Archive for May, 2009


Friday, May 22nd, 2009


Shot on May 14th, 2009, at sunset…

(Canon S5 IS, F 3.5, 1/400, ISO 200; image slightly edited in Fireworks)

European Green Lizard (Lacerta Viridis)

Friday, May 15th, 2009

On our short trip, last week-end, I took a shot of a very nice green-blue lizard.

An amazing green-blue lizard

Later, me and Ani discovered that actually this lizard is called European green lizard, and is also known as Lacerta viridis.

Its name contains only ‘green’, but I would have called it green-blue, as its back is really green, but its stomach has a very intensive blue color (as you can see from the photo, too).

So I decided to publish a few more shots of it:

European green lizard (Lacerta viridis)

European green lizard (Lacerta viridis)


XHTML 1.0 vs. HTML 4.01 (or HTML 5)?

Friday, May 15th, 2009

If you are a professional Web designer and create HTML/CSS code by hand for living, then you might be interested in the fact that Dave Shea switched from XHTML 1.0 to HTML 4.01.

It’s a fact that:

1) Lately, the HTML 5 standard gains up in speed.

2) XHTML 2.0 probably will never become a successor to XHTML 1.0. In fact, XHTML 2.0 probably will never exist at all.

3) Quite a few prominent Web designers and CSS/HTML coders are abandoning XHTML 1.0 and go back to HTML 4.01 (some of them even experiment very seriously with HTML 5).

What HTML standard for documents do you prefer? And am I the only one who (still) prefers XHTML 1.0 over HTML 4.01? :-)

It followed the interesting discussion at mezzoblue — I managed to read almost all of the comments there!

But, sometimes, it is not very clear to me as to where & why are going the Web Standards, guided by W3C.

After HTML 3.2, HTML 4.01 came, then the XHTML 1.0 standard was adopted, and now HTML 5 is developed? There’s almost no logic behind the versioning; plus, we have first the HTML language (which, in turn, derived from SGML), then W3C decided that it would be a great idea to combine XML + HTML (and so, XHTML 1.0 was ‘born’), and finally, they turn back to the idea of ‘pure’ HTML, and in the new standard (HTML 5), the ‘X’ is missing…


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