Archives / April 2008

  • April 27, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    Font Size Conversion Chart

    Font Size Conversion Chart Points Pixels Ems Percent Keyword Default sans-serif 6pt 8px 0.5em 50% CSS Tricks 7pt 9px 0.55em 55% CSS Tricks 7.5pt 10px 0.625em 62.5% x-small CSS Tricks 8pt 11px 0.7em 70% CSS Tricks 9pt 12px 0.75em 75% CSS Tricks 10pt 13px 0.8em 80% small CSS Tricks 10.5pt 14px 0.875em 87.5% CSS Tricks […]

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  • April 24, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    Windows Short Cuts

    Key Board Short Cuts CTRL+C (Copy) CTRL+X (Cut) … CTRL+V (Paste) CTRL+Z (Undo) DELETE (Delete) SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin) CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item) CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item) F2 key (Rename the selected […]

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  • April 15, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal


    When several selectors share the same declarations, they may be grouped into a comma-separated list. Example(s): In this example, we condense three rules with identical declarations into one. Thus, H1 { font-family: sans-serif }H2 { font-family: sans-serif }H3 { font-family: sans-serif } is equivalent to: H1, H2, H3 { font-family: sans-serif } CSS offers other […]

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  • - Rajesh Odayanchal


    Boxtest Here is a sample div with class “boxtest”. It has 20px border, 30px padding, and 300px width. div.boxtest { border:20px solid; padding:30px; background: #ffc; width:300px;} The total width including borders and padding should be 400px. 20+30+300+30+20 = 400 User agents which misinterpret the CSS1 box model by placing border and padding inside the specified […]

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  • you wanted to have a fixed width layout website, and the content floated in the middle of the screen. You can use the following CSS command.#content{width: 700px;margin: 0 auto;}

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April 28, 1945: Benito Mussolini executed

Posted on Friday April 28, 2017 - This Day in World History

On this day in 1945, “Il Duce,” Benito Mussolini, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are shot by Italian partisans who had captured the couple as they attempted to flee to Switzerland.

The 61-year-old deposed former dictator of Italy was established by his German allies as the figurehead of a puppet government in northern Italy during the German occupation toward the close of the war. As the Allies fought their way up the Italian peninsula, defeat of the Axis powers all but certain, Mussolini considered his options. Not wanting to fall into the hands of either the British or the Americans, and knowing that the communist partisans, who had been fighting the remnants of roving Italian fascist soldiers and thugs in the north, would try him as a war criminal, he settled on escape to a neutral country.

He and his mistress made it to the Swiss border, only to discover that the guards had crossed over to the partisan side. Knowing they would not let him pass, he disguised himself in a Luftwaffe coat and helmet, hoping to slip into Austria with some German soldiers. His subterfuge proved incompetent, and he and Petacci were discovered by partisans and shot, their bodies then transported by truck to Milan, where they were hung upside down and displayed publicly for revilement by the masses.