Posted 10.10.2017 @ 2.43AM
It's such a concern that some online services still send passwords via email, which "should" be the most obvious security issue to avoid. As someone that has project managed largish online sites/apps in the past that required the submission of personal information, one of the first things you consider is how this data can be submitted securely. The fact this financial service obviously has not considered the risks is a little concerning, in what other security measures do they or do they not have in place for users personal data?
Posted 09.10.2017 @ 5.39PM
Created this for my own use, decided to start using Bootstrap a little more for a variety of reasons, love the _s starter theme, but didn't like the current available combined offerings out there so rolled my own, which I am sharing here for anyone interested:
(includes a child theme ready to go)
Also integrated this off canvas Jquery script for the mobile menu which simply works with the main site menu: http://mmenu.frebsite.nl
If anyone does take the time to check it out would love any feedback on improvements that could be made.
Posted 09.10.2017 @ 1.57PM
With identity theft a growing issue any personal information should be behind encryption. I certainly don't find it comforting to send a photo of my passport via email, nor should anyone.
And it's very, very simple to provide this (which is the frustrating thing about it), you simply provide a file upload function via HTTPS, it would seem a no-brainer for me.
Posted 07.10.2017 @ 5.23PM
I post this having had a similar experience twice over the past two weeks...
Both times, applied for two different kind of financial service, the kind where they do require quite a lot of personal information... so provided what they required via their initial forms ...etc, and then shortly after submitted received an email asking for further personal financial info (ie. bank statements, tax returns ...etc), VIA EMAIL!!
For those not aware, sending anything via email is about as unsecure as it is possible to get. Whatever you send passes through multiple email servers between you and the receiver, with zero encryption most common.
I mention this to them both times, both times they emphasise how serious they are about security, but this is the only way they have to submit this information.
Is this really the norm???
Posted 04.07.2017 @ 4.09PM
Hey @Dave we use Quadra Hosting. They have Aussie servers and a good redundancy plan in place.
Haven't used it for just emails but might be worth a look:
Posted 23.06.2017 @ 11.34AM (Edited 23.06.2017 @ 11.35AM)
I think most of the ideas here are great. Especially:
::Auto subscribe to threads you've posted in, ability to unsubscribe.
Maybe open it up a bit to guest writers or submissions?::
My 2c is that with all of the industry pros that use the site I see Aus Infront as a potential resource for newbies. I guess I can see the site as specific to Australian industry professionals (to use themselves or for students to get in contact with them). I don't know any other site with such direct access to real world designers. I think that could be the point of difference from all of the other design sites out there.
There are heaps of places to get design related news (although having a local bias is great) but why don't we have educational resources like 'How to set up a print ready file'; or 'How to fire a client' etc etc? I would be happy to contribute to something like that.
Re the folios, again, there are heaps of folio sites and I use them before I would check out the folios here. Often because as @Dave says people:
::simply adding their folio and then never contributing to the site again::
Why not combine profile and folio into one section?
Hope that helps
Posted 24.04.2017 @ 3.41PM
Wow, @Dave and @Dan agreeing. That would be enough to convince me.
I agree, dev isn't something you can just learn and enjoy. It would be like me buying a pencil and notepad, doing a course on drawing and thinking I'll be an illustrator.
If you are an analytical person who can work out how another person problem solves, then integrate that into your method, go for it. Otherwise you'll probably end up on cookie cutter, process driven projects that won't stimulate your creative side.
Posted 03.04.2017 @ 3.45PM
@dave - much better.
If the client wants it to 'pop' with a bit of 'wow factor' - then you could always change the font to @jamesb 's warehaus/rave font...
@trex - love you work as always. When I grow up, I want to design like you.
Posted 31.03.2017 @ 4.31PM
@Dave yeah agreed.
@TRex depends on the client/job. This website was a very small project so I did it 100% pro-bono. Normally for bigger projects I take off 40% but it all depends who it's for and if they have any income to speak of.