Notes on a web journey

posted on: 30 September 2005

CSS lists and columns

filed under: @ 19:12:08

Some interesting articles on CSS techniques :

I use lists for the main menu of this site and, as I explain on the menu code page, I want the menu to appear as it does and the only way I know to position the links like that is to use four different unordered lists and float them .

I will read the multi-column lists article properly and see if it gives me a better solution.

Update- 2005/10/01 : I read the article and it does a different thing from what I want. Also, it is mostly an exercise in “taming” lists, as the ALA content warning specifies the article uses experimental techniques. I try to avoid excessive mark up and hacks as much as possible, sometimes I simply prefer to change the design instead of forcing it into realization.


posted on: 25 September 2005

Anti-war protests

filed under: @ 10:08:33

Anti-war protests:


posted on: 22 September 2005

Hurricane aid

filed under: @ 13:57:49

An article on the Guardian:

Hurricane aid used “to test out rightwing social policies”


posted on: 22 September 2005

Container Art

filed under: @ 13:52:20

An urban, itinerant and adaptive art exhibit:

container art

Installations, sculptures, and paintings of the most innovative talents of the local and global artscape in 20 containers spread around town. A different work of contemporary art in each container, a different mix of artists in each city.


posted on: 18 September 2005

Religious penguins..

filed under: @ 11:03:03

This is hilarious and almost incredible:

Antarctic family values read the article and draw your own conclusions...

A few links to interesting posts:


posted on: 14 September 2005

Firefox 1.5 Beta 1

filed under: @ 19:16:39

Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 has been released.

This Simon Willison's post highlights all the new features.


posted on: 12 September 2005

Javascript event handler - addEvent()

filed under: @ 10:12:50

From Scott Andrew LePera cross-browser event handler has stemmed a Peter-Paul Koch article and even a coding contest.

I have been using the traditional event registration model that, as explained, has some drawbacks but since my scripts are pretty simple I find it good enough. I also make use of Simon Willison's addLoadEvent() function as of my post.


posted on: 08 September 2005

CSS and printing

filed under: @ 10:26:05

CSS gradients, look at the source to see how it is done. In my opinion it requires way too many divs. But this is just a demo and the idea behind it is interesting.

“The Rising Tide” a scrolling effect tutorial on WestCiv

On A List Apart : printing high-resolution images.


posted on: 01 September 2005

Finding books

filed under: @ 19:20:56

Codefetch :

Codefetch's code excerpts connect users of open source software with great books about those software products

Basically it lets you search for a piece of code and brings it back with an excerpt of the book is in, a shot of the book itself and where to buy it. An interesting idea. It could be used to look for books starting from a phrase in a online Library, for example.


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