Hello, my name is Simone Ferraro.
I create digital environments for the web.
I love music, cinema, photography and street art.
Haxo is my place.


Linnahall is a former concert/sports venue in Tallinn, Estonia.

The 22nd Summer Olympic Games were hosted in Moscow in 1980. As inland Moscow had no suitable venue at which to stage the sailing event this task fell to Tallinn.

A lot of sports and entertainment facilities were built during preparations for the Olympics. One of them was V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport, which was later renamed to its present name – Linnahall.

It’s a large concrete brutalist structure, designed by Raine Karp and Riina Altmäe.

These are three shots I have taken durning my stay in Tallinn

Goodbye, maestro!

George Andrew Romero (New York, 4 febbraio 1940 – Toronto, 16 luglio 2017)

Outside The Echo Chamber

This brand new Ninja Tune release seems to be something very cool.

Coldcut x On-U Sound (aka Adrian Sherwood) ‘Outside The Echo Chamber’ 8×7” boxset.

Enlisting production and lyrical mastery in equal measures from Lee “Scratch” Perry, Roots Manuva, Ce’Cile, TODDLA T, Junior Reid, Dave Taylor (Switch / With You.) and many more…

Mapping Experiences

That’s my monthly ux read. This book shows how to use alignment diagrams to turn valuable customer observations into actionable insight.

WordPress: check if is the first page of pagination

A quick function to determine if the very first page of pagination is displayed.

A World Connected By Hyperloop

Ignoring the fact that the map has visibly underserved Africa, the illustration gives us a little of what Elon Musk’s interconnected planet could look like after the deployment of his project Hyperloop.

Country-to-country net migration (2010-2015)

An impressive data visualization project shows the estimated net immigration (inflows minus outflows) by origin and destination country between 2010 and 2015.

Blue circles = positive net migration (more inflows). Red circles = negative net migration (more outflows). Each yellow dot represents 1,000 people. Hover over a circle to see that country’s total net migration between 2010 and 2015. Click a circle (or tap the circle twice on mobile) to view only the migration flows in and out of that country.

More information on how all this was calculated.

HTML5 Validation Polyfill

Because Safari and Chrome on Android don’t by default display tooltip error messages, we use the ubiquitous, standard, HTML5 “Constraint Validation” API and pseudo-classes.


Atomic Design

We’re tasked with making interfaces for more users in more contexts using more browsers on more devices with more screen sizes and more capabilities than ever before. That’s a daunting task indeed. Thankfully, design systems are here to help.

Atomic Design details all that goes into creating and maintaining robust design systems, allowing you to roll out higher quality, more consistent UIs faster than ever before.

Atomic Design by Brad Frost

…just arrived!

…and Justice for all.

Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay return to the BBC Essential Mix turntables for the first time since 2007 with an eclectic selection of music including Air, Frank Ocean, Gesaffelstein, Prince and Pink Floyd.