How to Protect Against SQL Injection

One of the most common web security problems is SQL Injection. As the name implies, SQL injections works by introducing malicious SQL code where it doesn’t belong. Since it is SQL code you could probably guess that the attacker “injects” his poison via database queries. Web developers often pass some sort of variable to their… Read more How to Protect Against SQL Injection

Learn To Guide Web User’s with Precedence

In web design, it is important to guide the user’s eye. Without a sense of “flow” a feeling of frustration takes over creating a negative experience. The art of subtly, and sometimes not so subtly, guiding the viewer’s attention is referred to as Precedence. Since web pages are, for the most part, about the users… Read more Learn To Guide Web User’s with Precedence

Adjust Your Design with a Fresh Look in the Mirror

If you have ever spent a long time working on a design, you have probably noticed that after a while you may feel there is something “not quite right” about what you are working on but you just can’t seem to put your thumb on it. In most cases, this is because you “intuitively” know… Read more Adjust Your Design with a Fresh Look in the Mirror

What is AJAX

Asynchronous Put the “A” in AJAX The key word is asynchronous. “1.  A process in a multitasking system whose execution can proceed independently, “in the background”. Other processes may be started before the asynchronous process has finished.”—Dictionary.com Most web pages are rather “choppy” because they need to “refresh” themselves, which is a nice way of… Read more What is AJAX

How to Create a User Interface Style Guide

I frequently peruse for tidbits of inspiration. There are so many more beautiful, competent site designs than there used to be.  Setting aside a nice design and well thought out code, there is a common thread to be found that ties all of them together. They are all new. Along with site design that is… Read more How to Create a User Interface Style Guide