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Reshma Kumar | 15 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Welcome to the Design@Symantec Blog!

The blog was officially launched on Symantec Connect on February 8th and is the next-generation of the original VeriSign Web User Experience Blog started three years ago.

The Design@Symantec Blog will keep you posted on what we are doing on the design of our sites, provide insights on design from our designers, and give us a means of keeping in touch with you.

We hope you enjoy the blog and find it informative. Happy reading and we look forward to hearing from you.

Reshma Kumar | 05 Oct 2011 | 1 comment

Same Check. New Name. No Hassle.

VeriSign Trust Seals to Norton Secured SealThe VeriSign Trust Seal which you have come to recognize as a symbol of trust on websites, is undergoing a rebranding and redesign.

The VeriSign Trust Seal will be renamed the Norton Secured Seal. This is expected to happen in April 2012. All VeriSign seals will automatically update to the Nortonâ„¢ Secured Seal at that time.

The design of the new seal follows the same form factor as the current seal with the circle and pill-shape, as well as the inclusion of the familiar checkmark. The main differences are in the color scheme and copy. The seal goes from the VeriSign cranberry to a golden yellow and gray.

Look for the new seal to morph its way onto a screen near you in April 2012.

To learn what it all means to you, visit...

Reshma Kumar | 15 Aug 2011 | 3 comments

GeoTrust LogoThe GeoTrust logo recently underwent a slight modification to improve its visual profile. It is essentially the same solid brand logo you know but with a twist. We did a 180 degree switch of the logo elements - swapping the order of the graphical "G" and logo text "GeoTrust". We found that this orientation of the graphical element on the left of the text serves as a stronger anchor for the logo text. It also helps to reinforce the "G" in the logo text by appearing at the beginning of the word "GeoTrust".

No radical change here - just improving on an already strong logo design to make it even better.

Hope you like it! See it live on www.GeoTrust.com.

Rich Lam | 01 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

Last week, we refreshed the GeoTrust homepage to improve the clarity of the content for enterprise SSL. Previously, the enterprise content was being displayed repetitively through multiple pathways. However, this did not provide any additional value. Under the main banner, the content was being displayed in a content box and graphic directly beneath it.

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Now, we have condensed the duplicated content into a promotional graphic to reduce the time to the enterprise SSL page. The graphic is front and center, so you will be able to quickly learn more about the enterprise SSL program. During the...

Reshma Kumar | 07 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

To introduce the new Trust Seal monthly service, we simplified the pricing table. The monthly service is now prominently featured as the first option so users won't miss it.

We reduced the copy in the table to make it easier to follow and understand and thereby, allowing the pricing and savings information to come across more clearly.

Finally, the tabs were also re-ordered to move the 'Pricing' tab to the first position in the tabset.

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Reshma Kumar | 21 Jun 2011 | 1 comment

Firefox 5 web browser is now available. This latest version of the Mozilla browser offers some interesting features which are useful for designers and developers alike and ultimately beneficial to end-users.

Firefox 5 (FF5) provides support for new CSS3 styling features like CSS animations, allowing more capability for leveraging style sheet elements. FF5 also now has an upgraded graphics engine which renders text and graphics faster and sharper and automatically color-corrects images to display exactly as the image data intended. There is also support for open font formats like WOFF, TrueType, and OpenType which means that any font type - regardless of if it is installed on users' computers - will render true to type. This eliminates any limitations around using web-ready only fonts for Firefox users. Additionally, FF5 is providing HTML5 support for video which enables the use of the high-quality...

Rich Lam | 15 Jun 2011 | 1 comment

We just launched a redesign of the Code Signing Certificates landing page. Our key objectives were to bring the products above the fold, reduce page-to-page clicks where necessary, and surface the requirements for each signing product. We had heard from our customers that we needed to increase awareness of the purchasing requirements and process.

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We increased the width of the content area by virtue of eliminating the right channel. We added an interactive banner at the top of the page and integrated the code signing intro video which was previously relegated to the right rail. The banner communicates the value proposition of choosing Symantec over other Code Signing providers. Additionally, we implemented our custom corporate font using the...

Reshma Kumar | 10 Jun 2011 | 2 comments

Firesheep AttacksWe all know about using SSL for encrypting logins and ecommerce transactions. But that protection doesn't usually extend across other parts of the same websites.

With the release of the Firesheep extension for the Firefox web browser, its developer Eric Butler has raised awareness of the vulnerabilities of users' Wi-Fi sessions to hijacking, side-jacking, and MITM (man-in-the-middle) attacks.

To understand this issue and how to protect your websites and yourself, we have put together a page which addresses how to Protect Against Firesheep Attacks with Always-On SSL.

As you will see, there is nothing sheepish about our Firesheep page. What I like about this...

Rich Lam | 24 May 2011 | 3 comments

About a week ago, we added new interactivity to the third banner on the GeoTrust homepage. Upon clicking on the projector graphic, visitors are presented with a modal overlay featuring an embedded video on how more Alexa top 1 million domains are using GeoTrust. It's an infotaining and engaging video. Enjoy!

GeoTrust.com SSL Banner 3

GeoTrust SSL Modal Video Overlay

Reshma Kumar | 19 May 2011 | 0 comments

A/B Test Experiences

Balancing between providing too much and too little information upfront, can seem like a bit of a high-wire act at times. Do you link to another page for more information or provide it by default at the risk of overwhelming users?

To inform our decision-making process in an instance where we encountered this, we conducted an A/B test to assess users' behaviors real-time. We had heard from our users that they wanted system information but were unsure how best to provide it. So, we tested two versions of the same page - one page had the system requirements information appear by default on the page (Experience A) and the other page had a hyperlink to a page with the system requirements (Experience B). In both experiences, this information was positioned in the same spot where it was contextually relevant to the 'buy' call to action. The...