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11. Page Layouts

Source: CSS Cookbook
Slice ePub May 29, 2014

The float property (see Using Floats) is similar to the align attribute that is used in HTML to allow text and other elements to flow around an image:

Once the image has been set to align to either the right or the left, the content around the image flows to the opposite side of the images alignment.

For example, an image aligned to the right forces content to flow around the image on the left side. With CSS, floats provide a similar function, except they offer more exacting control over the presentation by using borders, margins, padding, and other properties.

To make sure the content that comprises the footer is placed at the bottom of the columns, set the clear property to a value of both. When you set the value to both, the browser understands that the content of the footer isnt flowing around the floated left column and positions it below (or past) any floated elements.

The only caveat to this technique for creating a two-column layout is that the content in the left column needs to be longer than the content in the right column. Because the content in the left column appears first in the document, the content in the right column wraps around the left column. Too much content in the column that doesnt float results in the anomaly shown in Figure11-3.

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Chapter Four: Separation

Slice ePub May 23, 2014

Coping with separation is another crucial developmental achievement, and one that the nursery age child has been struggling towards and grappling with during the toddler years. The capacity to stand on one’s own two feet has its foundations in the numerous experiences of closeness with mother. Separation is based on the feeling of being with another person, on togetherness. There is much in separation that is paradoxical, in that one can only be without the other by having enough of them inside one. After the early experiences of being loved and understood and having one’s needs regularly read and met, young children learn to be alone in the presence of mother: for example, playing contentedly by themselves while mother is talking on the telephone, or unpacking the shopping, or preparing lunch. It is quite fascinating to see the child every now and again lifting his eyes and checking that his mother is still there: the intervals between checks get longer and longer as the child feels safe in the knowledge that his mother is now held inside him, in his mind.

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Phantom-Like Creatures

Source: Egon Schiele
Slice PDF May 27, 2014

Astonished, he saw unusual changes in the skin in whose sagging vessels thin, watery blood and tainted fluids trickled sluggishly, he marvelled also at light-sensitive green eyes behind red lids, the slimy mouths and the soul in these unsound vessels,’’ reports

Roesseler. Therein he resembled Oskar Kokoschka, called the “soul slasher” and of whom it was said that “painting hand and head, he lay bare in a ghostly manner the spiritual skeleton of her whom he portrayed”. To the colour lithograph of his drama, Murder Hope of Women, he commented: “The man is bloody red, the colour of life, but he lies dead in the lap of a woman, who is white, the colour of death.” Man and woman in the dance of life and death.

Phantom-Like Creatures

With a few lines, Schiele sketched the outlines of the body on paper. A thigh is reduced to two lines. The stroke is dynamic, grows fainter, following the structural ductility of a fast thrown-in movement. Jagged, with hard angles he loves the bone structure. Schiele’s strokes are like calligraphy, which captures the body’s expression in just a few lines. In contrast to the reluctant, bony aspect of the shoulders and pelvis is the round diffraction of the chest.

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2. The Ajax Bits

Source: Adding Ajax
Slice ePub May 27, 2014

What sets Ajax apart from JavaScript is its use of in-page requests for external data and its ability to return the results without reloading the page. The request can be as simple as loading a new image or stylesheet, or as complex as loading an entire XML document that updates many parts of the page. The data from the web service can be integrated into the page through dynamic scriptingcreating a scripting block that consists of a callback function and the returned data. Typically, though, the request is made to a web service through a key object, XMLHttpRequest.

The concept of an object that manages web service requests from script within a web page originated several years ago with Internet Explorer 5.0. The original object was an ActiveX object, and Microsoft continued to support that approach with IE 6.x. Now, though, like the other browsers, Microsoft supports the XMLHttpRequest object.

The XMLHttpRequest object is one of the simpler browser objects to work with: a web service request is created, the request is sent, and a callback function is invoked to process the response. Rather than all of this activity spread across many pages, as is the case with traditional web applications, it's all accomplished within the same web page, without any page reloads.

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Taid’s Funeral

Slice PDF February 23, 2015

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