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About Gabriele Romanato
I was born in Italy on 07/20/1978. Since 2004, I developed a growing interest in programming, especially in C++ and Java. This led me to progressively discover the web and its standards. My first web site contained a section called CSS Zibaldone that lately become a standalone site where I started filing my resources about CSS (you can find more at http://www.css-zibaldone.com/test/ and http://www.css-zibaldone.com/articles/).
I started publishing my tests on 11/19/2007 and I got an immediate and positive feedback from the web community (especially from CSS Discuss). A couple of months later I joined the tester community that works on the W3C CSS 2.1 test suite and I started submitting my tests. Quality Assurance (QA) is a good benchmark to test your proper understanding of a standard. I also got an invitation from Alex Mogilevsky (Internet Explorer Development Team) for submitting my tests to the IE8 beta feedback page.
Meanwhile, things were moving faster in Italy: I got a seminar in Rome on May and then an interview with an important Italian magazine. During that summer, I wrote down a couple of articles on CSS that were published on September 2008. Next December I become an IWA member and get some works on a regular basis.
On June 2009 I started writing my posts on Edit, the major Italian blog on web standards. I also started writing some articles for Html.it, the web platform behind Edit. On October 2009, I took a seminar during the SMAU event, surely one of the best moments of my web life of ever. After a couple of months spent on working on various websites, projects and a lot of testing, in May 2010 I got a job from Wamboo S.r.L, a web agency based in Formigine, near Modena (Italy).
About this site
The code and examples provided on this site are absolutely free (like freedom or beer, as you like). Feel free to use on your own projects if you find them interesting. Obviously you can mention me, a thing that will be greatly appreciated.