Hello Ireland

After a month of unrest and two days of complete and utter mayhem we finally arrived to Dublin, Ireland. It was also the first time our cats were separated from us to travel alone – a pretty stressful even for all involved.  It got me thinking about the old saying – “Home is where the […]

Hasta la vista, España, adéu Catalunya

All things, good or bad, must come to the end. And so is my Spanish and Catalan adventure. There have been a bit more than two years since I first arrived here, without knowing more Spanish words than Arnold’s famous quote and some similar expressions. Yet, when I drew the line and made the balance […]

Happy Birthday Romania!

  This is Google Doodle displayed today on the Romanian portal for Google, in celebration of the Romanian National Day. The author is a young 8th grade lady – Iasmina Maria Răceanu – from Suceava, winner of the first edition of the Romanian “Google 4 Doodle” contest. She received a prize of 15.000 RON (about […]

Amateur photographer

  Over this weekend I got hooked to yet another Social Media activity. I became a member of 500px – a community of photographers all around the world. I have been planning for some time to cleanup some of my best photos and have them online. Now, I got the ball rolling. Just like with […]

What is the shape of your professional network?

  I was pleasantly surprised this week to encounter the Labs website of LinkedIn (yes, I know I might be late in finding it, but better late than never). Many online giants have such labs where crazy scientists and hunchbacked trolls called Igor concoct all sort of fancy experiments. This one lives to the expectations […]

Drive testing the new Seat Toledo

  Today I can check off another item on the “List of things to do in my life™”. I have test drived a new launched car – the new Seat Toledo. I’m not gonna bother quoting excerpts from official reviews – you can find a very comprehensive one in the Parker review for the UK […]

Say “Hello” to Twitter Bootstrap

Recently I got involved in a project that makes use of Twitter Bootstrap and I can say I got very interested in the possibilities and opportunities this framework brings. While I have studied it before as inspiration for a custom in-house CSS framework, it was for the first time I was getting my hands dirty, […]

How to handle broken images in Firefox

Last week, at work, I was working on a project that deals with image management. I noticed that Firefox was not displaying a placeholder for an image with a broken URL, despite being given explicit width and height, both as HTML attributes and CSS properties. All other browsers had the broken rectangle displayed, thus stretching […]

WebVisions Barcelona – the aftermath

I started writing this post on Sunday, right after the end of the WebVisions conference in Barcelona. I delayed finishing it, as I tried to gather as much material as possible for the sessions I participated (meaning the presentation slides and if possible video recordings). And if I ever needed another reason to like Smashing […]

Nuclear launch detected: Trident Design goes live

It’s the very middle of the year and I am trying to respect another personal resolution regarding my own projects. Therefore I am launching today Trident Design, an online directory of resources for web designers and developers. The mission is simple: to filter, triage and select free (and premium) resources, while maintaining the same level […]