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Nice tramway map, October 2020

My latest map for the Nice tramway adds two new details for airport-goers: the free ride zone and the travel time between the two terminals.

It also now accurately represents Jean Médecin and Garibaldi as ground interchanges.

 No comments   10 d   design   my projects   Nice   Nice tramway map   release   transit map

Nice tramway map, August 2020

The latest edition of my tramway map for Nice fixes capitalisation non-uniformity and the ecopark’s position, as well as improving colours:

 No comments   2 mon   design   my projects   Nice   Nice tramway map   release   transit map

ijo nasa

“ijo nasa” means “strange phenomenon” in Toki Pona. Enjoy:

 No comments   3 mon   music   my music   my projects   release

Nice tramway map, July 2020

The latest edition of my tramway map for Nice adds parks and gardens, a better designation for the airport, bold line numbers, and a few colour improvements:

 No comments   3 mon   design   my projects   Nice   Nice tramway map   release   transit map

Nice tramway map, June 2020

I updated my Nice tramway map with a better design of the Terminal 2 terminus, more legible bus and train icons, and some other minor details:

 No comments   4 mon   design   my projects   Nice   Nice tramway map   release   transit map
 No comments   5 mon   music   my music   my projects   release

Nice tramway map

This is the nicest map of the Nice tram network ever designed:

The map serves its goal of helping people get around Nice by tram. There is no distracting garbage.

Unlike the current official map, all tram stations are shown on mine:

The most complicated interchange, Grand Arénas, has become legible:

I encourage the city of Nice to adopt my map as the official one.

 No comments   5 mon   design   my projects   Nice   Nice tramway map   release   transit map

Europe diagram, Brexit edition

As the UK is about to leave the EU, I have updated my European diagram to reflect the new situation. I also added the Council of Europe for good measure.

Oh, and there’s a version in French as well:

 No comments   8 mon   design   Europe   my projects   politics   release

Website for Pigna Library

I started talking with the library’s director, Freddy Colt, in July. In August we agreed that I’d be a volunteer and help the library with some stuff. We agreed on what I would work on, but the necessary information and files were never sent due to shareholders other library administrators not agreeing.

One of those things was an online book catalogue. When I was in Sanremo, I went to the library and nudged Freddy to give me the book catalogue. Once I received it, I talked to a friend of mine, Ilya Sidorchik, a master of library catalogue and database projects. It became his term paper (project).

Work started immediately. Ilya became the art director.

This was my first sketch:

Then I improved it a bit:

Ilya started talking to me philosophically about “building a castle” and the Italians that built the Kremlin. Food, wine, and the sun are also part of the conversation, because they are things that excite Italians.

He brings up an idea on how to make the website’s aesthetics look more captivating:

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I did this:

Ilya responded: “Robert, I think you’re still restricting yourself. There’s no need for that.”

Fixed:

Since I was making six different versions, I saw that the 2560 px version could also use an upgrade:

Another idea came up:

We started talking about the details and how putting actual book covers on the home page is close to impossible: the library has rare books the covers of which are not readily available. He also tells me the five steps I should follow to make the website better.

Working on this project also reminded me about how long Italian words usually are.

I started from scratch.

I added support for adding the library’s events in the top-right corner:

I fine-tuned the details with nine intermediate mockups. My final mockup:

I was in parallel studying code, which meant I solved the first & last name crisis we had:

Name = 'Calvino Italo'
print(Name.split(' ')[1], Name.split(' ')[0])

The book adding page looks like this. It is meant to be identical to book editing, because editing is the same thing as adding but with info already filled in.

Ilya then worked hard to make the website come to life.

I came to Italy, met Freddy and gave him the keys.

Pigna.pro

P. S. Ilya’s post (in Russian)

 No comments   2019   my projects   Pigna   release   Sanremo   website

The first website in the world with “prefers-color-scheme: dark”

As Apple begins the dark mode revolution, it wants it to be everywhere. I love dark mode, and I agree. A couple of days ago they released a new version of the Safari Developer Preview with support of the CSS feature “prefers-color-scheme: dark”. There is only one website in the world that supports it, and I happen to really like it.

It’s really simple to take advantage of:

@media (prefers-color-scheme: light) {
//code that is//
}

@media (prefers-color-scheme: dark) {
//code that changes//
}

Yep, it’s my website.

 No comments   2018   Apple   CSS   my projects   my website
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