Smashing Book 2 Is Coming: Add Your Name To The Book!


Update:(30.01.2011) The Smashing Book 2, with 2.970 names of our readers, is now available in the Smashing Shop1.

Update: (30.01.2011) If you are planning to write an article or review of Smashing Book 2, please feel free to use the Smashing Book 2 Media Kit2 (.zip, 7 Mb). The kit contains images, illustrations and photos that you might find useful for your article. Also, please don’t forget to tweet the link to the review with the hashtag #smbook2, so we can track it and add it to our list of reviews. Your help is sincerely appreciated. Thank you for your time and your efforts, guys!

We’ve got some exciting news: the printed Smashing Book 2 is coming. We will launch pre-orders in January 2011 and will start shipping the book in February 2011. We are just putting the final touches on the brand new book, and we are confident that it will be a valuable, timeless and affordable book for you, our dear readers, and all designers and developers worldwide.

After much difficulty with the first book, we have learned our lessons: Smashing Book 2 will have a much better stitched binding, a hardcover, more pages and a bit larger in size.

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Our Readers Deserve Credit

It’s not unusual for authors to dedicate their books to people they care about: loved ones, family or perhaps friends or colleagues. In our case, we would like to dedicate this new book to all of our readers: you. But we don’t want to just do it with a short acknowledgment in the preface. Anyone could do that! We have a slightly better idea.

We would like to print the names of our readers in the book. To do this, we have reserved a double-page on which we will print together all of the names of readers who comment on this article in the shape of the Smashing Magazine logo: ASCII art at its best! If necessary, we will add two more double-pages so that everyone fits.

Leave a Comment and Add Your Name to the Book!

It’s simple: just write a short comment on this post and tell us why you read Smashing Magazine and how we can improve it. You may use your full name or an alias; the length allowed is between 4 and 35 characters. Your name may consist of at most four parts (for example, Patrick Michael Philips or John F. Doe or Alberto de la Cruz). Special characters are allowed. Please note that we will moderate the names, and spammy submissions will not be accepted.

What’s So Different About the New Book?

The Smashing Book 2 will be published in February 2011 and can be pre-ordered at a big discount in January. It will cost $39.90 and will contain 360 pages. It is a real hardbound book (+ free eBook), with sewn binding, a bookmark and four-color printing. Just as we did last time, we will pack it well, too.

Delivery times and shipping are different this time. All orders will be shipped via air mail. The shipping cost will be low and will be the same for every customer, no matter where they are located.

As with our first printed book4, The Smashing Book 2 is a collaboration of talented and knowledgeable folks, among them Mike Rundle, Christian Heilmann, Francisco Inchauste, Vivien Anayian, Susan Weinschenk, Alexander Charchar, Matt Ward and others. The book will feature exclusive full-page illustrations for each chapter. Here we’ve got something special for you as well, but more on that next time.


Rules and Guidelines

  • How to participate?
    Just write a short comment on this post and tell us why you read Smashing Magazine and how we can improve it.
  • How many names can fit onto the two pages?
    Of course, it depends on the length of the names. We expect around 6,000 readers will be able to fit onto the two pages.
  • How much time do I have to join in?
    The deadline is 26th of November 2010, 11:59 PM CET. We do want to make it to the printer on time after all.
  • Can anyone take part?
    Yes, but you’d better hurry: first come, first served.
  • Are there any restrictions on the names?
    The length of the person’s name (both first and last) must be between 4 and 35 characters. It may contain at most three empty characters. Please note that we will moderate the names, and spammy submissions will not be accepted.

Extra Goodie: Exclusive SM Book 2 Poster!

To make participation even more enticing, we are giving away 50 exclusive Smashing Book 2 posters to participants. The winners will be picked randomly from among all users who comment on this post.

We are working very hard to make the Smashing Book 2 an extremely valuable and useful resource for all designers and developers. We hope to meet your expectations with the new book. Please stay tuned for updates. And don’t forget to leave the comment.


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  1. 1

    What I like about SmashingMag: your approach to articles. Some articles are not for everybody, but I appreciate the hard work you are doing to put the high quality content together. More articles on Fireworks would be great!

    Regarding the SM Book 2: what an excellent idea! I am really excited about the book, especially with the remarkable line-up of writers you’ve got there. Looking forward to Francisco Inchauste’s and Alexander Charchar’s pieces, as I have been reading their blogs for a while.

    Exciting! :-) Nice work, guys!

  2. 2

    I read Smashing Magazine because you have thoughtful and thorough articles about everything web development and design. Most of the articles are easy to read, even if you’re not a web developer. My favorite articles are those on design and typography. I’d like to see some articles on the visual design of games in the future, that would make SM an even more must read for me. I’m really looking forward to the second book, this is a must buy :).

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    I really enjoy the Smashing Network – it helps me to think outside the box; gives me inspiration outside of my daily work. And I also like Smashing Magazine’s articles, they keep me up to date!

  4. 4

    Smashing Magazine is all about the inspiration. While having new order on design, one of my simple first steps is visiting SM, running through some latest posts, and here they are – brand new creative ideas. Thank you for that! Looking forward to the book.

  5. 5

    If the Smashing Book II is better than the first, we’re all in for a big treat.

  6. 6

    To me it’s one of the best resources on the web, can’t live without it anymore ;)

  7. 7

    Great to hear it will be hardcover, can’t wait

  8. 8

    I read SM because it is the only e-zine, where every single article is worth reading.

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    José Manuel Lucas

    November 23, 2010 1:47 am

    Smashing Magazine is always looking for the last and best web designing/developing techniques, offering clear articles plenty of good stuff.

    I hope this book will be as good as the last one.


  10. 10

    Just.. don’t go away. Smashing Magazine has to stay. :)

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    Francesco Spreafico

    November 23, 2010 1:47 am

    I read Smashing Magazine (and follow it on Twitter and Facebook) because it’s the best blog about web design there is, simple as that!

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    Dejan Dimitrovski

    November 23, 2010 1:47 am

    I read SM because it keeps me up to date with trends in the web design community

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    What I like best about Smashing Magazine? You guys alone have already delivered enough inspiration to keep me in the business for the next five years. And although I’m not one bit concerned with site programming, your articles provided interesting insights into the worlds of the poor guys who have to convert my designs into working web sites, helping ME build better designs and helping THEM have an easier time bringing these designs to life, so to speak.

    Keep up the good work, folks.

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    Smashing Magazine continues to be my top place to find inspiration, learn and read quality articles on web design and everything that’s moving around on the web! I loved the first book and am sure the sequel will be even better!!

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    Matthew Deloughry

    November 23, 2010 1:48 am

    I’ve read Smashing Magazine since I started my web development job since graduating and I must say I’ve truly enjoyed every article and has helped gain knowledge and Ideas that I have would have never been taught in uni, for this I thank you and will pre-order this book the second it’s available

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    Smashing Magazine is my number one resource for web based design inspiration and has helped funnel and direct me in my career probably more than any manager I have ever had.

    If possible, it might be nice to see some more tutorials on specifics, similar to those you might see on Soh Tanaka’s website, amongst many others.

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    Smashing magazine & book are major sources of inspiration; I never start a project without checking all articles related to the subject.

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    I read Smashing Magazine because it rox! :D

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    Yay! =D

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    Smashing Magazine is my main source of inspiration when it comes to web design!

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    I loved the first Smashing Book and have recommended it to several friends and collegues. Both the book and the site is a great mix of design and tech. BTW: thanks for improving the binding in the new book!

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    For some specific topics I wish Smashing Magazine hired more skilled technical reviewers. That’s one area where you could improve a little bit…

    Other than that, Smashing Magazine is great! ♥

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    Tons of web design stuff that you would barely find elsewhere and the professionalism of the articles. Reading @smashmag articles actually helps me to be more professional and widen my knowledge of the field.

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    absolutely awesome news, awaiting for my name printed on the book :)

  25. 25

    Smashing Magazine is awesome. I don’t know any other digital design resource that is as well presented and as in depth as SM. Keep up the good work guys! Thank you for pushing the boundaries of design and shared information in the internet forward!

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    Smashing Mag is the Wikipedia for web designers and developers.

    It’s lit by the knowledge of many talented designers and shines by bringing this knowledge to all of us for free. So it helps people move into the right direction and show them that art and coding are like brothers and sisters. Sometimes it’s tough to make them understand each other but the rest of the time they are a great combo!

    Excellent work, I’ll keep reading those articles!!

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    I read Smashing Magazine daily, it’s a great resource of inspiration. I also like the Smashing Network on this blog, it helps find out what’s new on other design blogs.
    It would be interesting to see some video tutorials on Smashing Magazine in future.

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    Smashing Magazine is an iconic resource in web design trends. I cant wait for the second Smashing Book :)

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    Giuseppe Hentenaar

    November 23, 2010 1:50 am

    Smashing magazine is the best in its genre. Keep up the good work! :-)

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    I read SM because you are the best! Keep doing your great job :)

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    Can’t wait for the next book :*

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    Smashing Magazine has answers to most of my questions related to design, css and all kind of inspiration. Whenever I have a new design project or need inspiration for small design elements i-e buttons, banners etc, I come back to SM. Moreover, daily articles play great help in keeping up with new design/coding techniques and developments.

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    Mahabubul Hasan Uzzal

    November 23, 2010 1:51 am

    wow hard cover will be great!

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    Got to love the indepth articles and consistency of each, smashing mag is always on the fore front of new developments and trends.

    I read the last book on the train to work so looking forward to doing the same with this one.

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    Smashing Magazine has become one of the default pages that opens every morning. It inspires me and informs me on the latest trends and news within the design/development world. I’m enjoying the increase in mobile/touch related articles especially lately.

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    I really enjoy the Smashing Network because it’s one of the best resource to give me inspiration, to keep me up to date and to know new ideas,products and ways.

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    Smashing book is like music … it’s inspiration for doing better things!

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    inception of an idea = Smashing ! ;)

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    Thomas S. Lindstrøm

    November 23, 2010 1:53 am

    I read Smashing Magazine because it fills me up with inspiration and keeps me up to date with the latest design trends!

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    I really love typography. And you show me new cool fonts too often!
    The only way to improve Smashing Magazine is keeping it the way it is.
    So, thanks for all!

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    I am really looking forward to Smashing Magazines latest book. Their articles offer an interesting perspective on design, layout, code and users interaction, and everything else that lies between. Hope this one it as good as the last!

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    Fajar Gumelar Pratama

    November 23, 2010 1:53 am

    wow.. #2 is coming soon while i don’t have any chance to read #1
    well, i hope i can read both 2 of them..

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    Pick me! me! me :) I read Smashing Magazine regularly (+ subscribe their feeds + follow their twitter account) for 1 simple reason: i don’t wanna miss their updates! There’s always something new for me to learn, it’s unbelieveably complete & thorough – yet delivered in fun writing style & LOTS of visual images (which make up the aesthetic part of each posts).

    I love the 1st edition (though it took almost 1 month to get it delivered to my country!!), so I have to own the 2nd book too :p

    Thank you, smashingmagz

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    What I like best is the variety of topics Smashing Mag authors put their hands on, and how elaborate they discuss issues and interesting viewpoints.
    I didn’t have any problems with the first edition, but am looking forward to an even optimised 2nd book ;).

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    Maurizio Spicuglia - Nextart

    November 23, 2010 1:54 am

    hi guys great idea!!! i read Smashing Magazine to improve my skill, to find inspiration, to know how much great designer are around the world. You come after my morning coffee……(awake i read articles better :-) ). I’m waiting for February 2011!!

    bye from Italy

  47. 47

    Oh man, I learned so much reading the first Smashing Mag book and the team was so kind that they even solved all the shipment problems.

    Thank you for the best creative articles online!

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    Smashing mag keeps up to date with an ever moving field while inspiring me to do the same. Outstanding

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    Martijn van Tongeren

    November 23, 2010 1:54 am

    Keep up the good work!

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    Jon Hnefill Jakobsson

    November 23, 2010 1:54 am

    I doubt there is a network of resources dedicated to professional services, that is as extensive and thriving as Smashing Magazine and the Smashing Network. It has been my one stop go-to place ever since I started working as a professional in the field of web development, and thus contributing to some of the largest professional services in my geographic region.

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    Why I like smashingmag? Simply put: Great content, of highest quality (with one or two exceptions). And this over years. Thanks for making the web a better place. Sorry but I don’t know anything to improve right now. Greetings from lovely Austria!

  52. 52

    I read SM, because it’s a great resource for inspiration, it keeps me up to date and I’m able to learn something knew and improve my skills.

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    I love the icon set give aways & the indepth design articles!

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    I read Smashing Magazine because it helped and inspired me to become what I am today, a successful web and interaction designer.

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    Why i read smashing magazine:

    If i get stuck whilst i’m developing or designing, the first thing that comes in to my head is “ah smashing magazine will know” and nine times out of ten you have an article or a resource to help me out.

    How to improve Smashing Magazine:

    Develop a mobile version of your site, you could even make an app. I would love to read your articles and cartoons on the go!

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    Smashing Magazine gave me the incentive to work harder, to do better in web developing. I found myself many times reading articles about things that don’t know or want to take up. The way that those articles make you crave for more and want to learn new things, is the best. YOU are the best! Keep Up!!!

  57. 57

    The internet is changing everday and Smashing Magazine helps me to keep up with all those new technologies and trends!

    How to get better? Keep doing what you’re doing!

  58. 58

    Smashing Magazine is a daily inspriration for me, keep it up!

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    I read Smashing Magazine simply because it provides good information and it is a great source of inspiration! Big fan of first book and I will pre-order second book. Please continue this awesome job!

    ps. I absolutely can’t wait for the second book! 3-4 months is a long time (ok… no it is not but it feels like it no!)

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    The great thing on Smashing Magazine is, that the articles are unique! You won´t find an article on any other Webdesign-Blog like it´s on Smashing Magazine.

    Just an awesome resource for webdesign!

  61. 61

    For me Smashing Magazine is a great source of inspiration.

    Great idea!

  62. 62

    It has lots of content, invariably high quality and seemingly out in front. Why wouldn’t we read it! Keep it up please.

  63. 63

    I have a Smashing Book 1 on the nightstand.

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    The first Smashing book was marvelous! Can’t wait to buy this one!

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    Jean-Paul Rossetti

    November 23, 2010 1:56 am

    Smash’ Mag !? It’s full of :-D !

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    I read Smashing Magazine for inspiration and information, and to keep up with the latest trends and technologies. As for improvement..hmm…I suppose it might be nice to see a few more tutorials or practical “how to” articles, but not at the expense of all the other stuff!

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    Loved the first one, I am sure I will love the second one, too.

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    Treasure chest for inspirations + Ultimate Tutorials & Resources + Freebies + Simple Language = Smashing Magazine

    SM Team! keep rocking :)

  69. 69

    You guys do an excellent job at helping push the beautification of the web. Thanks.

    You could improve by providing more comprehensive guides on how to design and create.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Smashing Magazine is there for me when I look for inspiration, when I want some good reading about web & concepts, when I want an interesting tweet & when I want to retweet.

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    Smashing Magazine is one of the leaders in webdesign news/tutorials. The first book was great and I will certainly be grabbing a copy of the new book. Keep up the great work :)

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    The first gave me the keys to design better sites, maybe the second will open me the door to success.

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    This is WICKED!
    I was really on the a verge of spamming around asking when would Smashing Magazine Book #2 will come out! And here it is…

    The last book was incredible with the content quality, can we have a look at what’s going to be in this book?

    PS : OMG! A Poster? This is going to be even more WICKED

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    Pizza Yap Kwang Yik

    November 23, 2010 1:57 am

    I’ve read Smashing Magazine blog, after I’m working in the new company, surprisingly they have bought Smashing Book #1!!! and I’ve found out that the book is very useful when we’re designing website! The book is not only guiding you how to design but also teaching you how to market you website too!

    Can’t wait for the SMASHING SEQUEL!!!

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    Great! Can’t wait for the second part.

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    Thank you Smashing for your valuable books.

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    Milo Maneo - milus

    November 23, 2010 1:57 am

    I read Smashing Magazine because it is an authority in web related things. You rock guys!

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    Can’t wait for the second book, glad to see it’s improved from the first on in the way of quality.

    Can’t wait!

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    Patricia Grace Recto

    November 23, 2010 1:58 am

    SmashingMag is the answer to my needs as a designer because you give cool, latest and extravagant stuffs. That is, I follow them on twitter and like them on Facebook. You have been my everyday companion at work and stayed on my bookmark (and heart too). :)

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    Johnathan Tan @ Seraph

    November 23, 2010 1:58 am

    Wow, I did not think a second book would come so soon, I love Smashing Magazine for it’s resources and tips, really useful and inspiring articles. Keep up the good work! Can’t wait to erad the new book.

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    I have learned a lot from the first book, CSS layout, color, typography and the best is to learn from experts. It is hard to find a better place to learn about web design in Malaysia, so a blog like Smashing Magazine is the best learning place to me. I always learn something when reading Smashing Magazine’s article and see my improvement after implement what I’ve learned.

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    I like reading Smashing Magazine because it brings me a lot of information and knowledge about web topics. It also gives me inspiration in my daily job ! Can’t miss any article, I follow SM on Facebook, Twitter and visit the blog everyday ! Keep it up !

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    Sorawit Wanitwarodom

    November 23, 2010 1:59 am

    You’ve saved my days ;)

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    Why i read smashing magazine? I like the amount of posts to the webdesign topic and would like to see more tutorials or scripts (like codrops).

    P.S. The binding of the first book was really bad. I’m glad that you fix it!

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    Wolf Kammerlander

    November 23, 2010 1:59 am

    Great News!!

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    Carlos Escribano Rey

    November 23, 2010 2:00 am

    I read your magazine because you make me learn the best practices in web design and I have a lot to learn :) Thank you!

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    Huh, why do I read smashing site every day, if not every few hours? It’s the content, it’s fresh, usefull, interesting, inspiring. Thank You!

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    I read Smashing because all Designers should read Smashing!

    I don’t think Smashing Magazine can be improved. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it and all that.

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    Smashing Magazine is the reason I stopped buying other web design magazines off the rack! You guys have been writing quality articles, sharing great resources for free, and has expanded into all kinds of categories.

    As SM is an online publication, I get the latest news faster and much more promptly than any other print publication.

    That being said, buying your book was a sign of support for all the great things you have shared and hopefully, will be sharing in the future. Cheers!

    Hint: My room walls are pretty bare, a poster would be lovely.

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    Each Smashing eBook/Book is worth purchasing, very high quality content and I always enjoy reading them :)

    Will buy it for sure !

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    Great! Your first book was awesome, looking forward for your second =)

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    Wonderful! Awaiting for my name printed on the book.
    Smashing Book 1 will not be alone on my bookshelf anymore. XD

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    Boiangiu Bbcversus

    November 23, 2010 2:01 am

    I can’t wait to get the book! I read Smashing Magazine for a long time now, and got some really cool ideas from the articles.
    Why I love SM? For inspiration ideas, great articles, useful insights and awesome writers!
    It would be an honor and a privilege to be featured in the book with my name!
    All the best!

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    Smashing Magazine is one of my most favourite sources of design and creative inspiration. Great work, thank you!

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    Marco Bezoet de Bie

    November 23, 2010 2:01 am

    Wow, i have the first book and it is outstanding. Now the second book of one of my favourite websites, Smashing Magazine. Where can i pre-order?

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    SM is full of the great articles, ideas and tutorials.

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    My favourite thing about smashing magazine – the inspiration posts, on topics you didn’t know you needed until a client requests a russian themed website!

    Maybe to improve you could branch into a few other topics, more advanced programming perhaps?!

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    SM has been the ultimate source of inspiration for me, after more than 15 years devoted to web dev & design. Once you think that there´s nothing to discover, here comes SM with an unexpected standpoint to look our daily job from. Your articles are a fresh breeze for all of us. Keep up that good work guys, you rock!

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    Johan van Tongeren

    November 23, 2010 2:01 am

    I like this idea! Looking forward to the book :)

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    Ioannis Stavrakantonakis

    November 23, 2010 2:01 am

    My experience with the first Smashing book was great except for the binding. Smashing magazine delivers state of the art design principles and practices to designers and developers. Keep up the good work!!

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    Kris Van Herzeele

    November 23, 2010 2:01 am

    I’ve read the first book, and it was pretty good, I’m sure this second book will be even better. Smashing magazine is a great resource for inspiration. keep up the good work!

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    I read smashing magazine because it’s the best source of web knowledge!

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    I like to keep smashing and I would like to find more articles about graphic design or typography, thank you very much for including my name in the book

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    I just love Smashing Magazine because your articles keep my mind of on going taks and that gives me the inspiration to go on!

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    I love Smashing Magazine because you guys help me allways be cutting-edge, allways be informed and inspired. Smashing Magazine helps my head allways be filled with images, shapes, colors and ideas. You guys rock and I’m not just saying it because I’d like to see my name in your next book.

    Btw, I got the first book and it was really useful, can’t wait to check out the new one :)

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    I read Smashing Magazine because I simply get all the information I need right here. Whenever I wonder how to design a certain aspect of a website, I go to SM. It is basically my Google for Webdesign!

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    I read Smashing Mag because it’s the best resources to keep me updated on the trend, news and insights in webby world.

    However, I’m looking forward more articles related to mobile web and mobile apps in coming future. Keep up the good works!

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    Francisco Vicente

    November 23, 2010 2:02 am

    ¡Gran noticia! Me gustó el primer libro, aunque estaba algo escéptico al principio, al final cumplió mis expectativas.

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    I follow the twitter feed and read SM on a daily basis during the week.
    Since I’m a coder I’d love to see some more technical articles about coding for the web. For the rest I’m pretty happy with the magazine the way it is.

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    Javier Brea Alcocer

    November 23, 2010 2:02 am

    For me it’s a source of daily inspiration and a great way to keep me up to date about trends in web design and development.

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    Smashing Book 1 was awesome, and i looking forward for the V2

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    Why i read smashing magazine? I like the amount of post to the design topic. I like to read more tutorials or free scripts (like codrops).

    P.S. The binding of the first book was really bad. I’m glad that you fix it!

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    Parham Baghestani

    November 23, 2010 2:03 am

    Wow Book !

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    I’m a student with a big interest in web design and development, and new in this field, so Smashing Magazine offers to me intuitive, interesting and pragmatic articles covering all areas. Big plus for Smashing Network. Wouldn’t change anything.

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    Smashing Magazine is my daily source of inspiration. It offers great insights to different aspects of webdesign, simply rocks!

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    Enjoyed reading Smashing Book 1! Can’t wait no.2!

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    Good luck with the book. I’m excited! Smashing Magazine is a fantastic resource for keeping up to date with whats going on in the design world, both via the actual website but also via your constantly updated twitter feed as well. Bravo good ship Smashing and long may you sail.

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    As a designer and Web developer I really enjoy the comprehensive articles and tutorials on Smashing Magazine. It would be great to see a bit more mobile development articles. Also, really enjoyed the first Smashing Book – looking forward to the second.

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    Alexandre D'Agostin

    November 23, 2010 2:06 am

    Smashing Magazine is on top of my daily feeds. It provides me the hottest news about design and its branches. AND, of course, guarantees my monthly wallpapers with calendars. I love it!

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    Though I’m more a programmer than a designer, I love reading Smashing magazine, especially when it comes to showcases.
    You guys do explain things so everybody understands. The best thing about Smashing Magazine is that you succeed in merging Design and Coding, so I’m sure the second book will be at least as good as the first one.
    By the way: I really loved the bill that came along with the book in A5 format^^

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    Baptiste Jacquinet

    November 23, 2010 2:06 am

    Improve it ? Well for me, you just can’t. SM is just as I want it: clear but also detailed, writed by people who know and actualy use what they write, not just some writers but web professionals.
    SM help me to gain experience, this is an essential resource for web’s workers.

    Can’t wait !

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    Lauhakari [mikko]

    November 23, 2010 2:06 am

    A second book, wow… And I just got the first one. All these good books coming out right now, need to get a new bookshelf soon ;)

    Marking down pre-order date, until then will enjoy all th great stuff you guys put on the site =D

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    Made it mandatory reading in the office. Can’t wait for the second edition.

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    I read Smashing Magazine and the Smashing book to get a quick introduction on all that is css and design. As a programming noob, the magazine and book provide a summary of years of development in the field and help me stay on top of things.

    Plus, their twitter feed and other communication provide useful tips for designing the best looking websites!


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    Thank you, Smashing Magazine and hello from Estonia. I have your first book and I’m looking forward to getting the second one. It is awesome that you’re going to make it even better in all the ways. And of course, I really like your online magazine because it is always full of useful advices and a lot of inspiration. Moreover, I get food for my brains and it is the most important for me :) I like the language you use, it feels like you speak personally with your readers. And the simplicity is on top. Guys, you’re awesome. Just keep going in the same direction.


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    Wow, #2 of the Smashing Book is coming. Great! I loved the first one. Hopefully we’ll have some mobile-design-goodness in the second iteration.

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    First off – it goes without saying that I love Smashing Mag. More importantly I love the variety of topics covered, the quality of the articles, and the enthusiasm of the readers and the contributors – it really shows, and I am proud to be part of that community.

    I bought the first book, and look forward to the second!

    Keep up the great work guys.

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    Philipp Meichsner

    November 23, 2010 2:08 am

    Reading Smashing Magazine for a few months now just made me a better blogger, designer, developer, entrepreneur!

    I’m really excited and looking forward to SB2! I’m sure it’s gonna be awesome!

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    Smashing Magazine is the only inspiration I need. Cheers from Freiburg.

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    Great to hear that. The best website ever made for all of us. Love you guys!

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    Why do I read Smashing mag? That’s simple. I am a self-taught web designer and developer. Smashing mag is by far one of the best blogs on the web for intermediate and advanced developers/designers. And I haven’t mentioned the entire Smashing network yet. That’s a whole other [even better] story!! :) Keep up the great work guys. Im really looking forward to the book.

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    SM has always been the source for inspiration, knowledge and exposure to what’s been going on around the industry. It is also the one of my favourite places that actually inspired me to be a web Designer & Developer.

    SM is also one of the places where great writers extend their help and share their knowledge with the readers by providing great tutorials, useful insights and tips/tricks where others may not have discovered.

    Keep up the good work, and I’m looking forward to the second book :)

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    I love SM because it’s a treasure for web ehnthusiastics and developers, I follow SM on Twitter and I suggest everybody to do so because they serve you each day lots of useful resources, tips and previews.
    It was very useful the “web and typography” series, with web templates developed with a focus on typo. I hope to see more articles like that in the future…and lots of surprises of course!

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    Jon Kristian Nilsen

    November 23, 2010 2:09 am

    Smashing Magazine is my go-to source for inspiration and for educating myself. There is always something interesting to read in here:) Keep up the great work!

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    I really enjoy this blog. Currently, I’m a student in graphic and web design. There have been times in some of my classes where I’ve been concerned about not getting all the information from my teachers. However, Smashing has surprised me a few times by unknowingly answering my questions with their expertise. One of the most notable examples for me was the article about combining typography. Rather than providing loose, subjective information about making it look nice, combining type was broken down into very clear and precise rules.

    A friend from class and I frequently have conversations about how awesome the information is on this website and have shared several links to articles with our teachers. Though I subscribe to multiple RSS feeds, it is still one that I look forward to reading, as I know it will help increase my skills as a student. I also envision eventually graduating from my program and using the Smashing network to keep my skills up to date. Thanks Smashing!

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    Loved the first one!

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    Always get time to read SM articles.

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    Smashing Magazine is just awesome!

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    Tom Matt Alex Harding

    November 23, 2010 2:11 am

    Simple Magazine is an excellent remedy for what we call ‘Designers Block’, with their wide range of showcases to help me get off the starting block. Not only that, but there’s a goldmine of free resources like Icons and vector imagery. I love a good icon. Mmmmmmmmm.

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    Smashing magazine has helped me keep up to date with recent developments and also help me grow myself into becoming more of a designer.
    I started off as a PHP developer with an interest in design but Smashing Magazine has helped me keep abreast of design / development progressions and trends and improve my all round skills.

    I look forward to the 2nd book!

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    I read SMASHING MAGAZINE because it’s the only MAGING SMASHAZINE!


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    First one was awesome, can’t wait :)

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    Søren Karstensen

    November 23, 2010 2:12 am

    I really like the in-depth articles and the down-to-earth approach. Great way to spend time while enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee… :)

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    What I really enjoy here is the amazing articles available when searching inspiration. Apart from the amazing ressources available, I also enjoy reading in-depth thoughts about the design community and its evolution (“Where have all the comments gone ?”)
    What I would like to read more about :
    – mobile design,
    – design theory
    – usability.

    Keep it up SM :)

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    Can’t wait the printed Smashing Book 2. Best regards!

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    Smashing Magazine keeps me up to date with the latest trends, but also give very in depth articles on various topics instead of just focusing on a certain technology. Web development moves extremely fast and Smashing Magazine does a great job with keeping me up to date with the newest advancements in the field. I am actually still working on the first book and it is great. Guess I need to finish that before February!

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    I read Smashing Magazine for inspiration and self-education. I can’t wait for the second Smashing Book!

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    As a freelancer, Smashing Magazine is indispensable. It’s my first port of call every morning; an invaluable resource of news, tips and inspiration.

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    Cameron Manderson

    November 23, 2010 2:13 am

    If it is worthwhile it is on Smashing mag, wish this was a direct feed into my brain. Too much to absorb ;-)

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    I read Smashing Magazine as a frustrated software devloper looking tob get into web design/devlopment. You guys have some great articles and links to some awsome tutorials I feel that soon I can live my dream.

    Can’t wait to get hold of book two if its half as good as the first its going to be great.

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    Rigil Kent Ariola

    November 23, 2010 2:15 am

    Smashing Magazine is pure awesomeness. I wasn’t able to get the Smashing Book 1, this time I will definitely pre-order Smashing Book 2! Smashing magazine ftw! It brings the entire creative community together and spread the creative love.

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    Smashing Magazine is my daily #1 source of inspiration. Awesome articles, great authors. Love it!

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    What more than a comprehensive site with the web’s best articles about design. Smashing Magazine has been serving as a single place for all kinds of information for beginners and experts alike.

    Not only Smashing’s own articles but the Network Posts are also of a great help.

    Thanks and keep up the good work. Looking forward to some great posts from SM.

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    I always check Smashing magazine for the latest do’s en don’ts.

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    Gernot Rottermanner

    November 23, 2010 2:16 am

    I really enjoy reading the smashing-articles. It’s a great daily resource. I also read the first smashing book and I can’t wait for the second one! Stay tuned! ;)

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    Smashing magazine was a eye-opener for me. I really woke up when i started reading your articles on daily basis. It gives a very close updates of the graphics as well as web industry. Today it is a place where i can just spend my whole day!

    I really appreciate your hard work and wish to continue.

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    Jasmine Fong Yee Chye

    November 23, 2010 2:17 am

    I’ve been doing web development for a few years now, but never got the chance to dabble into the designing part. I would always ask a few designer friends about how to design things and surprisingly, many of them would be able to tell me programming stuff that I wouldn’t even have heard of. I found out from them that they had been reading smashing magazine, and they recommended me to visit this website.

    What I really like is that design and even programming news, as long as it is related to web development, are always posted here and easily explains what every designer/developer wants to learn. Links to other related articles are also posted here and it just makes web developing more fun and exciting.

    Although I still haven’t had the chance to design anything yet, I would definitely come here to check out some related articles to get myself started.

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    I like SM a lot, because you bring high value content to your readers.
    I would like to read more article about development – back-end as well.

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    Smashing Magazine has usually great articles, I love the variation between the posts. The simpler ones and especially the more in-depth ones.

    I have the first book and might buy the second one as well.

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    Alexander Zigelski

    November 23, 2010 2:18 am

    I read SM because it delivers quality content all the time. It inspired me to put the same dedication into my own blog. You could give your posts a bit more personality, because SM is after all a blog.

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    Smashing Magazine always has the best tutorials and resources for web developers.
    I look forward to reading the new book, Keep up the good work!

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    I read Smashing Magazine because it covers a lot of interesting and new techniques =)!

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    Dhimas Ronggobramantyo

    November 23, 2010 2:19 am

    I really like SM because you have very unique article with high quality content. More freebies like icon, graphic, etc would be great. I enjoyed reading your first book, the smashing wordpress and smashing css. And I cant wait to read Smashing Book 2 :D

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    Clement Jihad Kanj

    November 23, 2010 2:19 am

    keep up the good work guys.
    I had my master degree in graphic design 2 years ago and i was worried about how can i stay updated on the improvement of designs and what is the way to keep on studying.
    When i found smashing magazine, i was pleased; i read it because it is an online school. Articles about design and improvement, about how to deal with clients.
    Monthly calendars are cool. And all the tutorials are really good and helpful.
    I am looking forward having your 2# book.
    10x :)

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    Because its smashing. simple.

    Doesn’t tell me what to do, just tells me what I could do.

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    Smashing Magazine is THE go-to resource for the contemporary web design professional.

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    Why do I continue to read Smashing Mag? Because just when I think that there’s nothing more I can do to improve my work, low and behold and new article appears which makes want to start from square one again. Smashing Magazine challenges my current methods of development by pushing me to use better methods–fueling my development growth.

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    For some of us Smashing Magazine is what to others is oxygen!

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    I read Smashing Magazine because it’s the best E-zine out there! It has everything from Design inspiration to Design Psychology and Technology, current and future. SM and partners provide a complete resource. Every ‘web-professional’ should follow Smashing Magazine. Reading at least 1 article a day should be mandatory!

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    Cameron Manderson

    November 23, 2010 2:22 am

    If it is worthwhile it is on Smashing mag, wish this was a direct feed into my brain. Too much to absorb ;-) Cheers @cammanderson

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    The main reason I read Smashing is because as a start up designer it is quite possibly the most concise and helpful source in the field. It has articles from the fundamental to the complex and specific and there’s no end to great feedback and comments on each article.

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    I read and follow you on Twitter and Facebook simply becouse Smashing is the best blog about web design and development.

    Keep the good work, and please try to speak a bit more about other CMS and not only WordPress!

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    Great Stuff! I’m happy the series continues :)

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    I read Smashing Magazine because it’s a brilliant source of inspiration and to keep my design knowledge up to date.
    Keep it up!

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    Awesome initiative – would love to be a part of history

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    Smashing Magazine has ever been a great blog for bringing quality contents to its readers. Having a hard copy of those post as handy as a smashing book is pretty much a great resource for us. It would be great if there are different categories to focus per chapter. Both in web-development, designing as well as the business world.

    Great job as always! SM! :D

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    Smashing Magazine has been a reference for me since it first came out and still amazes me with the quality of each and every content.
    I am a fan, I have the book and every time someone says “I need inspiration” I always recommend a visit to smashing magazine.

    On my personal humble opinion, this website has came a long way since day one and I believe it will go even further in the future.

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    Smashing Magazine… This is were I experienced my ability to read and learn the web. Let it be tricks in HTML, CSS, javascript and for the inspiration, you are my first choice. Thank you for everything and keep up the good work.

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    Smashing Magazine brings a lot of extremely useful content into one place for me. I have learn so much from this site and its contributors and continue to do so.


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    Smashing Magazine delivers a steady source of top quality content.

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    This magazine is smashing! :-)
    I love to read the articles, bought the first book and will buy this new one for sure.

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    “The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.” Famous quote by Ravitch, Diane
    This quote has influenced my whole life, I would like to share it with SM readers that recognize themselves in the rich variety of articles of HOW and WHY.

    Very yours,

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    Smashing Magazine has helped me in my profession so many times with inspiration, determination and good down to earth advice. When I started reading this I was freelancing for a tiny publishing company. Now I’m working for the biggest digital agency in Ireland and just completed a Home Page Takeover on MSN for Coca Cola’s Christmas Campaign: Thanks SM,

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    I read Smashing Magazine to stay updated and get inspired!

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    Michaël Staudenmann

    November 23, 2010 2:25 am

    I was enjoyed to read the 1st book. I know that the second book will be better. I can’t wait for January :)

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    Antonio G. Bacete

    November 23, 2010 2:25 am

    Because is simple, awesome, interesting… and this second book is gonna be legendary.
    I can’t wait…

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    Smashing-mag ftw!

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    From easy to follow design tutorials to great freebies, Smashing Magazine’s the one site I make sure not to miss. Keep up the awesome work!

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    Any luck of getting a Kindle-readable version?

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    There’s so many crappy blogs and websites on the web … but SM with it’s quality content is certainly NOT one of those!

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    best professional resource ever, SM rocks!

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    I love smashing! I really don’t know what I used to do before it existed! Keep the inspiration coming! thank you

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    I love the fact that you make me think about all aspects of design and work practices…

    Keep up the good work

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    I can’t imagine a web without Smashing Magazine.

    Keep on inspiring me!

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    I read Smashing Magazine because it is simply the best web design magazine on the web!

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    Richard Pullinger

    November 23, 2010 2:27 am

    I love Smashing for the diverse selection of quality posts. The smashing network has also helped me discover a load of new blogs which I now regularly follow.

    I would love to see a series of articles on developers html/css workflows and what they do to speed up or streamline the process of building websites. I’d also like to see an increase in the number of the more technical posts.

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    Smashing Magazine has helped me stay at the top of my game. Whenver I have a client ask for something that I’m not sure about, Smashing Mag is my first place to search for information and tips.

    If it wasn’t for Smashing Mag, I don’t think I’d be where I am now.

    Thanks to all of the Smashing Magazine team for dedicating themselves to the industry and to the readers :D

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    I read your articles every day and I will definitely buy your second book! I’m really looking forward to January 2011!
    Keep on delivering this great stuff!

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    Glenn Van Bogaert

    November 23, 2010 2:28 am

    Well, can’t wait for the second one as I really enjoyed the first one. Keep up this good work guys!

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    Smashing Magazine is one of the most inspirational and useful web resources available.

    You guys help me with freelance and my daily job, there’s always something worth reading about on here :)

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    I’m reading Smashing Magazine because all the articles are greatly written and presented in an intuitive manner.

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    Wow the next book :) cool!
    The information in this website already is awesome, can wait to see whats in the book :)

    Eduards M.

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    Frederik Trovatten

    November 23, 2010 2:30 am

    Smashing magazine is the reason I get up in the morning..

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    Smashing Magazine really have their fingers on the pulse. I read it daily to keep up to date with the latest trends in web design and for inspiration. Really looking forward to the book!

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    Hard Cover? Oh no! I read it on the tube.
    Hope #3 is not hard cover to continue buying SM Book

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    wow !! great i really like these–

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    Smashing Magazine! No doubt the best resource for design, ideas, inspiration and showcases. I have read the first book 2 times. It’s simply fantastic!

    So, i can’t wait for the second one!

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    Florian Taltavull

    November 23, 2010 2:31 am

    As a starting freelance designer I really enjoy reading the articles, learning and getting great information about all the stuff I just need right now!

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    Smashing has some awesome inspiring content, so I subscribed to your RSS feed so I don’t miss out! Lookin’ forward to the book!

    Matt Isherwood

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    Smashing Magazine is the closest thing to the web now as Print magazine was to DTP in the early 90s.

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    Livingston Samuel

    November 23, 2010 2:31 am

    Great news!!!

    when can we expect the sneak preview of the new book?

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    I love reading about typography in particular as it helps me with my job an amazing amount. Thanks!

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    January 2010 : I know a,b,c of the web
    November 2010 : I am writing commercial volumes

    Mentor: Smashing Mag

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    Best blog ever!

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    I read SM because it keeps me on the curve of the industry. Each article is relevant, and worthwhile.

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    One of the best references in web. I love to read and explore your articles! Enjoyed the Book 1 and can´t wait for Book 2! Keep on going!

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    Just keep doing what you do guys. The name of the site couldn’t say it any better, it really is smashing!

    I love the variety of posts and subject matter you cover, and I get a lot of inspiration from reading the site. Thanks!

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    I like to read Smashing because all the interesting articles you post. Even if I can’t use it right a way, i’m still reading the articles.

    The tjonge you can approve are the layout for the iPad. But I dont use it, because i’m reading from rss feeds.

    Kind regards,

    Joey Hiemstra

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    Smashing Magazine has never let me down with the quality of their articles and resources. It is a definitive resources for design and they have surely delivered.

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    I read SM EVERY DAY because its a valuable font of inspiration. When I’m “blank paged” you guyz are the first “inspiration database” i consult.

    great job

    Frederick Luna,
    Dominican Republic.

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    Smashing Magazine is well …euhm Smashing!

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    Smashing Magazine is all about the inspiration!

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    Jacques "An1ken" van Heerden

    November 23, 2010 2:33 am

    Awesome way to keep your readers in the loop with what is happening at SmashingM.

    SmashingM serves as a great platform for designers, developers, bloggers and more. Quality content is what makes SM rise out above the rest and we can always expect something unique from your side. Keep up the great work.

    Can’t wait to get my hands on the hard cover!!

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    Daniel Chaim Kawa

    November 23, 2010 2:33 am

    Smashing Magazine is the place to go if you want to be on top of the web!

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    Smashing Magazine is well …euhm Smashing!

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    Kevin van Daatselaar

    November 23, 2010 2:34 am

    I read it for my daily inspiration. The wide range of subjects makes it that every day has got something interesting. What you could do better? Well I love to read the results of tests about website elements and usability research. I don’t see them often here, so maybe a bit more of that?

    Keep up the good work!

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    Smashing Magazine rocks !

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    I am not maybe the daily reader, but when I look for some inspiration in google I usually stop at Smashing Magazine. Whether I am searching for some logos, sites or other graphic artwork or maybe some good advice how to do something I catch myself on Keep up the work guys. You are smashing amazing!!! :)

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    Philip James Southwell

    November 23, 2010 2:35 am

    Smashing Magazine helps anchor my tech self in my creative self, and my creative self in my tech self.

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    The first Smashing Book was a really good read, especially the part Web Typography. A bit more code examples would be great … I will buy the next book! Keep up the good work!

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    Vladimir Milovanović

    November 23, 2010 2:36 am

    SM is the best resource for anyone working with the web technologies. As web developer, I find it to be the most inspirational resource on the internet.

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    Smashing Magazine keeps me bang up to date with what’s happening and is a candle in a dark room when the ideas dry up. Love it!

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    Stéphanie Walter

    November 23, 2010 2:37 am

    What I love about SM ? A good balance between design, code, inspiration and trend, in few words : anything that a webdesigner need to keep her (his) skills up to date.
    Not to mention the SM network which provides further links, amazing tool !

    I’m looking forward to see the next book, too bad it was not printed for Xmass, I would have put it on my whishlist ^^ . And it’s a good idead to change shipping, the first one took 3 weeks to go from Berlin to Strasbourg, but it was worth waiting.

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    I love Smashing Magazine for the tutorials, the latest information and news in the web design world, and the extremely high quality the site always delivers. I don’t really have anything to recommend for improvement. Keep up the outstanding work!

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    I read Smashing for the design inspiration & freebies. Thanks for consistently producing high quality content.

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    I read Smashing Magazine because it helps me on a daily basis to improve my designs and my thoughts about how to build a great, well-thought and beautiful service/design.

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    Jeremy Lester Keen

    November 23, 2010 2:39 am

    I’ve been reading Smashing Magazine for several years and each new article feels like a free posh lunch! High quality stuff indeed. I got the first book, and yes, I’m glad it’s going to be a bit bigger and better bound this time around. You could improve the RSS feed – well on my mac at least – only the last 50 or so articles are kept. Might be somehting I’m doing wrong, but I’d like all articles in my RSS reader to enable better offline searching.

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    Thomas Idris Brace

    November 23, 2010 2:39 am

    Good Work guys! can’t wait to get a look at the book. The smashing magazine site is my first stop for design Inspiration. + all the beast top 10 lists!


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    A daily source of inspiration and education! Keep it smashing :)

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    I read Smashing Magazine because it delivers.

    I read the first Smashing Book because it was written in the same language real developers need. No “social media experts” jargon.

    Way to go, people!

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    Smashing Mag is high quality inspiration at it’s best. Wether you are a designer, programmer or running a webapp there is something for everyone. Keep up the good work!

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    SM informs be about the latest trends in web design/development.

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    Probably one of the best Design and Inspirational websites around. SM always provides fresh and informative information on a daily basis.

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    Looking forward to SB 2!
    Always nice to have those tech stuff on real paper instead of pdf!
    Keep up the good work guys

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    What a great and clever idea!! You guys really rock!

    SmashingMag has been my very first resource for learning how to design better and your first book has been also my very first design-related book!

    I’m looking forward for your 2nd one and I’m sure it will be as valuable as the first one, and even better!

    Thanks for what you’re doing for us! :)

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    The Smashing magazine book keeps me warm and fuzzy on those cold computer-less nights.

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    I read Smashing Mag at any and every moment I have free from my work schedule. It is very informational, inspirational and never seems to have boring content. And I have noticed that you don’t have to be in the creative field to understand what the authors are are trying to explain.

    Thanks guys, keep it up.

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    Pedro Costa Neves

    November 23, 2010 2:41 am

    Wooow :o nice initiative :D
    I have the first book and they helped me a lot with my work.
    And the website is in my list of morning sites to read :D
    Coffee+ Smashing Magazine THEEEN Work :)

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    Wow, popular post. Can’t wait for the second, third, fourth. The will look lovely in my bookcase. Thanks Smashing crew!

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    Hi all, for me SM is like a Bible of web design!

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    #2: harder, better, faster, stronger! I like that!

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    I read SM to keep up to date with new technology, best practices, design tools and inspiring ideas. Keep up the good work guys!

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      Mehmet Orkun Alabaz

      November 23, 2010 3:49 am

      Love the book it includes tips that are very different than what you find on the net. great book and work thanks..

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    Smashing Magazine keeps me in the loop! It inspires and delivers on a daily basis :)

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    Smashing Magazine is just the best magazine on the web to keep yourself updated about the leatest news in the Web Design world, and also a nice source to find new brilliant websites on the internet.

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    It’s has the best tips, resources, tutorials and books on the web :D

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    First book passed through my fingers, this will be my 100%. Thx SM

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    I can’t wait to get my hands on the new smashing book :)

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    Smashing Magazine is the only place I can count on to deliver top notch articles daily. The overviews and breakdowns of new methods and tech related to design and web particularly stand out. Thanks for clearing up my news feeds and I look forward to amazing content in the future.

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    This book has traveled the world with me, a must read!

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    Patrick van Marsbergen

    November 23, 2010 2:46 am

    Great job with the first SM book! I really love it with all the little details of some websites and it’s a good resource to get inspiration or show to my clients. Maybe you could at more screenshots of websites to point details of sites who are great. And maybe add some little dev, server-side, articles :)

    Keep up the good work!

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    Smashing Magazine is on of the best resources in the decade. Really awesome, am a regular reader of this. Also i bought the first edition book. Superb, waiting for the SB2. Keep rockin….

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    I enjoy my morning coffee with Smashing magazine. Great to hear about the ver2 of the smashing book. Thanks again Friedman and Team!

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    Smashing Magazine is my source for creative inspiration. Can’t wait for the new book!

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    I think Smashing Magazines’ feed is the one with more saved articles on my Google Reader account!
    Definitely the place to go to learn a bit of everything of the web world.

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    Richard Le Poidevin

    November 23, 2010 2:47 am

    I like the Lion!

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    Smashing Magazine is the best resource for professionals!

    I will definitely buy the second book because the first book was realy great! I hope it’s as good as the first one

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    I <3 SM because is great resource for web developers. Improvment? Maybe just category "code snippest", that's all.

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    I find SM really inspiring.

    Im taking an education in web development and this is a usefull source to become a better web developer

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    SM has always inspired me and taught me…keep up the awesome work, you guys ROCK!!!

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    First Smashing Book have almost everything to make a successful website..
    I really learnt a lot in it.. Clean, neat and quality..
    I really can’t wait to own the new Smashing Book 2..


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    Smashing Magazine is one of the best resource available in the web, for Web designers and Developers … :)
    Keep up the good work.

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    I pre-ordered the first edition of the smashing book and when it arrived I read it within a week. But I like that this book is more than a one-time-reading-book. It’s one of my best “friends” in my bookshelf!
    And I love “The Guide to Fantastic Color Usage In Web Design and Usability” … thumbs up!

    Is the second edition going to be a “reloaded” version or do you plan to provide new content? That would be perfect, of course!

    Btw. love the idea to be a part of the 2nd smashing book! Thanks!

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    I think I wouldn`t be a web designer without SM. Guys, you helped me very much… at work or in the private business… Thank you!

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    To me, Smashing Magazine is the endless inspiration and knowledge sources. Simply thankful for establishing such a helpful and informative website! Just hope you guys can keep up the good work in the future!

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    Can not live without it.

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    Alexandre Linhares Giesbrecht

    November 23, 2010 2:49 am

    I’ve been reading Smashing Magazine for over three years now, and it’s probably the single most important design and webdesign reference I have. How to improve? Hm, that’s hard. But search could be better.

  277. 278

    Smashing Magazine has been a massive help to me on my journey as a freelancer! I bought the first book, I’m going to buy the second!

    Thanks guys!

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    SmashingMag Site and Books are my skill pusher, a habit, a good to read blog, a serious solution, a great morning inspiration and an extreme boundary breaker. Keep rocking SmashingMag. Thanks!

  279. 280

    Brilliant book – very detailed articles on web layout and typography..

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    Great blog, useful resources, and great book!

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    I can’t wait for the second book. The first one was brilliant and takes pride of place in the office.

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    Carlos Ml Hernández

    November 23, 2010 2:50 am

    Loved the first volume!! Happy to hear this one is going to be hardbound.

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    The first book was fantastic, can’t wait for the next!

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    After 8 years away from web design, things had certainly changed to say the least … A little daunted with the prospect of understanding the new web trends, I stumbled upon SM… What a GEM! to me SM is all about them sharing, and their pages have opened a lot of other doors too! where I’ve learned a ton of stuff in design and development :) still learning everyday and always being inspired to push that little harder! … A Big Thank you for everything SM… looking forward to the new book!

    PS.. For the future, maybe more specific showcases / interviews on companies and individuals who continue to break boundaries :)

  285. 286

    Smashing Magazine is the best online magazine in the world!
    Part 1 was great, part 2 can only get better!

  286. 287

    I read Smashing magazine because it’s a classic resource for all web creatives and has tons of useful content. The only thing I would improve would be adding a bigger emphasis on UI and usability topics.

  287. 288

    Smashing Magazine is one of the best resources on the net. It provides a lot of inspiring articles… How to improve it? you can’t just keep posting this way and it will stay the leading source for all designers / developers..

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    Jan-Bernd Spieckermann

    November 23, 2010 2:53 am

    Smashing Book #1 is the most inspirational book I ever bought. I am relly looking forward to #2. Thanks for all the smashing information! Improvement: Nothing I could add that would the book better.

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    Voronina Evgeniya

    November 23, 2010 2:53 am

    I’m only beginner in design and Smathing Magazine gives me a lot of inspiration and knowledge about trends, technologies and more other usefull stuffs.

    Your articles always interesting, unique and what i’m looking for. As for improving I’ll be really glad to see more tutorials and articles about tricks and technics in design.

    Thank you for great work. I can’t wait to get the book!

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    I love reading Smashing Magazine. It helps getting me updated with the latest web technology. Keep up the good work!

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    SM is the best inspirational resource for web developers. I also like the free iconsets and “best of” postings (i.e. jquery)

  292. 293

    Everyone knows how cool Smashing Magazine is. And this sounds even cooler.

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    Nice, im waiting for it. i loved the first an i will love the next ones.
    Keep going…

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    Lukasz Pietraszek

    November 23, 2010 2:55 am

    For me SM is big source of quality content and inspiration for the last two years. I hope you will never go down with your amazing articles, but just in case I’ll buy the Smashing book #2 ;)

  295. 296

    Its just smashin… that’s why i read it.

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    Love the articles, love the tweets and loved the book. Can’t wait! 

  297. 298

    The Smashing Magazine is a great source of inspiration for me. Definitely going to buy the Smashing Book 2…

  298. 299

    My first stop when looking for inspiration or best practices. If only there had been more coding related articles…

  299. 300

    I read SM because it boosts my creativity and keeps me updated in the world of (web) design and artistic news! Can’t wait for the book, guys!

  300. 301

    As someone else already said, I read Smashing Magazine for inspiration and self-education.

    The first book is awesome. I’m excited to see the second.

  301. 302

    Believe it or not, but because of Smashing Magazine I started to do some serious academic work on information visualization. SM was kind of an input for my ideas on Master and PhD. Sure, it is also my valuable teacher when we’re talking about job.

  302. 303

    Great news! The first Smashing book was great I’m sure the second will be great too!
    I start every single day with coffee and Smashing Magazine. The best blog which has the best of design and development in one place! It’s a must for every web and design geek:)

  303. 304

    Wow.. Can’t wait for Smashing book 2 to get out here.

  304. 305

    I ♥ Smashing Magazine!

  305. 306

    Great news !
    Glad you took into account feedback on the first book.

    I really enjoy the website. The network is great.

    I think a great improvement would be the possibility to search in network posts

  306. 307

    Loved the first book, can’t wait to get my hands on the second one!!

  307. 308

    This is the book that every self respected web designer should have.

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    Glad to see a hard cover this time!

  309. 310

    Sebastian Meisinger

    November 23, 2010 3:02 am

    I bought the Smashing Book a few months ago and I’m looking very forward to the new S. Book 2.

    I’m a reader of the Smashing Magazine because you are always up to date, easy to understand and for a wide spread community. Not only for nerds. Its for the people who wants to make the internet more enjoyable, for everybody.

    For the moment, theres nothing to improve.

  310. 311

    Smashing Magazine inspired me to knuckle down and learn to build websites, instead of just sitting around wishing I could.

  311. 312

    I always read Smashing Magazine to get the latest insights about web design. I really like the style of it; style in a profession like this means a lot! You’re ART!

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    Mircea Alexandrescu

    November 23, 2010 3:04 am

    I start my day reading new articles on Smashing Magazine and end it by checking for any updates :) SM is THE crossing in web design.

  313. 314

    Why do we all read Smashing?
    Well guess it’s the mix of awesome guides, news and trends in webdesign and webdevelopment. Who doesn’t want to surf on the wave of new web technologies and trends :D?

    #1 News Source besides following every single webguy on twitter :p

  314. 315

    It would be great to see my name inside Smashing Book!
    That may improve it a lot ;)

  315. 316

    Looking forward to the second one. The first book was a great read, full of inspiration!

  316. 317

    Another book from the best web site on web design. Great news!

  317. 318

    Smashing Magazine, and also the readers, motivates and inspire me!

  318. 319

    As a front-end developer myself and always looking at learning new things, these books will always be a great resource to call upon when my inner creative geek cry’s out!!!

    Love the site and no doubt this book will be as good as!! Can’t wait!

  319. 320

    I just love SM because it keeps me up to date with WordPress/Design/Typography news, tips and advice. Bonus points for writing in plain English ( not too much tech jargon ).

  320. 321

    I read SM because you guys public interesting, useful and actual information that is handy to every web developer who loves creating for the web. I bought both the first edition of Smashing Book and Smashing WordPress, and I will be waiting for SB 2 :)

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    SmashingMag is a steady solid flow of high quality tips and creativity boosts for all us web coders. I loved the first book and look forward to the second.
    Keep up the outstanding work! Best from Copenhagen!

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    Great idea! Can’t wait for the 2nd book!

  323. 324

    SM is the best way to start my day and the first book was awesome!

  324. 325

    cant wait to read the second book! Great job!

  325. 326

    SM is the first website i visit for inspiration and design resources. Cant wait to get my hands on the second version of the book.

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    Smashing Magazine always be my best daily read. The articles are alway inspiring and give me many new knowledges. I hope in the future SM will make more articles on game design and some typography. Thanks Smashing Magazine!

    I <3 SM

  327. 328

    Aleksandra Jakovljevic

    November 23, 2010 3:10 am

    This is gorgeous idea. Cheers

  328. 329

    Smashing magazine has been a daily source of inspiration for me. Keep smashing!

  329. 330

    Smashing is a critical resource for us digitally minded folks. From UX to visual design, mobile tech to coding and everything in between & beyond. Its the “how to,” “why to,” and “what’s next.”
    Thank you for curating and culling relevant info we need to stay on the edge.

  330. 331

    Great news ! I enjoyed the first book, I’m sure I’ll like the second ! ツ

    ★ So, why I read Smashing Magazine ?
    → Simply to improve my skills and learn new techniques to become better in Web Design, freelancing and everything related to making websites.
    Thanks to SM, SM network websites, and all the community !

  331. 332

    You guys are the best in your own right, this website is definitely on my bookmarked and frequently visited.

  332. 333

    Patrícia Ferreira

    November 23, 2010 3:11 am

    I bought the first to one to keep up to date with best practices, design tools and inspiring ideas. I’ll definately buy this one! Btw love the articles you guys make! Congratulations! Keep up the good!

  333. 334

    The best way to start a great day? Read SM with cup of coffee in the morning.
    Keep up the good work.

  334. 335

    Great site, great last book, hope you keep up the good work

  335. 336

    I’m a big fan of Smashing, this blog is the best source for every webdesigner. I read it every day : it gives me good ideas and the right advices for me to become a freelancer (one day) !
    The first book was great, can’t wait to buy the second one ;-)

  336. 337

    Georgi Svetoslavov

    November 23, 2010 3:12 am

    For me, Smashing Magazine is the day by day informational and inspirational website about anything I need related with web design and development.

    From the website would make some change with the main navigation(s) and menu links.
    And about the content, probably would try to make posts more intuitive so even people with less knowledge could understand them.

    Waiting for the book! Hope it will be as good as the first one.

    Best regards,

    PS. What about personal dedication from all of you from SM in each book? :P Would be great to get something unique.

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    Francesco Benanti

    November 23, 2010 3:13 am

    Great news! Please include CSS3 animation, HTML5 and SVG Object! ;-)

  338. 339

    Well well when it comes to my incredible smashing MEGAzine words are not that easy to be told, it’s enough to spend only 5 minutes among its pages to find yourself saying OMG!! Actually I’m in love with it.
    Can’t wait for the new book that I’m expecting it will simply be another designer’s body of knowledge just as the first bible released earlier.
    Keep it up SM

  339. 340

    SM to me is the internet, and everything that is great about it

  340. 341

    I read SM because it’s the best source for inspiration, design and development.
    It helps me doing my work better everyday!

  341. 342

    Very interesting articles, fun, open-minded and experienced community is why I read SM.

    Improvement?… More Hands-on tutorials :) Need some ZF information!

  342. 343

    Smashing articles. Smashing advice. Smashing read!

  343. 344

    Thanks for this great book, I found it really handy, and now that you intent to improve the size of the book itself, I cannot think of any improvements! Keep up the good work!

  344. 345

    Having worked for so long on the back end functionality, it’s a blast learning the front end via the articles here.

  345. 346

    Smashing Magazine is simply overwhelming.
    I can’t actually understand how you even think about the interesting subjects, let alone write such thorough case studies and articles.
    Keep up the good job!
    A suggestion: I would like to see a more appropriate categorization of arguments. Smashing Magazine is my favourite resource but looking for material with the simple search functionality sometimes is painful.
    Categorization! Taxonomy!

  346. 347

    I read Smashing Magazine because I simply get all the information I need right here. It’s keep me updated on the trend, news and insights in webby world. Smashing magazine is a great resource for inspiration.
    I cant wait for the second Smashing Book!


  347. 348

    I read SM daily. It helps me pay my bills (freelance world) :)

  348. 349

    Looking forward to Smashing Book 2 – the first has proved to be a valuable resource :)

  349. 350

    Smashing is my #1 source for inspiration and new developments of all things web.

  350. 351

    Nice one! Look forward to this!

    James Scott,

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    Tomasz Gormack Jozwik

    November 23, 2010 3:17 am

    Smashing Magazine is great !

  352. 353

    Sign me up!

    Being a designer and developer, Smashing Magazine constantly helps me improve on a daily basis both inspirationally and practically. The first book was a great tool and cannot wait for the second!

    Can’t really think of a way to improve, but eager to see what you guys pull out next!

  353. 354

    Smashing guys you have improved a lot in past with the quality of your content and helped people like me to become better.

    How to improve:
    • Reduce size of your articles. Too much to read. Already suffering from information overload.
    • Add more experienced authors like that of A List Apart, UXBooth, Digital Web, 52 weeks of UX etc.

  354. 355

    Can’t wait to get this book !!

  355. 356

    I love the creativity , wallpapers, Jquery related article.
    I am daily follower of this magazine and it’s network.
    I think article including best practices, small demos will help a lot.

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    Till Ehrich // ROYAL DESIGN

    November 23, 2010 3:19 am

    I read SM, because it shows examples of CUTTING EDGE WEBSITE DESIGN.

  357. 358

    Smashing Magazine is my first and foremost reference point for tutorials and advice on computer and web design/development. Thank you so much for creating such a useful resource!

  358. 359

    Smashingmag is my no1 informationsource for webdesign. keep up the good work. this book will be awesome!

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    Maxime Gauché-Daumet

    November 23, 2010 3:20 am

    I read Smashing Articles to enhance my daily work and be up to date. You should continue making tutorials ! :) Thx for all.

  360. 361

    I read Smashing Magazine since 2007. Great resource! Actually my favorite!

  361. 362

    I really enjoy Smashing Magazine because it’s a great resource for web designers: useful, reliable, inspirational :)

    Loved the first book, can’t wait for this one!

  362. 363

    Smashing Magazine is the first thing I read every day when I get into work. It provides so many quality articles and inspirational posts, it really is a great start to my day. The first book was great and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next one!

    Keep up the excellent work!

  363. 364

    A great source of information and inspiration.

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    Maximilian Zimmer

    November 23, 2010 3:20 am

    Can’t wait to get my hands on the book!

  365. 366

    Smashing Magazine is certainly very cool. :)

  366. 367

    Hi All

    This book guide us through the path of web world

  367. 368

    Smashing magazine is the reason I get out of bed in the morning. “THE” web designers resource.

  368. 369

    Djouwad Hadj-Henni

    November 23, 2010 3:21 am

    Great site, Great job, Great book! One of the best source of inspiration!

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    Mihai Dragomirescu

    November 23, 2010 3:21 am

    You guys do a great job for the creative industry ;)

  370. 371

    Since my internship i got to know smashing and it helped me a lot. I learned a lot from you!

  371. 372

    Victor De la Rocha

    November 23, 2010 3:22 am

    Can’t wait for this!

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    I have bought the first book, so I will definitely by the second one.

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    Because it really is smashing!
    Big up yaself!

  374. 375

    I read smashing magazine because there are great and usefull articles. You’re the best. Thanks ! (Merci)

  375. 376

    SM is a great ressource finder, with excellents articles.
    Thanks SM !

  376. 377

    I love Smashing Magazine especially for the diverse range of creative topics it covers. It keeps me informed and up-to-date. Have been reading it ever since it launched. Got the book recently and it was aahsome!

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    Christian Axel Carlsson

    November 23, 2010 3:23 am

    Thanks to SM I’m a better designer. I’ve grown with all the inspirational articles and tutorials, they’re all awesome. For me SM is the digital Bible of the web designer.
    Thanks a lot for everything and keep at the good work!

  378. 379

    Renato Dias Bigonha

    November 23, 2010 3:23 am

    I read the smashing magazine everyday, and i use it as one of my main webdesign inspiration blog. I think search could be better… But anyways i bought the first book and loved it, looking forward to the new one. Regards from brazil. Keep up the good work!

  379. 380

    Great blog ! Great book ! Good job SM

  380. 381

    Smashing Magazine combines inspiration with knowledge.

  381. 382

    SM is a place that connects me to the smart thinkers and creative minds out there. My only problem is to keep up with your pace on new stuff.

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    awesome, Please do count me in. I always read Smashing Magazine because I get a chance to learn new things in Design world.

  383. 384

    I read Smashing Magazine for inspiration for my own work and those little coding tips I can pick up now and again. Awesome stuff.

  384. 385

    I like to read the Smashing Magazine because this is the source of all professional resources and collection of things you will never find on other website. I will definitively buy the book – the first one was awesome the second one will be better.

  385. 386

    You have been great inspiration to me over my designing years, and I always come back to you as a reference and starting point.

    To improve the design side, maybe doing a few posts a month focusing on the new design trends & practices, especially with html5 and css3 in mind. Demos on how to create these practices might be great too. Perhaps focusing on one trend or practice for that post, with some demos and examples. A couple of those a month or so would be useful in my opinion.

  386. 387

    I read Smashing Magazine because every time I’m able to find something new, inspiring, awesome, particoular, graphical, informative, to say “wow!”, to say “how?”, to say “nice to know!”, something I can share, something help me doing my work better, with better results and – sometimes – in lesser time.
    I read Smashing Magazine because is, in my opinion, one of the best resources for us web designers.

  387. 388

    Martin Johannessen

    November 23, 2010 3:25 am is a great resource!!
    I miss a smartphone section with app and web guides
    Can’t wait for the book! :)

  388. 389


    November 23, 2010 3:25 am

    Used special characters at you said “Special characters are allowed.”

  389. 390

    I can’t wait for the book. I love reading Smashing Magazine because of the informative and insightful articles you publish. I think you can improve the blog by writing more about business-related topics. Showcases and inspiration posts are wonderful, but I really love it when you discuss the business side of web design and development.

  390. 391

    The first book is great!
    I’ll definitely get the second too!

  391. 392

    I am a massive follower of this magazine, keep it up! I am now anxiously waiting for the book!

  392. 393

    I read SmashingMagazine because it’s the best online resource for interesting articles on web design and development. The search function could be improved though.

  393. 394

    I’ve bought the first book, and it was awesome :)
    I will bought the 2nd :-)

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    Jonathan Mc Namee

    November 23, 2010 3:26 am

    Smashing Magazine is always a great read, and I look forward to the newsletter each week. Its the best place online for ideas and inspiration in web development. Looking forward to book #2. Keep up the good work.

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    Jefferson Rafael Kozerski

    November 23, 2010 3:26 am

    I read Smashing Magazine at any and every moment. I like the articles of smashing. Mostly the articles, always bring my creativity to top as much as a programmer and designer of interactivity.

    SM rock’s !

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    Why I read Smashing Magazine? Seriously? Because it’s the best web for professional webmasters. Really you need to ask?
    Great job. I’m waiting for the moment to purchase the second book. The first one was one of the better inversions I did in I+D last year :D

  397. 398

    SM is a great resource not just for designers. Keep going with more content about usability and web marketing.

  398. 399

    AWESOME!!! Can’t wait! I loved the first book, and I’m glad to hear the you guys are making a second one!

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    Gregory J. Urbano

    November 23, 2010 3:27 am

    Great informative reading !

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    I’ve just finished reading the #1 Smashing Book, and it was very useful for my work. The language of the book was simple and understandable for me, so i can’t wait for the second one.

  401. 402

    I need tips and inspiration when I design websites: in fact, i read SM

  402. 403

    Manuel Martin Calero

    November 23, 2010 3:28 am

    I love Smashing Magazine, I am a huge follower. It is inspiring, easy to read, and beautifully laid out. Looking forward to seeing the book!

  403. 404

    I read smashing magazine because I find it keeps me up to date with the fast moving trends of web design. Can’t think of any suggestions so you must be doing it right.

  404. 405

    Ok I love SM mag.

  405. 406

    Smashingmagazine keeps inspired in various different fields of my work. Thanks for your well chosen Posts all time and thank you for the first book. I’ll definitely preorder and get the second one as well.
    Keep it up guys.

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    Smashing Magazine is my resource to creativity. It bundles all relevant information and saves me from wondering around the net. I cut down my list of ‘must-read-blogs-rss’ to Smashing Magazine and 1 other website on SEO. That’s it.

    I know I can rely on you and rest assured that I don’t miss anything from the design/creativity landscape.

    Many thanks, looking forward to the book.

  407. 408

    Smashing was the first online magazine to feature great, complete and bleeding edge article on Web Development
    That’s why i read and love SM !

  408. 409

    always something new & exciting in the works at smashing magazine, today is no exception – love it!.

  409. 410

    The best resource on the web and in print! Can’t wait for the second book!

  410. 411

    SM is my favorite for few years now, checking it daily to get inspiration and learn. Its second thing i check when i wake up (and few other times a day:) ). The quality of articles is what makes you better than others. I also love Smashing Network, there is always something for me to read.
    Thank you SM

  411. 412

    I read SM simply because i love everything to do with the web. Also since i started college your articles have helped me when i’ve been stuck and taught me more than i could have learend my self, the articles are always a great insight.

    Also would it be possible to have a kindle version of both books ? =]

    Gary Stephen Callaghan

  412. 413

    Staying on top of current trends and learning other industry profrossional techniques provide an invaluable set of tools! Anytime I need those tools I turn to my favorite toolbox… Smashing Mag!!

  413. 414

    I bought SmashingBook 1 as soon as it was out. I would definitely buy this one also. After all it’s going to have my name on it this time ;)

  414. 415

    In three words : very good job !

  415. 416

    SM is the bible of web design. When SM publishes an article about an argument, I always feel that that argument has found the definitve theorical explanation. Thankyou SM!

  416. 417

    Congrats for the new book! I’m a huge fun of your articles from Argentina.

  417. 418

    Guys, you are making my EVERY day (in pair with cup of coffee). You are the best source of inspiration on the internet, and you are becoming trend makers to follow, along with your smashing network designers. Invite some design world names for interviews. I would love to see Smashing interview section. :)

  418. 419

    Smashing Magazine always up to date about technology and creativity. Just keep up delivery high quality content for our daily reader.

  419. 420

    I’m so excited to see the new Smashing Magazine book!
    Smashing Magazine is the one and only web page where to look for the best tips.

    Keep up the excellent work!

  420. 421

    I love smashing magazine! Always a great source of inspiration.

  421. 422

    Smashing Magazine keeps up with the web design trends of nowadays! It touches every aspect off webdesign, from code, to design, to making your site successful. I learn allot from it every day and can’t wait to get my hands on the second book!

  422. 423

    I am basically a ASP.NET Web Developer. But still I have been referring SM for various reasons such as latest trends in Web Technologies, Design trends, freebies(icons) for our apps. Thanks for the contributions. Regards

    Karthikeyan. A

  423. 424

    I Like the book but I would like it to be translated to other languages. For example Dutch ;-).

    Other than that, very helpfull book with nice inspirational pages in it. Perhaps I would like some more Javascript (jQuery) explanation in it.

  424. 425

    Smashing Magazine always offers up interesting reads, and a certain relevancy without dropping the necessary details!

  425. 426

    Smashing Magazine is just daily business, all over the world. A search throughout all network posts will be great for futher development! :)

  426. 427

    why i read: the best resource for the best out there in web world.
    what new: maybe a section for more in digital online design section.

  427. 428

    I read Smashing Magazine because the information is always up-to-date and the topics covered are always helpful and very detailed! I would improve or rather add more posts on freelancing. Great first book – roll on #2 !!

  428. 429

    As a web designer and developer I love Smashing Magazine. Sadly, I didn’t get the first book, but I’m looking forward to getting this one.

  429. 430

    Smashing Magazine is first website i check in the morning.. and the last before i turn my laptop off at night. Full of inspiration and education. Really excited about the second book!

  430. 431

    I love to read Smashing Magazine, because you produce real high quality content on the web and print without losing the eye for what is important for your readers.

  431. 432

    SM is a great resource for creative inspiration.

  432. 433

    I love reading Smashing Magazine as a source of design inspiration and keeping up with the latest techniques. Keep up the good work!

  433. 434

    Can’t wait for the book, should be good

  434. 435

    With HTML5 I can develop web sites without flash but I can not do anything without Smashing Magazine.

  435. 436

    I love SM as it is nice and easy to dip in and out of, as well as being a great source of inspiration and some great hints & tips

  436. 437

    An invaluable source of inspiration, tips, styles and source code.

  437. 438

    I’ve read the SM book to improve the pages I create. As a coder, my skills on interface design were way bad!

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    oussama benhammou

    November 23, 2010 3:39 am

    Smashing Magazine is the best resource for professionals!

    Smashing Magazine has been a massive help to me on my journey as a freelancer! I bought the first book, I’m going to buy the second!

    Thanks guys!

  439. 440

    Web Design is important – and is a fading skill. At least there’re less skillful professionals than there are half-baked ones. Your magazine goes miles to help prevent that. Please keep up the good work!

  440. 441

    Smashing Magazine is one of the sites that any web professional should occacionally check. I wish I had known this site when I was studying!

  441. 442

    Reading smashing magazine brings alot information to me for following the trends of web design..its gives me Inspiration… more over I can acces it anywhere via Blackberry , to enghance my creativity in web design…Viva Smashing Magazine

  442. 443

    Fábio Turco Merlim

    November 23, 2010 3:41 am

    When I tell people about Smashing Magazine I usually say: this is the complete resource for professionals of the Web. Smashing Magazine not only provides the best content for each of the especific areas that Web involves, but also give a complete panorama of the Internet as a Midia, that is what it is. For me, Smashing Magazine, most of all, is a Communication resource, and is the best.

    Thank you Smashing Team!
    Fábio T. Merlim

  443. 444

    From the developer point of view, Smashing Magazine provides the best place to deliver creative content. From the user perspective, its the best place to see and learn what latest design and methods (samples) around the world. Love this Website!

  444. 445

    Reading Smashing Magazine is totally enhance my creative mind!

  445. 446

    Yo tengo el primer libro, el segundo no me lo pierdo.


  446. 447

    i read SM to put my mind to the next level and to be always up to date. i bought SM#1 and will buy SM#2 for sure!

  447. 448

    I really love Smashing Magazine to keep me up-to-date with all the new web trends and developments.

    You guys just inspire me!

  448. 449

    I’v been a regular reader on Smashing Magazine for quite some time now and I like the fact that different people from different creative departments come together to help. You help to learn how important it is to “über den Tellerrand zu gucken” and to find your own place on the WWW and physical world.
    I don’t really know how to make Smashing Magazine become better. In my opinion it’s important to keep you’re high level articles as they are and stay public spirited. As a media design student sometimes it’s hard for me to be confident of my skills, but you teach me to be sure of myself and how to act in situations I’ve never been before (i.e. client meetings). Thank’s for that! :)

    Here’s a little suggestion: Since I’m the more traditional type I would love to have your digital-only-books on paper, too.

  449. 450

    Wow, this is cool news.

    To me the first book has become a guide in design. Whenever I have a project that I don’t know how should I approach I check the book.

    Smashing has amazing quality articles and whats best about them is that they are free.

    Can’t wait for book #2. I will definitely pre-order it, like I did with the first one.

    Keep up the great work!

  450. 451

    Smashing Magazine has been a great help to me. From their tweets to their articles, it’s been a great help to me. Subscribing via RSS and Twitter is such a valuable thing that I’ve ever done for my career. I would highly recommend Smashing Magazine as a resource for web designers and some developers as well. :)

  451. 452

    Smashing Magazine is my number one design/inspiration/knowledge heaven and haven. You guys help me stay in the creative loop!

  452. 453

    I LOVE Smashing Magazine!!! It has been my number one reference on industry trends and standards since I started in this business three years ago. Thanks so much for all your hard work guys.

  453. 454

    I Love Smashing, great way to keep up to date with the latest styles and trends!! Very Inspiring and captivating!!

  454. 455

    Hey guys you’re awesome!
    I want that book now!!

  455. 456

    Bartłomiej Sojka

    November 23, 2010 3:45 am

    I love SM ‘cos it’s really smashing source of tips’n’tricks, guides, inspiration collections and many more useful things. I’m looking forward to get the book. I’d love the poster too :)

  456. 457

    stefano solinas - aka obsidianart

    November 23, 2010 3:45 am

    I bought every book you made. I will wait till January for this new one, don’t be late…

  457. 458

    I read SM because it awesome !! .. It is the number one resource for graphic designers working on both web and print based platforms .. Nothing else comes close.

  458. 459

    Smashing Mag has become the Bible for the Interactive + Design Community. I don’t know what I would do without it ;)

  459. 460

    Smashing has the articles, tutorials and comments worth reading. I always read my smashing feed.

  460. 461

    Smashing Magazine – Great tutorials, witty content and some excellent examples of design and creativity across the web.

  461. 462

    Smashing magazine is great. What I don’t like are the articles that are build like a step-by-stop “Register to service X” tutorials but I love the articles about keeping your visitors and dealing with customers.

  462. 463

    Cool, cool, I want the new book, and want my name in it, that’s even cooler :)
    How to make SM better? When I need some info on a topic I often get it in a fresh review here, so I don’t know how to make it better :) Keep it up.

  463. 464

    I read SM to stay updated as a webdeveloper and also to get inspiration. I like to see more use-ability articles

  464. 465

    I cant wait! Will a PDF version be supplied with the book?

  465. 466

    With Smashing WordPress it was easy as pie to start hacking WordPress

  466. 467

    Dave Laker @davelaker

    November 23, 2010 3:48 am

    I also bought the first book, and love the articles that are published on daily basis.

  467. 468

    I read SM because it’s just the best resource about trends and good practices in web design.

    How to improve SM? Well, maybe some additional articles during weekend too?:)

  468. 469

    SM is simply one of the best resources for anyone interested in web. Thanks a lot.

  469. 470

    I simply love the amount of quality articles Smashing Magazine shows and I’m looking forward to the second book, the first was great! :D

  470. 471

    Durante varios años de trabajo en Diseño Gráfico y Creación de Interfaces, Smashing Magazine ha sido mi repositorio de recursos preferido, la frescura y actualidad de sus contenidos me han mantenido aprendiendo sobre muchos aspectos del diseño digital y las tecnologías relacionadas, creo que visitar este sitio es siempre usar tu tiempo de manera productiva.


    Juan Calderón
    Diseñador de Interfaces
    Quito – Ecuador

  471. 472

    I’m a designer, but I have long been lacking the proper education to take the next step into web design. By using Smashing Magazine, I not only learned the “how” but found many new techniques and ideas I now call essential in my repertoire of design. Thank you for that!

    I will continue to read (and recommend) Smashing Magazine for a long time.

  472. 473

    Samantha Zoe Knott

    November 23, 2010 3:51 am

    Smashing Magazine is only blog I visit every day – nine times out of ten I can find a useful post about particular elements I am designing – navigations, shopping carts, icon design etc. It is the first place I head to for tutorials, advice and opinions in the web design industry.

    Looking forward to the next book coming out! :)

  473. 474

    awesome! smashing magazine is a great resource for creative inspiration!

  474. 475

    I’am enjoy to know a new smashing book incoming !
    I’am wainting you’r work, and love to reading you !

  475. 476

    Smashing Mag deliver reviews on and highlight the best programs and practices first, at the head of the field. Thanks.

  476. 477

    Good news!
    Good to hear you guys have learned the lesson with the first book (the binding). Just to show my support and love for Smashing Magazine, but also for the cool content, I will certainly purchase book 2 when it comes out! Can’t wait!

  477. 478

    I am just learning design (I am a developer) but I find smashing magazine really helpful in terms of techniques and inspiration.

  478. 479

    Smashing Magazine is a great source of inspiration and knowledge

  479. 480

    Loved the first book and I’m sure I’ll love the second too :) Not really sure about the change of content, but this just mean that I read a little less articles than before! I’m still here supporting you!

  480. 481

    Pierre-Yves Agostini

    November 23, 2010 3:53 am

    Smashing Book Magazine and their Smashing Book are a must have for all Designer. Best advices, good articles, great ressources, it’s a valuable source of information to keep up to date in the design community and improves our skills everyday. Can’t wait for your new book!

  481. 482

    Smashing Magazine is the one stop place for all the news/updates for webdesigners and web developers. Can’t miss any of the feeds in my feeder on SM.

    Waiting for the SM2 Book ! Love to see my name over there.


  482. 483

    I love smashing magazine. Its a great source of knowledge and inspiration for the design professional

  483. 484

    Smashing Magazine is the first click I make every morning once I’ve launched Safari. Second to none for consistent web goodness.


  484. 485

    Smashing Magazine is my daily dose of creative inspiration :)
    Thanks guys, keep up the good work!

  485. 486

    The best web development guide for everyone who is really interested. I purchased the first smashing book and now I am looking forward to buy the second. I hope my name gets printed in the book.

  486. 487

    This book is king sh*t !! :D lov your work

  487. 488

    I read Smashing Magazine Daily because it’s one of my main source of inspiration and learning in this field, lot of experts are sharing their knowledge.
    To improve it? well just keep the good articles coming.
    Thank you

  488. 489

    Smashing Magazine has been the one stop site for me for the last 6+yrs for anything and everything realted to web-design. It’s just filled with loads and loads of information!!!

    Keep it rocking guys!!

  489. 490

    Philip Levin Slesarev

    November 23, 2010 3:56 am

    SM is a great source for web-design.
    always as my homepage!

  490. 491

    With Smashing-Magazine i get a well regulated portion of web-trends. Not too much and not too few.

  491. 492

    Smashing Magazine helps me to find inspiration, techniques, tips and be part of a huge design community. I think it needs no improvement – I already love it!

  492. 493

    I’m on your site so much, that one of these days you’ll kick me out for not paying a rent!
    Keep up the awesome work.

  493. 494

    Love the website – refreshing, original and interesting articles. Definately bookmarked and part of my RSS news feed collection.

  494. 495

    thebettertwin (Andrew Morgans)

    November 23, 2010 3:58 am

    I loved your first book and cant wait to get the second one. Im still a beginner in the field so your website is such a valuable resource in helping me to learn new things.
    Dunno what to suggest for how to improve, maybe you could do some bite size articles? Short pieces that can be read quickly if the reader doesnt have much time on their hands.

  495. 496

    Mathias Lindedahl

    November 23, 2010 3:59 am

    Liked the first book. Looking forward to the second.

  496. 497

    I simply love SM! Its one of the few sites where I can find real quality articles and resources to keep learning. Seriously; you guys give people really good stuff daily!

    I can’t wait to read your new Book! :)

  497. 498

    I read Smashing Magazine because I enjoy the articles and tutorials about web design, especially the ones about CSS and Photoshop. I also find the email newsletter very useful. As for improvements, I think it would be good to include more posts about server-side web development, eg PHP, MySQL, ASP.Net etc. I think that this would attract new readers, especially as many people do both design and development work as part of their job. I am looking forward to the second book!

  498. 499

    write it! i’ll read it !

  499. 500

    Good Idea. I might think about it next year!

  500. 501

    Reading Smashing Magazine every day – so useful!

  501. 502

    I love reading Smashing Magazine because of it’s broad variety of information on web, design, media and everything connected to it! Thanks for that!

  502. 503

    this is where imagination collides with reality! ;)

  503. 504

    Fabiana Pedreira Simões

    November 23, 2010 4:02 am

    Smashing Magazine has been my main inspiration source when it comes to my work. Reading its awesome articles is what made me want to know more about this industry and go deep into knowledge. I guess keeping up with the great work is the best to improve the website : )

  504. 505

    Awesome, can’t wait to get the SMB2! Please, this time, provide a PDF version, too! ;-)

  505. 506

    Smashing Magazine stands out from other similar sites by the amount of research that is put in to each post. All the best for the second book.

  506. 507

    Sahid 'Shedh' Chunara

    November 23, 2010 4:03 am

    Smashing Magazine has taken over my online reading time, previously I would spend as much time on a site design related because of the ammount of sites I used to browse to find new reading content. Now with the Smashing Network tab I just vist and read content from the Smashing Mag. Also the web comic’s on the Smashing website rule!


  507. 508

    The first one was good but… too short :)

    Maybe you can get into HTML5/CSS3 and JS?
    And of course… ADD MY NAME TO IT.
    Lookin forward to part II

  508. 509

    Vladimir Golušin

    November 23, 2010 4:03 am

    Lot of quality articles. I will definitely buy new book (I bought first one ;)).

    As for things to improve… There is no room for that, keep up with work you did so far. Maybe more articles on general freelancing subject and maybe more interesting tweets on twitter.

  509. 510

    I love Smashing Magazine. I used it as my reference for web design, and web applications development. It’s always the first place I will visit whenever I need to find information. Thanks Smashing Magazine.

  510. 512

    Excellent aggregator of the best in web design.

  511. 513

    Being a hybrid designer/developer — it’s challenging to keep up with new technology and Smashing Magazine helps me daily by keeping me inspired and excited about this field

  512. 514

    First time im the second one…

    I got the first book and enjoyed very much reading about how smashing was started.
    I like to keep up to date, and i find smashing magazine the best way to find the information source, through its wonderful articles and through its wonderful network.

    Keep it up…

  513. 515

    I read smashing magazine because every update is interesting, informative, and entertaining. It’s really easy to take what’s being said and instantly apply it to practical use, and heck it makes me smile when it shows up in my reader and/or email.

    Someone else mentioned bite-size articles for readers short on time (at that particular moment) – that might be a good addition. Overall I don’t see much needing changed at the moment though because you’re already good at moving with the market etc.

  514. 516

    Just put some html5 / js / css3 and new trends on web standards :)
    great news

  515. 517


    November 23, 2010 4:07 am

    Nice to hear that the 2nd book is coming, I got the first one pre-ordered last time (hope there won’t be a big delay like last time with the printing problems and all). Yes, a bigger size is definitely necessary, the 1st book was just too small and difficult to read with the binding. Awaiting the 2nd book. All the best

  516. 518

    Inspiration is just a click away when on SM

  517. 519

    Martin Voorzanger (birdman)

    November 23, 2010 4:08 am

    The one and only source of information re design and usability

  518. 520

    As an old fashioned developer, Smashing magazine make me discover how user interface can be important and gave me good advices about it.

    To improve your content, I would say maybe getting deeper in the code, and not only HTML or JS, but also PHP and Objective-C, I’m sure lot of reader will enjoy getting more technical.

  519. 521

    Smashing Magazine is the best! I read it for a while now and nothing can stop me))) Can`t wait for the new book.

    Thanks guys!

  520. 522

    Excellent news, looking forward to reading this book!

  521. 523

    Smashing Magazine is packed full of well written and useful articles for web designers and developers. The content never fails to impress and is on the bleeding edge of new technologies. Lost count how many times I have recommended them to colleges and friends.

  522. 524

    Vishwakumar Patil

    November 23, 2010 4:09 am

    I read Smashing Magazine because it’s really smashing..!
    I find the best articles of the world right here…
    From the day i started reading SM, i don’t love my girl friend anymore…
    I just Love you SM

  523. 525

    Great! first one got me into web design, cant wait for the second one !!

  524. 526

    Another Smashing hit by Smashing Magzine

    too Awesome !!

  525. 527

    I read Smashing magazine every morning. It is my daily inspiration and the best way to start my day!

  526. 528

    Another Smashing hit by Smashing Magazine

    too Awesome !!

  527. 529

    Last time, when I bought Smashing Book, I’ve made preorder in August, 2009. I was waiting over 5 months [!] for my book. The SM book was on sale since 2nd December, 2009. I’ve received my copy in January, 2010. Read my story about buying a Smashing Book –

    The book with poor, soft cover after 2 months is like a piece of flying papers. Customer care of SM was reprehensible. Guess what? I don’t care about personalization, my name in my own copy.

  528. 530

    Awesome, sign me up for the Smashing Book 2.
    I guess I would also subscribe a Smashing “on paper” Magazine, can you consider it?

  529. 531

    I’m reading Smashing Magazine since 2007 and I’m just growing with it. Love you, Smashing Magazine!

  530. 532

    A nice idea indeed! Liked the first book so most likely will get the 2nd.

  531. 533

    I read Smashing Magazine because is plenty of useful articles all the time. I would expect more articles in series like Javascript for Dummies. Cheers for the book!

  532. 534

    You always inspire me, talk to me about variety of good things like a friend can do!, maybe better than some friends of mine ;)

    Please keep the simple conversation and being a friend for us forever.

    Miss you everyday …
    Always love you!

  533. 535

    Pierre-Christian Mener

    November 23, 2010 4:16 am

    I love read Smashing Magazine’s articles & learn new stuff about Webdesign, WordPress and Design Inspiration. I can’t wait the 2nd book;)

    Congratulations All for your work !

  534. 536

    Smashing Magazine affects how we design the web.

  535. 537

    Michael Pchelnikov

    November 23, 2010 4:17 am

    Smashing magazine is a source of ideas for me! Keep up the good work. :)

  536. 538


    February is my birthday month (6th) so this can’t come at a better time for me, I’ll let my girlfriend know haha.
    Smashing mag is great, I got the first and found it easy to read, interesting and, although it wasn’t necessarily new info to me, it was good to have it all in a beautiful book – made it seem more ‘special’

    Looking forward to seeing my name on it, and hopefully get one of the posters too!

    Thanks guys,
    -Aaron Moody

  537. 539

    Smashing Magazine is one of the most coordinated and well designed Websites I know and I love.

    It was love at first sight! :D

    Let us be friends forever and ever!


  538. 540

    My Daily Dose of Smashing Inspiration! Thank you Smashing Magazine! :)

  539. 541

    Excellent news! I enjoyed the first book so much, it was even worth the wait ;) – well done on the second book – I’ll be placing my order as soon as it’s available.

    Smashing Magazine has become one of the most influential websites in Web Design – it’s a “must read”. Could it be improved? Personally, I’d like to see fewer articles but more in-depth or possibly more of a mix.

  540. 542

    I read smashing magazine because is made me the web designer I am today! :D

  541. 543

    The only Newsletter I read fully! Great content, great value! Smashing Mag has helped me in my design work tremendously. Thanks a lot.

  542. 544

    Very good news, i like the first book and cant wait for the second.
    Ah.. i want my name on it. :P

  543. 545

    Smashing Magazine isn’t just a website, it’s a lifestyle!

  544. 546

    John Johansen (l2aelba)

    November 23, 2010 4:20 am

    Love SM ! be here everyday !

  545. 547

    I am growing up with you guys! :)

  546. 548

    Francisco Carle Carrera

    November 23, 2010 4:21 am

    I really love Smashing Magazine because I love design. It would be perfect if there would be an spanish version of this amazing website (I can collaborate if you need any help with smashing contents translation (^.^)/ )

  547. 549

    Rachanont Hiranwong

    November 23, 2010 4:21 am

    Awesome, like this book.

  548. 550

    There’s only one word to describe the work of Vitaly and his team: care. Every article is thought-provoking, every contribution to the design community is raising the bar a little more, defining a trend, pushing it forward or showcasing only the best in the field. Above all, Smashing Magazine has been a source of inspiration and a motivational boost since when I first discovered it years ago, and one that led to the choices made in my career. Choices I’m glad I made. So keep the awesomeness flowing.

  549. 551

    This is a great idea. Showcasing your readers in your new book will make them really feel a part of the site. Smashing Magazine is one of my daily stops on the web and I’d be lost without it.

  550. 552

    I love Smashing Magazine – it’s been a pleasure to work with you and we can’t wait to check out the new book! Keep up the awesome work guys :D

  551. 553

    I read SM in order to further my design and developer skills. You guys do such a great job that I don’t know what to suggest to work on. I love the Books and the e-books that you guys work on so it’s great to see more of them!

  552. 554

    SM is one of my inspiration sources and help me to take decisions in my daily work.
    Sorry. I can`t figure out what would you change or improve since your magazine is very well done and the contents are trendy. Keep it up!

  553. 555

    Matthias De Vylder

    November 23, 2010 4:23 am

    To me, Smashing Magazine is like “the red wire” in webdesign, one of the most valuable sources to stay updated about everything related to web design.

    Keep up your work and i’m looking forward to the second book as the first one really inspired me.


  554. 556

    Smashing Magazine is your premier daily pit-stop for design resources and inspiration. I always brag about the site and the logo I designed :)

  555. 557


    November 23, 2010 4:23 am

    Smashing Magazine is a hideout for designers. Keep on doing this well.

  556. 558

    Great website for inspiration and best practices, looking forward to the new book!

  557. 559

    Apart from tutorials and real world best practices, its a source of inspiration for my designs. Waiting for the new book :-)

  558. 560

    Great, I really enjoyed the first book – can’t wait to get my hands on the second one. I’d like to see some more in-depth articles on typography and color theory. Smashing Mag just has the best balance between tutorials, showcases, self-improvement techniques and inspiration. That’s why I keep visiting you every day!

  559. 561

    super! pyrmō grōmota beja loba, kai i poša sātas lopa.

  560. 562

    I like it. Read it every day.

  561. 563

    Smashing Magazine has been a inspirational and educational source for me a long time now – The quality of the articles always impress! Would love to see more UI and UX articles in the new year!

  562. 564

    I’m reading Smashing Magazine since 2007 and I’m growing with it.

  563. 565

    I read smashing magazine every day! Here is where I started learning web design, one year ago aprox.
    Web Design training in my country is quite outdated, and thanks to you guys I can keep updated, informed and entertained.
    Already have my Smashing Book #1 copy and expect this new one is that good as well.

  564. 566

    Really looking forward to the book! Pretty awesome how everyone’s names will be in there, what a great idea. Love the site, I found you on the web since I decided to go back to school this year (been over 10 years since I was in school, wow) for a BS in Web Design and Development, and I was looking for informative site’s to follow. Yours is definitely one of my favorites. Best wishes on the book, you can count me in.

  565. 567

    Great Idea :) Cant wait to buy book#2

  566. 568

    Smashing Magazine gives me the insight I need to stay abreast of the ever so changing web industry. Would love to see more in depth WordPress development articles and possibly interviews with some of the top WordPress developers in our field.

  567. 569

    Excited to get the 2nd in the series! I bought the first and was impressed with the scope of the topics covered, as well as the selection of sites that were showcased. I’m delighted that the new book will be larger and hard-cover, this is the kind of book that one wants to keep coming back to for reference and inspiration. Thanks!

  568. 570

    Everyday, every hour, every second, i click refresh, hoping that a new enlightment of knowledge fills me! Great inspiration i use for myself and evangelize to others.

    Keep the good work!

  569. 571

    By reading Smashing Magazine on a frequent basis I’m keeping myself up-to-date about the latest trends, novelties and useful examples in the western web-design industry. I hope Smashing Magazine will be covering more non-western web-design activities in the near future. This will not only build a stronger reputation to the current audience but also attract new readers and contributors that can teach and learn from us.

  570. 572

    I read SM to improve my skills and learn about the latest trends and techniques. I loved the first edition of the SM book, so I can’t think of anything to improve except for the things you’ve already noticed yourself: delivery (took ages till I got it), binding etc.

  571. 573

    I read SmashingMagazine to find more and more ideas to improve my skills as a graphic designer. It gives me also a great dose of inspiration to become more creative.

    And when it goes to improving SM itself I would add some social networking functionalism and content with advices or hints with detailed case studies (ex. managing online shop – newsletters, banner advertising, content that increases on-line selling, etc. [good practices with examples and statistics data])

  572. 574

    Great news, looking forward to the new edition

  573. 575

    Excellent articles, well written and always inspiring!

  574. 576

    Great Idea! smashing newsletter is the only newsletter I read in full and click multiple links… well done.
    Smashing content is always non spammy and of the highest quality – keep up the good work!

  575. 577

    I love smashing magazine! I love those tutorials and those free-icons posts! Keep up!

  576. 578

    Smashing Magazine = <3

  577. 579

    Magnus Dahlstrand

    November 23, 2010 4:33 am

    High quality content when you want it, in a packaging that is making it easy to conceive all the great knowledge that is presented to you. Only one thing can be better: I want more! Keep it coming!

  578. 580

    Smashing Magazine and network has always had really quality content. Thats why i always read it. And the articles are always, new, well writed and easy explained, not copy-paste as most blogs out there.
    The only think i can think to make it better is more content!!!
    Congrats on the new book!

  579. 581

    Abdul Rahman Sajat

    November 23, 2010 4:34 am

    I read SM because this site is the best for my web designing reference

  580. 582

    Wojciech Bednarski

    November 23, 2010 4:35 am

    I have first edition of Smashing Magazine Book and I love it. I’m waiting for a second part!

    I love SM for they frequency updated content. When seeking for something about design, dev or other web dev related things, I use SM first then I use Google :- )

  581. 583

    Smashing Magazine is my light tower over the past 3 years. It helps me keep in touch with new techniques, solutions and design trends. My life (and of course my work) will be harder without you, guys! ;)

  582. 584

    Great news! – I’m looking forward to this new book!

    Smashing Magazine is the best web design resource atm. And combining all the other great resources, it just make it even more better. It could be great with more usability tests.

  583. 585

    Smashing is the best. More short articles to read would make it even better for us with little time!

  584. 586

    I have to admit that I’ve actually stopped reading SM for a long time. This is no fault of the magazine itself; I stopped subscribing to the RSS feed when I changed computers. Every time I come back here there’s still as much useful information as ever. Keep it up guys and I hope SM stays thriving for a long time to come.

  585. 587

    Smashing is my bible, the first place I turn to for inspiration, news on the industry, and whenever I need a pick-up to a mood spoiled by collective/committee comments, or ridiculous deadlines, or non-paying clients. Thanks!

  586. 588

    Love you guys. You gave me lots of great inspirations!

  587. 589

    Smashing Magazine was my second teacher! I’ve learned many things from SM along these years and I’m very pleased by the quality of the article. What I would like to read more on SM is development articles, based on PHP/MySQL.
    Keep up the good work!

  588. 590

    Last time i missed this grate opportunity. But this time not.Smashing Magazine and network has always had really quality content. I love smashing magazine. Hats off to the smashing magazine team and authors

  589. 591

    Looking forward to reading the second book! The first one is lying next to my pillow ans have enjoyed reading it. The inside view of Smashingmag was very fun to read and very inspiring!

  590. 592

    smashing magazine is the best! i’m looking forward to the second edition.
    i would read more about usability test.

  591. 593

    Ivan Rodrigo Sanchez

    November 23, 2010 4:40 am

    The Smashing Mag keep’s inspiring me in every free moment i have. Keep on with the good and professional work. A PDF version of the Smashing book 2 would be much appreciated.

  592. 594

    Darren Menachemson

    November 23, 2010 4:41 am

    Great initiative guys – but would expect no less creativity from Smashing :)

  593. 595

    Great news, looking forward to the new edition, Smashing Magazine ROCKS ;)

  594. 596

    Marc van der Veen

    November 23, 2010 4:42 am

    Most of all Smashing Magazine gives me inspiration to design more and the knowledge and techniques to do so. Can’t wait to order the new book! Improvements..well, if you guys can keep the quantity and the quality high (which it is already) I’d be more than happy!

    Keep it up!

  595. 597

    A must-have web development/design book! Definitely I’ll buy it!

  596. 598

    I can’t await to preorder this book. Great work guys!

  597. 599

    Every lunchtime I check out the Smashing Magazine site, for inspiration on web design & typography, love it! First book was awesome too!

  598. 600

    The first book was seriously Smashing,
    it appeared after the stock market went crashing.
    Now I am off out to sell my old trampoline,
    to fund the next book by Smashing Magazine.

  599. 601

    Smashing Magazine is an interesting website, it has new content almost daily, and that ensures that I keep coming back.

    I will definitely buy this book!

    Keep up the good work!!!

  600. 602

    I enjoy almost every of your articles as well as the first SM book. Now looking forward to the second one. May there be more to come ;)

  601. 603

    I’m a developer by nature so SM pushes me to think like a designer sometimes. More freelance articles would be nice. Nice work!

  602. 604

    Part of my daily routine is to come to Smashing and read what is new. You guys have given me so much inspiration and helped me grow as a designer / developer.


  603. 605

    SM is my first choice for inspiration, information, technique, trends and tips on web design, and I come here every day. Thank you!

  604. 606

    I get a lot of inspirations from reading smashing magazine, I look out for information on the latest technology and how people are using it. Even when I am not working on anything, just reading smashing mag,gives me an opening into what people are doing which serves as a motivation for me.

    Thanks for the good work and keep it going…

  605. 607

    I’ve been reading SM for the last two years now and there has rarely been an article that hasn’t interested me! I love the tutorials that you guys bring to my attention and I’ve learnt quite a lot just from being a subscriber. Look forward to getting this! :D

  606. 608

    Smashing Magazine is my first visit of the day. Much to learn, much to see and much to share.

    I have the first, can’t wait for the second!

  607. 609

    Can’t wait for the new book! Smashing Magazine is so often a source of both inspiration and technical know-how.

  608. 610

    Yeah, I hope this time I will get this book :)

  609. 611

    Woot! Smashingmag is smashing!!!

  610. 612

    Smashing Magazine opens up new dimensions of thinking and doing stuff in design for me. I wouldn’t mind if newer content came up more often.

  611. 613

    I sincerely hope that the size and bindings are much, much better then in the first book.
    I’ll wait the first reactions before i even consider buying it…

  612. 614

    I love smashing magazine! I can’t await to preorder this book. Great work guys!

  613. 615

    I am so excited, this is smashing awesome.!!!!!

  614. 616

    The first book was already amazing so I expect this to be even better!

  615. 617

    Scotty 'KingScooty' Vernon

    November 23, 2010 4:49 am

    I check SmashingMagazine religiously everyday for inspiration and new hints and tips. It’s quite possibly the sole reason i’ve progressed as much as i have in the last few years!
    The first book was fantastic – yeah, it was a little small and the bindings were poor, but that seems to be sorted with the new book! :) Looking forward to the new content!

    Keep up the great work!

  616. 618

    Simply brilliant!

  617. 619

    Đurica Bogosavljev

    November 23, 2010 4:49 am

    Smashing Magazine is first thing that I’ve check for inspiration, solution and new things that pop up almost every day. Keep up with new web trends in 2011 as well!

  618. 620

    Sounds great a new book. I enjoyed reading the first one!. I read SM almost daily for inspiration and tip & tricks. Keep it up

  619. 621

    I LOVE smashing magazine. In fact, my boyfriend should probably be worried! I love the variety, I love the freebies, I love the tutorials, I love how you cater for the different levels of ability…
    Can’t wait for the new book! Be mine, Smashing Magazine :)

  620. 622

    Excellent, I look forward to reading this book. I hope to see some Location Aware mobile techniques and mobile security within the topics, and of course my name :)

  621. 623

    Smashing is the best! I teach programming and internet technologies to beginners and the first place I direct them to is Smashing :)I can’t wait to pick up the new book.

  622. 624

    Luv to read smashing magazine but need to improve graphic design and wallpaper section u guys always update wallpapers with calenders but rarely bring some new.

  623. 625

    Smashing Magazing is the premier source for web development and design information. Seriously. The content is always top-notch, and there’s nothing else like it anywhere!

  624. 626

    Can’t start a day without reading smashing magazine updates. A big help for web developers, fresh articles everyday!

  625. 627

    One of the best design magazines out there. It looks at design from the other point of view and a little bit more philosophically than others which I like so much.

  626. 628

    I love this site!

    I visit Smashing Magazine daily for great inspiration and amounts of knowledge. Definitely a great community of users and advice.

    One thing I would ask for is more development. Some tutorials on coding websites, mobile, PHP, WordPress themes.

    Other than that an awesome place to hang out and look forward to SM Book 2.

  627. 629

    I read the magazine becouse it provides cool content about design that i can learn from and get inspired. :}

  628. 630

    Loved the first Smashing Book, can’t wait to see the contents of the second one.

    I read Smashing Magazine to keep updated with the latest web design news, and I like the variety of your articles. You could change the appearance and distribution of your website, so that all information was organised into clear categories for easier browsing.

  629. 631

    I really love the quality of the articles published on Smashing Magazine, as a Web Developer Engineer & Web Interface Designer, reading Smashing Magazines articles feed my creativity & make me appreciate my daily work.

    Everybody make mistakes, but I don’t what do you need to improve. Your site (plus partner sites) and its content are just GOOD!

    Rubens Mariuzzo.

  630. 632

    Smashing Magazine is always worth a visit! The first book was already great – looking forward to the second one!

  631. 633

    Just curious.. wont there be a ebook version ??

  632. 634

    François-Xavier de Lesquen

    November 23, 2010 4:55 am

    Smashing magazine is doing an amazing work by giving us the best way to enhance our imagination.

  633. 635

    I loved Smashing Magazine #1, so #2. To me SM is not one of the best, it is the best.
    It is google for web design community. :)

  634. 636

    Smashing Magazine is inaugurate interactive, incense, inspiration, institution for all sort of new media. and now there new initiative add more interest to read SM more and more

  635. 637

    I read Smashing Magazine because it contains the best of the best when it comes to web design. It’s an infinite source of inspiration and knowledge and the go-to site for my designer needs.

  636. 638

    Guilherme Almeida Nascimento

    November 23, 2010 4:57 am

    Smashing Magazine helps me keep up to date with what’s new in this industry. Plenty of useful articles, always something new to learn.

  637. 639

    Simply the best online resource for web designers!

  638. 640

    You’re one of the best. Keep up the good work.

  639. 641

    Visit SmashingMagazine has already become one my daily “must do” task. The #1 is awesome, can’t wait for #2

  640. 642

    Smashing Magazine has been a tremendous resource for inspiration and learning. I check in pretty much everyday. Thanks for all you do for the community.

  641. 643

    I read Smashing for all the content, I’m a graphic designer and I want to know more about the code side of things. I come here for inspiration and research when I design new websites, logos, and illustrations. I love the wealth of knowledge on this site!

  642. 644

    Smashing Magazine, the cutting edge website about web development!

  643. 646

    Whether you’re looking for inspiration, some practical resources, or you simply want to stay on top of the online game: Smashing Magazine is the number one spot for quality content!

  644. 647

    I loved the first book, and i can’t wait for the second one :D

  645. 648

    Vanessa J MacLeod

    November 23, 2010 5:02 am

    Smashing magazine was the first graphic design site whose RSS feed I subscribed to, after I started studying design. The fact that I’m still here is testament to just how awesome the site really is. Can’t think of a single way to improve it. Keep up the great work guys!

  646. 649

    Smashing magazine makes me smash my competitors by providing awesome inspiration , latest trends and freebies . keep smashing ;)

  647. 650

    And another one in my collection…

  648. 651

    Simply love the complexity of it all :)

  649. 652

    The first one was smashing! Just hoping for more of the same.

  650. 653


    I read SM for the quality of the information. Having specialist for all the articles is a good proof. Articles have also a perfect structure, which assure a good reading.

    I think you can improve your website with multi language, propose translations for your articles. You will can have readers for all over the worlds (more than now ;-) ).

    Julien Mulac from France.

  651. 654

    Keep doing what you are doing ,’cause you are doing it well!;)

  652. 655

    I <3 Smashing Magazine because it has the best design articles on the web.
    Keep the awesomeness going! =D

  653. 656

    Amazing !!!
    Waiting for the second book.
    Love to see more articles on programming languages.

    Keep going people, you helps me a lot in building my career

  654. 657

    Nicole & Tim Newton

    November 23, 2010 5:05 am

    My husband and I both read the smashing site regularly. It’s taught me tons of new stuff, we’ve both entered a few of the competitions, and I reference the articles pretty regularly in design meetings at work. The tutorials and inspiration galleries are so helpful too, gosh I just cant say enough about you guys. :) Thanks for what you do and for the shout out in the new book!

  655. 658

    Every article on Smashing Magazine pushes our carries closer to perfection and professionalism. And for that I thank you, Smashing Magazine!

  656. 659

    > tell us why you read Smashing Magazine
    because I LOVE IT. i enjoy it everyday during lunch time :)

  657. 660

    A great resource when you need it, and a great read when you don’t. Thanks guys. Smashing magazine is always on my Safari ‘Top Sites’ home screen. Looking forward to the book.

  658. 661

    I love reading Smashing Magazine because it is a great way for me to stay up to date with new developments (I’m primarily a back-end dev).

    Looking forward to reading the second book!

  659. 662

    Go Smashing Mag, you are such an excellent resource for learning and inspiration!

  660. 663

    The first book was a success, I use it as a reference for almost all my projects. It comes in hands when you want to have suggestions with certain subjects. It is also worth reading it just as a book, you will notice there’s much more to explore!

    And off course I’ll order the new book also for even moooooore inspiration!

  661. 664

    Laurent Bourrelly

    November 23, 2010 5:07 am

    I read the first version, and it was a real pleasure because the reader can get everything needed in one book, in order to create great websites.
    To improve the book, I would see more interactive medai. Maybe a CD Rom or at least some goodies through a code to enter on the website.
    And what about an iPad app (of course you thought of that I’m sure).

    To go deep into the communtity trend, maybe readers of the book could have a dedicated spot online, in order to discuss various topics brought up by the book.

    Can’t wait to read version 2.

  662. 665

    Allistair Crossley

    November 23, 2010 5:08 am

    The quality of writing and sheer amount of aggregation of best practices and leading trends is a highly valuable source for any web developer or designer. I’d like to see you explore more UX.

  663. 666

    Sylwia Erhardt-Bednarska

    November 23, 2010 5:08 am

    I love you SM. You get me a lot of inspiration and your articles are very helpful. Keep up this way!

  664. 667

    Loved the first book and can’t wait for the second. Keep up the great work.

  665. 668

    Thanks for crediting me in your previous book :)

  666. 669

    The first book was good, but for my taste a bit too much of coding and basic design elements. Hopefully this will focus more on design and more in depth articles. But great book(s)!

  667. 670

    Andrew Philip Atkinson

    November 23, 2010 5:10 am

    WHY: Endless professional and concise resource.
    IMPROVE:1. Design/Coding competitions (see other peoples train of thought). 2.Larger scale annotated graphics.

  668. 671

    Found this site couple of years ago and since then have been reading it every day!

  669. 672

    Hello, i use this book to train my employees. It would be perfect with a different binding and hardcover :)
    Have a nice day!

  670. 673

    Nelson Abacherli Kawakami

    November 23, 2010 5:11 am

    Cant wait for this release =D Keep up the good work!

  671. 674

    Smashing always inspire me for my projects and also helps to improve myself as a designer and web master. I love to read it everyday… Thanks Smashing…

  672. 675

    Matthew Litherland

    November 23, 2010 5:11 am

    Smashing Magazine is fantastic, its at the forefront of the online web design community and its endless content provide me with all the resources I need in one place! Looking forward to reading the next print edition!

  673. 676

    Daniel Pereira Goldenboy Media

    November 23, 2010 5:12 am

    Smashing Magazine has not only been an inspiration whilst I was at university, but again when i became a freelancer and yet again for my new design agency.

    You have been with me every step of the way, keep it up!

  674. 677

    If there’s one design blog that can fire up the imagination of a geeky girl who’s never quite good in art during her schooldays, it’s Smashing Magazine. Thanks guy, you have no idea how you opened my eyes!

  675. 678

    Good References and Examples!

  676. 679

    Why I’m reading you? Simply cause it’s the best resource ever! Every working day I start with reading fresh posts.

  677. 680

    Smashing Magazine is the best book I have ever read! I use it as an inevitable reference and don’t want to loss it! Can`t wait for the new book!!!

    Thanks Smashing Team!

  678. 681

    Smashing Magazine, source for learning, innovating and outstanding. More quality articles and please add my name too…

    Greet from Indonesia ^.^

  679. 682

    I have reading Smashing Magazine because I can find in it every thing I may need form the designs to developments
    Thank you for make our life better :)

  680. 683

    Smashing Magazine is like having an extra module on my uni course!

    Scott MacDonald

  681. 684

    I have the first book, and can’t wait for the second…. Smashing magazine is inspiration and knowledge for all creatives…

  682. 685

    I read smashing magazine for creative inspiration, the design and coding tutorials, and to keep up to date with the industry. I would like to see more coding articles, as that’s where a lot of us designers tend to struggle. I would also like to see bonus downloads for book buyers.

  683. 686

    The strenght of Smashing Magazine is the fact that all jobs about web can find interest. You’re amazing guys! :) Improvement ? why not take one of your reader’s question and give a practical answer

  684. 687

    Nelson Abacherli Kawakami

    November 23, 2010 5:16 am

    Cant wait for this release =D Keep up the good work!

    You guys always bring fresh techniques and resources, I just wish you guys had more collaborators so we would have more posts and tips ;)

  685. 688

    Smashing magazine always seems fresh and relevant – not an easy combination to keep at high quality for such a long time!

  686. 689

    Smashing magazine is a great source of information and inspiration

  687. 690

    If there could only be one website about web-design, I would choose Smashing… That says enough I think.

  688. 691

    This is just awesome!

  689. 692

    Smashing defies creativity while arming you with the tools to craft your art differently. You’ll discover how to create better works on your own terms by exploring creative avant -garde, radical tools. Smashing is an adventure to read and follow. what is being done in the field.

  690. 693

    I designed and coded my first web page in 1994, and these days I teach web page design at a local college. Smashing Magazine is a great resource for my classes, with its discussions of techniques and showcases of good examples. Just keep it up!

  691. 694

    It’s funny how a simple magazine can reach so many people all arround the world. It is not easy to find specialized content in Brazil.

    With that the web is getting better and better. The whole world working and sharing information.

    Thanks Smashing Mag.

  692. 695

    SM and the whole Smashing Network is such an incredibly useful resource for me, for both web design and graphic design. I always learn something new.

  693. 696

    Karolina Agata Kaszuba

    November 23, 2010 5:19 am

    I read SM almost every day because there is lots of useful information for graphic designers and webmasters. I currently work as a graphic designer and the inspiration I gain from this site is amazingly useful in everyday situations. I love the trends topics and everything connected to Illustrator and vector graphics.

    I love the idea of putting all the names in the new book!

  694. 697

    Best site ever! I’m not really good at arts or hand-drawing, but I’m compensate it by reading you!

  695. 698

    Patrick Lippe Lipinski

    November 23, 2010 5:19 am

    Yeah! I want to be in the book! I read Smashing Mag for a slew of inspiration and inside views of new techniques!

  696. 699

    Yay for SmashingM and all the good reads it provides!

  697. 700

    Really like the first book and would be thrilled to see my name in the second one.

  698. 701

    SM is a great website. All is perfect.
    I appreciate particularly the quality of the authors.

    I think that the website should be better with a multi language option. You should purpose translations for articles in several languages. You will have more readers from differents countries.

  699. 702

    Danny Rensenbrink

    November 23, 2010 5:19 am

    Great source for inspiration!

  700. 703

    Smashing is a great resource to find ways to perceive our own work and just overall help give new ideas, also reiterate others.

  701. 704

    Pieter Carette - SiteOptimo

    November 23, 2010 5:20 am

    I love Smashing magazine for the quality of its articles.

    What could Smashing Magazine do better? Nothing, except adding more articles at a higher rate. A higher rate with the same quality off course.

  702. 705

    I am an old reader of Smashing Magazine and I love it.
    I have learned lots of stuff from here and want to see my name in the book :)
    Many Thanks Smashing…..!

  703. 706

    Smashing Magazine has been my one stop shop for the latest information, inspiration and how-to for years, now. I always recommend this site to colleagues and coworkers.

    Keep up the good work!

  704. 707

    Andrés Laplace Kellogg

    November 23, 2010 5:23 am

    Amazing hope you fixed the internal bleeding page problem from SM Book #1 (still my most precious book).

    Thanks! SM

  705. 708

    Oh, yeah! Another paper version of SM inspiration. I like it!

  706. 709

    Christoph Muehlbauer

    November 23, 2010 5:25 am

    I´m a user experience designer and Smashing Magazine helps me keep up to date with what´s new in this industry.
    The first book was already great …looking forward to the second one.

  707. 710

    Well Smashing Magazine (Book) is very goos in my opinion for inspiration and to know how other Designers do there stuff (sometimes better so you can change your own workflow) So SM is really great and I’m looking forwart to the Smashing Book 2.

  708. 711

    Marcin Grzywaczewski

    November 23, 2010 5:26 am

    I’m reading Smashing Magazine because it helped me to develop non-technical skills in my freelancing work. I really appreciate a level of articles :).


  709. 712

    Smashing Magazine’s 1st book was a great resource when designing and building new sites; it was always open and I was always thumbing through it. Look forward to the next book, my name is on the list, and now hopefully on the last page!

  710. 713

    Smashing Magazine has become more than just a daily read for me. Count me in.

  711. 714

    So awesome! I’ll read the book because I do read the blog religously every single day !

  712. 715

    Since 2 years ago, Smashing Magazine was the main source of inspiration at our company, and we do weekly creative meetings to discuss your impressive works. Today we have Smashing Magazine’s news feed on all our devices. Personally I read your posts on my iPhone and iPad on a daily basis, and I’m constantly stunned by the quality of work and time you are investing. As a proud owner of the 1st book (that I also pre-ordered last year), I can’t wait for January to pre-order the long awaited 2nd edition. Keep up the great work, I think this by itself is improving your website already and standing it out from all other similar ones. Thank you!

  713. 716

    YAK! not hard cover!!

  714. 717

    Examples of best practise is what makes SM stand out from the rest :)

  715. 718

    Smashing Magazine #1 is like my design bible! Glad to see # 2 will have a hard cover and better binding :) can’t wait.

  716. 719

    Tautvydas Bagdžius

    November 23, 2010 5:30 am

    I would like to see a bit more practic tips related to web-designing topic.

  717. 720

    AWESOME idea! Printing the reader’s names is probably the best viral marketing idea I have seen in a while for a book. Bought.

  718. 721

    Like many other readers of Smashing Magazine I always feel inspired reading the valuable newsletters on a weekly basis. Smashing Magazine never seems to let me down with keeping me up-to-date on the latest trends and valuable things hitting the industry. I am excited for the new book and I look forward to reading for years to come.

    Your Friend,
    Matthew A. Troup
    VoloProductions, LLC.

  719. 722

    Adam Libonatti-Roche

    November 23, 2010 5:30 am

    Smashing Magazine has always dug me out web-development hell holes, especially those that i thought I would never escape from.

  720. 723

    that’s good news!! And even beter to read that the book wil be better stitched. My SB1 is falling apart ;)

  721. 724

    I like Smashing Magazine’s in-depth articles about a variety of topics and its clean site design.

  722. 725

    The first Smashing book was a delight too read and really helped me spark my creativity as a front-end developer. I’m sure the second book will be even better.

  723. 726

    I read Smashing Magazine each day. About 30% of the information is really usefull for managaging my different e-commerce stores… The 70% is always a pleasure to read through or just take a quick look at. A lot of quality content.

  724. 727

    Nice P Pornsinsirirak

    November 23, 2010 5:33 am

    I read SM since 2007. Its round-up posts are very popular and now it evolves a lot. It’s my primary resource to learn something new and up-to-date about web design and development. hmm I really can’t think of how it can improve. It’s good enough already :)

  725. 728

    Smashing Magazine has been a great source of inspiration and has definitely helped me out quite a few times in my web development adventures. Long live freebies!

  726. 729

    Mohamed Baha Chakroun

    November 23, 2010 5:33 am

    I Can’t Wait to Get This Book !

  727. 730

    I liked the first book. Especially the topics I wasn’t to comfortable with, mainly type and color theory. It inspired me to learn more about those topics and I’m loving it! The downside of the first book was that it was hard to read in bed because of the sturdy binding. But that will be fixed! Yay!

    Ways to improve the website? Hmmm, hard question. I like the fact that you post more in-dept articles. I can read shorter articles elsewhere. So that’s not something to improve. I like the trends and best-practices articles, so more of that would be great!

  728. 731

    I’ve been reading smashing for inspiration on numerous design challenges i have undertaken. It’s a fantastic resource. Keep up the good work.

  729. 732

    What a great idea. continue this good work !

  730. 733

    Ægir Þorsteinsson

    November 23, 2010 5:34 am

    I like to read in-depth articles from professional web developers, that’s why I follow Smashing Magazine

  731. 734

    I read Smashing Magazine to keep ups me up to date with relevant topics and industry news. I appreciate the diversity of writers and the perspectives each of them brings. Keep up the good work.

  732. 735

    Smashing Magazine helps me to keep ahead of the trends and to learn new methods of working. Keep it up!

  733. 736

    Legendary …

  734. 737

    Smashing magazine was the 1st site that inspired me the right way. I started with webdesign and its alway nice to read your articles – can’t wait to get the 2nd book.

  735. 738

    i read the first smashing book and since then i keep referring to it as my desktop bible for webdesign. Count me in for book 2.

  736. 739

    Sign me up for sure- The site and the first book have been a brilliant resource and encouraged me to make the jump to full time freelancing 6 months ago now, happy customer :-)

    Good luck with the new book!

  737. 740

    Congratulations on the new book–you guys have been such a great resource!

  738. 741

    The first book was so good, I want to pre-order now! Can I please?

  739. 742

    Looking forward to a great read!

  740. 743

    I use smashing magazine to keep me sane, i work for a diy retailer and styling, innovation is always put on the back burner due to day to day jobs. Smashing magazines lets me keep up to date with some amazing articles, tutorials and new innovations.

    To make it better: Keep posting and never disappear, you are vital to the online world :)

  741. 744

    Excellent resource for online reading (still prefer books – yay SM Book 2). Id like to see some more advanced techniques and topics in the future!

    Keep it up!

  742. 745

    Smashing Magazine cuts through the clutter and gives web professionals the resources they need, fast!

  743. 746

    I love the book as it informative tricks and tips which I have adapted to my websites

  744. 747

    Can any one became a web designer without you ?
    I don’t think so ..

  745. 748

    SM has been a great partner on web development/design learning. I’d like to see more coding tips for designers and design tips for coders.

    I still got some chapters to read on the first book before I get the new one :)
    Keep it up!

  746. 749

    Sébastien MERCIER

    November 23, 2010 5:39 am

    Smashing Magazine rules !

    I learn everyday with you !

  747. 750

    Cannot wait for a new Smashing Magazine Book.

  748. 751

    Thanks for all the inspirational articles you publish. If it weren’t for SM my web design abilities would still be amature! I now compete with the best :)

  749. 752

    Yes, Smashing Magazine is indeed the MOST IN Thing that inspires you to greatness!

  750. 753

    I love Smashing! What else do I need to say?

  751. 754

    I hope #2 could include a epub copy, that would be GREAT! Anyway, I love Smashing =)

  752. 755

    I love Smashing Magazine. Like most of your readers, I wouldn’t be the Web Designer I am today without you!

    I can’t wait for your second book.

    Keep the quality content coming!

  753. 756

    I am really excited about this one! Smashing Magazine totally rocks :)

  754. 757

    Sebastien Leveille Nizerolle

    November 23, 2010 5:43 am

    Put it on my christmas wishlist!

    Looking forward to read this one !!

  755. 758

    Smashing Book – a bottomless chasm of creativity… what’s next???

  756. 759

    I believe that I should try and learn something new everyday and I have learnt many new things reading Smashing Magazine!


  757. 760

    SmashingMagazine is one of the best blogs on the net. I visit it daily.

    One improvement i can think of though, is that you make external links open in a new tab(for example the SmashingNetwork articles), so you can see where you were when you are done with the article in the new tab by just clicking on the SM tab.

    I’m sure you have thought of this yourself and i am sure you have a good reason why you chose not to do it, just my 2 cents.

    Keep up the good work!

  758. 761

    That’s Cool !

  759. 762

    I’m reading you, Smashing Magazine, every day since 2008. In my opinion You’re the best magazine about web-tech in the web. I’ve already bought the first book, definitely buy the second.

  760. 763

    Good work Smashing Magazine! I hope to get a copy of your book as well! I’ve been reading your website for 2 years now and it has become an invaluable tool for my current vocation. I really liked the design showcase articles that you guys feature in the site. I hope to read more of those in the future!

  761. 764

    I better get cracking and finish reading the first one!

    Sooo glad it’ll be hardbound (I really don’t like cracking the spine)

    Just hope no-one dies in the sequel :)

    Keep up the good work guys!

  762. 765

    I read Smashing Magazine because it is a wonderful place to get information about the new trends in the web design.
    I want more articles about the theory of design and the basics of web design .

  763. 766

    Charmaine Candava

    November 23, 2010 5:47 am

    I visit Smashing Magazine almost everyday because mostly because I need inspiration in creating various projects. Keep it going Smashing Magazine!

  764. 767

    I’ve been reading SM for a while now… always great content, also in the book!

  765. 768

    OK, wow, this is very cool. I love reading up on design news, code advice, software tips and all the other great things this site brings. It’s a great stopping place to get all sorts of info in one place.
    Thanks for everything

  766. 769

    Love it! I already have No. 1 here in El Salvador.

  767. 771 is one of my favorite website. I would be glad to see more articles about Fireworks when it comes to screendesign. The first book was very good, now I am excited about the second one!

  768. 772

    Count me in

  769. 773

    Smashing Magazine is an incredible resource for the design community. I’ve read, learned and benefited greatly from the articles and freebies on Smashing Magazine. Thanks for all the incredible information and keep up the great work!

  770. 774

    Hi! As many posted, Smashing Magazine is a hell of a blog.. the quality of articles contents is at least good everytime.

    Do you know what could be an amazing improvement? A print-css that let me save some beautiful articles as a PDF, without the right columns and comments. :)


  771. 775

    Christopher Romano

    November 23, 2010 5:53 am

    As someone who is absolutely horrible at all things art and design (I blame genetics), Smashing Magazine is an awesome daily read that provides inspiration, new ideas, and really gets me thinking “outside the box” as a developer.

  772. 776

    Smashing Magazine is a daily must read for me, it is an invaluable source of information.

  773. 777

    Smashing Magazine is such a valuable resource for web design community and designers. Wish smashing magazine all the best and keep it up.

  774. 778

    Smashing Magazine, has by far, the most updated, resourceful and creative articlesI have ever come across on the net. We designers often face the design mindblock. And everytime I face it, my instinctive initial reaction is to head to SM as soon as I feel I am running out of creative juices.
    And that’s why I read Smashing Magazine!
    Congrats on the second book! Looking forward to pages full-o-awesomeness! :)

  775. 779

    Smashing Magazine has been an excellent teacher’s aid when my Web Design 2 students ask those tricky questions!

  776. 780

    I read smashing magazine because I can find in it every thing I may need for the designs to developments: creative inspiration,to keep up to date with the industry, source for learning, coding tutorials,quality articles and so much more ! …I will definitely buy new book :)

  777. 781

    What can be said that hasn’t been said by other commenters?
    This is an amazing collection of inspirational and useful stuff :)

  778. 782

    Awesome! definatly on my wishlist.. I’ve been witing for this..

  779. 783

    Great idea SM! You guys are phenomenal, and because of you – being an aspiring web and graphic designer and being self taught, you are making my aspirations become reality. With your great posts, authors and dedication to the community, while this journey is a long one – you are making it “easier” than expected. Keep up the great work and thanks again!!

  780. 784

    I read Smashing for the Freebies.
    It could be greater with a community managed depot (like deviantArt) but with freebies to download.

  781. 785

    Love it! I already have No. 1 here in El Salvador. I like all tips you publish, articles, samples, tools, freebies, etc. Nice place to learn and improve your skills. I would love to have a printed version of SM if possible, however, overall, you guys are doing great! Keep it up!

  782. 786

    Smashing WordPress is everything it’s title depicts–a rather smashing look at WordPress!

  783. 787

    I read smashing magazine daily because it is emphasizes the important points of web design and making the web a better looking place.

    I would like to see a groupon feature for fonts, photos, and other web services.

  784. 788

    Smashing Book 1 was a great one. Small and handy book with lot of info. I hope this time the inner margins of the page in Book 2 is taken care of.

  785. 789

    Peter WP10 Persson

    November 23, 2010 5:57 am

    Great blog filled with creative, inspiring, educating and thoughtful material for any web designer or developer! The Book is a given

  786. 790

    Brandon C. Stewart

    November 23, 2010 5:57 am

    I read Smashing Magazine nearly everyday. There are always great articles on design and often great resources for free. However, sometimes the showcases are a little long. I like to look at them, but I am always chomping at the bit for more substance. I think it would be great to spin the showcases off on to a separate feed. That would allow me read the articles I am most interested in first and then swap over and read the showcases when I need inspiration or want take my time and appreciate the work. Thanks for such a great product and I look forward to the book.

  787. 791

    I just need it.

  788. 792

    I’m reading you, Smashing Magazine, every day.
    For me you are the best tech / design blog.
    Good job

  789. 793

    Thanks for putting my name in the book!! Such a cool idea!!

  790. 794

    I love reading sm, because it helps me to get a glimpse behind the curtain of other “web peoples'” work. Furthermore, I really like sm for the hints and tips plus the inspirational value of the site.

  791. 795

    Great first book. I can’t wait for the second issue to be printed out. Count me in.

  792. 796

    Improved me is improved SM! Book Pls.

  793. 797

    Celso Ulises Juárez Ramírez

    November 23, 2010 6:01 am

    Since I’ve started developing for the Web, Smashing Magazine is one of my top reference site. I find every post interesting and useful. I am a university student, so I find Smashing Magazine especially helpful because I learn from it things that I will never learn from school, and that are very important in the professional life.

    I haven’t bought the first book yet, but I definitely will buy both as soon as this new book is on sale.

    Keep doing this excellent work!

  794. 798

    Smashing Magazine is the best source for web & design, I read it every day & night.
    it’s just… epic!

  795. 799

    The first book was smashing awesome! Can’t wait to get this one too!
    Thank you Smashing Magazine!

  796. 800

    I am not only commenting because I want my name in the book, but it is certainly an enticing reason to comment. Anyhow, you should let us pre-order the book already. I’ve got the money now, before Christmas, after, I may be homeless. Please let us pre-order now, in fact here’s my CC#: 4343-9090-2123-4478. I’ll expect my book in February.

    Thank you,

  797. 801

    Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web….Make sure you have bookmarked Smashing Magazine – Guaranteed to get the mind going even before the coffee hits!

  798. 802

    We’ve been reading Smashing Magazine at the Florida Institute of Technology for the past three years. The published resources always help keep us up-to-date on all the latest web technologies, trends, tips and tricks.

  799. 803

    I read smashing magazine because it allows me to keep up to date with design trends and techniques. I am mainly a programmer and thus, have a harder time keeping up to date with design stuff. Smashing magazine makes it easy for me to decide what things I should be on the lookout for.

  800. 804

    The only design site I visit on a regular basis – you guys are the best!

  801. 805

    Jonathan Meurrens

    November 23, 2010 6:05 am

    I’ve been reading Smashing Magazine for a couple of years now, I’m studying Computer Science and I have a lot of interest in webdesign and development, I like reading the articles for improving my knowledge in this domain and learning things we don’t see in our program at school. I would be happy to have a book about all the latest web technologies !

  802. 806

    Add me too.
    PS: I like SmashingMagazine because it’s #1 source to get newest information about design, photography and web development. It would be nice to read more about SEO.
    Thanks and best wishes!

  803. 807

    I start every morning with the latest article from SM. You guys keep me up to date on the latest web trends and tech. I have especially appreciated your help regarding HTML 5. Really looking forward to the new book. Keep up the good work!

  804. 808

    Book number 1 was a major hit at the bookbooth on the Joomladay 2010 in the Netherlands. Can’t wait for number 2.

  805. 809

    Smashing Magazine is part of my daily reading! Often you inspire and help me think and look at things in a new way.

    You challenge and equip us all that are with you in the trenches. Thanks so much for your hard work!

    Can’t wait to read the new book!



  806. 810

    You are the number one in my RSS feeds. I start my every day with the lecture of new “smashings”. One thing that will make me even happier would be more articles devoted to coding than design itself. Nevertheless – the best inspiration source ever.

  807. 811

    Christian T Neuberger Jr

    November 23, 2010 6:07 am

    I’ve been reading this blog for several years now. You always have great balance of information, inspiration and resources. Articles are well written, concise and are always relevant to the current trends and latest technologies. I also purchased the first book so I’ll be ordering this second book as well.

  808. 812

    It’s called Smashing Magazine… and it is one.

  809. 813

    Graham E. Tercero

    November 23, 2010 6:08 am

    The first smashing book is the best book of it’s kind. When they sent the first one the cover was upside down, but they promptly sent me a new one without a charge, so I gave one to my coworkers and now it’s like the Bible for us. Regards from Nicaragua, keep up the good work.

  810. 814

    Will there be an e-book or PDF version too?

  811. 815

    Been reading since the start – great stuff.

  812. 816

    Why do I read SM, you ask? Because it is, undoubtedly, the best online resource on web design! :D

    As far as your second question goes, you can improve it by giving away this book for free. Just kiddin’ :D

  813. 817

    Irshad Ahamed Mansoor

    November 23, 2010 6:09 am

    Smashing Magazine is the best for me as a Web Designer.

  814. 818

    What a neat idea! I would love to participate. I read Smashing Magazine (even though the posts are a little too lengthy for me sometimes!) because you guys strive hard to write about different subjects than everyone else. You question the reason why we all do things a certain way and challenge us to change our habits and think differently. It helps the design community become stronger and less set in our ways. I think you could improve by doing more of this! I really enjoy the majority of your articles, but every now and then it seems as if you put in a filler article that doesn’t have as much thought and creativity behind it. Keep up the good work, can’t wait to see the new book!

  815. 819

    I have been a reader of Smashing Magazine for several years now and thoroughly enjoy being kept up to date on the industry I work in a fun yet professional manner.

  816. 820

    SMB – Part Deux = w00t

  817. 821

    Nette Aktion. Ich frue mich auf das Buch!

  818. 822

    love, Love, LOVE Smashing!

  819. 823

    I loved the idea. You are just awesome :-)

  820. 824

    Smashing Magazine is often the spark that ignited my creativity.

  821. 825

    A second book?! omg omg omg omg! Haha, the first book was awesome. I can’t wait to order this. Plus a chance to get my name in the second book AND a free poster. You just made my Tuesday better :)

  822. 826

    My brother had showed me Smashing Magazine many years ago and ever since then I have come here almost everyday to see whats new and what I can learn. The greatest thing with this site (at least for me) is timing. Every time something comes up at work or during personal freelance, Smashing always seems to have an article pertaining to the topic which helps me get through what I need to do. On top of all that, this is truly the single greatest resource for web designers.

  823. 827

    Melvin van der Ven

    November 23, 2010 6:15 am

    I like SM, because of the useful daily blog posts about design. One thing I would like to see more from SM in the future is more Front-End development related posts like jQuery, xhtml/css & WordPress snippets. Keep up the great work!

  824. 828

    I love SM for the fabulous freebies!

  825. 829

    This is a great idea. As for improvements i guess i would like to see more sites in the Smashing Network and maybe some sort of categorization for these posts.

  826. 830

    Stratos Iordanidis

    November 23, 2010 6:16 am

    I loved the first Smashing Book and I wanted a second! Now, the second is coming out and I think that it will be better than the first.

    I don’t know what you can do to improve it, but I’m sure that you will!

    Thanks, Stratos Iordanidis.

  827. 831

    Smashing Magazine offers information that can’t be found on any other web design blogs/sites. You also promote good relationship with other blogs (sixrevisions, noupe, webdesignerdepot, etc.) that delivers useful information to aspiring web designers and developers like me. And because of that, your objective of creating a “design community” that is friendly and with enthusiastic spirit has been proven. It is indeed a community for beginners and experts that work together, helping one another.

    Improvement note: As of this moment i can’t suggest any improvement. I, myself, is still exploring the beauty and wonders of web development. why i don’t have one? I simply love every single page in here., not to mention those awesome cartoons :)

    More power and Soar even high SM.

  828. 832

    I visit your site on a regular basis and every day I find something new. If I need inspiration or know-how, this is the first site I visit.

  829. 833

    Keith "SuPeR K!" Kocienski

    November 23, 2010 6:16 am

    Smashing Magazine is an invaluable resource for web designers and developers.

  830. 834

    How I start my morning every day

  831. 835

    Definitely anticipating this one… you guys have been great inspiration and direction for many freelancers around the world.

  832. 836

    Smashing Magazine is my first port-of-call for inspiration, how-to-guides and the low-down on current web trends. Can’t live without it!

  833. 837

    Alessandro Menezes

    November 23, 2010 6:17 am

    All your articles are amazing! Thank you

  834. 838

    Smashing is a good place to learn about trends in web design. Thanks for all of your hard work!

  835. 839

    Smashing keeps me busy while I have spare time at work. Since I work in the field of web and graphic design, I can learn new things and apply them directly to projects the instant I’m off my lunch break.

  836. 840


    Smashing Magazine is a great resource!
    Keep up the great work …


  837. 841

    SWEET! I cant wait to spend my hard earned money on this book!!!! The first book was shoooo gud!

  838. 842

    Smashing Mag is THE place to go for anything web – inspiration, how-to, resources. A must-have for any designer/developer. My first book is falling apart, so glad the new one is being stitched and hardcover.

  839. 843

    Looking forward to see the hard copy.
    SM works for me as the ultimate creativity booster.

  840. 844

    Smashing Magazine is certainly an industry leader, and the book series is a natural. Smashing Mag is one of my top recommendations for new (and advanced) designers. Keep up the great work!

  841. 845

    Why Smashing Magazine? Because it is always innovative and everyone is always writing about the latest and greatest technologies. Never transcription and clearly written. Respect for all writers of Smashing Magazine and I can not wait to order the second book. Good luck with producing it. I hope my name is also printed. Regards, Kevin Morssink from The Netherlands

  842. 846

    You guys are still amazing! Will there be a pdf version?

  843. 847

    Zyllah Moranne-Brown

    November 23, 2010 6:21 am

    SM provide great information, latest news, great tech updates, freebies and latest trends and great tips, through all comms methods. Keep up the great work!

  844. 848

    Smashing Magazine is so so GOOD! I love the huge amount of resources and inspiration.

  845. 849

    Hey! I’m a web and graphic designer and…. first thing I do when I need inspiration is type your name on my browser! And I find it everytime I read you, so… Thankyou!
    Cheers from Spain!

  846. 850

    Dominik Trzaskacz

    November 23, 2010 6:22 am

    You have the best content in the World…

  847. 851

    If everyone read your books and site the web would be a better place!

  848. 852

    Katja Deutschmann

    November 23, 2010 6:23 am

    Smashing Magazine offers everyday valuable tipps and tutorials for screen and web design as well as web development with XHTML, CSS and JS. I also appreciate the numerous showcases as an inspiring source.

  849. 853

    I’m not a designer, but a marketer – I read smashingmagazine so that I can become a better client for my designers so that I get the best value for my money and can maintain an excellent working relationship.

    Smashingmagazine has helped me understand my designers better, and our relationship is more efficient as a result.


  850. 854

    Smashing Magazine is the best site! It literally has changed my life and the way I work! Thank you Smashing!

  851. 855

    Smashing Magazine has helped me kee up to date on the current trends on the web and in Design. Keep up the great work. I would love to see more diverse articles including topics such as Ecommerce and photography some more.

    I love all the articles and the netowrk of sites Smashing Magazine has.

  852. 856

    Tommy Gabrielsson

    November 23, 2010 6:26 am

    What a Christmas! I just bought the first book. And now a second… Yeah! Smashing Magazine is by far the best resource for design on the web. So, how to improve something almost perfect? You used to write more about WordPress. Thats the only thing i can come up with.

    From Sweden with love!

  853. 857

    I’m from Colombia and every day I read check you web page to get information about everything about design, you are a really good group of people and congrats for your new book. Thanks

  854. 858

    Smashing Magazine has risen from the mire of banal design sites which purport to offer inspiration and useful advice but instead merely cull the same “top 10″ lists with the same stale sites, dev and design bits. In sharp contrast to these sites, Smashing Magazine is a real publication, with useful, well-written, and thought-provoking articles that are really geared at the design professional and not just the wannabe. Keep doing what you’re doing, SM, you’re doing all the right things!

  855. 859

    We all love Smashing Magazine, especially the handy book, which is a kind of holy book here, which we ask for everyday problems and solutions during our work.

    Hey, I am right, that the book is being printed in our town? Regards from Lübeck in Germany.

  856. 860

    It’s wonderful to come in every morning with a coffee before design work and discover cutting-edge time-savers, tricks and how-tos – keep it coming!