Notes on a web journey

posted on: 29 December 2005

Forms,typefaces and Zs

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posted on: 25 December 2005


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Funny title? No, actually an interesting technique:


posted on: 25 December 2005

Php, CSS,Javascript and attributes

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A post an Simon Willison's web site:

Google base

I'm not particularly interested in Goole base itself, more in what Simon says about structuring data using attributes that allow to query it and make it interchangeable. I think that XFN and Microformats are products of the same general orientation. Seems to me that that's all the web is about, connecting people and data in the easiest possible way.


posted on: 23 December 2005

Civil liberties and rights

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I hope that not only american but also the rest of world civil liberties and rights are taken into consideration.


posted on: 20 December 2005

Greasy oil

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Wherever there is oil..:

West African oil deals


posted on: 19 December 2005

Books to live

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posted on: 18 December 2005

Search engines

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A couple of search engine related links:


posted on: 16 December 2005

The anatomy of web fonts

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An article on Sitepoint about web fonts:

Anatomy of web fonts.


posted on: 15 December 2005

Transitional vs. Strict and 2006 web trends

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From 24 ways an article on Transitional vs. Strict Markup by Roger Johansson.

Andy Budd on Web Design and Development Trends for 2006.

Two years:

Happy Birthday XFN!


posted on: 11 December 2005

Typography on the Web

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The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web. A practical guide to web typography:


posted on: 10 December 2005

Climate change

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An interesting initiative from the The Guardian, The Observer and Guardian Unlimited that joined forces with Climate Care to offset air travel pollution:


posted on: 09 December 2005

Useful links

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A few useful links:


posted on: 08 December 2005

Harold Pinter's Nobel lecture

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"I believe that despite the enormous odds which exist, unflinching, unswerving, fierce intellectual determination, as citizens, to define the real truth of our lives and our societies is a crucial obligation which devolves upon us all. It is in fact mandatory. If such a determination is not embodied in our political vision we have no hope of restoring what is so nearly lost to us - the dignity of man."

from Harold Pinter's Nobel acceptance speech

I cannot say anything more that he's not already said better then I could. It's so rare to hear those things said by someone that has the possibility to reach many people. Thanks.


posted on: 08 December 2005

Flash and physics

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Using Flash animations to illustrate physics is something I tried a while ago. I find it most interesting but, unfortunately, my knowledge of physics is limited.

Flash animations for physics


posted on: 07 December 2005

Anything goes

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Ignoring everybody's questions Rice signs US-Romania bases deal showing once more very little respect. The most common excuse for this behaviour is that "intelligence services must be able to do their job" but what I think is that the simple fact that there is a need for intelligence service spying and plotting means that something is wrong. I'm not talking only about the USA but about all Nations. Every Country, all over the world, needs huge amounts of money to keep the security around its President running and avoid assassination. Does this sound like a sensible thing? Why it must be like that? Just because for five thousand years has never changed it doesn't mean it could not change. It's up to us all and if it's not...then we are a much less intelligent species then we give ourselves credit for.


posted on: 06 December 2005

Sevencolors new logo

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I wanted a logo that conveyed the meaning of this web site and this is what I came up with:

sevencolors logo

The O becoming a broken circle with an arrow pointing out symbolizes the communication between people, an opening of the mind that brings change and that's why the color is different. The name itself (seven colors on a spinning wheel become white, white light passing through a prism splits into seven colors) stands for multiplicity that becomes unity, the capacity of different entities to coexist and actually learn from each other. The circles and arrows also symbolize the World Wide Web and its huge potential for connecting people and circulating ideas freely.


posted on: 06 December 2005

Internet glossary

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Internet glossary

"While by no means definitive, this glossary does have more than a hundred words, phrases, and jargon related to the the Internet as a whole, with a particular bent toward the Web and and the new-media industry"


posted on: 06 December 2005

Rendition and torture

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Talking about it doesn't help. I don't believe that anybody in the Bush administration is able to understand that when the end justifies the means everybody loses. They keep thinking that somehow they are different from the rest of the people in the world and, not being able to learn, persevere on a road that brings to nothing. I don't see much difference between "them" and their "enemies". I don't like either.


posted on: 04 December 2005

Extraordinary rendition

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Previous posts on the same argument:


posted on: 02 December 2005

Old wars, new wars

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The “old” one:

The new one:


posted on: 02 December 2005


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When East Timor obtained its independence from Portugal in 1975, Australia had an agreement with Indonesia. Now, East Timor is independent, so: E Timor, Australia strike oil deal.

Also, the only route available for nuclear submarines is a deep-sea trench off the East Timorese coast.

Strategic position and oil, a deadly combination.


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