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The Team

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Vitaly FriedmanRicardo Gimenes (Designer & Illustrator)
From left to right: Vitaly Friedman and Ricardo Gimenes.

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Smashing Magazine’s Experts Panel

Before an article is published, it’s reviewed by independent reviewers — respected members of the design community who provide feedback to authors and review technical details. We are very grateful for the fantastic work of our Experts Panel, and the magazine wouldn’t have the same quality without their profound expertise and support.

Alma Hoffmann2921 Aaron Beall22 Adam Lang23 Addy Osmani24 AJ Dimarucot25 Alan Colville26 Alexander Charchar27 Alexander Dawson28 Alma Hoffmann2921 Andrea Trasatti30 Andreas Bovens31 Andrei Zmievski32 Andrew Berry33 Andrew Maier34 Andrey Savchenko35 Andy Hume36 Ann McMeekin37 Anna Peterson38 Bart Mroz39 Bastian Allgeier40 Bonnie Van Volkinburg Brian LeRoux41 Bruce Lawson42 Bryan Allott43 Carlos Lanenga44 Chad Smith45 Charlie Nielsen46 Chris Coyier47 Chris Day48 Chris Everson49 Chris Mills50 Chris Shiflett51 Christian Heilmann52 Chui Chui Tan53 Colin J. Ihrig54 Dale Cruse55 Dan Kielp56 Dan Mayer57 Dan McKenzie58 Dan Rose59 Daniel Pataki60 Darryl Adie61 Dave Donaldson62 Dave Hogue63 David Kadavy64 David Platt65 Derek Allard66 Derek Johnson67 Digg Boss68 Dirk Jesse69 Dmitry Baranovskiy70 Dominique Lederer71 Donna Spencer72 Douglas Bonneville73 Dudley Storey74 Ed Finkler75 Edward Chen76 Eli Grey77 Elliot Jay Stocks78 Eoin McGrath79 Eugene Terehov80 Fiona Battersby81 Francisco Inchauste82 Gina Walker Gordon Skinner Graham Smith83 Haje Jan Kamps84 Harry Roberts85 Heydon Pickering86 Horia Dragomir87 Hugh Lashbrooke88 Inayaili de Leon89 Ilya Pukhalski90 Indra Kupferschmid91 Ivan Chepurnyi92 Jacob Cass93 Jacob Gube94 James Adams James Chudley95 James Walker96 Jamie Mason97 Janko Jovanovic98 Jared Ponchot99 Jay Salvat100 JD Graffam101 Jeff Eaton102 Jeff Gothelf103 Jeff Starr104 Jen Gordon105 Jens Grochtdreis106 Jens Meiert107 Jesmond Allen108 Joe Leech109 Johan van Tongeren110 Johannes Fahrenkrug111 John Daggett Jon Raasch 112 Jon Tan113 Jorijn Schrijvershof114 Jörn Zaefferer115 Josh Clark116 Justin Burdett117 Justin Mifsud118 Karolina Szczur119 Kat Neville120 Khajag Apelian121 Kieran Masterton122 Kim Pimmel123 Konstantin Weiss124 Krzysztof Rakowski125 Lars Wienbelt126 Lea Verou127 Leigh Mason128 Leon129 Lisa Valuyskaya 130 Luke Wroblewski131 Lyndon Cerejo132 Maciej Kwas133 Manuel Bieh134 Marc Edwards135 Marc Roberts136 Marko Dugonjic137 Martin Leblanc Eigtved Mathias Bynens138 Matt Stow139 Matt Ward140 Mattia Forza141 Micah Slavens142 Michael Hayes143 Michel Bozgounov144 Min Tran145 Moritz Grauel146 Nancy Ruzow147 Natalie Downe148 Nicolas Gallagher149 Oliver Reichenstein150 Owen Gregory151 Pablo Bernardo152 Patrick Lauke 153 Paul Bridgestock154 Paul Irish155 Paul Shaw156 Paul Tero157 Philip Tellis158 Rachel Andrew159 Rafael G. Lepper160 Ray Mosley161 Rian van der Merwe162 Rob Hawkes163 Rob Sutton164 Robert Hoekman165 Rodney Rehm166 Ros Hodgekiss167 Ross Bruniges168 Sally Young169 Scott Jehl170 Sean Coates171 Sergey Chikuyonok172 Shane Gadsby173 Sharon Milne174 Simon Thomas Simon Willison175 Siobhan McKeown176 Steven Bradley177 Susan Weinschenk178 Sylvain Galineau179 Thierry Koblentz180 Thomas Friedel Thomas Herzog181 Thomas Llama182 Thord Daniel Hedengren183 Thorsten Ott184 Tim Kadlec185 Tim R. Todish186 Tim Wong187 Tom Giannattasio188 Will Critchlow189 Yves Peters190 Zoe Mickley Gillenwater191.

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    Smashing magazine is based on WordPress. The built-in search functionality of WP is not so great. There are lots of articles and plugins on the web about changing the default WP search to Google Custom search. Why? Google gives concise and relevant results.

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    Hi Rebeca,
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