Notes on a web journey

posted on: 30 June 2008

An accessibility checklist

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An accessibility checklist by Aaron Cannon:
Accessibility checklist via


posted on: 28 June 2008

Font stacks

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An interesting article on the use of font-stacks:
Better CSS Font Stacks

And a guide to the most common fonts on Windows, Mac and Unix platforms:
CSS font sampler and survey


posted on: 26 June 2008

Tiny fragments of postage stamps

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On The Nonist:

Tiger - Hsueh Shao-Tang

Hsueh Shao-Tang, Stamp Connector



posted on: 23 June 2008

Notes in practical evolution

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I'm going to start a series of articles about the common sense aspect of evolutionary theory. What about evolution is actually practical knowledge? How can it help people understand things relevant to their own work or lives? This goes beyond the gee-whiz, “Where do we come from”, National Geographic-kind of interesting question. That's nothing more than a framework for idle curiosity: it presents evolution as a kind of adjunct or substitute for religious inquiry. I want to convey something more important. It matters that we evolved. The process of evolution allows scientific predictions that we can use to make things happen, to make them work. Evolutionary biology illustrates and informs us about decisions that society will have to make in the next 20 years; decisions that I want my students to be informed about. When I teach evolution, I emphasize a common sense perspective. Understanding a science means knowing the boundaries of the possible.

Notes in practical evolution

John Hawks will publish on his blog an essay every Friday on evolution with a common sense perspective. Very interesting.


posted on: 22 June 2008

Wallace and Darwin

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In early 1858, on Ternate in Malaysia, a young specimen collector was tracking the island's elusive birds of paradise when he was struck by malaria...Then the fever subsided - and inspiration struck. Fittest variations will survive longest and will eventually evolve into new species, he realised. Thus the theory of natural selection appeared, fever-like, in the mind of one of our greatest naturalists. Wallace wrote up his ideas and sent them to Charles Darwin, already a naturalist of some reputation. His paper arrived on 18 June, 1858 - 150 years ago last week - at Darwin's estate in Downe, in Kent.

How Darwin won the evolution race


posted on: 20 June 2008


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Today is


I still believe that the problems should be solved at the source, eliminating the causes not patching up the effects, but it's also important to remember and see what's going on because indifference is also one of the main causes.


posted on: 19 June 2008

Faux absolute positioning

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There are two popular approaches to positioning with CSS: float and absolute positioning. Both approaches have their pros and cons. My teammates and I have developed a new positioning approach that gives us the best of both worlds. After quite a bit of experimenting and testing, it's time to share the technique with the rest of the world and see how we can work together to improve it. I'm calling it faux absolute positioning after the faux columns technique that simulates the presence of a column.

Faux Absolute Positioning


posted on: 07 June 2008

Title Case

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Javascript code to turn text into a title capitalizing the first letter of each word:

To Title Case


posted on: 03 June 2008

History of type

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Four beautiful articles on type history:


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