Notes on a web journey

posted on: 31 August 2008

John Lennon interview

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On infosthetics:

John Lennon interview infographic movie

Very interesting.

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posted on: 31 August 2008

Web Design by Designers

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On Digital Web Magazine:

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posted on: 29 August 2008

History Of Graphic Design

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Outline of lectures in Graphic Design History for students at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia - Fall Semester 2008 :

History Of Graphic Design

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posted on: 26 August 2008

Designing posters

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On VANDELAYDESIGN :

35 Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Your Own Posters

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posted on: 24 August 2008

Instead of Helvetica

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On davidthedesigner a series of articles on:

52 fonts you could use instead of helvetica

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posted on: 23 August 2008

Calligraphy

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A beautiful post on BibliOdyssey:

Calligraphy Exhibition

Beautiful calligraphy images. Links to the artists' pages are provided.

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posted on: 22 August 2008

History of Type #5

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One more article on the history of type on I Love Typography :

A Brief History of Type - Part 5
Slab Serif / Egyptian

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posted on: 21 August 2008

Food and water

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People use lots of water for drinking, cooking and washing, but even more for producing things such as food, paper, cotton clothes, etc. The water footprint of an individual, business or nation is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual, business or nation.

I agree in principle and I actually don't see anything particularly new in it but I also think that the water used to cool nuclear reactors and in heavy industry processes should be taken into consideration. The general approach to the use of resources is at best erratic and often downright irresponsible. I'm still trying to figure out if it's done consciously having as the sole target a bigger income or is just the result of ineptitude by most of the “top specialists” in charge.

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posted on: 19 August 2008

Ornament type

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i love typography's Sunday Type post is, as usual, a treasure chest:

Sunday Type: ornament type

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posted on: 17 August 2008

Villa of the Papyri

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Stored in a sky-lit reading room on the top floor of the Biblioteca Nazionale in Naples are the charred remains of the only library to survive from classical antiquity. The ancient world's other great book collections - at Athens, Alexandria and Rome - all perished in the chaos of the centuries. But the library of the Villa of the Papyri was conserved, paradoxically, by an act of destruction. Lying to the northwest of ancient Herculaneum, this sumptuous seaside mansion was buried beneath 30m of petrified volcanic mud during the catastrophic eruption of Mt Vesuvius on August 24, AD79. Antiquities hunters in the mid-18th century sunk shafts and dug tunnels around Herculaneum and found the villa, surfacing with a magnificent booty of bronzes and marbles. Most of these, including a svelte seated Hermes modelled in the manner of Lyssipus, now grace the National Archeological Museum in Naples.

In search of Western civilisation's lost classics

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posted on: 15 August 2008

Tiled backgrounds designer

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A nice tool:

Tiled backgrounds designer

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posted on: 02 August 2008

Solar power

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In a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source, MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: storing energy for use when the sun doesn't shine.

Solar revolution

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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