What The Rails Security Issue Means For Your Startup January has been a very bad month for Ruby on Rails developers, with two high-severity security bugs permitting remote code execution found in the framework and a separate-but-related compromise on rubygems.org, a community resource which virtually all Ruby on Rails developers sit downstream of. Many startups use Ruby on Rails. Other startups don’t but, like the Rails community, may one day find themselves asking What Do We Do When Apocalyptically Bad Things Happen On Our Framework of Choice? I thought I’d explain that for the general community. Nota bene: I’m not a professional security researcher. Don’t skip this post because you’re not a Rails developer. Background: What Has Been Happening in Rails-land? Ruby on Rails recently released two sets of security patches (announcements here and here), in response to related vulnerabilities discovered in the frameworks. How bad were those bugs? What does “execute arbitrary code” mean? What went wrong? So far this has included: We’re A Startup.
Clipart - Watermelon Uploader zeimusu Created Description An uncut watermelon Tags clip art , clipart , food , fruit , image , media , nature , plant , png , public domain , svg , watermelon , Viewed by 6238 People Favorited by 1 People Filesize 105936 bytes Download MEDIUM PNG Edit About the Location Affordability Portal There is more to housing affordability than how much rent or mortgage you pay. Transportation costs are the second-biggest budget item for most families, but to date there hasn't been an easy way for people to fully factor transportation costs into decisions about where to live and work. The goal of the Location Affordability Portal is to provide the public with reliable, user-friendly data and resources on combined housing and transportation costs to help consumers, policymakers, and developers make more informed decisions about where to live, work, and invest. The Portal features two new cutting-edge tools — the Location Affordability Index and My Transportation Cost Calculator—that illustrate from different perspectives how housing and transportation costs impact affordability. HUD and DOT are committed to engaging with the public to continually improve and expand this resource. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
Danmarks mest behårede digitale bureau - Join_us How we are shaved Who we are Mustache er et digitalt bureau, som siden sin start i 2008, har set den digitale verden som én stor kreativ legeplads. Vi stræber efter at være opdateret med den nyeste teknologi, så vi altid kan tilbyde kunden den bedste løsning på tværs af de nyeste medier. What we do Mustache har udviklet sig til et bureau med stor faglighed og høje kompetencer inden for analyse, strategi, idé og koncept til design og teknisk implementering. Are you the next growing hair? Freelance (dun) Mustache er altid på udkig efter nye talentfulde freelancere inden for det digitale legeland. Bureau (stub) Vi er altid på udkig efter nye samarbejdspartnere, hvor vi kan hjælpe hinanden på kryds og tværs og skabe en ny grobund sammen. How we use our many hairs Mustache har siden sin start opbygget et stærkt kompetent, veltrimmet og dygtigt netværk. The clients we have shaved Jabra Novo Nordisk YouSee Nykredit Malene Birger Samsøe & Samsøe Nestea Tuborg Post Danmark Grundfos National Irish Bank Pandora Kims
Les URLs sont pour les Humains, Pas pour les Ordinateurs | xtof Nous sommes tous familiers avec les URLs : la chaîne identifiant uniquement le document demandé. Néanmoins, nous n’avons toujours pas imaginé qu’elles sont plus que cela : Les URLs font face à l’utilisateur et devraient être considérées comme des éléments importants de l’interface-utilisateur. Elles devraient être propres, compréhensibles, sémantiques, hiérarchiques et pas trop longues. Si l’URL ressemble à une poubelle les gens ne cliqueront pas dessus Une étude menée par Microsoft a trouvé que les URLs jouent un rôle vital pour démontrer la sécurité et la crédibilité d’un site web : Edward Cutrell and Zhiwei Guan from Microsoft Research have conducted an eyetracking study of search engine use (warning: PDF) that found that people spend 24% of their gaze time looking at the URLs in the search results.We found that searchers are particularly interested in the URL when they are assessing the credibility of a destination. Non seulement propre, mais sémantique et hiérarchique Meta information
8 Impressive Vector Drawing Applications on the Mac App Store The Mac App Store is full of useful little gems for designers, and one area where the marketplace isn’t lacking is in pretty, lightweight alternatives to the Adobe Creative Suite. Of course none of these apps are as powerful as Adobe’s offerings, but they can be a lot friendlier sometimes, and some of them have surprising potential for their rock-bottom prices. Pixelmator Pixelmator is a beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor. Sketch From the makers of the popular font organization tool Fontcase, Bohemian Coding brings you Sketch. For casual users of Illustrator, this could be a great lightweight alternative for you to consider, it also has good (but not perfect) support for the SVG vector format. iDraw This is the Mac version of iDraw for iPad, and when you start using it on a desktop or laptop, it really highlights how powerful both versions of this app actually are. Artboard Artboard is a simple and direct vector drawing app. Intaglio Keynote Hype Acorn
67 Ways to Increase Conversion with Cognitive Biases Guest Article by Jeremy Smith NOTE: This post is HUGE. You’ll want to save it as a reference, so we made it easy – download it as a 30-page ebook by clicking here! Everyone makes bad decisions now and then. We feel stupid, and go on living our lives and making bad decisions. But that’s not the worst part. They’re called cognitive biases, and they control our life in shocking and sometimes disturbing ways. Don’t Be Evil Here’s the part that you really need to pay attention to. Manipulating your visitor into making a decision that is wrong for them is no way to build a business. Conversion Optimization and Cognitive Bias By understanding these biases and their effect upon both individuals and groups, you are able to strengthen arguments, anticipate reactions, and make connections in powerful ways. The potential customers who visit your website, click on your landing page, or see your marketing email can be affected by any one (or more) of the cognitive biases in this list. The Master List
Lorenzo Verzini - Profile Nice to meet you Feb 2012, Brooklyn NYC - photo by Michael O'Neal My name is Lorenzo Verzini, Italian designer & art director living in London, with more than 9 years of experience. Design has always been my passion and delivering appropriate branding experiences is the base of every project I worked on. I work across different media and platforms, from digital to physical. After 4 years of exciting relationship with the London based design studio Sennep – where I produced a big part of my portfolio projects – I decided to start a new journey as a freelancer. Recently involved on a ginormous project with AllofUs, I’m back to London from NYC and ready to take on board new projects, so if you need any “extra-help” or have interesting projects please get in touch. Awards Webby Awards Winner Corporate Communications Seymourpowell (2009) Finalist Best use of Typography BHF Annual Review (2009) Official Honouree Corporate Communications Bartle Bogle Hegarty (2009) Get in touch
Popcorn Maker 1.0 released – how it works This week Mozilla is in London at the Mozilla Festival 2012. A year ago at last year’s Festival, we released Popcorn.js 1.0, and with it a way for filmmakers, journalists, artists, and bloggers to integrate audio and video into web experiences. Popcorn has since become one of the most popular ways to build time-based media experiences for the web. It has proven to be uniquely powerful for bespoke web demos, films, visualizations, etc. This year, we’ve come to the Mozilla Festival with an even bigger 1.0 release: Popcorn Maker 1.0. Popcorn.js and Popcorn Maker With Popcorn.js, and its plugin ecosystem, we created a tool for developers. At its core, Popcorn Maker is an HTML5 web app for combining web media with images, text, maps, and other dynamic web content. Coming from Butter When we first started we thought we’d create a simple library named Butter, and that Popcorn Maker would be injectable — something you would add to existing web pages, like a toolbar. Using LESS for CSS Repositories
20 Vector Graphics Editors Reviewed Advertisement By Sachin Dhall and Smashing Magazine Editorial In computer graphics images can be represented in two ways — using raster graphics (or bitmap) or vector graphics. The former is the representation of images as an array of pixlels, and the latter uses paths, points, lines, curves and shapes or polygons (which are all based upon mathematical equations) for the same purpose. Raster images are based on pixels and thus scale with loss of clarity, while vector-based images can be scaled indefinitely without degrading. Vector graphics drawing software is used for creating and editing vector graphics. Inkscape (Mac, Win, Linux) Inkscape1, an open-source vector graphics editor, is similar to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW, but its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as its native format sets it apart from others. Inkscape provides binary packages for Linux, Windows 2000/2003/XP (in a fully self-contained installer) and Mac OS X (in a .dmg package).
10 Twitter Tools Used by Social Media Experts With so many Twitter tools out there, it’s hard to know which ones to trust with your Twitter account management. So why not take a look at what the social media and industry experts are using! Here are ten Twitter applications and tools used by some of the top Twitterers. The following list is presented in alphabetical order: Bit.ly Bit.ly is just a URL shortening service right? Buffer Buffer is deemed the smarter way to tweet, and is used by @tweetsmarter, @jaybaer, and @askaaronlee. CoTweet CoTweet, used by @nealschaffer, @chrispirillo, and @emarketer, is considered a Twitter marketing tool for companies who want to engage, track, and analyze conversations about their brand. HootSuite HootSuite is one of my personal favorites as far as Twitter management is concerned, and is also quite popular amongst the social media elite including @chrisbrogan, @tweetsmarter, and @tamar. Paper.li SocialOomph Triberr TweetDeck Twitterfeed Visibli
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