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<p>The third edition of the <em>CSS Pocket Reference</em> has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest Cascading Style Sheet specifications in CSS 2.1. This indispensable little reference covers the most essential information that web designers and developers need to implement CSS effectively, and includes a chart displaying detailed information about CSS support for every style element across all browsers.</p>
In this practical guide, CSS expert Lea Verou provides 47 undocumented techniques and tips to help intermediate-to advanced CSS developers devise elegant solutions to a wide range of everyday web design problems.Rather than focus on design, CSS Secrets shows you how to solve problems with code. You'll learn how to apply Lea's analytical approach to practically every CSS problem you face to attain DRY, maintainable, flexible, lightweight, and standards-compliant results.Inspired by her popular talks at over 60 international web development conferences, Lea Verou provides a wealth of information for topics including:Backgrounds and BordersShapesVisual EffectsTypographyUser ExperienceStructure and LayoutTransitions and Animations
As a web designer, you probably spend more time working with text than any other element. With this concise guide, you'll learn CSS3 properties for changing the appearance of text without altering the font face--including horizontal and vertical alignment, text transformation, word and letter spacing, text wrapping, and the direction of text flow. This book is an excerpt from the upcoming fourth edition of CSS: The Definitive Guide. When you purchase either the print or the ebook edition of CSS Text, you'll receive a discount on the entire Definitive Guide once it's released. Why wait, when you can start manipulating text on your pages right away? Use properties for indenting and aligning lines of text Control the leading between lines of text beyond the font's size Change the amount of space between words and individual characters Add underlines, overlines, strike-throughs, shadows, and other effects Instruct browsers to prioritize speed, legibility, or geometric precision when rendering text Learn how and when to suppress automatic hyphenation Determine the direction that text flows, including left-to-right and top-to-bottom
Master innovative and eye-catching website design with the exciting new Treehouse Series of booksTurn plain words and images into stunning websites with CSS3 and this beautiful, full-color guide. Taking web designers beyond the constraints of prebuilt themes and simple site-building tools, this new Treehouse book combines practicality with inspiration to show you how to create fully customized, modern websites that make viewers stop and stay.The exciting new Treehouse Series of books is authored by Treehouse experts and packed with innovative design ideas and practical skill-building. If you're a web developer, web designer, hobbyist, or career-changer, every book in this practical new series should be on your bookshelf.Part of the new Treehouse Series of books, teaching you effective and compelling website development and design, helping you build practical skills Provides career-worthy information from Treehouse industry pros and trainers Explains the basics of cascading style sheets (CSS), such as how to structure with CSS, use CSS syntax, how to manipulate text, and visual formatting Also covers the box model, how to animate page elements, cross-browser compatibility, and moreLeverage pages of dazzling website design ideas and expert instruction with a new Treehouse Series book.
Push CSS3 and your design skills to the limit--and beyond!Representing an evolutionary leap forward for CSS, CSS3 is chock-full of new capabilities that dramatically expand the boundaries of what a styling language can do. But many of those new features remain undocumented, making it difficult to learn what they are and how to use them to create the sophisticated sites and web apps clients demand and users have grown to expect.Until now.This book introduces you to all of CSS3's new and advanced features, and, with the help of dozens of real-world examples and live demos, it shows how to use those features to design dazzling, fully-responsive sites and web apps. Among other things, you'll learn how to:* Use advanced selectors and an array of powerful new text tools* Create adaptable background images, decorative borders, and complex patterns* Create amazing effects with 2D and 3D transforms, transitions, and keyframe-based animations* Take advantage of new layout tools to solve an array of advanced layout challenges--fast* Vastly simplify responsive site design using media queries and new layout modules* Create abstract and scalable shapes and icons with pseudo-elements * Leverage preprocessors and use CSS like a programming language within a stylesheet context Don't pass up this opportunity to go beyond the basics and learn what CSS3 can really do!
Readers will experience the power of having a vibrant life of prayer and relationship with God and discover the creative ideas to weave prayer into the fabric of their day.
This book gives a fresh understanding of the "laws" that govern the sales profession. The first section includes the laws that deal with the attitudes, aptitudes, and abilities that are required for any salesperson to be successful. The second section deals with the laws concerning the communication, courtship, camaraderie and commitments between a successful salesperson and his or her clients. Each law provides a description of a practical application.If you've ever held a sales position you know that being successful takes more than a smile, a Rolodex and a "can do" attitude. This book provides the "more" you will need to come out on top and stay there.
The original International Children's Bible®-celebrated as the first Bible translation just for kids-is now available in this special economy edition! Ideal for early readers, this translation gives children ages seven to eleven a Bible translation of their very own. This edition is an economy edition and does not include any special features such as maps, presentation page, etc.
Based upon Ephesians 5:33 and extensive biblical and psychological research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reveals the power of unconditional love and unconditional respect and how husbands and wives can reap the benefits of marriage that God intended. **Also includes the Workbook.**
Paperback edition of three complete books by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. Includes the unabridged edition of Constitutional Chaos, The Constitution in Exile, and A Nation of Sheep.
A concise guide to understanding how and why the ancient Christian faith makes sense for today and a blueprint for communicating truth to a "truthless" and cynical generation.The book is centered around 6 key principles: objectivity, rationality, veracity, authority, incompatibility and integrity. In the ultimate apologetic, John MacArthur presents a case for Christianity that serves as a logical explanation as much as a solid defense.
Two Novels in one: <P> Without A Trace (Rock Harbor #1): When a plane carrying Bree Nicholls' husband and son disappears, her life changes forever. Her relentless determination to find them starts an investigation that links their disappearance to a violent crime threatening to tear the peaceful town of Rock Harbor apart. Mystery fans will love this exciting new series from best-selling author Colleen Coble. Set in the untamed beauty of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Rock Harbor Series is full of suspense and romance, drawing you into the life and operation of a canine search-and-rescue team as it unravels the secrets of an enchanting wilderness. The Blue Bottle Club:Four friends gathered in a cold, dusty attic on Christmas day to make a solemn pact. "Our dreams for the future," they whispered, placing tiny pieces of paper into a shimmering blue bottle. But that event happened in 1929, and it is decades later when local news reporter Brenna Delaney stumbles upon that bottle . . . and into the most meaningful story of her career. Life has taken those four girls' dreams of love, fame, and faith on a path fraught with seduction, betrayal, and loss. Little has turned out as expected--and yet every choice, every tear has led each of them to a special place. Brenna's search will uncover the secrets of that Blue Bottle Club . . . and her own life will never be the same.<P>
¿Quiénes son los chinos? ¿Son realmente tan sacrificados y trabajadores? ¿Promiscuos? ¿Les interesa lo que pasa fuera de su país? Antes de vivir en China, la periodista Ana Fuentes tenía una imagen estereotipada de sus gentes: personas infatigables, capaces de sobreponerse a cualquier adversidad, pero a menudo faltos de empatía. Hasta que los conoció. Durante cuatro años descubrió un país complejo y plagado de contradicciones, donde la economía crece a ritmo de vértigo, la corrupción alcanza niveles desorbitados e Internet es sistemáticamente censurado. Se ganó la confianza de la gente, en general reticente a hablar con periodistas, y entrevistó a decenas de personas gracias a fluidez en mandarín. Leer Cuando los chinos hablan es adentrarse en las casas subterráneas donde viven los campesinos que emigran a las ciudades, beber champán en las discotecas de moda con jóvenes millonarios y escuchar el relato escalofriante de un activista torturado. De la mano de Ana Fuentes conocemos a gente como la señora Zhen, una cuarentona que ejerce a escondidas la prostitución, a Ma Chengcheng, una joven consumista que vive pegada a su computador o a Xiao Qiong, una de las millones de mujeres que se definen como tongqi ("esposa de homosexual"), casada con su mejor amigo gay para huir ambos de la presión social. Los relatos de Fuentes, reales y fascinantes, son indispensables para comprender de primera mano los entresijos de un país destinado a convertirse en la primera potencia del mundo. La lealtad a la familia, la relación con el poder y la cultura milenaria y las aspiraciones de futuro salen a la luz en este libro en el que los chinos, por fin, hablan. .
Somebody has to look after a mischievous fox cub after its mother has been caught in a trap. Mandy and James learn to cope with a baby fox until it is strong enough to return to the wild.
An introduction to the history, geography, plants and animals, government, economy, cities and transportation, people, and social life and customs of Cuba, the largest island in the West Indies.
Having captivated readers with such gems of travel writing as Video Night in Kathmandu, Pico Iyer now presents a novel whose central character is another place: the melancholy, ebullient, and dazzlingly inconsistent island that is Castro's Cuba. "On almost every page you can smell the dust, the cheap perfume and the rum of Havana today, or better still, tonight."--Los Angeles Times.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In a unique analysis of Cuban literature inside and outside the country's borders, Eduardo Gonzalez looks closely at the work of three of the most important contemporary Cuban authors to write in the post-1959 diaspora: Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929-2005), who left Cuba for good in 1965 and established himself in London; Antonio Benitez-Rojo (1931-2005), who settled in the United States; and Leonardo Padura Fuentes (b. 1955), who still lives and writes in Cuba. Through the positive experiences of exile and wandering that appear in their work, these three writers exhibit what Gonzalez calls "Romantic authorship," a deep connection to the Romantic spirit of irony and complex sublimity crafted in literature by Lord Byron, Thomas De Quincey, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In Gonzalez's view, a writer becomes a belated Romantic by dint of exile adopted creatively with comic or tragic irony. Gonzalez weaves into his analysis related cinematic elements of myth, folktale, and the grotesque that appear in the work of filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Pedro Almodovar. Placing the three Cuban writers in conversation with artists and thinkers from British and American literature, anthropology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and cinema, Gonzalez ultimately provides a space in which Cuba and its literature, inside and outside its borders, are deprovincialized.
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include * customs, values, and traditions* historical, religious, and political background* life at home* leisure, social, and cultural life* eating and drinking* do's, don'ts, and taboos* business practices* communication, spoken and unspoken "Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel "... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel "...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer "...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine "...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times
Imagine being unable to return to your homeland for thirty-six years. What would you do if you finally got a chance to go back? In 1996, after travel restrictions between the United States and Cuba were relaxed, Cuban exile Tony Mendoza answered that question. Taking his cameras, notebooks, and an unquenchable curiosity, he returned for his first visit to Cuba since the summer of 1960, when he emigrated with his family at age eighteen. In this book he presents over eighty evocative photographs accompanied by a beautifully written text that mingles the voices of many Cubans with his own to offer a compelling portrait of a resilient people awaiting the inevitable passing of the socialist system that has failed them. His photographs and interviews bear striking witness to the hardships and inequalities that exist in this workers#146; "paradise," where the daily struggle to make ends meet on an average income of eight dollars a month has created a longing for change even in formerly ardent revolutionaries. At the same time, Cuba#151;Going Back is an eloquent record of a personal journey back in time and memory that will resonate with viewers and readers both within and beyond the Cuban American community. It belongs on the shelves of anyone who values excellent photography and well-crafted prose.
Competitively priced, this book is the perfect companion to the more than thirty travel guides on Cuba available today.Beginning with the pre-Hispanic period, moving on to Cuba's struggle to maintain the revolution in the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union, and finally ending with Fidel Castro's decision to step down in 2008, this slim volume provides the reader with an overview of the history of the tiny Caribbean island that so often has been at the center of world politics.Including a bibliography for further reading, this is a most useful introduction to Cuba's history for students, teachers, and others, as well as those visiting the island.This book is published to coincide with the expected lifting of the US government's ban on its citizens' travel to Cuba and will be actively marketed through travel agencies, in-flight magazines, and more.Available in both English (978-0-9804292-4-4) and Spanish (978-1-921438-60-8).Sergio Guerra-Vilaboy, a professor at the University of Havana, obtained a doctorate in history at the University of Leipzig. He is the author of numerous books on Latin American history and is currently the executive secretary of the Association of Latin American and Caribbean Historians.Oscar Loyola-Vega is a professor of history at the University of Havana.
Since Columbus arrived in 1492 and called Cuba "the most beautiful country that human eyes have ever seen," few places on earth have evoked such passion. The thirty-one writers inCuba in Mindoffer ample proof of the fascinations that have lured generations of travelers. In this richly varied anthology of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, we hear from such famous visitors as Anthony Trollope, Langston Hughes, Ernest Hemingway, and Graham Greene. Poets and journalists offer their responses, from Allen Ginsberg and Jayne Cortez to Alma Guillermoprieto and Robert Stone; and novelists weigh in with such fictional portrayals as Elmore Leonard'sCuba Libreand Pico Iyer'sCuba and the Night. Cuban exiles, immigrants, and their offspring provide their unique perspective, from Cristina García's essay "Simple Life" to excerpts from Oscar Hijuelos's novelThe Mambo Kings Play Songs of Loveand from Carlos Eire's memoirWaiting for Snow in Havana. Embracing salsa and santeria, politics and baseball, the island's sparkling beaches and the teeming Havana streets,Cuba in Mindcaptures the vibrancy, the contradictions, the heat and the humor of Cuba as shown by some of the best writers in the English language. Contributors: Thomas Barbour * José Barreiro * Ruth Behar * William Cullen Bryant * Jayne Cortez * Stephen Crane * Andrei Codrescu * Eleanor Early * Carlos Eire * Kimi Eisele * Cristina García * Allen Ginsberg * Graham Greene * Alma Guillermoprieto * Elizabeth Hanly * Ernest Hemingway * Consuelo Hermer * Oscar Hijuelos * Langston Hughes * Pico Iyer * Elmore Leonard * Rosa Lowinger * Marjorie May * Tom Miller * Holly Morris * Ricardo Pau-Llosa * Robert Stone * Jim Shepard * Isadora Tattlin * Anthony Trollope * Walter D. Wilcox
For more than two hundred years, Americans have imagined and described Cuba and its relationship to the United States by conjuring up a variety of striking images--Cuba as a woman, a neighbor, a ripe fruit, a child learning to ride a bicycle. Louis A. Perez Jr. offers a revealing history of these metaphorical and depictive motifs and discovers the powerful motives behind such characterizations of the island as they have persisted and changed since the early nineteenth century. Drawing on texts and visual images produced by Americans ranging from government officials, policy makers, and journalists to travelers, tourists, poets, and lyricists, Perez argues that these charged and coded images of persuasion and mediation were in service to America's imperial impulses over Cuba.
Admiral Jake Grafton is overseeing a shipment of nerve gas being transferred from a top-secret U.S. stockpile at Guantanamo Bay. But a power struggle inside Cuba has ignited an explosive plot and turned a horrific new weapon on the U.S. Now, Jake must strap himself into the cockpit of a new generation of American aircraft and fly blind in to the heart of an island that is about to blow - and take the whole world with it ...
When Cuba's centralized system for providing basic social services began to erode in the early 1990s, Christian and Afro-Cuban religious groups took on new social and political responsibilities. They began to work openly with state institutions on projects such as the promotion of Afro-Cuban heritage to encourage tourism, and community welfare initiatives to confront drug use, prostitution, and housing decay. In this rich ethnography, the anthropologist Adrian H. Hearn provides a detailed, on-the-ground analysis of how the Cuban state and local religious groups collaborate on community development projects and work with the many foreign development agencies operating in Cuba. Hearn argues that the growing number of collaborations between state and non-state actors has begun to consolidate the foundations of a civil society in Cuba. While conducting research, Hearn lived for one year each in two Santera temple-houses: one located in Old Havana and the other in Santiago de Cuba. During those stays he conducted numerous interviews: with the historian of Havana and the conservationist of Santiago de Cuba (officials roughly equivalent to mayors in the United States), acclaimed writers, influential leaders of Afro-Cuban religions, and many citizens involved in community development initiatives. Hearn draws on those interviews, his participant observation in the temple-houses, case studies, and archival research to convey the daily life experiences and motivations of religious practitioners, development workers, and politicians. Using the concept of social capital, he explains the state's desire to incorporate tightly knit religious groups into its community development projects, and he illuminates a fundamental challenge facing Cuba's religious communities: how to maintain their spiritual integrity and internal solidarity while participating in state-directed projects.