Every week I bring you the latest Web Design News. This week’s stories are about WordPress vulnerabilities, the NativeScript framework, Winning Web Design Work and Using Video.
Old Themes, Abandoned Scripts and Pitfalls of Cleaning Serialized Data
There are multiple known vectors for database attacks. In this case, hackers used two quite different vectors: a vulnerability in old versions of popular premium WordPress themes, and popular legitimate database management scripts abandoned in publicly accessible sections of websites.
Having your website hacked is no fun at all and this detailed post on the securi blog goes into detail about how hackers infiltrate WordPress databases. It’s a reminder to make sure your plugins, themes and WordPress core are always up to date. This is a task every web designer should be doing for their clients and a regular basis.1
Code a Real-Time App With NativeScript: Push Notifications
This is the first I’ve ever heard of NativeScript… It certainly sounds like a powerful framework for building websites. If you’re a web designer / developer then this article will certainly appeal to you. Do you have a framework that you love and think you’ll never grow out of?2
The Secrets to Getting a Lot of Freelance Work
One of the biggest fears freelancers face before they jump into doing this full-time is: will I be able to consistently get enough work to sustain myself and my family in the long term?
This is a detailed article on the wpmudev blog about how to go about picking up more freelance work. If you’re an aspiring web designer then this is the article that could help you turn your dreams into reality. Let me know how you go about prospecting?3
10 Powerful Reasons Why Your Website Needs a Promo Video
Take promotional videos, for instance. Did you know that 45% of businesses use promo explainer videos on their home page? Furthermore, that 83% of those businesses believe those videos to be effective for their marketing?
Are you using video in your web design projects? This article by Brenda on the wpmudev blog looks at some of the compelling reasons you should be using video on your websites. If you’re looking to design websites that stand head and shoulders above the competition then you should check out this post.4
Well that’s it for Web Design news this week. Hope you have a great week and if you want to reach out for help with Web Design please contact me here.
- Old Themes, Abandoned Scripts and Pitfalls of Cleaning Serialized Data, Old Themes, Abandoned Scripts and Pitfalls of Cleaning Serialized Data, https://blog.sucuri.net/2017/09/old-themes-abandoned-scripts-pitfalls-cleaning-serialized-data.html
- Code a Real-Time App With NativeScript: Push Notifications, Code a Real-Time App With NativeScript: Push Notifications, https://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/code-a-real-time-app-with-nativescript-push-notifications–cms-29475, Wernher-Bel Ancheta, 2017-09-14
- The Secrets to Getting a Lot of Freelance Work, The Secrets to Getting a Lot of Freelance Work, https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/getting-freelance-web-development-work-secrets/
- 10 Powerful Reasons Why Your Website Needs a Promo Video, 10 Powerful Reasons Why Your Website Needs a Promo Video, https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/promo-videos/, Brenda Barron, 2017-09-15