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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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  • March 7, 2009 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    CSS Design Principles

    CSS design principles CSS3 as CSS2 and CSS1 before it, is based on a set of design principles: Forward and backward compatibility. CSS2 user agents will be able to understand CSS1 style sheets. CSS1 user agents will be able to read CSS2 style sheets and discard parts they don’t understand. Also, user agents with no […]

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  • July 28, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    100% height model css?

    I had been looking around for a way to accomplish fixed header and footer on a website when scrolling, and somehow i haven’t got it right with background attachment: fixed, neither i got it with absolute position… I have a main Div called wrapper, inside there are three main Divs: header, content and footer, and […]

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  • July 7, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    The Complete CSS-2 Specification

    You can get a complete Specification of CS 2 from here. Just Click on the following Link.Cascading Style Sheets, level 2

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  • May 15, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    !important ignored by IE

    Normally in CSS whichever rule is specified last takes precedence. However if you use !important after a command then this CSS command will take precedence regardless of what appears after it. This is true for all browsers except IE. An example of this would be:margin-top: 3.5em !important; margin-top: 2em So, the top margin will be […]

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April 20, 1980: Castro announces Mariel Boatlift

Posted on Friday April 20, 2018 - This Day in World History

On April 20, 1980, the Castro regime announces that all Cubans wishing to emigrate to the U.S. are free to board boats at the port of Mariel west of Havana, launching the Mariel Boatlift. The first of 125,000 Cuban refugees from Mariel reached Florida the next day.

The boatlift was precipitated by housing and job shortagescaused bythe ailing Cuban economy, leading to simmering internal tensions on the island. On April 1, Hector Sanyustiz and four others drove a bus through a fence at the Peruvian embassy and were granted political asylum. Cuban guards on the street opened fire. One guard was killed in the crossfire.

The Cuban government demanded the five be returned for trial in the dead guard’s death. But when the Peruvian government refused, Castro withdrew his guards from the embassy on Good Friday, April 4. By Easter Sunday, April 6, some 10,000 Cubans crowded into the lushly landscaped gardens at the embassy requesting asylum. Other embassies, including those of Spain and Costa Rica, agreed to take a small number of people. But suddenly, two weeks later, Castro proclaimed that the port of Mariel would be opened to anyone wishing to leave, as long as they had someone to pick them up. Cuban exiles in the United Statesrushed to hire boats in Miami and Key West and rescue their relatives.

In all, 125,000 Cubans fled to U.S. shores in about 1,700 boats, creating large waves of people that overwhelmed the U.S. Coast guard. Cuban guards had packed boat after boat, without considering safety, making some of the overcrowded boats barely seaworthy. Twenty-sevenmigrants died, including 14 on an overloaded boat that capsized on May 17.

The boatlift also began to have negative political implications for U.S.President Jimmy Carter.When it was discovered that a number of the exiles had been released from Cuban jails and mental health facilities, many were placed in refugee camps while others were held in federal prisons to undergo deportation hearings. Of the 125,000 “Marielitos,” as the refugees came to be known, who landed in Florida, more than 1,700 were jailed and another 587 were detained until they could find sponsors.

The exodus was finally ended by mutual agreement between theU.S. andCubangovernments in October 1980.