February 16, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Monthly Roundups

The Best Web Design/Development, CMS, and Security Content from Around the Web

The Best Web Design/Development, CMS, and Security Content from Around the Web

2015 is off to a snowy start around the country, especially in Boston, but that hasn’t stopped the seemingly never-ending flow of content hitting the web. Another year and WordPress continues to exert its dominance in the CMS market, but as an article in the roundup points out, it is important not to be influenced by the status quo and choose the right content management system for the right reason. We’ve also found a couple of interesting articles that look at the idea of “mobile first” and user experience respectively, as well as one that offers up the most important rule of web design. Make sure not to miss that. And finally, if your password is password, it’s time for a switch. And don’t just capitalize the P or add a 1. Enjoy this roundup of January’s best and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google + for the same great content the rest of the year!  Read More →

February 3, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Wordpress

Should You Use WordPress’s Multisite Feature?

Should You Use WordPress’s Multisite Feature?

Way back in 2010, WordPress introduced a rather interesting feature called multisite. It was pretty much exactly what it sounds like, allowing users to create multiple websites off the back of the same WordPress installation. In essence, this allowed any webmaster using WordPress to quickly and easily create an entire network of sites, each one with its own unique domain name.

Pretty sweet, right? Read More →

January 29, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Security

A Brief Introduction To Content Security Policy

A Brief Introduction To Content Security Policy

Scripts that originate from a web site are typically trusted to access that site’s resources by browsers, while other sites are not given the same trust. The same origin policy restricts browsers from allowing scripts from outside of the site’s context from accessing the information that it contains. The benefits of this are clear: my online banking details should not be visible to scripts that come from different sites. This prevents attackers from executing scripts on one site that access sensitive information that originated on another site such as an online banking authentication cookie. Read More →

January 27, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Security

Online Security Basics: What Is A Mixed Content Warning?

Online Security Basics: What Is A Mixed Content Warning?

As ever more sensitive data is communicated over the Internet and online criminals become increasingly bold and sophisticated, the owners of blogs and other ostensibly non-sensitive sites should think about offering encrypted connections to all users.

We’re used to banks and eCommerce stores offering, or even insisting on, secure connections, but many security experts are encouraging everyone with a site to implement HTTPS. Read More →

January 12, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Monthly Roundups

December’s Best Web Design/Development, CMS, and Security Content from Around the Web

December’s Best Web Design/Development, CMS, and Security Content from Around the Web

Now that 2014 is over, we can take a look back to the year that was and see what lessons we can apply to the coming year. By all accounts online security had a rough year, but 2015 holds promise as more and more resources are being dedicated to protecting the web. Web design and development continue to evolve and the “Learn to Code” push shows how exciting a time it is to be a developer or programmer. While WordPress continues to be dominant in the world of content management systems, smaller players continue to fill specific niches and there should continue to be many new options moving forward. However, the biggest news of the year, might be the announcement of the long-awaited new WiredTree website :) Let us know what you think in the comment section. So enjoy this roundup of December’s best and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google + for the same great content in 2015! Read More →