Notes on a web journey

posted on: 29 September 2008

MySQL and Regular Expressions

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Tips on using NOW() in MySQL and negative matching with Regular Expressions:


posted on: 28 September 2008


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Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope.

Chrysolina fastuosa - Micro leaf beetle - on a pin head

Small World


posted on: 26 September 2008

Web standards and tests

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Two interesting articles on A List Apart about web standards:


posted on: 22 September 2008

Buttons, PHP and characters

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A few links :


posted on: 16 September 2008

Handwritten typographers

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Hit pause for a moment and consider how greatly we - people in the digital age - are indebted to typographers. Almost all of our visual communication is delivered using the products of their craft: newspapers, SMSes, instant messages, emails, web pages, signs, posters, billboards; the list of purposes is endless. In these days where looping strokes have been replaced by keyboard clickety-clack, typographers define the style and tone of our missives. Would you like to be elegant, modern, childish or ... disturbed? Then you can choose between Garamond, Montag, Comic Sans, Zebraflesh, and a thousand more. There's great power in a typeface, but what's always interested me more than the typeface is the designer behind it - why did they create the typeface? Where did their inspiration come from? How did they start?

Handwritten typographers


posted on: 12 September 2008

Letters on the wall

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In Melbourne I developed a way-finding-system for the Eureka Tower Carpark while working for Emery Studio. The distorted letters on the wall can be read perfectly when standing at the right position.

Car park type - up sign

Eureka Tower Carpark


posted on: 11 September 2008

Typography on dark backgrounds

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On designfeedr :

Stunning illustrated typography on dark backgrounds


posted on: 06 September 2008

Debugging HTTP

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On Chris Shiflett's blog:

Inspecting and Hacking HTTP

Interesting use of telnet and lots of links to different HTTP debugging (and not only) tools.


posted on: 05 September 2008

Banknote patterns

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A post on The Ministry of Type:




posted on: 05 September 2008

Global health overview

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Why has it got to such a level when the world has enough wealth to help address most of these problems, or at least alleviate more of the suffering?

Global Health Overview

Apart from all considerations of political and economical factors, I always think that indifference is behind most of the problems. If we were many more asking ourselves that question, it would be relatively easy to see and correct causes instead of always just patch the effects.


posted on: 04 September 2008

Typography posters

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On SCP :

CO2 climate change

Design Inspiration: typography posters


posted on: 02 September 2008

Font Foundry

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The library and the blog of Jos Buivenga (LJB) where you can find his (8) free fonts:


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