Weekly Link Round-Up #27

Busy week, both freelance wise and work wise. The good news is that the NBA playoffs are starting, so let’s all cheer for the Wizards. This is what I found interesting this week:

  • SecurityFocus SQL Injection Bogus

    So apparently Security Focus published a false report about a security hole in WordPress. It’s good to know how much WordPress stays on top of these security issues, as they become more and more prevalent. As Matt recommends, one of the most important things to do is to stay up to date with the WordPress updates.

  • No CSS Reset

    This sparked an interesting discussing over on Eric Meyer’s blog. Personally, I do not use a CSS reset. I do zero out the margin and padding on all block level elements, but not by using the universal selector. In the end, I think Eric makes a great point:

    So it’s no surprise that we, as a community, keep building and sharing solutions to problems we encounter. Discussions about the merits of those solutions in various situations are also no surprise. Indeed, they’re exactly the opposite: the surest and, to me, most hopeful sign that web design/development continues to mature as a profession, a discipline, and a craft. It’s evidence that we continue to challenge ourselves and each other to advance our skills, to keep learning better and better how better to do what we love so much.

    I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Web Form Design: Modern Solutions and Creative Ideas

    Nice collection of interesting forms. It is always nice to see people getting really creative with them. I especially like the one on Edward Pistachio’s site, although it is not very usable.

  • Passionless Pre-Professionals

    I think this is a huge issue with our society. Everyone’s mentality is to do what they can to get a job that will make them a lot of money, instead of what will make them happy. Thank god that I absolutely love working with the web.

  • Calculating Hours – the Client Factors

    A great article giving some guidelines on how to price a project. I really think that one good point that Andy makes is that sometimes, there are clients that you should just not accept projects from. The hard part is evaluating that early on.