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Reshma Kumar | 15 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

We recently added some visual uplift to a few of our SSL pages to augment the textual copy. Given that different users consume content differently through a combination of text and/or graphics, we wanted to ensure we were designing for this. For instance, for those of you wondering How Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Works, we have put together a visual of the three ways SSL protects your Website and customers, along with diagrams of how encryption and authentication works.

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The information page on E-Commerce, Trust, and SSL now has some additional graphics and a bold, can't-miss graphic of key stats.

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Reshma Kumar | 15 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Tim Callan, VP of Marketing for the SSL business, recently wrote about the newly redesigned Thawte Website.

Reshma Kumar | 23 Nov 2009 | 3 comments
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We just launched the redesign of the watch.tv homepage last Monday. One of the elements that we had a lot of fun putting together was the digital media frenzy animation at the top of the page. There is a good amount of Web 2.0 features such as video, links to our social media spaces, integration of twitter and blog feeds, and an interactive carousel slideshow. The rest of the site will be catching up shortly. Check out the video below:

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Reshma Kumar | 23 Nov 2009 | 1 comment

The new homepage design which we are testing out was on display at Analyst Day in New York City on Thursday. The day ended with the VeriSign Team ringing the NASDAQ closing bell.

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Reshma Kumar | 03 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

We have rolled out a new header and footer on the VeriSign.com site.

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country-site-selector.jpgWe simplified and streamlined the options. For example, we combined the country site identifier and the worldwide site selector into one utility. Using an in-page popup, users can now navigate to another country site from the page they are on without going to a new page to select the country site they wish to visit.

search.jpgThe search utility has been...

Reshma Kumar | 29 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

vam.jpgWe have been looking into getting a digital asset management system to house, manage, and retrieve our graphical, marketing, and other files. In researching this online, we found that there wasn't a lot helpful information out there. So, to save you some time, here are some things to look for when picking an asset management system:

  • Hosted (SaaS) or in-house client-side application
  • Ease of use and user-friendly interface - This one was key for us as we found many solutions with complex, multi-stepped, and poor UIs.
  • Disk space - default capacity and scaling up options
  • Subscription and setup fees
  • Number of users and admins supported and upgrading options
  • Ability to brand interface
  • File upload & download options - single file, batch uploads, ftp
  • Basic and advanced search capabilities
  • Supported...
Reshma Kumar | 21 Oct 2009 | 1 comment

We have rolled out our new homepage redesign today! Select users will see the new page initially; some may see different versions of the new homepage as we are conducting tests. The final redesign will be switched over in the coming month when it will be available to everyone.

The goals of the redesign include improving the usability and usefulness of the homepage. Our hope is that it helps you to be more successful and productive as a gateway to accomplishing your tasks.

What hasn't changed on our homepage:

  • Positioning of the contact us and worldwide sites links, and search utility.
  • Top level navigation menu functions in the same way with dropdown menus.
  • We didn't really remove anything although we improved the content.

Here are the main changes you can expect to find:

  • Interactive banner: An informational section to learn more about Internet-related issues...
Reshma Kumar | 07 Oct 2009 | 1 comment

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Phishing. Online Fraud. Identity Theft. Online Safety & Security. Personally Identifiable Information. Virus Protection.

These are all the realities of navigating the Web today. For information on how to stay safe on the Web and ultimately, enjoy a good user experience in the online world, check out this latest VeriSign resource: Trust the Check.

Reshma Kumar | 05 Oct 2009 | 1 comment

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As part of our effort to provide rich and varied content, we've been incorporating more video on our site. The goal is to ensure you are able to view video without having to leave the Web page you are on - whether it is launching a new browser window or launching an external media player. But the positioning/placement of the video directly impacts the scale of the video. For example, if we are placing a video in the main content well of a page, embedding the video achieves our end goal; but if we need to place a video in less forgiving real estate like the right channel of a page, it renders the video unviewable and utlimately, ineffective as the video...

Reshma Kumar | 14 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

Cool new corporate video worth checking out. I am roughly paraphrasing:

On the internet, it can be hard to trust. We are in the business of trust - not just Websites or transactions - but entire online experiences that secure identities and connect people in a way that is simple, convenient, and safe...every time!