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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Link texts with images: Imbrex

Imbrex 0.0.1 alfa

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«Bent or curved tile like a half-cylinder used for gutters or for covering the junction of adjacent concave or flat tiles with upstands.»
Imbrex is a tool to manage collections of texts linked with images and vice-versa. It comes from TILE, Text-Image Linking Environment, but Imbrex has a new design, web oriented and centered on usability and user experience.
Colored roof tiles on top of the Cathedral of St. John in Milwaukee, Wisconsin By Dori CC BY-SA 3.0 us, via Wikimedia Commons

Friday, 23 October 2015

v3, a Three Levels Validation Contact Form for Bootstrap

v3, or vCube, is a contact form that I just published on github.

The form has three levels of validation:

  • Javascript Validation
  • PHP Anti spam tests
  • PHP Validation

Every configuration is in one configuration array, then the script builds the form, validates and sanitizes the data for you.

The script includes a library for js validation: Bootstrap Validator, a library for PHP validation: GUMP (which I added a couple of functions) and a plug-in for captcha.

vCube class makes cooperate the two classes:

  • it builds the HTML to trigger the javascript 
  • drives the data trought GUMP for server side parsing

Between these two steps v3 makes three anti-spam tests:

  • is not a bot,
  • hidden form field value,
  • the form is compiled in a time range (2-3600 seconds).

See the web-page on Github:

See the project page on Github:

Thursday, 11 June 2015

HTML5, Not Just a Version Number (Part 2)

The number in HTML5 means something more than a mere version. The environment asks for a minimal effort on some basic programming patterns. If your aim is to have contents adaptable as much as possible to a wide range of devices: accessibility, responsivity and semantics built-in properties are a good starting point.  

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

HTML5, Not Just a Version Number (Part 1)

The number in HTML5 means something more than a mere version. It doesn't identify only a markup language but an environment, with, at least, three languages (HTML v.5, CSS v.3 and Javascript) in a pattern, surrounded by a collective strenght to share prototypes and best practices.
An ecosystem strongly oriented to provide web-services, born with a discreet awareness for the future of the web, the abstraction of users wants/needs and the background of the technology frustrations that troubled the Internet in the past decade.


Sunday, 15 February 2015

Web sources to search for images part II

Rather than scan all the web to find the right images, as shown in my last post, you can search in some specific repositories.

Of course, one of your first nights spent looking for images will be at the: