Over the last year or so we’ve been monitoring WordPress hack attempts. Everyone knows using an account named, “Admin” (which was the default WordPress login years back) is ripe for brute-force login attacks. What’s interesting is that the same sites often get attacked repeatedly with the same login username – but from the same IP – just at later dates.
Recently there’s been a major uptick in these WordPress brute force botnet attacks – while the attackers generally never get through, since we all have strong passwords, it does take away server resources. (more…)
The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is an organization that is dedicated to the discovery of new medical knowledge in the field of veterinary science, they increase public awareness of advances in veterinary medical care and they educate, train and certify veterinary specialists. ACVIM chose BadCat Design to redesign their website for them, which included changing the visual look of the site, but also reorganizing some of the navigational structure and architecture of the content to help users have a better online experience. (more…)
Patrick Bell and David Guilmet are owners of an eponymous design firm based in Solebury, Pennsylvania. They specialize in interior, architectural and project design for collectors of art and antiques. Their projects range from tasteful private home interiors to large event planning. Bell Guilmet needed an online presence that would stand out and support the elegance of their brand and at the same time showcase some of the unique projects they have designed, organized and executed. (more…)
MusicWorks 4 Kids is a program that works closely with Kindermusik to expose children to use music at a young age and to use instruments as tools of self expression. Musicworks 4 Kids has been around since 1995 and their classes and music programs focus on the child and their family. (more…)
Probert Construction Company was founded by Chris Probert, an experienced builder boasting over 15 years of custom building experience. Located in the Bucks County area, Probert Construction has worked on a variety of projects such as custom new homes, construction consultation, additions, renovations as well as outdoor spaces and pools. (more…)
After frustration of keeping a consistent look with title typography on our WordPress sites, friend and fellow designer/developer @sauldraws and I came up with FriendlyCase for WordPress. It’s based on Saul’s original function code that I took and built into a simple WordPress plugin. Pretty Simple and keeps the ALL CAPS issue in check. (more…)
Local Philadelphia photographer, Michael Leslie, enjoys shooting weddings, mitzvahs, as well as portraits, and commercial photography in the Philadelphia suburban area. His web presence not only promotes his business, but incorporates a blog and showcases examples of his work. Leslie’s website also displays recent events he has shot, allowing clients to view their special day online. This Philadelphia area photographer, turned to BadCat Design to refresh the website they had designed for him a few years prior. (more…)
Here’s the current landscape of Mac based (although many of these also offer other platform versions) HTML5 /CSS3 animation tools. Some of these apps take a very similar approach to the animation process and toolkit. Many use a layout very similar to Adobe AfterEffects or Flash. Some even offer fallback to Adobe’s Flash or browser specific CSS3 Properties, such as Keyframe animation and Transition effects.
We’ve used quite a few of these and of course have our favorites, but many have their own advantages. The tools change rapidly as does HTML5 and CSS3, so you’d need to check them out for yourself. We’ve listed them by alphabetically by name, version, tagline, url and price, as currently available. (more…)