Don’t be afraid to use the hamburger menu icon. Here is more proof that it is universally understood these days
Would you like fries with that?
The Hamburger Icon – it’s everywhere. All around you. In web apps, mobile sites, desktop sites, and computer software. The ubiquitous three-line icon is now so common it feels as if it is universally understood to mean “Navigation Menu.” But is it?
Read about the study at booking.com
You thought the heartbleed bug was bad? Today’s Bash vulnerability is much much worse
Concern over Bash vulnerability grows as exploit reported “in the wild”
“Shellshock” bug in common GNU shell could be “worm-able,” used to launch kernel exploits.
The vulnerability reported in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash) yesterday, dubbed “Shellshock,” may already have been exploited in the wild to take over Web servers as part of a botnet. More security experts are now weighing in on the severity of the bug, expressing fears that it could be used for an Internet “worm” to exploit large numbers of public Web servers. And the initial fix for the issue still left Bash vulnerable to attack, according to a new US CERT National Vulnerability Database entry. A second vulnerability in Bash allows for an attacker to overwrite files on the targeted system.
Read the full article at Ars Technica
One step better than GA async script: here is a proof of concept for making GA much more efficient
This proof of concept demonstrates that you can use localStorage to batch analytics data.
I’d love to see Google offer this type of snippet as a standard option!
View the proof of concept on davidmurdoch.com
Michael Crump gives several examples including:
– Sending an email message through Mail
– Displaying dialogs
– Use text to speech
– Launch and manipulate Safari
Read more from the source: Telerik Developer Network
npm 2.0.0 is a major version change but don’t be afraid, your code probably won’t break
npm maintainer Forrest Norvell (@othiym23) introduces npm 2.0.0:
“Last week, I released firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’ve been using email@example.com, it’s a substantial update, but that’s not why it’s 2.0.0. firstname.lastname@example.org was released on April 30th, 2011 – three and a half years ago.”
Notable changes include:
– Ability to pass arguments into scripts
– Scoped packages
– Bearer token auth
– Node 0.8+ is required
– Numerous bugfixes
Read more from the source: npmjs.org
We’ve been using CloudFlare for a few weeks and am very impressed. Every web app should use CloudFlare
CloudFlare provides a reverse-proxy service that protects your site from DDoS attacks, caches assets into it’s robust CDN, delivers your content via SPDY and has dozens of other protections and optimization.
Features they list include:
– Distribute your content around the world so it’s closer to your visitors (speeding up your site).
– Web pages with ad servers and third party widgets load snappy on both mobile and computers.
– Protect your website from a range of online threats from spammers to SQL injection to DDOS.
– Get insight into all of your website’s traffic including threats and search engine crawlers.
Watch the video or read more at cloudflare.com