The Register reports that on its recent breed of desktops and laptops that shipped beginning this past August and July, Dell installed a CA certificate called eDellRoot that could put you at risk of identity theft and banking fraud.
Creating and maintaining a merchant account in order to accept credit card payments is not only both expensive and stressful, but also unnecessary. Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives to the likes of Authorize.Net.
Say goodbye to high monthly fees and stifling limitations. The current breed of payment gateways and services is both innovative and interoperable.
One way of speeding up a website is to minimize the number of http requests by combining several small files of the same type. You can do this with scripts, stylesheets, and–by combining images into sprites–with icons and other pictures. So far so good. But using sprites and @media queries gets tricky when addressing devices with a high density display (such as Retina in iOS).
Important update as of 2016-01: HTTP/2 makes sprites obsolete. You should no longer be using this technique! (This article is only of historical value.) [Read more…]