If you have children you may have worried about how easy it is for them to come across hard core porn on the internet. If this worries you and you want to do something about it, here is a completely free and easy way you can configure most home networks to filter out porn, along with malware and other unwanted content.

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Every time you go to a website, like cnn.com, for example, your browser needs to find the unique IP address that belongs to that website (when I wrote this article cnn.com, for example, had an IP address of…

Form spam can be a real headache. It has been reported that slightly more than half of all Internet traffic originated with automated programs, or bots. Many masquerade as people in order to post spam comments on blogs, harvest email addresses for spammers, rig online polls, and all sorts of annoying stuff.

To mitigate this problem and give websites hosting forms a way to distinguish between real people and bots, CAPTCHA was created at Carnegie Mellon University back in 2000. CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”. …

The problem is there are no simple “right” answers for most Web design questions (at least not for the important ones). What works is good, integrated design that fills a need — carefully thought out, well executed, and tested. — Steve Krug

One of the difficult things in UX Design is that there are very few hard and fast rules designers can follow to make any specific design useful or easy to use. What is the correct task flow? What controls will our users need? Can they efficiently operate them? How should we layout our screens so users can be…

Google forms are great. They are easy to create, free, support a wide range of fields, are easy to embed and responses can be stored in a Google Sheet without any setup hassles. But what can you do when you want your form to look like the rest of your website and not like a Google Form? What if you want to do your own validation and host the form on your site? How can you still collect the form submissions in a Google Sheet without having to pay?

In this case you do have a few options. One option…

As developers we are always worried that we might be missing a trick to do things faster and better. It’s developer FOMO and probably made you click on the link to this article. Here is the list of development tools I will be using in 2021. Perhaps there is a trick here that you want to try in 2021.


1. VSCode
In the last couple of years I have come to love VSCode. It is basically a lightweight text editor on steroids. There are a ton of extensions available that can help to enormously speed up your development. VS Code supports…

Franz Rodenacker

Product Designer, Frontend Developer and Usability Engineer at Digiata

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