Make your own eBooks

Use our Remix App to mix & match content. In minutes make your own course packs, training bundles, custom travel guides, you name it. Even add your own title & cover.


Slices & Articles Get by the slice or add to your own ebook

Medium 9781857543353


Gillian Clarke Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF


On the hottest, stillest day of the summer

A calf was born in a field

At Pant-y-Cetris; two buzzards

Measured the volume of the sky;

The hills brimmed with incoming

Night. In the long grass we could see

The cow, her sides heaving, a focus

Of restlessness in the complete calm,

Her calling at odds with silence.

The light flowed out leaving stars

And clarity. Hot and slippery, the scalding

Baby came, and the cow stood up, her cool

Flanks like white flowers in the dark.

We waited while the calf struggled

To stand, moved as though this

Were the first time. I could feel the soft sucking

Of the new-born, the tugging pleasure

Of bruised reordering, the signal

Of milk’s incoming tide, and satisfaction

Fall like a clean sheet around us.


The road unwinding under our wheels

New in the headlamps like a roll of foil.

The rain is a recorder writing tunes

In telegraph wires, kerbs and cats’ eyes,

Reflections and the lights of little towns.

He turns his head to look at me.

‘Why are you quiet?’ Shiny road rhythm,

Rain rhythm, beat of the windscreen wipers,

See All
Medium 9780596006969

Applying Criteria to Associations

James Elliott O'Reilly Media PDF

Applying Criteria to Associations

So far we’ve been looking at the properties of a single class in forming our criteria. Of course, in our real systems, we’ve got a rich set of associations between objects, and sometimes the details we want to use to filter our results come from these associations. Fortunately, the criteria query API provides a straightforward way of performing such searches.

How do I do that?

Let’s suppose we’re interested in finding all the tracks associated with particular artists. We’d want our criteria to look at the values contained in each Track’s artists property, which is a collection of associations to

Artist objects. Just to make it a bit more fun, let’s say we want to be able to find tracks associated with artists whose name property matches a particular SQL string pattern.

Let’s add a new method to to implement this. Add the method shown in Example 8-13 after the end of the tracksNoLongerThan() method.

Example 8-13. Filtering tracks based on their artist associations

See All
Medium 9781783104895

English Art in 1844

Robert de la Sizeranne Parkstone International ePub
Medium 9781847772077


Rory Waterman Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
Medium 9780980455298

3. Theme Design 101

Alan Cole SitePoint ePub

With your theme planned out and a set of rough wireframes in hand, it’s time to start the design phase. This is my favorite part of the entire process, because it’s where you make your vision come to life! The goal of the design phase is to end up with a fully realized set of mockups for your theme to use as a basis for the development phase.

This chapter will be broken up into two main sections: first, we’ll review how the traditional principles of good web design specifically relate to WordPress; then, we’ll discuss the anatomy of a WordPress theme, with examples of how you can approach the design of each component of your theme.

Before you start designing, you’ll want to decide on a favorite method of mocking up your ideas. Many designers (myself included) use Adobe Photoshop as their software of choice, but I would be remiss to suggest that this is the only tool out there. In addition to using quite a few other competent graphic-creation applications, you can also theoretically do all of your designing directly by coding the CSS on the fly (which some ultra-fast coders prefer). I’ve even seen designers mock up everything by hand.

See All

See All Slices