Notes on a web journey

posted on: 30 September 2007

Giacomo Puccini

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Hundreds of letters and photographs found stuffed inside in a long-forgotten suitcase have thrown a tragic new light on the secret life of the great Italian composer Giacomo Puccini - and may also reveal a lost operatic composition. The personal life of the creator of Madama Butterfly and La Boheme was dogged by scandal and tragedy which deeply affected his output as a musician. In 1909, Italian society was gripped by the shocking revelation that Puccini's wife, Elvira, had accused him publicly of having had an affair with the family's servant.

The identity of Puccini's secret lover


posted on: 29 September 2007

CSS color overlay

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On Mandarin Design:

CSS color overlay


posted on: 27 September 2007

Great interviews

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The Guardian and Observer's unique series of the best interviews of the last century. For two weeks, each day's paper came with a free booklet containing some of the most famous encounters in journalism history, from David Frost's conversations about Watergate with Richard Nixon to Marilyn Monroe's last interview, Princess Diana's confessions to Martin Bashir and Bill Grundy's disastrous grilling of the Sex Pistols on live television.

Great interviews of the 20th century


posted on: 27 September 2007

Colour contrast

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On 456 Berea St.

10 colour contrast checking tools


posted on: 19 September 2007

Moral rules

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Where do moral rules come from? From reason, some philosophers say. From God, say believers. Seldom considered is a source now being advocated by some biologists, that of evolution. At first glance, natural selection and the survival of the fittest may seem to reward only the most selfish values. But for animals that live in groups, selfishness must be strictly curbed or there will be no advantage to social living. Could the behaviors evolved by social animals to make societies work be the foundation from which human morality evolved?

Is “Do Unto Others” Written Into Our Genes?


posted on: 11 September 2007

Joe Zawinul passes away

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Jazz Legend Joe Zawinul Dies at 75


posted on: 08 September 2007

V-Day and International Literacy Day

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Today is the V-Day in Italy:

V-Day in Italian

Clean Parliament in Italy: I'm looking forward to see how many people participated and what the reactions will be.

It's also the International Literacy Day:

An estimated 774 million adults, two-thirds of them women, live without basic literacy skills. More than 72 million children are out of school and many more attend irregularly. Moreover, many newly literate people are unable to sustain their skills in the absence of appropriate reading material.

International Literacy Day 2007


posted on: 03 September 2007

Web standards checklist

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The term web standards can mean different things to different people. For some, it is table-free sites, for others it is using valid code. However, web standards are much broader than that. A site built to web standards should adhere to standards (HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, XSLT, DOM, MathML, SVG etc) and pursue best practices (valid code, accessible code, semantically correct code, user-friendly URLs etc). In other words, a site built to web standards should ideally be lean, clean, CSS-based, accessible, usable and search engine friendly.

Web standards checklist


posted on: 03 September 2007

From print to web

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On Subtraction :

This Way to the Web


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