Alessandro Lo Verde

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  • Grill.rb and Grill.js: One part food, One part drink and whole lot of programming

    Suppose that you want to buy a grill to have a small party with a couple of friends, and then you realize that you’ve placed the wrong order since a monster sized grill arrives at your door. You probably want to send it back, trying to explain that the size was missing from the item’s description...

  • This is how business gets done: Nuremberg Airport and Scrivito

    There are good CMS's out there, and many are fine tools to make blogs, websites for small business and even for a medium-sized one; but can they handle a large website, with a lot of data interaction that comes from external sources? What comes up if you need to build an intranet as well?...

  • Get a better view: The Magic of Viewport Units

    Viewport Units are a fine addition to the new CSS3 properties and allow us to calculate dimensions according to the actual size of the viewport, instead of the parent element (as it’s always been so far). There is a new precious tool for better and easier responsiveness that leads the way to a...

  • Reverse Box Order on Mobile

    It’s a pretty common trend for many presentation websites to have a 3-column “feature box” where products or features are showcased. Since on mobile they would be squeezed too much, it’s a best practice to make these boxes 100% wide and place them one under each other, following the same order...

  • Getting Out of the Fixed Container

    Most of today's websites use a wrapping container element on their pages – for good reason: it’s handy to have an element that surrounds the content, allowing it to shrink and expand to given breakpoints. But our beloved container can sometimes be a prison (and not even a golden one) when we want...

  • Let's Embrace CSS3 Calc()

    Powerful and widely supported, this handy CSS3 property helps save us from headaches when dealing with layout and box model. Back in the day, everything on the web was coded in pixels, but as the desire for flexible design arose, font sizes were frequently defined in ems and more recently in...

  • Web Typography Done Right

    Typography is often a mixed blessing for the web: Developers tend to overlook it since it does not play an important part in their interests, and designers sometimes are disappointed about the limits of the web, compared to print design. And yet typography is what truly makes the difference...