Notes on a web journey

posted on: 29 July 2008

Wallpapers,fonts and icons

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On Lifehacker:

Top 10 Free Wallpaper, Fonts and Icon Sources

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posted on: 23 July 2008

PNG fix

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A PNG transparency fix for IE6:

Unit PNG Fix

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posted on: 21 July 2008

Beautiful fonts

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Via noupe.com:

40+ Extremely Beautiful FONTS from deviantART

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posted on: 21 July 2008

Layouts and fixes

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Two CSS links:

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posted on: 21 July 2008

IP to Country

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Creating a database to map an IP address to a country:

How To Make An IP-To-Country Tool With PHP and MySQL

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posted on: 18 July 2008

The birthday of Mandela

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Nelson Mandela, the man credited with ending apartheid in South Africa, has marked his 90th birthday by calling for the rich to do more for the poor.
“If you are poor, you are not likely to live long”, he said at his village house in Eastern Cape province for a birthday interview.

Mandela celebrates 90th birthday

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posted on: 15 July 2008

Abstract satellite images

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The images ... were taken at the turn of the Millennium, when NASA's scientists had a brilliant idea: to scan through 400,000 images taken by the Landsat 7 satellite and display only the most the most beautiful. A handful of the best were painstakingly chosen and then displayed at the Library of Congress in 2000.

30 Most Incredible Abstract Satellite Images of Earth

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posted on: 10 July 2008

Democracy

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Democracy (“rule by the people” when translated from its Greek meaning) is seen as one of the ultimate ideals that modern civilizations strive to create, or preserve. Democracy as a system of governance is supposed to allow extensive representation and inclusiveness of as many people and views as possible to feed into the functioning of a fair and just society. Democratic principles run in line with the ideals of universal freedoms such as the right to free speech. Importantly, democracy supposedly serves to check unaccountable power and manipulation by the few at the expense of the many, because fundamentally democracy is seen as a form of governance by the people, for the people.

Democracy

An extensive analysis by Anup Shah. What I think is that too often manipulation takes over and the basic idea of democracy gets altered by the politicians in power at that moment to ensure specific economic gains. The problem, though, is that most people don't want to use common sense and prefer to follow and blindly believe what they are told, letting the few free to decide for the many.

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posted on: 10 July 2008

Practical Evolution: weed species part 1

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The first part of the first article on Practical Evolution by John Hawks:

Weed species (part 1)

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posted on: 07 July 2008

Javascript binding

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Overall, binding in JavaScript is not a difficult concept, but it is far too often ignored or glossed over by JavaScripters, which leads to confusion.

Getting Out of Binding Situations in JavaScript

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posted on: 02 July 2008

Clouds of text

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Wordle - a cloud of words

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

WORDLE via information aesthetics

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posted on: 01 July 2008

Polychrome decorations

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The dome of Villa Madama - Rome

In his 2-volume work, 'Décorations Polychromes', artist Ernst Ewald assembles what amounts to a grand tour through some of the most important elements from the decorative arts output of the Renaissance, found in buildings from Europe (and North Africa).

Décorations Polychromes

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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
MiniSite
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