As a web development agency, utilizing internet technologies is our day-to-day focus, which is why as web experts we feel it’s our duty to hold conversations with those who may be struggling to identify new projects and/or refocus their business strategy to accommodate working from home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we approach the spring solstice we'd like to take a look back at everything DesignHammer accomplished this 2019-2020 winter season.
There is a new player in the internet privacy game, this time on American soil. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has officially gone into effect, adding limitations to companies can do with personal data they have collected on users via their website. Here's what you need to know about who is affected by the new law and how you can become compliant.
Calling the true limits of body modification into question; a concept video that blends the art of scarification and... typography? (This one is definitely worth the read/watch). Next up, the historical and current use of technology by the US Air Force’s SACCS, and why it took them so long to sunset their use of 8-inch floppy disks. And lastly, an opportunity to review the recipients of Monotype's "Type Champions" award and to appreciate the winning fonts of 2019.
Everybody say goodbye to Adobe Flash because Microsoft Windows will officially stop supporting the late video player come December 2020. And, In more pressing news, SEO professionals should be prepared to adapt when Google updates Googlebot's user-agent strings in December of this year! Lastly, a simple interview with design icon David Carson, who shares his take on grid-style layouts in design
Staff submissions of the week include the limitations of social media "listening" for small businesses, the top 3 essential technical skills for Project Managers, and an introductory tutorial on using Decorators in Python 3.
Our staff shares of the week include articles on copyright law, bad SSL configurations, and a summary of how one popular piece of wearable tech was the key to sentencing a near-senile old man to prison for murder.
DesignHammer's staff shares of the week include fast food restaurant feuds, cyber insurance and the rise in randomware attacks, and preparing for Python 2's EOL.
More people seem to be learning about web accessibility as of late. Whatever the motivation, be it written or unwritten legal requirements, expanding markets and/or profits, or human empathy; making websites more accessible to people with disabilities is ultimately the right thing to do. When it comes to accessibility, prospects and clients alike ask about 508 compliance. But does Section 508 go far enough? Or should we be doing more?
Today's topics include the unexpected website obesity crisis—with the average web page size averaging at about 2MB you'd think that just like the majority of technology, websites would also be smaller, faster, and more efficient? Wrong! Then, avoid unnecessary doctor's appointments in the future with a unique color-changing tattoo! Lastly, an article that covers Twitter's newest, meme-inspired guerilla marketing campaign!