Category: Web Design & Development

Dec 22

Things To Look For In A Web Designer

If you’re thinking of hiring a web designer to get your business online, you may be anxious about putting your marketing campaign into someone else’s hands. But with so much competition in the world of online marketing, it’s difficult to know who you can trust. Companies all over the world hire specialists to help them …

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Dec 22

How An Experienced Website Designer Could Enhance Your Business

These days, there is nothing more representative of your brand than your online reputation. Of course, there are many assets to this – including social media following, content, product marketing and SEO – but the very first impression you’re likely to make is through your website. Your web page is essentially your modern-day business card …

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Dec 22

Interactivity tools can boost persuasiveness of websites

Messages conveyed on websites may be more persuasive if the websites are interactive, according to researchers. In a study, participants who visited an interactive antismoking website were more likely than controls to say that smoking was an unattractive behavior, and more likely to agree with the site’s stance against smoking. “When interface features are perceived …

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Dec 22

New tool expands tracking of personal data on the Web

“The Web is like the Wild West,” says Roxana Geambasu, a computer scientist at Columbia Engineering and the Data Science Institute. “There’s no oversight of how our data are being collected, exchanged and used.” With computer scientists, Augustin Chaintreau and Daniel Hsu, and graduate students Mathias Lecuyer, Riley Spahn and Yannis Spiliopoulos, Geambasu has designed …

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Dec 22

Web Site Design Affects How Children Process Information

Researchers used a sample of around 200 boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 13 to examine how website design and age affected how children processed information. Four experimental websites were constructed, which differed in terms of their navigational aids and learning cues. Specifically, websites were designed with either a map, a content …

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Dec 22

Web design plays a role in how much we reveal online

How many people read online privacy warnings? Few probably do. Long, detailed and technical privacy notices are the current answer to one of the greatest privacy issues of our time: websites collect information about us all the time and we frequently allow it without really knowing or understanding the conditions. JRC scientists have found that …

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Dec 22

New debugger finds security flaws in popular web apps

By exploiting some peculiarities of the popular Web programming framework Ruby on Rails, MIT researchers have developed a system that can quickly comb through tens of thousands of lines of application code to find security flaws. In tests on 50 popular Web applications written using Ruby on Rails, the system found 23 previously undiagnosed security …

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Dec 22

Developing web technologies to share secure information

The research, funded under the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program, supports recent Ph.D. graduates and encourages basic research like that of Kagal and her team members, Fatih Turkmen and Matt Cherian. This research aims to help the Air Force share resources and data with other agencies, both domestic and international, allowing …

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Dec 22

Internet: New tools for semantic technology development

European researchers have created new tools for semantic technology development which are helping to set the next generation of official standards. The tools also unblock some key bottlenecks in semantic technology. The next generation of the World Wide Web will be a cyberspace full of meaning, thanks to the semantic technologies currently rolling out. Semantic …

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Dec 22

New programming language accommodates multiple languages in same program

Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have designed a way to safely use multiple programming languages within the same program, enabling programmers to use the language most appropriate for each function while guarding against code injection attacks, one of the most severe security threats in Web applications today. A research group led by Jonathan Aldrich, …

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