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The bulk of security-related advice is based upon preventing break-ins, hacks, and attacks, but responsible e-commerce developers and administrators know that it's just as important to have created an emergency plan well before trouble occurs. In this post, Larry Ullman talks about why an emergency plan is important and what, exactly, that means.
The security of an e-commerce site depends upon so many things: the hosting involved, keeping all the software updated, using secure passwords, and so forth. But when it comes to the software you write--the Web application itself--the most fundamental security concept is that incoming data is validated, validated, and validated. In this post, Larry Ullman writes about what that means, from the concept to the implementation.
It’s incredible. Inspiration is just a click away. Not to mention research, reference materials, tutorials, and instructions.
In a previous article we showed a couple of examples of typographic design in the form of vinyl lettering adhered to metal. It’s beautiful and intriguing, the combination of letters and vinyl and steel, but what really gets to my heart are letters hand carved into stone, such as the astonishing creations of Richard Kindersley.
There's one special technique that artists have used for centuries to prove that they are, indeed, artists. Now, thanks to technology, you too can make use of this fail-proof artist's technique: put your work on canvas. What says "fine art" more than a stretched canvas?
If you’re a designer or an aspiring designer, don’t limit your creativity to just the printed page or web pages, or to projects that require clients! Design opportunities are all around you, and as someone who knows how to work with type, you’ve got an advantage over many other artsy-crafty people. We love using type in all kinds of creative home projects where we can be our own clients.
At last -- I found a way to combine my passion for design and my passion for Shakespeare! It also happens to be a good example of the basic design principle of repetition (or unity) with variety, or how fixed design boundaries don't limit your possibilities but can actually inspire design flexibility.
Here's a graphic identity re-design that you might have missed unless you're a member of Kewa Pueblo, one of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos in New Mexico. Even then, you might have missed it.
We've used the Book feature in iPhoto many times to create coffee table books from vacation photos, invitations for special events, and as portfolio samples. Beautiful as the iPhoto templates may be, you just might stumble into a design project that requires more design flexibility than a template-based solution offers.
Since John and I choose to never use Helvetica/Arial, what do we use?
We love creative typographic design thinking. Sometimes you can't tell if the rule-breaking creativity is intentional or not. In this case, we kinda doubt it.