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Izabella Csaszar | 20 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

GeoTrust-Anti-malware-Seal.gifGeoTrust has launched a brand new product called the Web Site Anti-Malware Scan, which scans and alerts users to potential malware on their systems. This is in addition to its existing SSL Seal for confirming a website's identity.

Seal designs are tricky in many ways. First of all, there is limited space into which many elements need to fit. It's also important to find the right balance between a vivid, noticeable seal, and a subtle, attractive design. The goal is that site visitors see the seal and gain confidence in the safety it provides, but that the seal should not be too visually strong or over-powering on a site where it competes with the site's main content...

Reshma Kumar | 07 Oct 2011 | 5 comments

With the passing of Steve Jobs, Apple Co-Founder, I got to reflecting on what are some of the key learnings and takeaways of his design genius that he imparted on our industry and me personally.

5 Things Steve Jobs Taught Me About Design 1. Design is powerful.
Good design is powerful and something that is well-designed from the inside out has the ability to make a huge impact. Steve Jobs famously said that "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." A product that is well-crafted—whether it is digital or physical—can inspire a reaction and action from people.

2. Designs should be tasteful.
Sleek, sophisticated, exquisite, and even cute are some of the adjectives that can be associated with Apple...

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 | 09 Sep 2011 | 1 comment
Website Schematic

Designing a user interface which is solid yet flexible has definite advantages. From time-to-time your interface can and will be put to the test - whether it's something that has to go-live immediately, an update to its branding, a request to accommodate something that doesn't quite fit your model, incorporating a new feature or functionality that's cool but tricky, making something work globally, and the list goes on. There are many challenges your interface is likely to encounter in its existence and needs to be able to accommodate. Clearly, doing a full-on redesign every time you need to make a change is neither practical nor possible. The...

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 | 30 Jun 2011 | 2 comments

The below is the earliest known screenshot captured of what the first-ever website looked like.

This early creation still represents the basic tenets of good design and usability. For instance, it is highly readable and provides great contrast with a very basic white background and black text. There is no gratuitous imagery. It utilizes the times roman font-face at a legible font-size. There are blue, underlined links clearly defined which we have all come to recognize as clickable. The page is written concisely with information-carrying words hyperlinked - notice there are no "click here's". And, I bet it scales to any resolution, is cross-browser compatible, and is mobile-browser friendly :).

Twenty years later from when this web page first went live, it is still a winner in terms of ease of use and usability.

First-Ever Website

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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...