Private Security and Laptop Theft – How Secure Is Your Information?

As a private investigator, I’ve dealt with several security issues – normally in the capacity of plugging breaches after they happen. With the portable information age brought on by cell phones, PDAs and laptops, you have to be even more careful with sensitive information. Laptops are especially vulnerable, and it has nothing to do with …


USING CSS3 BOX SHADOW TO CREATE A GLOW EFFECT

This is a technique I discovered by accident when creating theDrupal Sunset theme. The purpose of the box-shadow property is self-explanatory – it creates a shadow around an element. I’ve used box-shadow quite a few times in the past and it is an impressive addition to the CSS stable. I’ve tried to find an alternative …


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TIPS TO SPEED UP YOUR WEBSITE PERFORMANCE

Optimisation for quicker web page speed will be the talking point in the web design community in 2010. In November Google declared it a central issue for webmasters after spokesman Matt Cutts announced at an SEO conference that Google will change its algorithm in the near future. And to bring this point into focus for …


REVIEW OF THE GRID BOOK BY HANNAH B HIGGINS

Grids have become deeply ingrained in the approach and working practices of today’s web designers. Some years back there was a reaction to the dead rigidity of tables in the form of the fluid layout, against which there has been another reaction that has lead on to a greater appreciation of the precision of pixels …


MICROSOFT CONTINUES TO REFUSE TO DEVELOP CSS AND HTML SUPPORT IN OUTLOOK

Outlook is Microsoft’s personal manager software and is an essential tool for most office workers. It has many features but its primary use is that of an email client. As of their 2007 version the company announced that they would limit support for CSS and HTML and instead use the rendering layout of Office Word. …


HOW TO STYLE A HTML FORM WITH CSS AND NO EXTRA MARKUP

If you haven’t read it yet then I strongly recommend that you take a look at Cameron Adams article Fancy Form Design Using CSS if you are really serious about tackling this aspect of web design. It’s an extremely well-informed piece that offers a myriad of tips including cross-browser compatibility details and usability and accessible …


GUIDE TO USING CSS3 BORDER IMAGE

The reason I am writing this guide is that I’ve read many of the current online tutorials and they are all quite confusing to those first approaching this CSS property. It’s clear as well border-image will be play an increasingly important part in web design as the CSS2.1 border style property is limited to only …


CAREFULLY CHOOSING WEB SAFE FONTS FOR WEB DESIGN

Not always, but most of the time I stick to Helvetica for titles and Verdana in CSS files. The vast majority of web designers have a very few number of fonts that they prefer. It’s not that there isn’t the choice of fonts available, it’s because of poor support across the various operating system. This …


ALEXANDR RODCHENKO AND LIUBOV POPOVA AT THE TATE MODERN LONDON

In a deep 20th century crevice, inbetween the mud and gas of the First World War and the permafrost of The Gulag Archipelago, lies the Constructivist movement in the USSR. In an era that has witnessed Damien Hirst display his jewel-encrusted skull, it may be stupefying to know that past artists have answered the question …


A COMPLETE GUIDE TO CSS ATTRIBUTE SELECTORS

Attribute selectors are a part of both CSS 2.1 and CSS 3.0 and this tutorial will show you how to use these powerful design aids. If they are that helpful then why isn’t their use more widespread, you may ask? Two words: Internet Explorer. Although they have almost 100% support in IE7 they have only …