Parla italiano? Check out!

Published November 10, 2008 by saurav.roy.

A couple of months back, I ran a contest for my subscribers here on CSS Newbie. The prize was a copy of Eric Meyer’s pocket CSS reference book and a plug on my site. The winner of that contest was one Matthew Moro. Hopefully, Matthew has received his book by now. And, finally, this is his plug. :)

Matthew runs a website called, a CSS-phillic resource for web developers whose mastery of the Italian language (which is limited to barely deciphering the menu at our local Spaghetti Works) far exceeds my own. Luckily, Google’s translation of seems to be fairly accurate – giving me a window into the sort of work Matthew is doing. is part of a larger network of tech-related blogs in the Italian language. Other blogs include for Linux users and for PHP aficionados (to borrow a Spanish phrase).

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CSSnewbie Subscriber Contest Winner Announced

Published September 2, 2008 by saurav.roy.

It’s been a great, if absurdly busy, August for me, and I hope the same can be said for you. But all good things (including the month of August) must come to an end, and so to ends the CSSnewbie Subscriber Contest.

The contest has ended, and a winner has been selected by the true random integer generator at Each contestant was assigned a number based on the order in which I received their email (see — you’re more than an email address to me! You’re a number as well!), and a number was chosen randomly from that total.

The winner of the subscriber contest is Italy’s own Matteo Moro, who writes on Matteo will be receiving a copy of Eric Meyer’s CSS Pocket Reference as well as a website review here on CSSnewbie (date/type to be determined).

Thanks to all of you who entered CSSnewbie’s first-ever contest. I had a lot of fun reading the quips everyone tended to include in the emails they sent me — it made me check my contest inbox probably more than was necessary. The success of this contest suggests that I might hold another in the future… as soon as I come up with something new worth celebrating. August only comes around once a year, sadly.

If you have any feedback on this contest, or on any future contests I might hold, feel free to either email me or leave a comment on this article. I’d love to hear what you have to say.

To all those who didn’t win: thanks for playing, thanks even more for reading, and I hope you stick around! I have more great articles lined up for September, including my first multi-part tutorial, which will combine elements of XHTML, CSS and JavaScript to great effect. Stay tuned!