Yesterday we described who we are, and today it’s your turn to tell us your story. Looking back at where we’ve come from and where we are today, we see that one principle has not changed a bit over the years, and it is one of the core elements of our work: that is, we’ll go as far as it takes to deliver value and substance to you, our dear reader.
We’re celebrating our sixth anniversary. Apparently, the Smashing Cat has already got into the party mood.
We measure success not by traffic and not by the number of advertising spots sold, but by the amount of value an article provides you with. And to measure that, we quantify the attention an article receives and the overall feedback it gets in comments, blog posts and social channels. We listen to you, and we listen carefully. Our team reads through each and every email and tweet sent to us, and we also double-check comments that get marked as “spam” and approve the legitimate ones. Every meaningful comment contributes to the discussion and helps us further improve the quality of our content. And that’s a huge deal for us.
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But with such rigorous standards and high expectations, failing is very easy. Therefore, it’s crucial for us to learn how Smashing Magazine has helped you over the years, what you like and dislike and what you’d like to be different in future.
And since the greatness of a birthday party depends on how much the guests are into it, we kindly ask you to share your feedback, thoughts and ideas in the comments section. Where do you live? How well recognized is Smashing Magazine in your area and among the people you know? How has Smashing Magazine helped you in your career? What has been the most memorable article for you? Which author drives you nuts most often? What do you miss in Smashing Magazine? Whether you feel like replying to all of these questions or just to one, we are genuinely interested in hearing what’s on your mind, and we look forward to reading your answers:
Among all the commenters, we’ll raffle 30 sets of exclusive poster prints. Each set contains six prints of some of the best entries from our “Redesign the Web, Redesign the World” poster competition. The prints are limited editions and were printed especially for this giveaway. They would definitely look nice on your office or studio wall!
Some of the best entries in the “Redesign the Web, Redesign the World” poster competition.
The Anniversary Schedule
As promised, we have prepared limited-edition prizes and special Smashing Book discounts. Please keep in mind that the event only runs for a limited time span (starting at midnight CET).
September 7 (Friday, tomorrow): 30% anniversary discount for printed books
Our print books are our editorial flagships. Well-respected experts in the industry contribute to our Smashing Books, delivering best practices and innovative techniques to the community. If you don’t have one yet, you should definitely not let this special pass you by. Get a 30% anniversary discount on all printed Smashing books for 48 hours, e.g.
- the Smashing Book Anthology (print + eBooks) for $69.30 (
- the Smashing Books 3 and 3⅓ (print + eBooks) for $34.85 (
This is a chance to add to your reference library or to surprise a colleague or your department with a great set of Smashing Books.
Be sure to keep up to date via the Smashing Newsletter as well.
We sincerely appreciate your time and support, and we look very much forward to your feedback!