To Five Smashing Years… And A Free Anniversary eBook Treat!


When we started Smashing Magazine, we didn’t expect anything. We didn’t have a grand master plan for a successful online magazine for designers and developers. We created something that we found useful and that we thought others would find useful, too. We did not lose focus, we relied on instinct more than once, we stayed patient, and we pulled the occasional night shift. That was 2006.

And then you came along.

You have passed the word along, left comments, dropped us emails. You let us know that we matter. You let us know that we are doing something meaningful. And you let us know that our humble work deserved your attention. And we listened — carefully.

Five years have passed, and the magazine has changed. That small, obscure blog of list posts and round-ups has evolved into a professional publication with a publishing policy, editorial structures and a house style guide. The Smashing family no longer has only two members, but rather a dedicated team of experienced authors, research assistants, expert advisors, editors and proofreaders.

We all do our best to bring you the trusted advice, techniques, tutorials, resources and opinions that Smashing Magazine is known for nowadays and that the Web design community around the world has come to rely on.

Smashing Magazine is a quality-obsessed, passionate team, but it is also you: you and every single reader who has been reading Smashing Magazine for all these years. Thank you for being with us; thank you for your support, criticism and encouragement over all these years. We could not exist without you.

A Smashing Magazine Anniversary Treat

Today, Smashing Magazine turns five. It’s hard to believe that the years have passed so quickly. Many things have changed, but when we look back, we realize how wonderful and sometimes even intoxicating the journey has been so far. And you — who made us what we are today — deserve a special thank-you.

To honor the occasion, we have a humble gift for you: the free “Best of Smashing Magazine” Anniversary eBook.

Free download on iTunes3
Free download on Smashing Magazine4 (.zip, 55 Mb)

The eBook is available in PDF, ePUB and Mobipocket formats. This eBook is our gift to you for your support, criticism and encouragement over all these years. We’d like it to be your very own memory box of your last five years with Smashing Magazine — something perhaps to bring back memories a couple of years from now. We’d like you to have a part of Smashing Magazine with you when you are on the go.

What’s in the eBook?

The eBook contains the best articles that have been published on Smashing Magazine in the last five years — and by “best,” we mean the most useful, most interesting or most inspiring. The articles have been carefully edited, proofread and updated for your convenience and reading pleasure on your eBook reader.

It discusses usability issues and the principles of effective Web design. It covers the guidelines for beautiful and effective typography, and it spotlights methods of responsive Web design. In addition, you’ll learn how to master professional Photoshop techniques, explore storytelling in your designs, and focus on three key areas to polish your content strategy. Never thought that harmony between designers and developers was possible? Dig in to see how the two camps can collaborate productively and learn from each other.

We are very thankful for the trust and confidence you put in us and we appreciate your loyal support. We want to keep your access to Smashing Magazine as comfortable as possible.

Cheers, dear friends. And here is to the next five years!

(al) (vf) (il)


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    Happy birthday!!!

    Continue with the good work!!


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    Happy anniversary and many thanks for a great birthday present. Best of wishes for the next 5 years.

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    Happy 5th B-Day and thank for the tons of awesome articles and other cool stuff :)

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    Happy birthday!!! Best magazine!

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    Happy Smashing Birthday and keep on rocking! :)

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    Umut Muhaddisoglu

    September 8, 2011 2:35 am

    Congrats to the Smashing Team. You are making a difficult job in an awesome way.

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    Happy Birthday for your 5th anniversary. Smashing Magazine has always been a source of inspiration. Even the long published lists (“500 best of anything”) were inspiring and informative. In the last two years the quality has increased enormously and it is getting harder and harder to keep pace with your output. Keep up your very good work! Let’s see how the next five years will turn out.

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    Cheers, dear SM!
    Wish you all the best!
    Many thanks!

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    Happy Birthday! And thanks for everything!

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    Happy anniversary my dear friends! Keep smashing us with valuable articles and creative projects =)

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    HapPy Birthday and Congratulations, 5MASHING MAG! :D

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    Happy birthday guys and well done for all the hard work. I stumbled by chance on your magazine a few years ago and I have been a happy and regular reader ever since.

    Have a Smashing birthday :-)

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    Congratulations and keep up the great work! You’re my first choice, come-to resource of web knowledge :)

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    Congratulations! You guys have established quite a name in such a small period of time. From just a blog to a well known source of inspiration and information. I have both of the Smashing Books and love them and your site is a daily must for me.

    I’m really curious about the Anniversary eBook too, but the zip file is not working at the moment.

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    Happy anniversary my awesome resource! You are the best.

    P.S. Can’t download .zip file. Link does not seem to work .. check this please.

    Huge Thanks For All You Do!

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      Thank you for your kind words!

      The server seems to be experiencing some problems now. Please stay tuned, we are on it!

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      Hay Nick try to download through Download Manager. Same problem faced when I tried to click to download the Zip.

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    hey its your birthday! but you give us gifts instead??!!!
    haha. Happy birthday!!

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    Congratulation! Happy Birthday! :)

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    thanks and best wishes from France !

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    Happy B-day! Read you for about 4 years! You’re the best! Best wishes and a lot of new interesting posts, Smashing Magazine! =)

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    Thomas Giannattasio

    September 8, 2011 2:50 am

    Happy Anniversary guys! You’ve built a wonderful community and I’m happy to be part of the family.

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine. Keep Rocking. All the best to Vitaly (vf), Sven (sl) and Iris (il).

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    Congratulations!!! Thanks guys you rock the net. Got some problems, i tunes store doesn’t work in Turkey (location only for US) and the Link does not seem to work?!?

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    Have a smashing birthday!

    Keep up the good work

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    Congrats guys!

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    Happy birthday!!!

    Keep up the good work and God bless you.

    Cheer!!! :)

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    Many many Congratulation!

    Happy Birthday! :)

    Keep Rocking & lighting others future!

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    Christian Krammer

    September 8, 2011 3:07 am

    Congratulations and happy birthday! You really deserve where you are right now. I am really proud to be part of this family as an author. Keep doing what you are doing!

    And of course thank you very much for the free eBook.

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    Happy Birthday!! Hoffentlich gibt’s Kuchen!!!

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    Thanks to the team and the best of wishes to keep the good work going and helping us in various ways. :)

    Have a smashing one guys ;)

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    Happy Birthday!

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    To many, many more smashing years!

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    Thanks for alla your hard work… e BUON COMPLEANNO smashing magazine!

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    Happy Birthday! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag… und für die Zukunft! And thanks a lot for everything on Smashing Magazine!

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    Five Anniversary! :) We wait for 10th!

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    Happy Birthday and thanks for the book :)

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    Whoa, thanks for such a nice gift, and happy B-day!

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    Happy Birthday!
    Thanks for the last 5 years! You rock!

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    Happy Birthday

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    Many many happy birthday :)

    Fantastic website.

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    Happy Birthday! What a wonderful present – very best to your team and thank you for all your hard work.

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    Happy birthday! I have always found here a great website, team and articles. Wishing you many years ahead!

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    Congrats! & thank you.

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    Nice! Thanks guys. I’ll download it for my ipad. Happy anniversary!

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    Please accept my most sincere congratulations. I wish you happiness, prosperity and success! Happy birthday!!!

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    Congrats and thanks for the eBook!

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    5 years is just a beginning …wishing u all a great journey ahead m/

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    Continue with the good work!! Wishing you many years ahead!
    I wish you happiness, prosperity and success! Congratulations!

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    Nice, happy birthday, Smashing Mag is great ! Perhaps could you explain why “Smashing”, what does that mean ?

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    Congrats and keep it up. Happy birthday. wish you all the best in the future

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    Happy Birthday and MERCI pour votre travail!

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    All the best guys! You’re doing extraordinary job here!! Yppieee for Smashing Team!

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    Happy birthday and all the best for the future !

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    Happy 5th b-day! Hope you have another 50 smashing years to come! :)

    I have been visiting Smashing Magazine for a while now but this is my first comment here.

    I would like to thank you for all the great articles and inspiration you bring. And thanks so much for the awesome birthday gift :)

    Keep on doing what you do! :)

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    Happy Birthday :)

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    Woow! long way.. no very serious plans.. but patience. Great! Smashing Magazine.

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    Here’s wishing you a very happy birthday!!!
    Keep up the good work!

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine. Wishing you all the very best for up coming years.
    Was verymuch excited with download from itunes. But got disappointed with the message “currently not available in the indian store”. making this available on indian store will a welcome effort for the huge list of indian followers.

    Wishes again!!!

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    Happy webirthDay!!

    Thanks a lot for the book,
    keep it up!!

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    Congratulations Smashing Magazine. Keep up the good work.
    Hope the third edition of “The Smashing Book” will come soon :)


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    You guys have been an inspiration, even a savior at times, thanks for all the great content.
    To another 5 years.

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    Best wishes for your birthday, SmashingMag Team! No need to get better, you’re already perfect :)

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    so sooooooooo….. happy bday my dear all time inspiration

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    keep the smashing stuff pouring! 5 great years is just the start.

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    Your magazine is very helpful ! I read your quotes every day. Happy birthday ! Thanks for sharing book )

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    Happy birthday in meine “Heimatstadt” Freiburg

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    Many Happy Returns “Smashing Magazine”… You guys really bring the best of the content for the designer community. Thanks for helping us shape up in the positive direction with your insightful articles and features.

    Wish you guys many more years of success and accolades…!!

    And thanks a lot for the ebook :-)

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    Thank you for the awesome stuff. Happy Birthday !!

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    happy birthday Smashing. Thanks for all your stuff, your sweet logo selection !!!!
    All the best for you.

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    Happy anniversary and many thanks for a great birthday present! You Rock!!!

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    Wow ! HB SM ! And thx for the book =)

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    Happy anniversary

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    Congrats and keep it up. Happy birthday. :)

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    Joyeux Anniversaire Smashing Magazine!
    A big THANK YOU for all those great articles that you guys have been publishing over the years!
    You guys are awesome!

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine
    A funny video for Wishes

    Thanks a lot for all this posts…and the shared knowledge

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    Happy Birthday!!! You are great!

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    Feliz Aniversário, Smashing Magazine!

    I really would like to thank you for everything that you have done for a lot of people everywhere! I used to say about you guys that you are a huge lighthouse spreading tons of knowledge from people which wants to change the internet!

    Once again, thank you for all and have an outstanding 5 B-Day! :D

    Alex Cesar.

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine! Thanks for the eBook Treat! First time getting an eBook from Smashing Magazine. You guys are so great!. Wishing you all the best ahead.

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    I already got it on my iPad! I came across it last night while looking for a book to read on my car ride this weekend. Great timing…thanks for everything Smashing, you guys are the best!

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    Boas Oportunidades

    September 8, 2011 5:20 am

    Happy Birthday!!!
    You guys rock!
    Looking forward to the next 5 years.
    And thanks for the ebook :)

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine,
    keep shaking our world!

    Best wishes ツ

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    Smile & thank you.

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    Happy 5th! You guys are my daily read since years…

    Just too bad the book can’t be bought from a Belgian iTunes account. Any suggestions?

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine, you are THE creativity booster!

    Big Thank You!

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    Happy Birthday! Thanks for the e-book – looking forward to reviewing the articles!!!

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    Happy Birthday!!! You’re the best!

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    Happy Budday!

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    LONG LIVE SmashingMagazine : )

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    Happy birthday! And thank you for the gift!

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    Happy Smashing Birthday! Keep up the good work!

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    Congratulations SM and thanks for five years of helping the community grow in quantity and quality.

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    Congrats! Thank you for your inspiration, information and dedication for the last five years.

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    Happy Birthday ! Keep growing ! :)

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    Congratulations on this milestone, and a huge thanks to the huge contribution you have made to the web community at large… I’d say more than just to the design community. Thank you so much for providing the quality content for such a long time. Also, thanks to the community too, contributors and consumers alike, for keeping this site smashing all these years.

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    You say it’s your birthday,
    We’re gonna have a good time!
    I’m glad it’s your birthday,
    Happy birthday to you!

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    Happy 5th again! thank you for the ebook but the zip file isn’t working for me either.

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    Happy Birthday! Thank you for everything you do and making my self taught route for web and graphic design a possibility. Looking forward to many more years of SM!

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    Happy birthday! You are such a sweet people. Thank you very much for the great work.

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    Congratulations to each and every one of you! I’m a huge fan of all your work!

    It’s because of Smashing Magazine that I can keep up with new web trends and stuff that would be almost impossible to find somewhere else (in just one place).

    P.S. Thanx for the free ebook, I’m downloading it right now!

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    Congrats! you guys are doing an awesome job!

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    Happy Happy 5th Birthday Birthday Smashing .
    Our best wishes to all team of Smashing magazine & its all readers.
    Keep rocking…..

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    Congratulations and happy 5th birthday! I am a faithful reader of yours!

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    Congratulations and happy 5th birthday!

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    Congrats & HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    Happy Birthday!!! Keep up the good work :) !!!

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    Happy Birthday! Alles Gute und danke fuer 5 tolle Jahre! :) You guys are awesome and the interwebs wouldn’t be the same without Smashing!

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    Happy birthday guys! Adding this one to the iPad :-) recently purchased and read the CSS eBook.. loved it! Keep up the amazing work, Smashing Magazine is in my daily coffee routine every morning to start the day and it will remain their for quite a while…!

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    Happy Smashing Birthday! Keep up the awesome work!

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    Happy anniversary, the book is great thanks again, not just for the book, but for day to day operations and quality.

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    Congratulations on the 5th anniversary. You goes are my primary ‘goto’ resource when I have a design issue.

    Thanks for all you do for the web community.

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    Well done guys!

    I can’t believe it is only 5 years.

    You are like a fine wine or cheese, getting better with age.

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    Hell yeah! Congratulations Smashing Magazine!

    Thanks for the eBook!

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    Happy Birthday SM! Keep up the amazing work, all thumbs up! (wish, I had 10 of ‘em ;-)

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    Congrats and happy 5th birthday …..u are rock and roll…!!!

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    Happy birthday!!!

    Continue with the good work!!


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    Great work! Smashing Magazine has contributed to so much of my design knowledge. I can’t thank you guys enough!

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    5 years – that’s Smashing guys!

    Cheers to another 5.

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    Congratulations and thanks for all your hard work!

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    I love the work you do!

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    Thank you for all the work you have done for us.

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    Glad to see you all going strong after five years! I know I’ve gotten a lot of good information here over the years, so congrats!

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    Thank you and happy birthday SM!

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    Congrats, Smashing Team!

    Happy birthday, and I hope to read you and participate in the Smashing fun not 5, but at least 25 more years! ;-)

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    Happy Birthday! Thanks for your great job!
    Thank you for the book!

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    Smashing birthday! Keep up the good work (for at least another five years)

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    Happy B’day :D many thanks for the ebook :D
    wish you all the best

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    Happy Birthday! Thank you for the ebook – Smashing Magazine ROCKS!!!!!!

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    Since coming across Smashing Magazine around 3 years ago. My knowledge has been vastly improved. It is always a pleasure to read all the exciting articles, keep up the terrific work.
    Happy Birthday!!


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    Happy Birthday!! Thank you for the book but mostly for all those inspiring and useful articles. I enjoy it each time. Well Done! Wish you much success in the future!

    All the best!

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    Happy Birthday and congratulations for the best magazine on webdesign and development.

    Keep up the good work and at least 5 more years of great content.


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    Panayiotis «prince» Velisarakos

    September 8, 2011 8:05 am

    Happy birthday Smashing Magazine! Keep up the good work!

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    Happy Birthday!! txs for the book.. it is GREAT!!

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    Happy Birthday Smashing !! And thank you for the Anniversary e-Book!

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    Happy Birthday! And thank you, not only for the free eBook but also for always putting out great material and being a consistent source of inspiration!

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    We call your site the Bible in my office its one of the few sites I visit daily and one of the few sites I can turn to for advice when working on projects.

    Thankyou very much SM

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    Happy Birthday!!! and thanks for your great job !!

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    Felicidades por los cinco años!!

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    Happy Birthday!!! Love your site!!! Thanks for all of your hard work and for inspiring people all around the world!

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    Can’t wait to read it! The articles look pretty interesting

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    Dear SM. Congrats on five years of being awesome. I find it quite annoying that I can’t download your e-book directly, since the book is apparently not available in the Danish iTunes store yet. Could you please link directly to a .pdf instead of the .zip file?

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    Herzliche Glückwünsche zum Jubiläum.

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine. We are with you. Keep it up

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    Today is also my birthday. Happy Birthday all around!

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    Keep up the good work!
    Thank You

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    Happy Anniversary, SM!

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    Thanks for the ebook and keep up the awesome work you’re doing! :)

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    Congratulation! Happy Birthday! :)

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    Happy Anniversary !

    Thanks for the treat :)

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    Jessiker @ Jessiker Bakes

    September 8, 2011 9:54 am

    Happy Birthday!! Love reading this magazine and all the best for the future!

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    Happy Birthday! Thanks for the gift! :) Cheers! :)

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    I have no idea what I would do without you! Absolutely a must-visit, first on my list daily. Thank you and, please, continue the excellent work for many years to come.

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    Happy Birthday!!!
    Here’s wishing you another 5 years.

    Thanks again — keep up the great work

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    Happy 5th birthday. This is an excellent compilation and thank you for this great gift!!!

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    ALLES GUTE ZUM GEBURTSTAG! :-) Thank you Smashing Magazine for everything you do!

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    Congratulations! And thanks SO MUCH for the .mobi file. I can’t stand reading pdfs on my laptop, and will probably actually get to read this since I can throw it on my Kindle.


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    Happy 5 year anniversary to all the people involved in making Smashing Magazine what it is today. You all make our world a better place. Seriously! Thank you so much and I’m looking for many more years to come! Congratulations!!

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    Well Happy B-day to you and to think this is the first I have heard of you. I’m adding you my favorities!

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    Happy Birthday and Congrats! Keep up the good work!

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    Happy B’day Smashing magazine! Thanks for all the great articles!

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    And after this awesome gift :-) let me give you my best wishes for your fifth birthday! Thanks for all the great ideas and precious informations that you give us!

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    Thank you for all of your hard work and information over the last five years! We depend on your articles and incites daily and appreciate all of the time you guys spend providing such an amazing community service.

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    Happy Birthday Smashing! :)

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    Oh man, wasn’t expecting this. KICK ASS SMASHING, REALLY, KICK ASS. I hope there is even more years of Smashing, you guys are great. I think it’s neat not only from Smashing but also the design community in general to be so close, full of knowledge to share and open to new ideas.


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    Oh, you certainly do matter. Smashing is my first stop every day. It’s a rare thing in this day and age to have a resource that lives up to it’s own high standards again and again. You guys and girls are AWESOME!!!!! Happy happy 5.

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    jason @ mobile website design

    September 8, 2011 12:51 pm

    Just found you.

    Just downloaded your present to us!

    Just saying thank you.

    Just saying Happy Birthday.

    Just saying!

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    Happy birthday guys! and thanks for all your hard work.

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    Laura McGuigan (@grafxnerd)

    September 8, 2011 12:53 pm

    Congratulations on 5 years guys. I think I’ve been watching from the beginning—reading, learning.. Despite all the resources out there, I still turn to you guys first. :) Go and celebrate, and thanks for the eBook!

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    Congratulations and happy birthday!!!

    thank you for this excellent compilation!!

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    Why not just post a link to the epub rather than a zipped file? That way we don’t have to unzip it on a pc and then transfer it to our devices? Oh… it’s 55megs. Nevermind!

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    Here’s to another 5 years. Smashing Magazine has been an inspiration and teacher to me since I discovered it back in 2008. Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine. I look forward to seeing what comes next.

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    Congratulations!! keep this unvaluable source of inspiration and knowledge alive!!

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    Happy fifth birthday and congratulations for your success! The book is already on my iPhone, waiting to be read ;)

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    Happy birthday dear Smashing!!

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    Happy anniversary and thanks a lot for everything including the awesome birthday treat. :)
    Wish you all the best for the future.

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    Thank you for everything, Smashing Magazine: my #1 inspiration- learning source, 5 years and best to come!
    Cheers & Keep it coming guys!!!

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine!
    Cant wait to get stuck into the book, it looks amazing!
    Thanks for all your great work for the design industry and I hope the next year goes strong

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    5 years!!! OMG! It feels like you just started recently!.. Time is flying.
    p.s. can’t get the book with the iTunes Ireland account :-(

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    happy birthday my favorite website ! stay as you are ! the best

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    Happy birthday Smashing magazine…May u have many more
    u r the best… so nice , so helpful
    All the very best in future
    :) :) :) :) :)

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine! Thanks for this free ebook.
    You guys are WONDERFUL and I am looking forward to the Smashing Book #3!

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    Keep on the great work!

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    Happy birthday! Thanks for your great work.

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    Happy Happy Birthday,

    I’m glad that you are online, wish you to grow bigger and many all have a lot of happy time with SmashingMagazine :)


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    Happy Birthday and thanks a lot for this eBook, keep up the good work. :)

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    Many thanks for your efforts over the years – I’ve learned heaps, found a stack of resources, bought the books and generally benefited hugely from your vision. Happy Birthday – may there be many more!

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    Happy birthday smashingmagazine~!

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    woot! woot! Happy bday smashing magz!

    thanks for the e-book treat!… delicious! ..;)

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    happy birthday SM :)

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    Just try to download from iTunes:
    “The item you’ve requested is not currently available in the Indonesian Store.” :(

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    Congra888888888 s
    Wish you many many returns of the day….. HaPPy Birthday Smashing ………

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    happy happy happy happy happy birthday Smashing Magazine.
    and all the best wish from Indonesia

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    Happy Birthday.
    Wish u all the best

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    Congratulations and keep up the great work!
    Wish u all the best

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    chigicherla sivaiah

    September 8, 2011 8:45 pm

    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine! good work….good going.


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    Happy Birthday SM, Thanks for your great work all these 5 years… Keep up the good work…

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    Congrats on your hard work paying off. Thanks for the present :)

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine !!!
    Wishing you all the best for your every steps.

    Thank you for the gift :)

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    Happy 5th Anniversary Smashing Mag. You truly are smashing! Thanks for the freebies. ^^

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    Congratulations and Happy birthday!!!

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    Happy Big B’ day..
    Thanks for the E-book :)

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    Happy Birthday SM, Thanks for your great work all these 5 years… Keep up the good work…

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    Congratulations, you have worked successfully for 5 years too…
    I learned a lot thanks to.
    I would like to thank all those who labor to the site.


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    iTunes says the book isn’t available in iTunes New Zealand. Is there a workaround?

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    Happy Birthday! Thank, you for the ebook. I really enjoyed reading the Smashing Book 2. Keep on that good work!

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    Thanks Smashing, and Happy Birthday!!! You are one of the best resources for budding developers on the web. You should be proud guys!

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    Happy Birthday!!!

    Thanks for all the knowledge you give us, the readers and keep up the good work!

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    Happy Happy!! your sharing of brilliant articles has made me a better designer. The quality of the articles is always top notch! Thanks again!

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    WOW! Thank’s for everything! You’re the best!

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    Happy Birthday from Peru!

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    The best is yet to come from the SM team especially when we all start designing for futuristic interactive wall screens! lol

    Happy Birthday and keep up the great work, you are my number one resource.

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    Happy Birthday from Germany! :)

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    Happy birthday!

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    Thanks for five years of inspiration, looking forward for the next five years!

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    Maybe a logo redesign would be good now after 5 years, eh?

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    Happy B-day :) all the best!

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    Happy birthday.

    Only discovered you 18 months ago, but since then I would like to think I have become a better designer and a hell of alot more knowledgeable. Keep up the great work. Your making people like me look good. :-)

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    Happy Birthday!

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    João Paulo Rebelo

    September 9, 2011 12:45 am




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    Happy birthday Smashing Magazine.
    Because of you I can know everything about Web.

    Hope always be the best

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    congrats guys! you made the web a better place! :D

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    happy birthday smashers!

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    happy birthday!! thanks for this e-book and keep up the good work.. :)

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    thank you! well done! and love long :)

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    Herzlichen Glückwunsch!
    Weiter so und Danke.

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    Happy Birthday and my best wishes for you all :)

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    yeppii…….keep rocking

  229. 232

    Happy B-DAY SM
    and thanks for everything ;)………….keep doin da gr8 work.

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    Happy B-DAY SM
    thanks for everything ;)………….keep doin da gr8 work.

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    Congratulations for 5 highly successful years!

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    Happy anniversary my dear SM. You are the wonderful resource for Web dev. Keep rocking. Wishes to all editorial members.

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    La multi ani smashingmagazine !

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    Great going SM ! My hearty best wishes to the team behind this inspiring magazine.

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    Felicitandolos desde Guatemala, q tengan muchos logros mas y adelante por este desarrollo continuo que hacen, muchas felicidades, Congratulations.

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    Congrats SM !!! Wishing you many more prosperous years ahead.

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    Thanks for everything!

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    SmashMag filled a gap among net proposal five years ago. And continue to doing it with an educational vocation.
    It’s obvious that if you follow you own built path, you’ll gonna exist, at least as long as people will have the will of learning.
    So, Feliz Cumpleaños, Joyeux Anniversaire, Happy Birthday, and all this sort of things.

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    Congrats SM for completing 5 years. You have been truly smashing in these years.

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    That´s great! but why the download is taking so much to finish? I mean the zip file, 55mb usually does not take too much time.

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    Happy Birthday SM! I love you guys! & gals! You have helped me so much. Every time i have a problem i search SM 1st. Thank you so much! Can your next inspiration piece please be on bakeries? I find most look the same and am looking for unique and stunning bakery websites. I couldn’t find any on SM.


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    Happy birthday, Smashing Magazine, the best web magazine in the world!!!

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    h’ppy birthday Smashing Magazine…. thanks for the best ebook

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    Happy Birthday. Thanks for all your hard work.

  245. 248

    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine.
    And thanks for such gift on ocassion of your fifth birthday

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    Happy birthday to Smashing Magazine!
    Thanks for all your hard work.

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    Happy Birthday!
    Live Long Smashing Magazine …. :)

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine!
    From all over the cool and snow clad peaks of paradise on earth i.e Kashmir ASIA..

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    WOW that means I’m a loyal reader for 3 years now!
    You are right it those 3 years have passed so quickly!

    Happy Birthday SM!

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    Thank you very much.
    And happy birthday!

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    Happy Birthday ;-)

    No idea where we would have been without you … but it would have been dark … and grim.

    Best wishes from Denmark.

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    Happy bday Smashing magazine! Downloading the ebook right now :D thanks :)

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    Many many many happy returns of the day.

    You have given us a different look and feel towards the internet.

    Keep us smashed and may we get to wish you for eternity.


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    Happy Birthday to!

    Just imagine where it’ll be in another 5 years!! I know I’ll be around to see it. (and more!)

  255. 258

    Happy birthday!! Thank you guys for everything – I’m an everyday reader :)

  256. 259

    Happy Birthday, and many thanks for ths wonderful resource. I wrote a short review in spanish about the anniversay book,

  257. 260

    Happy B-day, Smashing Magazine! Keep on smashing us!

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    Thanks guys! And more power to you!

  259. 262

    Happy Birthday ! Best Wishes from Sri Lanka :). Keep your good work forward !

  260. 263

    HBD Smashing Magazine! Keep smashing!

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    Congrats on turning five and keep up the good work in the years to come!

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    Keep smashing us with your valuable posts… can’t imagine my daily stuff without you !

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    Happy Birthday to you.
    I’m really impressed with your work.

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    Happy birthday! i remember when i was just a college student learning HTML, Smashing Magazine was my “secret recipe” (give me huge, high-q graphics, not to mention long loading from a 56kbps dial up modem) and is still too when I’m already working as web developer.
    Really enjoyed reading your first book and oh recently I got a free Smashing Book #2 from a generous gentleman too.
    Keep smashing!

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    Happy birthday!

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    Happy Birthday

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    Happy Birthday! Looking forward to many more birthdays!!! Thanks for all of your hard work!

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    Happy Birthday! Looking forward to many more to come…thanks for all the hard and good work.

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    /////// H A P P Y ///////
    B I R T H D H A Y


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    What a clever idea! When it comes to all thing digital, web and/or design, Smashing has been in my list of must reads since I began this online journey of mine. Thank you for everything! Wishing you every success in the future, too!


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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine!

    Although designing is currently not my career, you’ve provided a lot of top-notch info that is good to read! I still send people that article on the types my clients/friends and it helps them sympathise with me.

    Thank you for the gift, will download it once I get home.
    I’m sure your future will continue to be bright :)

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    Happy Brithday – You Inspire me everyday.


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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine!

    Thanks for the awesome gift. :)

  275. 278

    Happy birthday!I love you ,smashing magazine!

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    Congrats :-) Keep Growing

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    amazing, thanks a lot, and happy :)

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    Happy birthday!
    Thanks for the download. Also have your books, always a nice read..
    Now I have to buy an e-reader.. :)

    Thanks for all the inspiration and informative articles over the years.

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    Happy Anniversary, Smashing Magazine!

    You’re a pleasure to read, both for the information you provide and the attitude towards your readers.

    Thanks a million and keep growing further.

  280. 283

    Happy Birthday Smashing magazine, You given me alot…

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    Happy Birthday!! :)

    You should publish such ebooks more often. Great work.. way to go!!!

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    Happy Birthday!

    Hope to see more GORGEOUSLY-SMASHING pubs from you guys!
    Keep it up! ^o^/

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Mag!! My nr1 source of inspiration and info.
    Thanks for the awesome e-book.

    Keep up the good work!

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    Happy birthday !!

    You have helped many achieve great milestones in these five years….words are not enough to comment on the praiseworthy efforts the entire team puts in…
    This website is a cake for designers and today you have provided the chocolate icing to that cake through this free magazine

    Thanks a lot!!
    Keep it up….long live SMASHING MAGAZINE :-)

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    Dear Smashing Magazine Team,
    Fabulous job and Happy Birthday. Thank you for the free books, I am sure we can expect nothing but the best from you!
    All the best and hope to see you succeed more in the coming years :)

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    Wish you a very Happy birthday Smashing Magazine ………………. love all your articles on web designing……………. Keep it up………. :)

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    Please +1 for greek itunes store !

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    Happy Birthday!
    Thank you for the tremendous work you are doing. Thank you for your professionalism and thank you for allowing us to learn from you. I receive and analyze the vast amount of information each day and to be honest: your materials are amongst the most useful and informative.
    Thanks again and happy birthday!

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    Happy birthday!

    i hope its oki if i reblog this

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    Happy Birthday, Smashing Magazine & the Smashers! ;-)

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    Happy Birthday, Smashing Magazine!
    Keep inspiring!
    Love all your content!

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    Best wishes! Your service is awesome and a tons of thanks for the tremendous work!

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    Thank you, Smashing Magazine!

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    Happy smashing birthday !

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    Happy B’day to Smashing Magazine ! Thanks for the e-book.

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    Felicidades!!!, you rock, many thanks for this present, you are the best :)

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    i dont know whats wrong with that itunes link – is that working?

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine!

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    Happy awesome 5th birthday and wishes for many more to come, learnt and learning a lot from smashing network. Keep up the good spirit.

    Thanks for being smashing!

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    Ibrahim Azhar Armar

    September 14, 2011 10:15 pm

    The iTunes link doen’t work out of US Stores, i am not able to download via iTunes for my iPad :( , anyway Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine, We love you. keep smashing :)

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    Happy Birthday guys!

    Kepp on rockin’ like this. You have created one of the best websites ever.
    Thanks and go for another 5.


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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine! I wish you many more years. You really have a smashing network!
    And thanks for the ebook!

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    Ashish Lohorung Rai

    September 15, 2011 4:18 pm

    Congrats from my side for turning 5.. I wish all the best for your future. Have a great time… and thanks for the PDF… :-)

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    Hi, thanks for the book and congratulations for the 5th year. I’ve been following SM from the begining. I have one question. The book is available on the iphone/itunes app store only for US. My iphone is configured for Romania and I can’t download it.

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    Happy Birthday! Thanks fro the free download, I can’t wait to dig into it.

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    naice :)

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    Thank you! and happy birth day!

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    Yeah, right! for US store only, tnx..

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    Thanks dudes!
    But its not available in the dutch itunes store and my iPad can’t handle zip’s :(

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    Happy Birthday and thanks for this great gift

  311. 315

    Happy Birthday! Vielen Dank für die tollen Artikel!

  312. 316

    Many happy returns Smashing Mag. Keep up the good work :]

  313. 317

    Happy Birthday!!! And Thank YOU Very Much for this gift… :)

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    Happy birthday !

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    And many thanks 4 the eBook :)

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    Happy anniversary, and thank you so much for the gift :)

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    The link redirects my ipad to the itunes store, saying that it’s not available in the Netherlands. :(

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      I can confirm, have the same problem here (i’m from Belgium), but link redirect to the Netherlands

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    happy birthday


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    Happy B-day!!!

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    Happy Anniversary!
    Congratulations on turning 5 and you have been awesome till now and one of the best.
    Good to see more from you in future. Rock on Smashing…

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    On a side note, this is an excellent way to engage your audience, but that’s totally acceptable, this is a gem!

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    Happy birthday to you guys… wishing you another smashing 5 years ahead.

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    I found this place a few months ago and honestly, it’s one of my favorite sites to go through. So much information!!! You guys have done an amazing job and I look forward to hanging around for the next 5+ years =] Thank you, for making this place a reality!!

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    YOU GUYS ROCK! My most favorite website on the net!

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    Happy Birthday!!! thanks so much for all the wonderful and informational articles, what would I do without you!? :) ;) :D

  326. 331

    Happy birthday. just got my copy. thanks

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    Happy birthday and thank you!

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    Happy Birthday from Colombia !!! thank you for that awesome work in 5 years … and thanks for the book!

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Mag. There’s no telling where we would be without you. Wishing you a fabulous anniversary, and many smashing years. Keep smashing! – Kenya

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    Happy Birthday : )

    Just bought your printed books #1 & #2 and downloading the anniversary ebook!

    Thank you for the years of good advice and interesting discussions.

    xo from Australia

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    we, the designer community, we are in love with you :)

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    be lated many many happy returns of the day

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    Happy birthday…
    sorry late :D

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    Guys, please, why only US App Store? This kind of sucks. You are great, but this. Please change it. Thanks*

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    best site ever. :) happy anniversary SM!

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    Happy Birthday Smaasheeeeeeeeeeeeee…..
    It was a great help for me during my career as a graphic designer, to develop my skills, abilitiy and ofcourse new secretes…from you. Am a Great loyal fan you sence then

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    Happy birthday Smashing Magazine (Although It was pretty late). Thank you very much for eBook.

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    Great gift, many thanks and hope to see you just as much in the years to come …

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    My Default home page is smashing magazine. Contents are crisp and informative.

    Many more happy returns of the day

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    You guys have won 2 internets. kudos.

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    best site ever. :) happy anniversary SM!

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    Congratulations guys!

    More blessings and opportunities!


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    I wish it also was available in the danish version of iTunes Store :-(

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    Surely will be digging into it! It looks great!
    Thanks for sharing it with all of us, and cheers for another five awesome years!

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    Happy bday SM! 10x for the gift :)

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    Thanks for the free 5th Anniv. Ebook. I haven’t read it yet, but after visiting just a couple of pages on your Web site and reading the reviews about it and the Ebook therein, I’m sure it will make my next long flight more tolerable, as my HTV EVO 4G has more than enough umph to render it properly (if in a somewhat tiny format).

    Fractal Zone

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    Happy Birthday : )

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    Happy Birthday

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    Happy birthday

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    HBD !!! Grew up.

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    Happy Birthday,
    and thanks for the gift :)

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    Happy Birthday! Thanks for the wonderful Free gift! You mag rocks with the terrific articles continuously being published in them :)
    All the best ahead for many more fantastic publications!

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    Happy birthday and thanks for a gift. :D
    Your articles have been very useful.

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    Thanks a lot!

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    So awesome, thanks Smashing Mag! Looking forward to the next 5 years of great articles.

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    Happy Birthday.

    In these years you have changed many lives. Know that you will keep doing these in coming years too.

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    Alexander Stepanets

    November 16, 2011 6:24 pm

    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine and thank you for awesome site and eBook!

    Keep it Alive! :)

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    Thanks SM, Sure its another good read!

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    hey guys!

    thank you so much for this gift-book – anything you do is just awesome, inspiring & super-helpful!

    happy birthday and many more successful years to come!

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    Smashing Magazine!!! You guys have contributed in no small measure to the person i am today!

    Thank you and here’s to the next five years and beyond

    Cheers and God Bless

  362. 367

    Happy Birthday!
    Thank for those book. Very useful :)

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    WIN! Thanks for sharing this, you guys!

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    Late but rocks!! Success for all!


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    Happy Anniversary Smashing…

  366. 371

    Great way to show appreciation! You guys have done a fantastic job of making the web more stylish!
    I am downloading your ebook right now. Pls keep up the good work.

  367. 372

    Please make the ebook available in worldwide itunes stores please.. i cannot download it from india

  368. 373

    I’m a little late to the party but HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and thanks soooo much for this very informative, interesting and brilliant ebook! Thank you.

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    I am late here, but wish you a happy belated birthday! :) cheers

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    Happy birthday Smashing M.!!!
    Smash us more. Thanks for the gift book. And many years to come.
    greetings from Croatia (Hrvatska)

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    The iTunes version is “Not available in the Indian Market” :( Have to download it to my computer and then transfer it to the iPad :|

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Mag!

    I have always looked to your amazing collective for inspiration, information and guidance. I loved your first book; and am ordering your second one shortly (as soon as some clients pay me LOL). You guys are so talented and the choices you make in the information you share with the world shows that you totally ‘get it’… and for that I salute you. Thanks for sharing the ebook. It reminds us just how embedded you have been in our design and development lives over the years :-)

    Cheers :-D

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    December 13, 2011 7:19 am

    You are a true smashing team. All your issues have great pertinence and quality.
    Happy birthday!!!!!

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    Though I’ve only known you a short while, you have given credence to my belief that a website should be treated as a story and that the interface design illustrates the story in a manner that gives the user a pleasant experience while visiting and brings them back for more. Nice book and let’s drink a toast (of your favorite beverage) to the next 5 years!

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    thanks for being my good friend and inspiration.
    so many articles which are very helpful and improve my design knowledge.
    greeting from Indonesia!!

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    Happy Anniversary and Thanks a lot for the ebook!! I hope it sure will be very helpful and interesting indeed!!

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    Too bad it isn’t available for Argentina :(

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    Thanks smashing team for your works. Happy aniversary :)

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    Best Of Luck for many many years ahead and more success :)
    Thanx a lot for a beautiful site and content :D

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    Wow thanks for the ebook treat and we love you guys, big ups and keep doing the best.

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    Happy Anniversary guys! I appreciate the yummy treat.
    emag=cake Cheers! More power and keep on rockin’!

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    Happy Birthday Smashing!!!

    Thank you for your sharing. Keep on writing more interesting and inspiring articles

  383. 388

    What about Android? None of these are in Android Market as a free download? What’s up with that? :(

  384. 389

    i love your website, congratulations !

  385. 390

    It’s very cool. And make a person with empty pocket smiling.
    Let me to download and learn. Happy anniversary smashingmagazine.
    Keep make us smarter.

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    Sandeep Banerjee

    March 24, 2012 2:40 pm

    great work …. u inspired me … thanks …..

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    you people really make an awesome blog. Here the beginners and professionals equally learn different techniques. keep posting!

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    Happy Bday

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    Nice job !! Like all your posts and I have bought a couple of your books you are magnificent bloggers and I copy all my css needs from your website cheers !! Happy aniversary good job!

  390. 395

    Belated happy birthday.

    Thanks a ton for wonderful & knowledgeable articles.

    And the treat is really awesome.

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    Temitope Benson

    June 19, 2012 1:21 pm

    This is great… I love this website.

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    Please Make it Available for Indian App Store, i m not able to download it as im having iTunes for Indian Store……

  393. 398

    Happy birthday and Thanks for the wonderful Free gift!

    Your articles have been very useful.

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