Notes on a web journey

posted on: 28 February 2008

City blog guides

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City blog guide on the Guardian:

Blog by blog guide to ...


posted on: 25 February 2008

More browser version targeting

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Version targeting shakes our browser-agnostic faith. Its default behavior runs counter to our expectations, and seems wrong. Yet to offer true DOM support without bringing JScript-authored sites to their knees, version targeting must work the way Microsoft proposes, argues Jeffrey Zeldman.

Version Targeting: Threat or Menace?


posted on: 22 February 2008

Earth images as art

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Welcome to the Earth as Art Gallery! Here you can view our planet through the beautiful images taken by the Landsat-7 satellite - and most recently, the Terra Satellite's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). This gallery of images uses the visceral avenue of art to convey the thrilling perspective of the Earth that satellites provide to the viewer.

Etna - Sicily

Our Earth as Art


posted on: 18 February 2008

On Scales and The Drake Manuscript

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Two posts on The Nonist:


posted on: 18 February 2008

Patterns in Interaction Design

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This site contains a lot of best practices in Interaction Design. Over the years I have collected examples and insight on their applicability that I share with you here on this site. So there is really no original design to be found here, sorry. It has all been done before...See it as a reference or basic toolkit you can use when designing user experiences. It is no substitute for creative design, it simply seeks to describe what we know and have learned about solutions you will find abundantly on the web and even beyond.


posted on: 17 February 2008

getElementById in Internet Explorer

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On 456 Berea St. :

Beware of id and name attribute mixups when using getElementById in Internet Explorer


posted on: 17 February 2008

The Moral Instinct

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..People don't generally engage in moral reasoning, Haidt argues, but moral rationalization: they begin with the conclusion, coughed up by an unconscious emotion, and then work backward to a plausible justification...

..Any neutral observer, and you and I if we could talk it over rationally, would have to conclude that the state we should aim for is the one in which we both are unselfish. These spreadsheet projections are not quirks of brain wiring, nor are they dictated by a supernatural power; they are in the nature of things...

The Moral Instinct


posted on: 15 February 2008

Impact of human activities on marine ecosystems

filed under: @ 09:32:04

Fishing, climate change and pollution have left an indelible mark on virtually all of the world's oceans, according to a huge study that has mapped the total human impact on the seas for the first time. Scientists found that almost no areas have been left pristine and that more than 40% of the world's oceans have been heavily affected.

Overall impact of human activities on marine ecosystems

Total human impact on oceans mapped for the first time


posted on: 13 February 2008

Resetting CSS styles

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I found out about it a bit late :

Resetting Again


posted on: 10 February 2008

MySQL backup, storing IP and text limit

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Via :


posted on: 09 February 2008

On the Origin of Species

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150 years ago, Charles Darwin unveiled his theory of natural selection. To mark this anniversary we bring you the definitive guide to the naturalist's great book, with extracts from key chapters and essays from leading scientists and thinkers.

On the Origin of Species


posted on: 07 February 2008

Better taxonomies

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Large websites and intranets can benefit from improved methods of search and navigation. These include site maps, A-Z indexes, sophisticated search engines, and generally improved navigational design - and playing a potential role in all of these methods is well-planned taxonomy.

On Digital Web Magazine: Better Living Through Taxonomies


posted on: 05 February 2008

Arms flow

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ARMSFLOW is a data visualization which displays arms transactions globally between 1950 and 2006. It was created by Jeffrey Warren of Vestal Design with data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Year 2008, still unable to even talk seriously about stopping any of this. Will we ever be intelligent enough to change things?


posted on: 05 February 2008

Easy to read

filed under: @ 09:37:41

On Information Architects Japan:

The 100% Easy-2-Read Standard

Good article, I often end up having to adjust the font size. I would have thought almost anyone knew about sizing text at this point in time but many times readability is still a problem.


posted on: 05 February 2008

Em based layouts

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On James Whittaker's blog:

Em based layouts - Vertical rhythm calculator


posted on: 01 February 2008

Human rights world report

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Rarely has democracy been so acclaimed yet so breached, so promoted yet so disrespected, so important yet so disappointing. Today, democracy has become the sine qua non of legitimacy. Few governments want to be seen as undemocratic. Yet the credentials of the claimants have not kept pace with democracy's growing popularity. These days, even overt dictators aspire to the status conferred by the democracy label. Determined not to let mere facts stand in the way, these rulers have mastered the art of democratic rhetoric that bears little relationship to their practice of governing.

Human Rights Watch: world report 2008


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