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By David McFarland

ISBN-10: 0596526873

ISBN-13: 9780596526870

Website design has grown up. not like the previous days, whilst designers cobbled jointly chunky HTML, bandwidth-hogging portraits, and a prayer to make their websites glance stable, Cascading type Sheets (CSS) now we could your internal fashion designer pop out and play. yet CSS isn't only a device to lovely up your website; it's a competent technique for dealing with every kind of presentation--from fonts and hues to web page format. "CSS: The lacking Manual" in actual fact explains this robust layout language and the way you should use it to construct sparklingly new sites or refurbish outdated websites which are prepared for an improve.
Like their opposite numbers in print page-layout courses, kind sheets let designers to use typographic kinds, image improvements, and distinct structure directions to components on an internet web page. regrettably, because of CSS's complexity and the numerous demanding situations of establishing pages that paintings in all net browsers, such a lot internet authors deal with CSS as one of those window-dressing to spruce up the looks in their websites. Integrating CSS with a site's underlying HTML is tough paintings, and infrequently frustratingly complex. for that reason some of the strongest gains of CSS are left untapped. With this publication, rookies and Web-building veterans alike can the right way to navigate the ins-and-outs of CSS and take whole regulate over their net pages' appearance.

Author David McFarland (the bestselling writer of O'Reilly's Dreamweaver: The lacking Manual) combines crystal-clear factors, real-world examples, a splash of humor, and dozens of step by step tutorials to teach you the way to layout websites with CSS that paintings constantly throughout browsers. You'll how to:

* Create HTML that's easier, makes use of much less code, is search-engine pleasant, and works good with CSS

* type textual content via altering fonts, colours, font sizes, and including borders

* flip uncomplicated HTML hyperlinks into advanced and tasty navigation bars-complete with CSS-only rollover results that upload interactivity for your web content

* type photos to create powerful photograph galleries and lighting tricks like CSS-based drop shadows

* Make HTML types glance nice with out a lot of messy HTML
* triumph over the main hair-pulling browser insects so your websites paintings regularly from browser to browser

* Create complicated layouts utilizing CSS, together with multi-column designs that don't require utilizing outdated suggestions like HTML tables kind web content for printing

Unlike competing books, this lacking guide doesn't suppose that everybody on the earth merely surfs the internet with Microsoft's net Explorer; our booklet offers aid for all significant internet browsers and is among the first books to entirely rfile the newly elevated CSS help in IE7, at the moment in beta release.

Want to profit the way to flip humdrum websites into locations that might trap audience and preserve them longer? decide up CSS: The lacking Manual and research the genuine magic of this tool.

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I would argue that this book engages with texts which, in exploring and problematising the figure of de Beauvoir, her life and her work, are themselves productive of ways of being. The same may be said of my own analysis and, in this respect, this account is an infinitely regressive study of discourses of sexuality and selfhood. 22 Bisexuality and Simone de Beauvoir The combined analysis of the discursive production of de Beauvoir and of bisexuality indicates, firstly, that bisexuality, in various forms, has a presence in most of the texts considered here and, as such, may be perceived neither as an aporia nor an absence.

The following analysis will pay particular attention to the ways that, in the practical application of Foucault’s work, the very presuppositions which were to be dismantled are frequently reconfigured. Interestingly, and perhaps because of their shared trajectories, some of the charges brought against queer theory and activism might also be brought against Foucault. As I will argue, the politicisation of identity, and the notion of Foucault’s ‘aesthetics of the self’, have been complicated by the emergence of theories which share similar themes and draw on similar tropes, but which are not situated within the same radical context: for example, techniques of the self which emphasise the body on display, in performance and ‘self-care’ strategies.

Instead, de Beauvoir is employed as a cipher through which well-documented techniques of the self, and particularly techniques pertaining to sexual identity, may be examined. Similarly, existentialism is important here only insofar as commentators understand it to have had a significant role in shaping the self that they ascribe to de Beauvoir. Toril Moi for example, whose book Simone de Beauvoir: The Making of an Intellectual Woman (1994) is one of the texts that I explore throughout this analysis,21 claims that de Beauvoir’s belief in existentialism had a number of specific implications for ‘her’ psyche.

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