Smashing Magazine’s 2nd Anniversary

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It happened again. Today, Smashing Magazine celebrates its second birthday. We are two years old now and we are proud of what we have achieved over these years. To celebrate our anniversary, we could do any number of things. For instance, we could organize a huge giveaway—as we did one year ago1—but, of course, bigger and more overwhelming. However, we won’t do that; after all, we’re giving away stuff every week and we have many contests where our readers can win truly smashing prizes. (New contests are already on their way.)

Instead, we could share some insight about the highlights of Smashing Magazine over the last 12 months: an exploding number of page views, hundreds of thousands of backlinks, numerous testimonials and rewarding ad revenues. But we would probably sound like show-offs and we can’t afford to do that; after all, we have only published 301 posts so far.

Another possibility would be to discuss our plans for the future. What’s happening behind the scenes? What’s in the works? We could even share some top-secret information about the planned Smashing Book Series or new Smashing Forum. However, we won’t do that, because nobody can predict how successful those will really be.

Hence, the only remaining thing for us—Vitaly, Sven, the writers and other creative, hard-working minds of the Smashing Magazine team—to do is express our sincere gratitude to each of our readers for an absolutely smashing year. Without you—each and every one of you—our small magazine could not exist and definitely could not become what it has become today.

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Comment and Win an Exclusive Poster!

Still, we do have a small surprise for you: a handful of exclusive Smashing Magazine posters, designed by the well-known, talented artist James White3. You can preview the poster here4 or read the Making Of5.

We are giving away 8 exclusive printed Smashing Anniversary posters, shining like gold in A3 format. Only 11 posters have been printed worldwide. If you want to win one of them, just write some kind words and congratulations in a comment to this post.

The winners will be determined randomly among all valid comments (spam and ad links do not count). Don’t forget to provide a valid email address in the input field, otherwise we won’t be able to notify you.

Thank you, folks! We really appreciate your support.

(al)

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/09/03/get-out-the-balloons-smashings-1st-anniversary/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/jameswhite_smposter.jpg
  3. 3 http://blog.signalnoise.com/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/jameswhite_smposter.jpg
  5. 5 http://blog.signalnoise.com/?p=365

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    SMASHING STUFF!

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  2. 702

    i like u so muck, Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine ! xxx

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  3. 1403

    SM is one of the best blog i have ever seen. You usually write useful posts and your content is king ;)

    I calculated my chance – 0,000000000000000000000000311 (last comment is mine and there are 678 comments) Luckly…

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    Keep up the good work guys.

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  5. 2805

    Cool! :D

    I’m addicted to your SMASHING magazine. It’s my morning newspaper for almoust 2 years now. Congratulations! and lots of Happy B-days to come!

    SMASH ON!

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  6. 3506

    Thanks Smashing for all these tips =)
    Congrats !

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  7. 4207

    Nothing like a “leave-a-comment” gift to get feedback from your visitors ^^

    Congratulations guys, and keep up the good job!

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  8. 4908

    HAPPY SMASHING BIRTHDAY!

    And thanks for 2 years of brilliant info, posts, inspiration and freebies.

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    H. Çağrı TOPÇU

    September 9, 2008 12:31 am

    Two perfect smashing years.
    Thanx and Congrats. Happy birthday!

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    Jhermaine Fernandez

    September 9, 2008 12:33 am

    Helped our company webdc.com.ph be inspired everyday! Thanks smashing magazine :)

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  11. 7011

    Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.
    Congratulations! =)

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    Jinson Joseph Elayidom

    September 9, 2008 12:36 am

    SMASHING BIRTHDAY
    Congratulations, keep up the good job!
    Enjoy!

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  13. 8413

    As a webdesigner I’m on Smashing Magazine everyday, good for inspiration ^^

    Wish you a happy birthday, keep going!!

    xxx

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  14. 9114

    Wow, congratulations to the whole SM’s crew !

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  15. 9815

    Congratulations! Your work is very much appreciated.
    Natürlich besonders schön, dass ein Lübecker für so etwas verantwortlich ist – ich bin nämlich auch einer! ;-)

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  16. 10516

    Keep on smashing!

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  17. 11217

    Happy smashing birthday! Congrats for these 2 years.

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  18. 11918

    Congrats Smash Magz !!, been visiting here since I started web designing last year.

    Congrats once again!! cheers

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    First of all congratulations to the whole smashing magazine team and everybody who contributed, second of all: can’t wait to get smashed by some more legendary articles, awesome icon sets, jaw dropping wallpapers and endless sources of inspiration :)

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  20. 13320

    Thank you for making me a better designer :-)

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  21. 14021

    Congrats! Keep it up!

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    Thank You, for all. Without You guys i will not have any place where can i get help! This is the best page, mine HOMEPAGE! :)))
    Big congratulations for these 2 years of hard work! It is really amazing!
    Thank You one more time!

    Tom, from Poland.

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  23. 15423

    Felicidades!, no sabía que sólo teníais dos añitos, Congratulations!!

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  24. 16124

    Congrats! Keep on smashing!

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  25. 16825

    Keep it up people!

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  26. 17526

    Congratulations! Love the mag.

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  27. 18227

    Woohoo! Smash it up!

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  28. 18928

    I’ve been reading the blog since the opening and i’m happy you keep posting such good articles every day !

    Congratulations, and happy birthday to Smashmag !

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  29. 19629

    Happy birthday… Buon compleanno Smashing Magazine.
    ;)

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  30. 20330

    Congrats for 2 fantastic years !

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  31. 21031

    Congratulations smashing mag! =)

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  32. 21732

    I read the blog every day and is a great inspiration for every webdesigner! Happy birthday!

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  33. 22433

    Congratulations!

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  34. 23134

    Thanks for giving us another smashing year. This blog inspire me to do something when I am out of the touch. Thanks smashing

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  35. 23835

    Congratulations guys! Keep up the good work!

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  36. 24536

    Happy birfday! Poster please. *opens hands*

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  37. 25237

    Well done on your two year anniversary. A fantastic resource. Keep it up.

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  38. 25938

    Happy birthday and congratulations! I check this magazine too often even when there are no new articles for me to read. Smashing Magazine is a great source of inspiration and know-how for a young and ambitious graphic designer. The last two years have been wonderful so keep up the great work!

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  39. 26639

    SM is a fantastic source of knowledge and inspiration.

    Keep on smashing !

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  40. 27340

    Congratulations! Keep smashin’ me…

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  41. 28041

    Happy B-Day! Your Magazin is one of my daily inspirations…

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  42. 28742

    728 petits déjeuners avec smashing magazine !!!
    Encore, encore… Bon anniversaire.

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  43. 29443

    Happy smashing birthday! Two awesome years! Keep it up!

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  44. 30144

    good job men!!

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  45. 30845

    Congrats! :D

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  46. 31546

    Happy birthday, and I wish you a long life ! I visit your site everyday, it inspires me so much.

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  47. 32247

    Happy birthday! Thanks for such a great webmag! Cheers!

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  48. 32948

    Congratulations!

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  49. 33649

    oh wow!!! 2 years!
    you’ve done (and doing ofcourse) a very very very great job
    THANK YOU!

    ps: oouuhhhh!!! i wanna get that poster so much!

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    Congratulations!

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