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Reliant Logistics Website

DW Blog
March 30th, 2015

Websites are built to sell things, promote people or businesses, provide information, connect people, and store content. Each type of site has specific challenges and problems that must be overcome to make the site function in the best way possible. The challenges that need to be solved are often big picture things, like the best way of connecting with the target audience of a site. They could be things to do with process. They could be information visualisation, such as the best way to present a complex table of data, or they could be simple things like how big to make a button or a heading in relation to the rest of the page. Regardless of the size of the problem, the job is to solve these problems, not just to make the problems look prettier.

We are very happy to work with our new client Reliant Logistics on their web design. Reliant Logistics was established by experienced professionals to provide support to Asian and global companies. They primarily fulfil critical logistics needs of the oil and gas industry. Our highly experienced designers offer dynamic web creations using the most up-to-date technology available. Now with responsive web design technology, one website will viewed well on desktops, tablets and mobile phones. Because design and function go hand in hand, we work closely with you to get exactly what you want and need. It is important that your website be user-friendly as well as visually appealing, and we’ll go the extra mile to ensure that your visitors enjoy a positive web surfing experience – again and again.

Reliant

http://reliantsolut.com/


Instructions – Roll Up Banner

DW Blog
March 25th, 2015

Some simple steps to setup the roll up banner if you are doing it for the first time.
1. Assemble extension rod.
2. Insert extension rod into base of roll up banner.
3. Lift the hook revealing the banner.
4. Insert the hook into the top of the extension rod.
5. Turn both the base stabiliser 90 degrees.

Instructions - Roll Up Banner

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CE Management Consulting Logo Design

DW Blog
March 19th, 2015

CE Management Logo

A great logo is an expression of the company values, culture and people. It is like a  employee whose main job is to be distinctive and represent the company in the best possible way. Creating a logo involves crafting a shape that makes that statement and is distinct in a world full of images and symbols. It needs to make a definitive statement about what you do. It is a very precise and challenging aspect of design, one at which our team excels. Connecting with a designer can make a world of difference when trying to achieve this goal. Our designers know how to convey the message you want in an appealing and simplistic design that will be easily recognizable by your customers. Creating a wordmark, is another effective aspect of logo design. By taking a word and making it your logo, you can make a memorable impression even without a symbol or illustration.

This is what we have done in our new client CE Management Consulting logo design. Our designers aim to learn as much as possible about the company culture, values and the way they do business, and then inject that message when they design that company logo.


Web Definition and Terms

DW Blog
March 11th, 2015

Favicon
Favicon or ‘Favorite Icon’ in short is an image or logo displayed beside the web browsers. This is to show professionalism and sophistication of the company and also as part of promotional tools. It is easy to recognise if there is a long drop down list of favourite sites.

Favicon

Accordion Style Menu (Collapsible Menu)
A clever use of space. The main subject as displays in first panel and when user click on the other panels, more details appear or expand itself. When user move to the next subject panel, it closes the previous panel and open the next selected panel and so on.

Collapsible Menu 1
Collapsible Menu 2

How to Protect Your WordPress (WP) Website & Blog from Hackers

DW Blog
March 3rd, 2015

Each passing day brings with it news of a brand new leak of personal information over the Internet. Be it credit card information belonging to millions of users or their email IDs and passwords, the world of hackers has democratised the internet and its lack of security at every possible level. You might now be wondering what this has to do with your innocuous little blog or website that does not carry users’ credit card information or other informations. Well, hackers can turn your nondescript website into a malicious spy bot in a matter of minutes, sending sensitive user data to hackers without you even realizing it. Worse, they can hack into your website databases and destroy or manipulate important information, injecting your content with malicious links and even hijack the hosting server to be used in botnet DDoS attacks.  But there are things that you can do to secure your website from hackers and becoming a target for online vandals. Some of them are

Keep All Software Updated

As a site owner it’s your job to ensure that every piece of software you run is up to date. CMS providers like WordPress, Joomla work round the clock trying to plug any holes in their systems and release regular patches and updates that make their software less vulnerable to attacks. Ensure that you run these updates and have the latest version supporting your site at any given point in time. If your site uses third party plugins, keep track of their updates and ensure that these are updated on time as well. Clean out your website of any unused, old and non-updated plugins — they are the ones for hackers to be used as a gateway to enter your site and wreak havoc on it.

Use Strong Passwords, Change Regularly

Strong passwords are not just a requirement for your email or financial transactions online, they are also imperative for your website server, admin and database passwords. Make sure your password is a combination of alphanumeric characters, symbols, upper and lower case characters and is at least 12 characters long to prevent brute force attacks. Do not use the same password for all your different website logins. Change your passwords regularly to keep them doubly secure. Store users’ passwords in encrypted form. This ensures that even if there is a security breach, attackers do not get their hands on actual user passwords.

Don’t Use Generic Usernames

A shockingly high number of people leave their administrator account labeled as “Admin”. This means that if the hacker can guess this account name, they are halfway to making sure that they can access your site and lock you out of it! Instead, create another administrator account, and delete the “Admin” account. It’s simple, fast, and effective!

Use Discreet Error Messages

Have you ever mistyped your password and gotten an error message like, “incorrect password.” Seemingly harmless, right? This message is helpful, but you never want to be helpful to people who mean you harm! Keep the error message discreet. For example, if you use the error message “incorrect username/password combination,” a potential hacker isn’t informed they may have guessed half right. This is a small detail, but it’s a good, simple way to make sure that you stay safe.

File Uploads

Allowing users to upload files to your website can be a big website security risk, even if it’s simply to change their avatar. The risk is that any file uploaded however innocent it may look, could contain a script that when executed on your server completely opens up your website. If you have a file upload form then you need to treat all files with great suspicion. If you are allowing users to upload images, you cannot rely on the file extension or the mime type to verify that the file is an image as these can easily be faked. Even opening the file and reading the header, or using functions to check the image size are not full proof. Most images formats allow storing a comment section which could contain PHP code that could be executed by the server.

Hopefully these tips will help keep your site and information safe. Thankfully most CMSes have a lot of inbuilt website security features, but it is a still a good idea to have knowledge of the most common security exploits so you can ensure you are covered.

CNY Closure

Website:
http://www.graphicdesignblender.com/14-easy-ways-protect-website-hackers/