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Finger-Friendly Design: Ideal Mobile Touchscreen Target Sizes

When you’re designing mobile interfaces, it’s best to make your targets big so that they’re easy for users to tap. But exactly how big should you make them to give the best ease of use to the ma...

Open Source Research and Reference

An incredible repository of open source reference articles. Calomel.org is a privately held site dedicated to documenting open source programs and configurations. The goal of our domain is to b...

Setup Mailman and Postfix on a Debian server

After moving my website to Linode I had to install and configure Mailman and Postfix to manage some mailing lists and since the process is quite tricky, I decided to write down all the steps hoping...

Octopress theme customization

Update Jul 23rd, 2012 I’ve released DarkStripes, an Octopress theme based on the customizations described in this article.  Check it out Original article I received a positive feedback on the Oc...

Validate email address in Javascript

Every time I need to build a registration form I face the problem of email validation: should it be done client side, and how? This StackOverflow tread is the best resource on the argument I found ...

Swan Lake

The Swan Lake performed by Sofia Ballet, end of the show. Teato Alighieri, Ravenna, Italy.

Sublime Text 2 Tips and Tricks

A nice article by Nettuts+ introducing Sublime Text 2 and its most noteworty features. I’ve been using it for the last two weeks and suddenly became my text editor of choice.

Octopress Flickr Aside

After moving my blog to Octopress I was looking for a nice way to display my Flickr photos on these pages, but without using the ugly Flickr default banners. Looking around the web I found a nice j...

Goodbye WordPress, hello Octopress

This is my first post published using Octopress after several years of WordPress and I’d like to share the reasons why I choosed to change blogging platform and switch to a statically generated sit...

Multiple tags filter in WordPress search

More than two years ago I wrote the post Add a category filter to WordPress search form to explain how I added a category filter to the WordPress search form using WordPress API and some custom cod...