Posts Tagged ‘comparison’

Pure CSS image lightboxes

13th May 2016

I don’t like using JavaScript unnecessarily. That’s why I love pure CSS solutions. As browsers are getting better and better at implementing CSS3 features, pure CSS solutions are getting slicker and more production-ready.

One of the few pure CSS solutions I built recently was a pure CSS lightbox. I built my solution first and then looked at the tens of other solutions out there to compare and check if I missed anything important.

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Trialling recipe boxes: Conclusion

27th October 2015

Between 3 July and 31 August I have been trialling 7 different recipe box services, i.e. I cooked 42 portions of meals (7 services × 3 meals × 2 portions = 42). I generally consider this experiment a full success.
I was super-excited every time a new box came, I learned something new with every single recipe, I ate healthier and tastier food than usual and I especially loved the experience of each first bite of a new meal.

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Trialling recipe boxes: Introduction

16th August 2015

Recipe boxes are boxes with fresh food ingredients measured to fit recipes sent with the box, delivered to your door, ready to be cooked by yourself.

When I first heard about this concept I immediately loved it and wanted to try it out. Since living in London I very rarely cook for myself, often eating ready-made meals (although usually from Marks & Spencer’s, so not as bad as many others) or take-away food.
The reasons for these types of services are clear to me: It is more convenient (no shopping, searching for rare ingredients, carrying it home, etc), healthier (fresh, often orgaanic, nutritionally balanced recipes, etc), eco-friendlier (less waste due to exactly measured ingredients, less packaging, often organic, etc) and learning new recipes (diversification of your diet, trying new tastes, (re-)learn how to cook, etc).

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CSS Cards (Socially) Compared

28th May 2011

Since I wrote my CSS Playing Cards, I wondered how to best publish a comparison of all the various techniques of cards I found and how to keep it up-to-date.

Then I found the answer in a great new service that’s perfect for this kind of thing:
SocialCompare.com

It lets you easily create and edit comparison tables.
You can compare just about anything you can think of. Anyone (well, any registered user) can edit the tables (i.e. items and criteria) or knock something together out of already existing items. It’s more future-proof as it’s easier to update and less error-prone (if the community is there to help to maintain it). It is well thought out: You can re-arrange items and criteria to see more easily what’s important to you.

This takes the wiki concept to the next level.
If you love spreadsheets (like me), you’ll love SocialCompare.

Here is a preview of the Comparison of CSS Playing Cards I created:

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The Annotated Casanova Synopsis Wiki

3rd January 2011

One of my most favourite books ever is the Memoirs of Giacomo Casanova.
A few years ago I read the version on Gutenberg.org which unfortunately has no annotations whatsoever. The lack of annotations is a real drawback, especially as they should explain facts which were known at his time and the contemporary reader has no idea about or provide more background information on some people or translate his various Latin and other quotations.
Therefore, I planned to either buy an annotated version or search for the missing information myself. (And in the end I did both.)

But while researching all the missing bits myself, why not share it and collaborate with others who would help researching? Sounds already like a wiki, eh?
And then I read about and was fascinated by the history of the different editions and translations of the memoirs. The early editions are old enough to be in the Public Domain, so it’s easy to use them in the wiki as a basis for the annotations. So, why not present the most popular editions (French, English, German) side by side?

Well, that’s exactly what I did … I’m proud to present:
Paralis.org – The Annotated Casanova Synopsis Wiki

It’s a long way from being finished, but it’s a good start. Now I only need to keep it alive and search for collaborators.