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Tagged: tips

WordPress Security: This wp-config.php Protects Your Website image/svg+xml

There are many ways to protect your WordPress-based website from getting hacked. The optimization of the wp-config.php can be considered to be an important part of a proper security strategy. Of course, the site won’t turn into the Bank of England, but you’ve made it a little harder for the hackers.

Some good tips for hardening your WordPress installation.

The New Rules of Form Design image/svg+xml

Every day, we use forms for essential online activity. We fill them out to complete purchases; to sign up for email lists, social networks, and more; to participate in discussions; and to describe that oh-so-delicious looking photo of our lunch. It’s hardly hyperbole to say they’re the lifeblood of digital information sharing. For many years, however, with few improvements to be found, forms have been mired in working “well enough” but not exactly well. Now, modern techniques—when used correctly—allow designers to produce faster, easier, and more productive form experiences.

Some good tips on how to design better web forms. FWIW, I really dislike filling out forms, so if you’re a web designer and you’re reading this, please follow the tips in the article. Kthxbai.

Use Cases for Fixed Backgrounds in CSS image/svg+xml

The background-attachment property has never seemed all that useful to me. I have always looked at it as some sort of old school design trick from the GeoCities days to get a repeating background to stay in place during scroll. Turns out a background with a fixed position can be much more useful than that.

Some nifty examples of the background-attachment CSS property. I really like how you can use this to achieve a fairly dramatic effect with relatively little effort.