Haven't had a ton of stuff to blog about, and been very busy with various projects, so sorry for that. I'm continuing work on the next release which will have a few new features and tweaks that people have asked for, as well as a nicer sample design and some changes for PCI Compliance. Basically, this release will remove the ability to save credit card data in any way, as this just is no longer feasible for any but large, enterprise companies under current PCI Compliance regulations. Anyone that can afford the substantial cost of being compliant could certainly handle the minor development cost to implement storing of card data! For those users that really need the ability to do additional transactions after the initial order is placed, I would recommend using a gateway such as Shift4 which uses tokenization. CFWebstore will continue to support tokenization for recurring billing and other repeat transactions. If you are currently using recurring billing and will need help moving to a new payment system, please drop me a note so I can help you plan for that.
While I've been working on this, and various other projects, I've also been starting to get together another side business. One of my hobbies since childhood is origami and while I've always enjoyed making highly complex animal models that take hours to fold, my favorite is modular origami and in particular making decorative origami boxes. Recently I've learned how to make these from fabric as well which allows for even more variation in size as well as combinations of colors and patterns that are difficult to find with paper. The results are often quite stunning! So drop by and take a look at some of my boxes and feel free to email me if you are interested in purchasing one! I haven't really done much with the website other than throw up a simple photo gallery, I'm putting more time into building an inventory and cataloging everything before building a true ecommerce site (in CFWebstore, of course!)
The Artful Box