Flying memes

Migrating a single site of a wordpress multisite instance

October 28th, 2012

Recently I had to deal with a WordPress multisite instance, the task was moving the contents of one of the sites hosted on the network to a local copy, update them and the re-move them to the production server.

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Translating wp-members with WPML

March 23rd, 2012

I was asked to create a website where some content can be viewed only by registered users. I decided to go for WordPress and I choose wp-members plugin to enable member-only content as well as custom login and register pages.

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Building a company logo using CSS3

March 15th, 2012

I’ve recently left my job to found a new company called ‘Comparto Web‘; to showcase some of our CSS3 skills I decided to implement the logo using only HTML elements and taking advantage of some new properties such as transitions and animations.

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Copy with Style bundle now available for TextMate 2

January 8th, 2012

I’ve always owned a debt of gratitude to Bartosz Blimke and his amazingly simple ‘copy with style’ Textmate bundle which lets you copy and paste chunks of code to external programs (eg: Keynote) while keeping all the syntax highlight working.

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Handling thousands of pics from a mobile device

November 27th, 2011

Lately I’ve been involved into a fascinating project called PepperTweet which consist in extract and visualize streams of pics from twitter starting from some search keywords.

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Real time twitter data visualization with Processing.js

October 25th, 2011

Lately I’ve been pretty busy enjoying some real time data visualization examples and demo. To have some data to work with I decided to use Twitter API, in particular I rely on jQuery LiveTwitter plugin by elektronaut; next I built a stack chart like visualization in which every new tweet of a chosen topic is dropped over its language column.

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Using the :required pseudo selector to enhance forms

August 14th, 2011

Lately I come up with this idea on how to enhance a form by using the :required pseudo element. What you can do is mix this new pseudo element with the ‘+’ selector in order to modify elements that are adjacent to your input tag, such as the label.

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A pure CSS3 coverflow effect for Chrome, Firefox and Safari

August 5th, 2011

I’ve been recently playing with some of the newest CSS3 features, such as pseudoclasses selectors, transition and transform properties and attr(). In order to have something concrete on which test these features  I created a coverflow effect that works only out of CSS instructions without the use of javascript.

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Playing with media queries

July 9th, 2011

I recently created a small website called ‘La piccola biblioteca della natura’ to showcase some of my girlfriend watercolors. I decided to go for a responsive design and set up some nice media-query statements. If you try to resize the browser window you surely notice how the structure of the fruits change in response to this operation.

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HTML5 Augmented Reality: fuzzy results

May 12th, 2011

I spent a few hours trying to figure out how to deal with the brand new deviceorientation API in order to obtain a nice Augmented Reality effect. First I searched on how to convert Euler Angles to Cartesian Coordinates and I found a nice article about that, then I downloaded the very nice Sylvester library which lets you compute matrix operations in Javascript.

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