movement. “When there’s a breeze,” she said, “the pieces have a different kind of life to them.”

More:

Read the rest of the Idaho Mountain Express artists article,

Visit StefanieDashMarvel.com to learn more about Stefanie, and

Go to the Wood River Valley Studio Tour this weekend!

What: Third annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour

When: Saturday, Aug. 22, to Sunday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Locations throughout the Wood River Valley

Cost: Free

For a detailed map of artists’ studios, go to wrvstudiotour.org.

 

Going to Boise? Stay at our Airbnb place!

Check it out – a whole house (and bikes!) for less than most hotel rooms! We’d love to have you.

Visit “Welcome Idahome North End Boise” on Airbnb

Boise Vacation Rental

Boise Vacation Rental available via Airbnb

Make your Marketing Count with these 5 Easy Photo Edits

First impressions are everything.

Whether you are a small business owner or a multi-million dollar corporation, the way you present yourself and your business to the world will decide how successful you will be.  In a society that uses emojis instead of text to communicate and social media platforms are driven by imagery, showcasing eye-catching photos is more important than ever.  (more…)

Get Shift Done Faster using Keyboard Shortcuts in Gmail

Did you know that the average worker spends about 1/4 of their workday reading and responding to emails?!

That means in a 40 hour work week, we spend 10 hours of it rummaging through our emails.  What if we told you that by utilizing the keyboard shortcuts in Gmail you could cut down the time spent on email everyday by 10 whole minutes?!

Some of the key ingredients are:

“r” for reply to message

“a” for reply all

“f” for forward message

Check out this article written by Scott Tousley from Sidekick to learn 25 useful shortcuts so that you can start spending more time on the things you like to do, and less time inside inside your email:

The 25 Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts That Save Me 60 Hours Per Year

WordPress 4.2 is a Home Run

WordPress recently released a new software update that we are super excited about.  WordPress 4.2 “Powell” is all about making communication and connecting with others easy – and they have definitely hit a home run.  Here is a brief summary of the added features or check out the introduction video below!

One-Click Sharing

WordPress 4.2 “Powell” makes multi-channel content sharing easy with their new ‘Press This’ feature.  Add the ‘Press This’ button to your browser bookmarks bar so that you can easily share your favorite Instagram photos, Tweets, news articles, or YouTube videos on your WordPress blog with the click of a button.  ‘Press This’ works seamlessly on both your desktop and mobile devices.

WordPress is learning new languages!

Users can now write blog posts in their native language and WordPress will do the translating for them!  WordPress is used all of the world, and with 4.2 connecting with individuals across the globe just got easier as they have added Japanese, Chinese, and Korean to their list of translatable languages.

Plug-ins are Instantaneous

Say goodbye to loading pages.  Installation and updates for plug-ins is now done instantly from one page.

To learn more about the new features, check out the WordPress 4.2 “Powell” introduction video:

Flying to and from Sun Valley just got sweeter!

The Ketchum and Hailey Art Commissions adorns the newly renovated Friedman Memorial Airport with works representing the beauty of the Wood River Valley.  This breathtaking and unique exhibit highlights the tremendous talent we have amongst our local artisans, with mediums ranging from sculpture, to paint, to photography.

 

Statues

In a recent press release on the opening of the the exhibit, Claudia McCain, Chair of the Ketchum Arts Commission stated, “We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with the airport to help make this new space as beautiful and welcoming as possible to the traveling public”.

 

TwoMenPainting

RL Rowsey, Chair of the Hailey Arts Commission added, “We have a tremendous resource of talent here among our local artists and galleries and our collective goal is to integrate art into the community in as many ways as possible.”

TwoMenSidePainting

 

This truly is an amazing exhibit, and not one to miss.  Be sure to visit the airport before the end of the summer to take in the beauty and creativity firsthand.

Read through the original press release here.

 

Details on arts and artists:

Paintings:
Title: Silver Creek Dust Devil
Artist: James Cook, courtesy Gail Severn Gallery

Title: Boulder Blues
Artist: Jan Lassetter

Photography:
Titles: Fall Flutter, Ghost Trees
Artist: Anne Jeffrey

Titles: Fairfield Winter I, Gannett Winter 73
Artist: Wendel Wirth, courtesy of Gilman Contemporary

Other:
Title: Sun Valley Pinball (silk scarf)
Artist: Phranc, courtesy of Friesen Gallery

Sculpture:
Title: Totem Series, #33, 38, 41, __
Artist: Rod Kagan

Title: Wreath
Artist: Mark Sheehan

 

**For more information on the Hailey and Ketchum Airport Arts Program contact: Lisa Horowitz, Hailey Arts Commission, Lisa.horowitz@haileycityhall.org 208.788.9815 ext. 13

CleanWebDesign.com Review from AAA Landscape Specialists

10 out of 10 "Because Lisa, Cory and Julie are all awesome!!"

We’re so pleased to have this kind review from David Silver, owner of  San Diego’s AAA Landscape Specialists and Yard Illumination Outdoor Landscape Lighting. Check out his gorgeous projects!

Thank you, David!!!

Another by Anita gave Clean Web Design 10 out of 10

when asked how likely they were to refer our work.

anotherbyanitaAnother by Anita said:

“I have been very pleased with their professionalism, directions, willingness to help, willingness to try various things until the look was right, friendliness, and ability to build an attractive and functional website.”

Thank you so much Anita! You are delightful to work with. :-)

– Lisa Chambers

Happy Thanksgiving from Clean Web Design

On Thanksgiving we reflect on our many blessings and want to let you know how much you are appreciated. Thank you so much for trusting us with your business. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with wonderful new clients and for the ongoing relationships we’ve enjoyed in 2013.

Michael Adamson of Adamson Historical Consulting is a “history detective” with 15 years of experience in business research and historical consulting. He is the author of A Better Way to Build: A History of the Pankow Companies published in January of this year.

The Building Material Thrift Store in Hailey has been in business for 14 years and provides unique services and goods to the Wood River Valley. Though construction season has slowed down for the winter months, the BMTS is staying busy with new inventory daily. Check out their webcam to see what’s new!

World renowned cowboy artist Tim Cox is now selling prints through the custom themed WordPress site with onsite catalog, cart & checkout. They no longer have to manually key in credit cards, and customer order information can be exported to their accounting software.

You don’t have to travel out of the valley to store your boat or camper for the winter. Littlewood Storage, located just 20 minutes from Hailey, provides the most competitively priced commercial and residential storage in Blaine County.

If you are a homeowner looking for the best in property management, Allstar Properties is located in the heart of Hailey in the E.G. Willis building. Jeff and Susan Engelhardt have provided trusted professional management service since 2002.

Just before Seasons Steakhouse opened in Hailey, Raymond and Lisa enjoyed sampling the menu while taking photos of the delicious food, staff and elegant decor for their new site. Check out their great Happy Hour specials while you enjoy your favorite sports.

The Learning Box Preschool offers complete curriculum kits for home schools, childcare centers, preschools, day care providers, and parents. All-in-one time/effort saving boxes can be ordered online, and there are special downloads for subscribers.

As David Stoecklein’s son, Taylor Stoecklein bears the name synonymous with great photography. Taylor is not only an outstanding photographer, but also trains other photographers to make the best use of Lightroom, and he is a master printer.

The biggest event for all of us at Clean Web Design this year was the arrival of Miss Ruby Chambers! Ruby joined Ray and Lisa and brother Seiji on July 23 and is a wonderful addition to the Clean Web Design family. Though she is not quite skilled in web design yet, we see a bright future for her here.

From Lisa, Cory, Julie, Raymond, Benny and little Ruby, we wish all of you a wonderful and happy Holiday Season!

Lisa, Seiji and baby Ruby

Lisa, Seiji and baby Ruby

Julie and Rooster

Julie and Rooster

Ray and Ruby

Ray and Ruby

Miss Ruby Chambers

Miss Ruby Chambers

Cory and Brayson

Cory and Brayson

Benny Chambers

Benny Chambers

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