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Mar201426

My JTech: Improved Workflows and Security

by Joshua Reynolds in Announcements, Design, Development

My JTech's File Manager
My JTech's File Manager
In situations where you're managing a smaller number of files, we present a simplified interface.
In situations where you're managing a smaller number of files, we present a simplified interface.
Error-checking in My JTech
Error-checking in My JTech
My JTech features a number of enhancements when editing and updating your website. Last month we discussed the new interface you’ll find when you log into My JTech and how we’ve made it more intuitive to find and edit content on your site.

This month, we’re highlighting the completely rebuilt File Manager, dramatically improved error-checking and additional security enhancements.

File Manager
The File Manager is your tool for managing files contained within your website. In My JTech, we’ve completely rebuilt it from the ground up. Features include a new, streamlined interface requiring fewer steps to accomplish tasks, support for uploading multiple files at once, drag-and-drop upload support, upload progress-bars, image previews, detailed file information, and more. You’re going to love it.

Error-Checking
In My JTech, error reporting is modern and provides a high level of detail. We are now able to validate that data is structurally valid, validate that required fields match and more. All error-checking is now in real time – if you leave a field with invalid data, My JTech notifies you immediately so you don’t have to come back to find any errors after saving.

Security
Our dedication to encryption and security has resulted in a few enhancements throughout My JTech. We’re using industry best practices to secure My JTech and have streamlined our support for inline encryption. Storing sensitive information? We encrypt it by default, and only show the “plaintext” (human-readable) version when you want to edit or update that information.

We’ll have more to share next month, so check back and see what’s in store for My JTech and the future of content management. If your and your organization are interested in becoming beta testers, please contact us!

Billings Web Development

The new NRTRC website uses responsive web design.
The new NRTRC website uses responsive web design.
NRTRC's new website.
NRTRC's new website.
Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC)
We just finished a great new website for the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC) of Billings, Montana. NRTRC is an organization that brings Telehealth systems providers together with those with Telehealth needs. Together they offer technical assistance for developing Telehealth networks and programs to serve communities with inadequate medical resources. NRTRC operates throughout the northwestern United States — Montana, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah.

The NRTRC’s new website is a resource center providing articles, webinars, coaching, toolkits, white papers, and more to help both seasoned and developing Telehealth providers and customers. Additionally, it offers a comprehensive look at their annual conference — both upcoming and past, with photo galleries and archived presentations from the previous year’s conference. Their new website is easy to use and employs responsive web design to provide an optimal experience on devices of any size.

Take a look at NRTRC’s website to see how local healthcare providers are working together to provide access to quality healthcare for all.
nrtrc.org
Mar201424

Upcoming: Meadowlark Log Homes

by Joshua Reynolds in Announcements, Design, Development

Meadowlark Log Homes
Meadowlark Log Homes
JTech is designing a new advanced website for Meadowlark Log Homes, a custom home builder in the Kootenai Valley near Libby, Montana. Meadowlark designs and builds Amish log homes — from smaller cabins to beautiful lodges and chalets. Meadowlark is a second-generation family business, with a deep commitment to safe building practices and meticulous workmanship.

JTech’s Montana web development team will be building a state-of-the-art website for Meadowlark Homes to showcase their attention to detail and provide a place for owner stories about their Meadowlark homes. This fully responsive website design is a jumping-off point for those who are considering a hand-built Amish log home: the site will feature a robust contact form to schedule a free consultation with Meadowlark to talk about your dream home.

We look forward to sharing the finished website with you later this year!
Mar201418

Web Development: Next FX

by Joshua Reynolds in Announcements, Design, Development

Next FX will be built responsively to look great on any device.
Next FX will be built responsively to look great on any device.
JTech is excited to announce that we’re building a new advanced custom website for Next FX, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of theatrical pyrotechnical special effects. Our website development team is creating a modern make-over with revised artwork throughout, advanced new features, and will use responsive web design so that it will work optimally on desktop and mobile devices alike.

Next FX provides a world-class product for sporting events, musical events, and other industries. They are a long-time Montana-based client and we’re excited to be developing a new, modern website that showcases their fantastic pyrotechnic products, provides important safety information, and makes it easy for their wholesale clients to order products and manage their orders right through the site.

Check back in May to see their beautiful new site! next-fx.com
Mar201411

Bank of Bozeman: Website Refresh

by Joshua Reynolds in

Bank of Bozeman's Website
Bank of Bozeman's Website
Hot on the heels of some added functionality for their website, JTech’s advanced web development team implemented a visual refresh of Bank of Bozeman’s custom website based on a new marketing campaign showcasing Bozeman’s local flavor.

Bank of Bozeman’s website is now the blue of a Montana sky, and their homepage profiles the unique Bozemanites you might see around town or in front of you in line at Bank of Bozeman. Bozemanite #41 definitely reminds us of someone we know.

See anyone you recognize? bankofbozeman.com
Mar20144

Become a beta tester for My JTech.

by Joshua Reynolds in

Manage your website anywhere.
Manage your website anywhere.
The next generation of advanced custom website content management is My JTech, our forthcoming replacement of the Control Center that our clients use to manage content for their websites, intranets, mailing campaigns and business email.

Responsive Design
My JTech begins with all the features and content you’re familiar with in the current Control Center and adds a number of modern web development touches for convenience. My JTech is designed responsively — meaning that your content is laid out in a manner that perfectly fits your screen, be it large or small. In addition to working great on your desktop system, it is designed for touch-controlled devices and makes editing and publishing easy anywhere.

Favorites
We’ve added Favorites, a quick way for you to access content that you’re updating or viewing frequently. Favorites are shortcuts to pages or database tables that can be added with a single click. Once you’ve Favorited something, it will appear on your Overview page.

Early Access
Is your business or organization interested in getting your hands on My JTech early? We’d like to share beta access with a few of our clients to get your feedback. Contact Us if you’re interested.
Feb201425

Important: Domain Verification

by Joshua Reynolds in

Domain names are now being managed differently, and all website owners should be aware of the change. As of January 2014, domain registrars are now required to verify the email address and names of their registrants — website owners.

To prevent fraud, whenever you register or transfer domains you will be asked via email from your registrar to validate your information. You will also be asked to verify your identity when you update your contact information or if your domain registrar’s emails cannot be delivered to your inbox. When any of these things happen, you’ll be given 15 days to verify your identity.

If you do not validate your identity within 15 days, your domain will be suspended — meaning your website and email will no longer function. Those seemingly inconsequential emails may prove to be a hassle if ignored.

To ensure that your website and email service are not interrupted, please review your account details with your domain registrar and make any needed updates to your contact information. If JTech manages your domain name, get in touch with us and we’ll update your records. We’re ready to assist you with the registrar verification process.

If your domain is suspended or has already been suspended because it was not validated, act promptly but don’t worry. Once you update and validate your identity it will quickly be restored to normal service. Please contact JTech if you need professional management of your domain name.
Feb201425

My JTech is coming.

by Joshua Reynolds in

My JTech Overview (Final appearance may differ).
My JTech Overview (Final appearance may differ).
Favorites & Site Pages: Overview Page
Favorites & Site Pages: Overview Page
Powerful content management. Simplified.
Become a Beta Tester
Our updated content management system is deep in development and will soon be available for beta testing. We teased some of our progress last summer to give you a taste for the direction we’re taking things. If you and your organization are interested in becoming early adopters of JTech’s modern update to the Control Center, contact us — we’d like to share beta access with a few of our clients and hear about what’s working for you. Not sure yet? Here’s a peek at what’s in store.

Overview
Let’s start by explaining what you’ll see when you log into My JTech. Overview is a quick look at everything to do with your website — business input , such as orders and job applications, as well as easy access for you to edit and publish changes to your site. You can already perform these tasks in the Control Center, but we’re making your data easier to access than ever before.

Favorites
Favorites makes editing and updating your website easier. Much like bookmarks in a web browser, Favorites is a way for you to choose what shows up on the Overview page, so you can create a custom workspace for your website’s content management. When you’re editing a page or database, just click the Favorites star in the top right corner of the screen, hit save, and voilá! You’ve created a convenient shortcut!

Site Pages
The Site Pages area of the Overview changes two fundamental things:
1. We are giving you the ability to change much more of your site’s content.
2. We are presenting your website’s content in terms of its pages, rather than as database tables.

On new or overhauled sites, users may edit content in My JTech by clicking the appropriate page of their website rather than needing to discern which database table contains the content they wish to edit. We’re also adding the ability to change much of the content that is now considered “static”. My JTech will give you more control and make your site easier than ever to edit.

Please note that this feature will only be available for new projects or with an upgrade to your site — it will require a comprehensive overhaul to enable it on previously built sites.

Check back in the next Dispatch to learn more about new features in My JTech! If you and your organization are interested in becoming beta testers, please contact us.

Important: Domain Verification

Domain names are now being managed differently, and all website owners should be aware of the change. As of January 2014, domain registrars are now required to verify the email address and names of their registrants — website owners.

To prevent fraud, whenever you register or transfer domains you will be asked via email from your registrar to validate your information. You will also be asked to verify your identity when you update your contact information or if your domain registrar’s emails cannot be delivered to your inbox. When any of these things happen, you’ll be given 15 days to verify your identity.

If you do not validate your identity within 15 days, your domain will be suspended — meaning your website and email will no longer function. Those seemingly inconsequential emails may prove to be a hassle if ignored.

To ensure that your website and email service are not interrupted, please review your account details with your domain registrar and make any needed updates to your contact information. If JTech manages your domain name, get in touch with us and we’ll update your records. We’re ready to assist you with the registrar verification process.

If your domain is suspended or has already been suspended because it was not validated, act promptly but don’t worry. Once you update and validate your identity it will quickly be restored to normal service. Please contact JTech if you need professional management of your domain name.

Featured Website

Great Divide Dental Homepage
Great Divide Dental Homepage
Great Divide Dental
We just released the new website for Helena’s Great Divide Dental into the wild. Great Divide Dental provides compassionate tooth and mouth care for the whole family. Their site is clean, warm and inviting — echoing the clean lines and open interiors of their new dental practice.

Whether you use a computer, a tablet, or a mobile phone to access the new website, you can enjoy a great experience. Our web development team planned and built Great Divide’s site using cutting edge responsive website design, enabling the layout to seamlessly accommodate any screen size. We invite you to visit their new website!

greatdividedental.com
Feb201418

Announcing Great Divide Dental

by Joshua Reynolds in

Great Divide Dental's New Website
Great Divide Dental's New Website
Bozeman’s JTech Communications is delighted to announce the release of Great Divide Dental’s new advanced website. We’re very pleased with the clean, warm, inviting design of their site — a natural continuation of the clean lines and open interiors of Great Divide’s Helena, Montana dentistry office.

Great Divide Dental offers dentistry for the whole family — compassionate, comfortable care to improve your well-being. The new site provides a tour of their Helena dental practice, including beautiful photographs, an introduction to the staff, and a look at the various care procedures offered at Great Divide Dental.

Whether you use a computer, a tablet, or a mobile phone to access the new website, you can enjoy an optimal experience. Our Montana web development team planned and built Great Divide’s site using cutting edge responsive website design — with a layout that changes to look good on whatever size of screen you’re using. We invite you to visit their new website, and consider making an appointment from their website.

Family dentist in Helena: greatdividedental.com
Feb201411

Updates for Bank of Bozeman

by Joshua Reynolds in Announcements, Design

Mortgage Rate Summary
Mortgage Rate Summary
JTech built Bank of Bozeman’s website a few years ago, and since then we’ve collaborated with them on iterative enhancements to its aesthetic and functionality. Bank of Bozeman is a local Bozeman bank with great customer service and a good suite of financial services. In our latest round of custom revisions to their site, we’ve added a loan payment calculator and navigation palettes to provide faster user access to the detailed specifics of their offerings.

We love working with the Bank of Bozeman and continue to be proud of the results of our ongoing Montana web development collaboration — a fast, useful, beautiful advanced website.
Feb20144

Internet Marketing: Orbit Plumbing

by Joshua Reynolds in Announcements

JTech’s Bozeman-based internet marketing team is beginning a multi-pronged online marketing campaign for Orbit Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in Great Falls, Montana. The first phase of our awareness efforts is raising the profile of the Orbit Great Falls Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Inc website with search engine advertising. Future stages will highlight Orbit’s customer service and increase awareness of their brand through channels such as Google Local Places.