Working with black background is very challenging.You have limited color option but if you take minimalist approach then you will certainly enjoy working with black background.We will discuss about 7 sites which have done this thing nicely.
This site has not only used black and white color combination perfectly besides it has also used full screen background image nicely.In that image its whole creative team is present which is a very cool idea to tell a small organizations story.
This portfolio site of Leah Hagger is a great example of minimalism.Saying more with less is the key concept of the site.The look is also very elegant.
I just loved the way the home page of the official site of golfer Rory Mcllroy has been created.The combination of red and black is perfect and also soothing to eyes.Images also fits perfectly to the black background.
Do you like wine?Whether you like wine or not i bet you will definitely like this site.You will see lots of empty space in the home page but that’s the beauty of the design .Colorful images have become visually attractive.The big wine bottle fits nicely with the site’s design.
Marcin Kaniewski Photography
This is another great example of site with black background.When you reach at the site’s homepage immediately Marcin Kaniewski’s name in red color becomes point of interest.A nice example of using color at only one place of site’s homepage to draw viewer’s attention.
A fantastic site which have perfectly used its black background.Go to their home page.You will definitely like the site.The grid pattern colorful images are just awesome.
The Old State
Now last but not the least is The Old State.The use of fonts and site’s overall design gives you a vintage and classy look.The only colorful part of the homepage is the images used in the slideshow which adds flavor to the classy old vintage look of the site.
So if you have not already worked with dark backgrounds start experimenting now. If you have noticed some other nice works on black background share with us in the comment section. Read the rest of this entry »
We are creative, always hungry for knowing what is hot & happening in web design.Today we are telling you about 7 sites which will keep you updated about latest trends in web design. So stay hungry & stay creative!!
Noupe is one of the best site for web designers.When you land at their homepage you immediately gets impressed and discover that they have articles covered on variety of topics.Everything a web developer cares is there.
This blog was created by Martin Angelov when he was in college.Till then this blog has attracted developers for unique tutorial on latest technologies like HTML5,CSS3 and also articles on jquery,Ajax etc.
If you are a jquery lover you will definitely love this site.This site has lots of tutorial on creating stunning jquery effects & plugins.They have tutorial on php,wordpress,css also but jquery portion is really awesome.
Don’t get fooled by the name CSS tricks.This site has tutorial on everything & some nice video tutorial and they also give great deals and some great jquery plugin for free.
This is a goldmine!!Believe me.I have never seen such great tutorials on CSS3 & Jquery in any other site.Tutorials are well explained and with every tutorial there is a demo page given to observe the effects of the content.
Vandelay Design Blog
Another great site for web developers.This blog covers variety of articles on photography,logo design,graphic design and also on front end & back-end technologies.
The New Boston
Now last but not the least is The New Boston.Though you will found here nothing about design but this site provides in-depth video tutorial about various front end technologies & back-end technologies.A very good site for beginners to get started.
Getting hungry?Lets start exploring and if you know some other great tutorial site share with us. Read the rest of this entry »
Web security is a vast subject & I am not an expert in this topic.I have just tried to describe some simple initial steps to keep your web app secure.If your website contains very sensitive data you should consider an expert.
1)Upgrade your PHP version
PHP is the simplest server-side language & presently 80% of all the websites are running on it .The good part of this is that bugs & security vulnerability are very often detected and fixed and when a new version is released it contains inbuilt all the bug fixes & security fixes detected in its previous version .So whenever a new version is around consider upgrading your php version.Using older PHP version increases risks of attack.
2)Turn off error reporting
When we build a web app error reporting helps us very much pin-pointing our error but when your web app goes online hackers may get benefited from this directive because it tell them too much about your app’s inside story.So you must tern off your display_errors directive.
3) Use URL rewriting
URL rewriting not only increases your search engine rating but it also increases security of your web app.Hackers will not get from your url which server side script you have used in your web app which also adds a layer of protection for your app.
4) Check user data
The first lesson of security is never trust user data.While most of the user’s input will be as you expected but some bad guy will try SQL injection .Always use
mysql_real_escape_string()function to evade any invalid characters in user input.Never enter user input directly into database.Sometimes in the comment form users want to bold their comment & so they use HTML tags.In this case you can use htmlentities() function to Convert all applicable characters to HTML entities.
5)Restrict user’s privilege
Giving additional privilege to users than they actually need brings security risks to your app.When making your web app you definitely have a clear idea of all required user actions .In most cases INSERT,UPDATE,DELETE ,SELECT are enough for users.This list may slightly vary according to your app.You must not give privilege like SUPER or PROCESS until absolutely necessary.One other thing that you should consider that use minimum two type of users one is visitors and another is admin and then give separate set of privilege to each.All user account should be password protected and always use non dictionary words as password.
Every little step you follow makes your web app more and more secure.More time it takes to hack your site hackers find some other less secure site to launch their attack.In the next part of this article i will discuss some other steps to secure your site.Till then stay alert stay protected!!
Posted: September 18, 2012 in HTML5
Tags: beginners, HTML5, web design
HTML5 is far better than HTML4.It has some amazing features like canvas ,filesystem api,geolocation.I was really amazed when I first saw its proposed features.But the most common problem that newbies face is that they read some really amazing feature of HTML5 and try testing it.But some features just don’t work,maybe for older browser version but in some cases even most recent version of browsers are not able to run this code properly.Now this is where the question arieses….should we start using html5 today?
Confusing facts–you will often hear people saying W3C have proposed 2024 for full implementation of HTML5 .So why use HTML5 today??.They will also tell you that not any of today’s web browser’s supports HTML5 completely.All of these things are true.But here is my argument why you should start using HTML5 today–
- HTML5 is modular— Read the rest of this entry »