Notes on a web journey

posted on: 30 October 2008

Standardizing font embedding

filed under: @ 20:04:03

The first W3C Recommendation for CSS level 2 (1998) included a feature called “Web Fonts” to deal with the situation where a style sheet referred to a font that wasn't present on the user's machine. One thing it allowed was a link to a remote font file so that it could be downloaded. Only Microsoft decided to implement it.

For and against standardizing font embedding


posted on: 24 October 2008

New York signs

filed under: @ 19:37:02

This site intends to survey all of the signs in New York City from 14th Street to 42nd Street. Of course, this is not possible, since there would be tens of thousands of signs within this area. The 29 crosstown streets are each 10 to 11 blocks long (1st Ave. to 11th or 12th Aves.). This gives some 300 blocks, each containing, say, 100 signs of one type or another. This would total 30,000. Even if we eliminated the repetitive traffic signs (actually, each one is different, in setting if not otherwise), the remainder would probably be over 20,000 ...

New York sign
I'm Italian so I couldn't resist..I don't know any of the foods written on the sign...maybe Frank is not Italian? Just kidding, I actually like this web site quite a lot.



posted on: 23 October 2008

Table related display property

filed under: @ 19:23:44

A very interesting article on Digital Web Magazine :

Everything You Know About CSS Is Wrong


posted on: 22 October 2008

Quotation marks and texture

filed under: @ 08:52:03

The final test for running text is legibility, so failing to notice would mean the style was not imposing on the text. The texture was good. When they occur, stylistic interruptions provide me with food for thought. If the punctuation interrupts the meaning, it demands fresh scrutiny. Double quotation marks seemed to interrupt by emphasizing too heavily.

Quotation Marks & Texture


posted on: 16 October 2008

Empty variables

filed under: @ 16:18:23

A Javascript function to check if a variable is empty:

Feelin' Empty


posted on: 11 October 2008

Calculating color contrast

filed under: @ 13:32:23

An interesting article on color contrast:

Calculating color contrast for legible text


posted on: 10 October 2008

Web development

filed under: @ 08:30:02

On A List Apart:

On Digital Web Magazine :

Concept Design Tools


posted on: 06 October 2008

Type is art

filed under: @ 09:02:03

TYPE IS ART, use parts of characters to create new forms:

Type is art screenshot

Type is Art


posted on: 02 October 2008

High speed water photography

filed under: @ 19:17:06

On designflavr:

An orange slice

Beautiful High Speed Water Photography


posted on: 01 October 2008

Web typography CSS

filed under: @ 18:49:02

TYPECHART lets you flip through, preview and compare web typography while retrieving the CSS :



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