Notes on a web journey

posted on: 31 January 2008

The History of Visual Communication

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This website attempts to walk you through the long and diverse history of a particular aspect of human endeavour: the translation of ideas, stories and concepts that are largely textual and/or word based into a visual format, i.e. visual communication

The History of Visual Communication


posted on: 25 January 2008

Browser version targeting

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On A List Apart:

Beyond DOCTYPE: Web Standards, Forward Compatibility, and IE8

From Switches to Targets: A Standardista's Journey


posted on: 21 January 2008

Printable world maps

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Blank printable world maps :



posted on: 14 January 2008

Algorithmic Inelegance

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Complexity in living things is a product of the lack of direction in evolutionary processes, of the accumulation of fortuitous accidents, rather than the product of design.

Algorithmic Inelegance


posted on: 13 January 2008

Eye-Tracking studies

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On VirtualHosting :

23 Actionable Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies


posted on: 09 January 2008

No hacks CSS

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Using CSS3 selectors as an alternative to hacks when targeting specific browsers. Hacks are an example of graceful degradation: you design for the most capable browser and then fix issues in legacy browsers. But what if we took the opposite approach and worked with progressive enhancement?

CSS Not([hacks])


posted on: 04 January 2008

Water not war

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More than 1 billion people on our planet are forced to drink foul, infected water, which has killed at least 22 million people in the last decade. They could all have safe, clean water within 10 years, for just a tiny fraction of the cost of global military spending. Why isn't it happening? Most governments, especially rich white ones, would apparently rather buy weapons to kill other human beings than build water facilities to save the lives of black, brown and yellow poor people. According to the Stockholm international peace research institute, in 2006 total global military expenditure topped $1.2tn; with the US accounting for $528.7bn of this spending and the UK for $59.2bn.

Water not war


posted on: 03 January 2008

CSS tutorials

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Posh CSS is a collection of Cascading Style Sheet Articles, Tutorials, Tips and Code snippets for the modern day web designer.

Posh CSS found via

Also on Shaun Inman's site styling file inputs with css and the dom, which was posted on September 10th 2007 but I just read. Definitely worth having a reference to it.


CSS,Javascript and Php studies

Anti spam email
A solution to writing an anti spam email contact link
filed under: Javascript
Background image
A background image randomizer that I used in the second version of this site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Javascript menu
A menu that uses Javascript and session cookies.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Experimenting with CSS and Javascript.A simple but, in my opinion, nice navigation “system”. The MiniSite is a one page site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo display
Protect copyrighted photos: a simple but effective solution.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo gallery
A photo gallery made for a friend
filed under: Javascript
PHP menu
A PHP menu that can be updated without having to re-publish all the pages is on.
filed under: PHP
Pop-up menu
A very simple pop up menu powered by Javascript. It works also if Javascript is disabled.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
RSS feed
How to write and use an RSS feed
filed under: rss-xml
Tag replacer
The Tag replacer explained and a link to it.
filed under: PHP
Tags search
A search form build and powered using Javascript and the DOM
filed under: Javascript