A Brief History of HTML Layouts

html-basicsGreat changes have taken place in the web pages in the last two decades. HTML has improved a lot since its early days in 1991 and web developers techniques have been changing as soon as new tools showed up. The CSS appearance in 1996 and, more recently, the new HTML 5 markup elements pushed developers definitely in the path of semantic web. This post covers, in brief, the history of those changes.

1. Table Based Layouts

In the dawn of the web Tables ruled.  Header, Navigation, Section, Footer and Spaces in between them were just a complex nesting of Rows and Columns. A basic layout markup used to have almost the following body structure: Read More…

5 User Experience tips for a Better Web Writing

f-PatternEye-tracking studies reveal that users don’t read web content word by word but they pick up pieces of information from online pages by following an F-shape pattern. In other words people don’t read on the web, they scan, focusing the attention more on the essential meaning of the writing than on the details.Web Writers and Bloggers have to meet UX to make their content easy to reach and consume. Here 5 tips which may help on the task.
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The Three Stories that Changed Robot

frankenstein_complexIsaac Asimov coined the term Frankenstein Complex to describe the people’s fear for mechanical men. The uneasiness for artificial humanoid is an ancient archetypal feeling that has found, in the twentieth century, a modern embodiment in robotic literature. Since the play R.U.R by Karel Čapek has appeared in 1920 a negative concept of robot has spread out. Only at the end of the thirties, after almost twenty years, things began to change; three short stories were published and robot started to gain sympathetic personalities. I’d like to introduce readers to them.

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a review

frankenstein_imageFrankenstein is one of those stories that anyone has heard about but that only a few have actually read. The imaginary of the book has become so much powerful to influence the later literary tradition; some of its narrative elements can be found among the most famous sci-fi authors ever like H. G. Wells and I. Asimov. It is also one of the main fictional reference on Philosophy of Science and Bioethics debates and it concurs to shape the popular perception of technological progress. However its original meaning has been distorted by following theater and film adaptations. Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, is a strong humanistic sci-fi novel and it is not at all a lesson about the dangers of science.

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