Archives / May 2009

  • May 27, 2009 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    Best Free Design Software: Image editing

    GIMP – is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. Picasa – is a free software download from Google that helps you to locate and organise all the photos […]

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  • May 25, 2009 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    A Little Quiz

    Which example would you think is faster to find the margin-right property? Example #01 div#header h1 { z-index: 101; color: #000; position: relative; line-height: 24px; margin-right: 48px; border-bottom: 1px solid #dedede; font-size: 18px;} Example #02 div#header h1 { border-bottom: 1px solid #dedede; color: #000; font-size: 18px; line-height: 24px; margin-right: 48px; position: relative; z-index: 101;} You […]

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  • May 6, 2009 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    Efficient CSS with shorthand properties

    Efficient CSS with shorthand properties I get a lot of questions about CSS from people who aren’t crazy enough to have spent the thousands of hours working with CSS that I have. Sometimes I’m asked to take a look at something they’re working on to see if I can figure out why it doesn’t work […]

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  • Which example would you think is faster to find the margin-right property? Example 1 print? div#header h1 { z-index: 101; color: #000; position: relative; line-height: 24px; margin-right: 48px; border-bottom: 1px solid #dedede; font-size: 18px; } div#header h1 {z-index: 101;color: #000;position: relative;line-height: 24px;margin-right: 48px;border-bottom: 1px solid #dedede;font-size: 18px;} Example 2 print? div#header h1 { border-bottom: 1px […]

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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.