Notes on a web journey

posted on: 26 September 2006

A map of emergencies and disasters

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A map of emergencies and disasters

A map showing real time emergencies and disasters happening on earth: biological hazards, epidemics, storms, tornados, hails, airplane accidents, active vulcanoes, earthquakes and more.


Clicking on an icon on the map takes the user to an event description page and a Google Map of the area, if available. Nice work.


posted on: 16 August 2006

15 years of WWW

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Amazon used to be a large river in South America - but that was before the world wide web. This month the web is 15 years old and in that short time it has revolutionised the way we live, from shopping to booking flights, writing blogs to listening to music.

Websites that changed the world


posted on: 10 August 2006

Talking walls

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NetArt Open 2006: talking walls

The Net Art Open 2006: talking-walls
Talking-Walls is a dynamic website exploring the visual language of wall and street markings


posted on: 31 July 2006


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Phylotaxis (Phyllos - leaf, Taxis - order) is an exploration of the space where science meets culture. Its structure, derived from the Fibonacci Sequence and closely related to the Golden Ratio, is one of nature's most elegant. The Fibonacci Sequence is the set of numbers where each number is the sum of the previous two numbers. This simple sequence governs phenomena as diverse as the petal arrangement of roses, the breeding patterns of rabbits, and the shape of our galaxy.



posted on: 27 July 2006

Beautiful descriptions

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eEmadges - beautiful descriptions

Welcome to an editable collection of beautiful descriptions


posted on: 25 July 2006

Never been photographed

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My heart feels heavy as I present these portraits of the poorest of the poor of India. My father documented these portraits, not for the Internet, not for the money or artistic effort, but with a sense of history in his mind. “In a few years, it will be hard for us to believe that we lived amongst people like these” he once wrote to me. The subjects in this series are mostly uneducated, poor, and never been in front of a camera.

Never been photographed


posted on: 21 July 2006


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The Internet is a new frontier in the struggle for human rights. Governments - with the help of some of the biggest IT companies in the world - are cracking down on freedom of expression. Amnesty International, with the support of The Observer UK newspaper, is launching a campaign to show that online or offline the human voice and human rights are impossible to repress.


posted on: 19 July 2006

Stunned Net Art Open 2006

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Net Art Open 2006

Stunned Net Art Open 2006

The Net Art Open takes a different approach to the curation of Net Art online. Rather then present a single event based exhibition selected by a curator or panel of selectors the Net Art Open is an ongoing blog based process delivered by RSS feed. Curatorial bias has been removed by accepting all work which meets the criteria The result is a true reflection of the state of Net Art now.


posted on: 09 July 2006

TXTual healing

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An Interactive Text Messaging Enabled Public Performance: TXTual healing

TXTual healing uses a cell phone a computer and a projector to create a mobile public performance by posting a person's text messages into speech bubbles that are strategically placed on the facades of buildings


posted on: 14 June 2006

Optical illusion

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A nice optical illusion: spanish castle
and a tutorial explaining how to do it


posted on: 05 June 2006

Websites as graphs

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A Java applet: websites as graphs


posted on: 03 June 2006

David Byrne's journal

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David Byrne's journal


posted on: 07 March 2006

Netdiver Best of the Year 2005

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Netdiver best of 2005


posted on: 06 February 2006

Metroblogging and Great Design

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Metroblogging is the largest and fastest growing network of city-specific blogs on the Web.

Joel on Software:

"Over the next weeks and months, if all goes well, I'm going to write a series of articles right here, on this website, on UI design for the modern age. The whole series will be, tentatively, named Great Design."


posted on: 28 January 2006

The Cloud Appreciation Society

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A web site dedicated to clouds:

Clouds by Steve Maniscalco


posted on: 21 January 2006


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I added a link to 24ways in the links list. This is Drew McLellan post about doing it.


posted on: 18 January 2006

Vox Delicii

filed under: @ 16:11:35 Popular list of highly-linked websites:

Vox Delicii


posted on: 15 January 2006

Images clock

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A clock made with images from Flickr that show single digits..

Read more about it.


posted on: 13 January 2006

Best of 2005 continued

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From Web-graphics:

previous Best of 2005.


posted on: 04 January 2006

Best 20 of 2005, query and grids

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On web-graphics:

On A List Apart:


posted on: 11 December 2005

Typography on the Web

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The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web. A practical guide to web typography:


posted on: 09 December 2005

Useful links

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A few useful links:


posted on: 06 December 2005

Internet glossary

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Internet glossary

"While by no means definitive, this glossary does have more than a hundred words, phrases, and jargon related to the the Internet as a whole, with a particular bent toward the Web and and the new-media industry"


posted on: 12 October 2005

Simply accessible

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Designing for accessibility is not just a technical endeavour like most other pursuits on the web, it involves creative problem solving and experimentation


posted on: 03 October 2005

Google search tips and future emails

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A couple of interesting links:


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: 25 August 2005

ALA 4.0

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A List Apart 4.0 is up and running:

" New design. New structure. New server. New publishing system powered by Ruby on Rails. As the dog days of summer draw to a close, we present A List Apart 4.0 "


posted on: 21 August 2005

Web design

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Design in-flight:

" Design In-Flight (DiF) is an online magazine devoted to art and design, be it graphic design, web design, illustration or architecture. Our mission is to entertain and inform, while encouraging dialogue with our readers and the design community. "

Also, check out Glen Murphy and Jeff Han.

Even if I have visited Jon Hicks 's portfolio many times, it is always a pleasure to look at his work and Denis Radenkovic 's.

I haven't been able to watch it because I have a poor-man dial-up connection but , if you have a high speed machine, go ahead and then let me know: the unseen video


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