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Silent Night by Robert B. Parker with Helen Brann

Silent Night by Robert B. Parker with Helen Brann
Putnam | 2013 | ISBN: 0399157883 | 240 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
“Brann does a seamless job…Diehard Parker fans will be delighted.” —Publishers Weekly

A special treat for the holiday season – a rumination on Christmas, family, and the meaning of home as conceived by Robert B. Parker.

It’s December in Boston, and Spenser is busy planning the menu for Christmas dinner when he’s confronted in his office by a young boy named Slide. Homeless and alone, Slide has found refuge with an organization named Street Business, which gives shelter and seeks job opportunities for the homeless and lost. Slide’s mentor, Jackie Alvarez, is being threatened, and Street Business is in danger of losing its tenuous foothold in the community, turning Slide and many others like him back on the street. But it’s not a simple case of intimidation – Spenser, aided by Hawk, finds a trail that leads to a dangerous drug kingpin, whose hold on the at-risk community Street Business serves threatens not just the boys’ safety and security, but their lives as well.

Unfinished at the time of his death, Silent Night was completed by Parker’s longtime agent, whose decades-long association with Parker’s work gives her unique insight and perspective to his voice and storytelling style. Her contribution also speaks volumes about their enduring friendship.

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CSS3 Pushing the Limits (EPUB PDF)

CSS3 Pushing the Limits by Stephen Greig
2013 | ISBN: 1118652630 | English | 384 pages | PDF/EPUB | 38.85 MB/19.05 MB
Push CSS3 and your design skills to the limitand 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 CSS3s 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, youll 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 challengesfast

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

Dont pass up this opportunity to go beyond the basics and learn what CSS3 can really do!

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