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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Javascript Thumbnail viewer

For quite a while I was using on my blogsite 24/7talk interior design a javascript thumbnail viewer which worked out quite well for me, only a 100% validation with W3C was never possible as some of the used expressions were not XHTML compliant. Something that I personally bothered me quite a bit. So after searching for a replacement, I found a new javascript thumbnail viewer which is similar in its capabilities than what I used. I ended up with Highslide JS an open source JavaScript software, offering a Web 2.0 approach to popup windows. As per the Author Thorstein Hons, it does streamlines the use of thumbnail images and HTML pop-ups on web pages. The library offers these features and advantages

  • No plug-ins like Flash or Java required.
  • Pop-up blockers are no problem. The content expands within the active browser window.
  • Single click. After opening the image or HTML popup, the user can scroll further down or leave the page without closing it.
  • Compatibility and safe fallback. If the user has disabled JavaScript or is using an old browser, the browser redirects directly to the image itself or to a fallback HTML page.

I started to use some of the code already and except of some small missing necessary CSS adjustments it does perform perfectly and also validates as 100% XHTML. As with any new Software one has to work with it for a while to get used to its strengths and or weaknesses. One reason also that I choose Highslide JS was that the Author has an active Support Forum with great support.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us

A definition of Web 2.0 using the moving image:

The Movie is a perfect piece which expresses the dynamics of the web and I can say it’s People who are using the Machine.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Final Touch Interiors Website now changed to flexible Layout

Knowing that I had the my Test Page of Final Touch Interiors up for quite some time and no major errors showed up, I decided to jump and take the Index Page live.
The under-laying link pages will be changed over to the new flexible Layout in the next weeks.
Don’t have just the time to switch over everything in one piece, as I’m working on other Projects too. And some of the content as well as Layouts, will have to be changed too.
The original CSS Setup comes from Dirk Jesse who created the YAML-Framework. Dirk Jesse invested quite some time into it, in creating the YAML-Layout and even wrote a Book called “CSS Layouts” in German for the European Market. There are other many CSS Samples out there, which can be used to create a Web Page but I haven’t found anything which appealed to me like the YAML Framework. It’s great as it even gracefully works with old Browsers. Yes not everyone is using the latest or the largest Monitors. And one should take care of every Visitor who comes to the Site.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Yet another Multicolumn Layout-YAMLpro

Even though that there are a lot of discussions out there how to present a Web Site, like the use of fixed Layout or Liquid Layout, I have decided to go the middle route with a flexible Layout for my Web Site Final Touch Interiors.
A flexible Layout means it adjusts automatically to the Screen Size or Browser Window. The User can easily adjust the Font Size and Size of Display to his desire. It does not matter what size of Monitor one has.
To achieve that, I adopted and use a CSS structured System called YAML-Framework(yet another Multicolumn Layout).
Dirk Jesse, the German Author and Developer of YAML did some great work in developing the YAML-Framework. It is compatible with almost all of today’s Browsers and also validates correctly.
A short snapshot of my new Site can be seen here.
At a later stage I will use it also here in combination with Expression Engine.

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DRAFT: Morning Glory Table by Marc Thorpe for Moroso

22 Apr 2014 at 4:56pm
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Inspired by his own garden, Brooklyn designer Marc Thrope created this fascinating table for Moroso of Italy. It looks almost surreal in a crowd! And it was made to be displayed like this - in a cluster. Wouldn't it look great ganged together like this in an outdoor cafe? Made from powder coated steel, it will hold up just fine to the elements. The colors are all drawn from nature - burnt red/orange, ocher, beige and green. The base is stem-like, and welded to mimic the vines of the morning glory flower. The tops are three laser cut "leaves", at different heights. These would be fantastic patio tables or perhaps you have a corner indoors that is missing that special something? They'd be great in a window with plants on them, too. A versatile piece of furniture, a nod to nature and superior design - the Morning Glory is a table for all seasons.


Combining Ice and Light: Frozen Lamp by Lavsit

22 Apr 2014 at 2:37pm
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Creating a solid object from a liquid material is what glass is all about. And what ice is all about. So there we have it - the Frozen Lamp. Designed by Maxim Velcovsky for Lavsit, it perfectly captures the moment when solid turns liquid - and vice versa. Doesn't this hanging lamp look like it is made from ice that is a fraction of a second away from melting? Available in two sizes, you could hang them as one-offs, you could combine like-sizes along a breakfast bar - or you could mix and match in a group light setting. The thickness of the glass is adequate to soften the light somewhat, and that's something you don't always see in sculptural glass lamps. Each piece is one of a kind, individually hand blown. The technique results in different textures, different thicknesses, a different diffusion of light from each piece. As all glassblowers understand, there comes a moment when you must "freeze" your design in time - allow the molten liquid to become solid. Velcovksy has truly mastered this moment with his new Frozen Lamp.


Private Work Station with Style: Tuttomio by Campeggi

22 Apr 2014 at 10:41am
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Talk about a funky place to work on your tablet or laptop (or phone for that matter). Totally private, yet quite open and airy. How did they do that? Italian designer Emanuele Magini created this incredible pod-like space for Campeggi (also of Italy). Magini has won several international awards and was a former set designer for Disney Italy. His Tuttomio is such a delightful small, protected and private nook where you can read, write, work, sleep - even day dream! Tuttomio means All Mine in Italian and this space truly is all yours - once inside, the outer world disappears. Viewed from the outside, it is a piece of design simplicity with great style that looks fantastic in any room. Can you imagine an office full of these work stations, everyone with their own "Tuttomio" space? Could this clever design become the office cubicle of the future? Here's hoping!


Charming Loveseat for the Garden: Dala by Dedon

17 Apr 2014 at 8:58am
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The latest addition to the Dala Collection by Dedon is this charming loveseat with ample room for two to snuggle up on the patio. Or by the lake, or on the balcony, or out by the pool. Like the rest of the collection, the frame of this garden bed is built using expanded aluminum and woven with Dedon's proprietary ecological fiber, made from a mix of recycled food and drink packaging. Isn't that neat? Designed by Stephen Burks for Dedon, the collection keeps growing as its popularity soars. And it's easy to move around to take full advantage of the sun - the loveseat is set on rollerblade castors and glides almost effortlessly. And it's extremely lightweight. The removable table swivels and is perfect for holding that tall cool drink. Can't you imagine curling up on this loveseat with that special someone? Summertime, and the living is easy -- with the Dala Collection.


'Origine Du Monde, Maybe!' Chair by Italo Rota for Meritalia

7 Jun 2010 at 11:54pm
meritalia-chair-source-du-monde-1.jpg It?s a chair that brings ?creature comforts? back home. Dubbed the ?Origine Du Monde, Maybe!? chair, this unusual, ultra-modern chair was design by Italo Rota for Italian furniture house Meritalia. The soft hues complement the plush cushions perfectly, forming what the designed has described as ?uterine sensuality.? The cushions are made of memory foam which, in keeping with the obviously maternal theme of the design, reminds us of protection, rest and the future. The base is made from polished aluminum, irregular in shape, just like the chair concept as a whole, If you like unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, this is a must-see! Check it out at Meritalia. meritalia-chair-source-du-monde-2.jpg

Artwork Radiators by Caleido

14 May 2010 at 12:10pm
caleido-radiator-therme-1.jpg Is it a radiator, or is it artwork? These cool modern radiators by Caleido are both! The Therme home radiator is an masterful swirl of brilliant hues reminiscent of watercolor. For more-modern tastes, the Geiger radiator features a computer-generated design set on a sleek, black background. The elongated rectangular shape is easy to incorporate among your existing artwork, or let it steal the spotlight and feature it as an art piece all on its own. These cool radiators are by Karim Rashid, who stayed true to his signature funky style. These new radiators made their debut at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2010. Fore more info visit Caleido. caleido-radiator-geiger-1.jpg

Funky Furniture by Bruehl - Coupole and Morning Dew

7 May 2010 at 12:03am
funky-furniture-bruehl-3.jpg This new funky furniture by German company Bruehl is inspired by natural forms with an ultra-modern edge. Featuring the ups and downs of mountaintops with an abstract twist, the Coupole sofa and armchair (pictured above) by designer Kati Meyer-Bruhl feature a curved back and armrests and a delicate body clad in fabric that?s heaven to the touch, available in white and sky blue. The Morning Dew chairs (pictured below), also by designer Kati Meyer-Bruhl, are inspired by tulips, with their graceful petals forming the back and arm rests. A soft seat in an irregular shape beckons. This modern flower-inspired chair is featured in vibrant rose and white upholstery, as well as red-and-white plaid. Combine the Coupole and Morning Dew lines for a fun living room or a funky family room. Visit Bruehl for details. funky-furniture-bruehl-1.jpg funky-furniture-bruehl-2.jpg funky-furniture-bruehl-4.jpg funky-furniture-bruehl-5.jpg

Outdoor Armchair Ibiscus and Sofa Meridienne by Moroso

29 Apr 2010 at 8:50pm
moroso-armchair-ibiscus-1.jpg The grand finale to the epic Moroso M?Afrique collection sends it out with a bang! As the final pieces of the outdoor furniture line, the Ibiscus armchair and the Meridienne sofa by designer Dominique Petot make a style statement that screams: Big! Bold! Beautiful! The design consists of wild shapes and even wilder woven patterns if you can imagine that. These vibrant red, brown and white patio pieces echo the shape of a traditional British armchair and lounger, with armrests and a high back to recline into. Frames come in the choice of natural or lacquered steel. Check out this cool outdoor furniture line at Moroso. moroso-sofa-meridienne-1.jpg

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