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Dynamic Styles in HTML

Dynamic Styles in HTML

I was working with Stylish and came across and article that <DIV> tags should be avoided. Stylish uses IDs and CLASSes to change the look & feel Why avoid these elements? A second thought is how can one use buttons to change the look and feel of a page by applying different styles? Do you still need javascript? Here are my notes …

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Donating via Pay Pal

Donating via Pay Pal

This page is not a request for donations; I am considering how to set up Pay Pal collections for others. This seems easier than one might expect. A three stage process mainly managed by Pay Pal. Open a non-profit account, use pay pal’s tools to generate the HTML, include it in your web page. Bosh! Loadsamoney, well, maybe not.

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New looks for web sites

New looks for web sites

Good web design is changing again. Is it the influence of the growth of mobile devices? It’s certainly influenced my adoption of Nulis on the blog. They are picture rich, with lots of white space, borderless and short columns (often implementing lists) and strong rows! (They also tend to go to the second page by racking down, thus saving the delay of a page refresh.)

http://www.threatmatch.com/ is one example and http://guardtime.com/ is another. I have used a picture from Guardtime as my featured picture on this post. Both these sites are offering IT Security solutions, but they are both  an inspiration. At least to me.

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Triptrop

Travelling in NYC

See http://www.triptropnyc.com/

nycmetro cc by-sa 2.0

They say “extraordinarily pretty subway maps from anywhere to everywhere in new york city”.

The author documents his technology. I wonder how hard it’d be to build a house price database

The author says

As for the programming bits, it was a rag-tag team of scripts consisting of Ruby, Python (NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib), PHP, and ImageMagick all popped onto a couple hundred EC2 instances, running computations on a few gigs of MySQL tables. Distances and image overlays were precomputed for about 128k points in NYC and then moved over to S3 for safekeeping. Web stuff is all Sinatra and (of course) Google Maps. Datawise, station-to-station commute time is from the Metropolitan Transit Authority, and walking calculations are via Manhattan distance at 3mph.

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Keywords: Visualisation, Geography, NYC, travel, HTML, Technology

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Small screen HTML runes

Optimising HTML for small screens

I have been interested in optimising HTML for small screens and/or using CSS as the vehicle. This has been driven by my personal publication properties and started at Sun with the then Sun Blog. I marked it as deprecated in 2020.