Ontario construction firm victim of ransomware attack

A multi-million dollar Ontario construction firm that has worked on major federal and provincial projects including facilities for national defence and police stations has been hit by a ransomware attack. According to CBC News, Bird Construction of Mississauga, Ont., acknowledged that it was recently victimized, but didn’t give any details. “Bird Construction responded to a […]

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Going Beyond Automatic SVG Compression With the “use” Element

.mega-header::before { content: “”; position: absolute; top: 0; right: 0; width: 75%; height: 90%; background-image: radial-gradient(ellipse closest-side, rgba(15, 14, 22, 0.5), #100e17), url(https://res.cloudinary.com/css-tricks/image/fetch/w_1200,q_auto,f_auto/https://css-tricks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/svg-use-copmpression.png); background-size: cover; background-repeat: no-repeat; opacity: 0.75; } If you draw your own SVG files or if you download them from the internet, tools like this SVG-Editor or SVGOMG are your friends. Compressing […]

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Greater Focus on Privacy Pays Off for Firms

Privacy-mature companies complete sales more quickly, have fewer and less serious breaches, and recover from incidents faster, according to Cisco’s annual survey. Companies that invest in privacy see an average return of 270% on their investments, with seven out of 10 companies seeing significant benefits from their privacy expenditures, according to an annual survey published […]

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“Browser Functions”

If you want to build a modern web app, you typically need to use a few different tools: one set for the front-end, and another for the back-end. In addition, you would need to learn and use a different API (and often even a different programming language) for the back-end. However, the Web API is […]

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Flexible Captioned Slanted Images

We have a lot of new layout tools at our disposal these days—flexbox is finally stable and interoperable, and Grid very much the same, with both technologies having well over 90% support coverage. In that light, we might think there’s no place for old tricks like negative margins, but I recently discovered otherwise. Over at […]

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