During the development of this site my top priority was to KISS as much as possible (by which
we of course mean Keep It Simple & Safe), so that the pages are easy to navigate, loaded quickly
and rendered properly.
Design & Appearance
In order to observe the above objective, the following provisions were made:
- Only the 216 browser-safe colors are used in all object colors and self-made non-photo images.
study showed that these "web-safe" colors are no longer that important in a world where monitors with
24-bit color support are widespread, and the colors are down-right unsafe when mapped to a 16-bit
generic palette. Nevertheless, this convention vastly reduced my color search space, which I very
much appreciated. :-) )
- Style sheet solutions are used in place of deprecated HTML attributes [as much as I could manage;
probably some pesky anachronisms still seeped through - old habits are hard to kick...].
- The pages should be friendly to text resizing [particularly magnification]; all metrics are
provided relative to font size.
The links on this site are coded with the following scheme:
- link (<) or link (>):
The link's target is within the page; the arrow indicates the target's relative position
[except in trivial context, such as "Contents" listings].
- link: The link's target is within the site.
- link: The link's target is on a different website.
This scheme may seem a bit nitpicky at first, but it does increase clarity significantly. Clickable
images also follow the above coloring scheme for the border of the image.
The "alt" vs. "title" Attributes in "<img>" Elements
The following scheme is applied consistently, based on my best understanding of the HTML-community's
philosophy with respect to these attributes:
- "alt" attribute: Added to all meaningful images; its purpose is to give a hint
[in the form of the replacement text] about the meaning of the image for text-only renditions.
- "title" attribute: Added only to images, where further clarification or emphasis is
desired regarding about the meaning of the image.
Older versions of certain browsers [most notably those of Internet Exploder] also display the
contents of "alt" attributes as tooltips, in the absence of a
"title" attribute. However, his behavior has been rectified in all browsers
I'm aware of.
Copyrights & Credits
All material on this website is copyrighted, i.e., it cannot be copied without the
author's written consent.
The cute little icons in the page-end menu are the work of Dirceu Veiga (FastIcon Studio); they were discovered on
I can be best contacted through email sent to the address below. (Click on the image, and remove the junk
characters from the email address appearing in the "To:" field.) You can also check out my LinkedIn profile.