Notes on a web journey

posted on: 15 August 2008

Tiled backgrounds designer

filed under: @ 09:28:21

A nice tool:

Tiled backgrounds designer


posted on: 11 January 2007

HTML cheat sheet

filed under: @ 09:13:27

One more cheat sheet from ILoveJackDaniels:

HTML cheat sheet


posted on: 27 October 2006

Graphing requests

filed under: @ 20:22:08

Simon Willison has found out that a Firefox extension has the capability to create a graph that shows “every component of the page - JavaScript, CSS, images - and when each component started and finished loading”:

graphing requests with Tamper Data


posted on: 17 July 2006

Regular expressions tools

filed under: @ 10:06:28

Regular expressions:

  • Regulazy
    a visual Regex creation tool for beginners
  • Regulator
    an advanced, free regular expressions testing and learning tool


posted on: 10 July 2006


filed under: @ 22:30:08

Timeline is a DHTML-based AJAXy widget for visualizing time-based events. It can be used with zero software installation, server-side or client-side and you can populate it with data by pointing it to an XML file.

Today is Nikola Tesla's 150th birthday.


posted on: 10 July 2006

CSS Love Child

filed under: @ 13:34:32

The Man in Blue: CSS Love Child

A little bit of Perl scripting that lets you take the HTML from one page and add the styles of another.

Comments closed due to spam.


posted on: 02 May 2006

Colour contrast check

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A tool that allows to specify a foreground and a background colour and determine if they provide enough of a contrast:

colour contrast check


posted on: 26 April 2006

Colors On The Web

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ColorsOnTheWeb is a site dedicated to the use of colors on the web. It has a couple of useful tools to generate matching colors to any one color submitted and random color combinations.


posted on: 23 April 2006

Color schemes

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posted on: 18 April 2006

Cheat sheets and CSS techniques

filed under: @ 09:01:33

On Pete Freitag's web site:


posted on: 27 March 2006

Floats and optimizer

filed under: @ 19:29:45

CSS links:


posted on: 13 March 2006

Font Freedom, Logos of Web 2.0 and Picture Cloud

filed under: @ 14:01:23

On Be A Design Group: five steps to font freedom

On FontShop: The Logos of Web 2.0

Picture Cloud free 360 degrees images.


posted on: 10 October 2005

Cheat sheets update

filed under: @ 09:38:44

An HTML character entities cheat sheet has been added to the previous ones:


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: 01 September 2005

Finding books

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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.


posted on: 10 August 2005

Cheat sheets

filed under: @ 20:51:49

I found cheat sheets for Javascript, CSS, MySQL, mod_rewrite,PHP and an RGB Hex colour chart:

They all come in PNG or PDF format "designed to be printed on an A4 sheet of paper and live by a developers desk".



posted on: 27 March 2005

PHP menu and tags replacer

filed under: @ 17:46:30

I have published the PHP code of my menu. The idea behind it was to have a menu that can be updated from a single file otherwise every change would mean re-pulish the whole site. The file can be used only on PHP pages, I still have some static XHTML ones and those I have to manually update and re-publish but it's a small percentage. The code could be streamlined since I repeat the same process four times but that's due to the fact that I want the menu to look the way it does and I don't know another way to float the links like that except coding each category in its own unordered list.

I also published a page that enables a user to paste a piece of code and get all the “<” and “>” symbols replaced by entities (&lt; and &gt;) so that it then becomes readable and can be published since the browser does not try to interpret it as active code. I find it useful and it definitely saves a lot of time.


posted on: 15 February 2005

Photoshop - unsharp mask

filed under: @ 14:47:42

On Cameron Moll's web site there is an interesting article on the use of “Unsharpen Mask” in Photoshop.

It does make a practical difference and the comments also offer different techniques to achieve the same result.


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