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Maintaining Secure Passwords: Five Critical E-Commerce Security Tips in Five Days

Larry Ullman

Many factors go into the security of a Web site, particularly an e-commerce one. While creating a secure Web application in the first place is a key component, there's an easy way to improve the security of a site over time: by maintaining secure passwords. In this post, I'll explain what this means.

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Securely Handling File Uploads: Five Critical E-Commerce Security Tips in Five Days

Larry Ullman

A feature of many of today's Web sites is the ability for users to upload files to the server. While often necessary, this process presents a new type of risk to servers and sites, whether any user can upload a file or just an administrator can. In this post, I explain what steps you can take to limit the risks of allowing for file uploads.

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Have a Emergency Plan: Five Critical E-Commerce Security Tips in Five Days

Larry Ullman

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.

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Validate, Validate, Validate: Five Critical E-Commerce Security Tips in Five Days

Larry Ullman

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.

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Understand Your Hosting, Five Critical E-Commerce Security Tips in Five Days

Larry Ullman
People often think that the security of an e-commerce site is primarily based upon the software they write. Although the Web application itself must also be secure, the biggest factor, in my opinion, is the Web hosting being used. In this post, you'll see why hosting is such a critical consideration, as well as what additional steps one might take depending upon the hosting involved.

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Voices That Matter set the (web) standards

Michael Nolan
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recently announced a new incubator group called The Open Web Education Alliance (OWEA) to help Web standards and best practices find their way into classrooms around the world. As part of the program, they have identified a foundational library of Web standards books. We were proud to learn that every one of the eleven books they selected is a New Riders title.

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Ask me, ask me, ask me

Jason Teague

Do you have a question about Web standards, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, interaction design, user experience, or Web typography? Maybe you just want to know "How'd they do that?" Ask me questions, and each week I will select a question to answer via my Peachpit.com blog.

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Gone is the designer/developer divide

Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

In a recent conversation with the authors of A Project Guide to UX Design—Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler—we chatted at some length about the various roles on a Web team, both best case and worst case. (Here’s the full interview.)

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Findability is job one

Michael Nolan

Your Website can have a perfect user interface, an exquisite, cutting-edge design, and all the whiz-bang features in the world, but if your intended audience never finds it, all your hard work is for nothing. Users don’t just find you by accident; you have to attract them. New Riders’ author Aarron Walter provides a checklist you can follow.

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Music, designers, and the Nashville Voices That Matter Web Design Conference

Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

Why are so many designers and creatives also musicians?

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Rocking my world

Michael Nolan

I just got back from AIGA’s biannual design conference. This year it was called simply “NEXT” and was held in Denver. The change of scenery with the city’s vibrant street-life under bright mountain skies offered me a sorely needed new perspective. It put me in a frame of mind of openness to new design thinking, and the experience did not disappoint.

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