Founded in September 2006, Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers. Our aim is to inform our readers about the latest trends and techniques in Web development. We try to persuade you not with the quantity, but with the quality of the information we present. Smashing Magazine is, and always has been, independent.

This page provides general information about Smashing Magazine GmbH (known as one of the Smashing Media1 companies) including our contact details and legal information about our online presence.

In German:

  • Sie können uns erreichen über unser Kontaktformular2. Bitte lesen Sie zuerst unsere Richtlinien und Prinzipien3.
  • Unsere postalische Adresse:
    Smashing Magazine GmbH
    Werthmannstr. 15
    79098 Freiburg
  • Telefon: 0761-70779499 | Fax: +49 0761 13758589
  • Amtsgericht Freiburg: HRB 710075
  • Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer (UStIDNr.): DE289934635
  • Geschäftsführer und Verantwortlich für die Inhalte dieser Seiten gemäß TMG: Markus Seyfferth

In English:

  • You can contact us via this form4. We kindly ask you to review our Publishing Policy5 first.
  • You can also use our postal address:
    Smashing Magazine GmbH
    Werthmannstr. 15
    79098 Freiburg
  • VAT Identification Number: USt-IdNr. DE289934635
  • Typefaces used: Skolar6 by David Březina, Proxima Nova7 by Mark Simonson, Elena8 by Nicole Dotin.
  • Syntax Highlighting: Prism9 by Lea Verou.
  • Our logo was contributed by Ruan Deyzel10.

The Team

The Smashing Magazine Team consists of Vitaly Friedman, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, as well as the Editorial, Web Development and Product Management teams. Also, we’re very honored and happy to have Ricardo Gimenes11 on board as well!

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

The Smashing Magazine Team
From left to right: Markus, Iris, Marco, Melanie and Cosima.

Advertising on Smashing Magazine

If you’re interested in advertising on Smashing Magazine, we offer some attractive ad spots. Please send a brief email to Michael Dobler12—he will contact you as soon as possible!

Special thanks go to our ad partners:

Our ads were kindly whitelisted by the Adblock Plus community18 which has included our site into the Acceptable Ads initiative19 by Adblock Plus. The ads in our sidebar will be displayed on your desktop screen, even if you use Adblock Plus. We (still) rely on advertising to keep the magazine running, and we appreciate your support and understanding.

The Smashing team loves high-quality content and cares about the little details. Through our online articles, books and eBooks and Smashing Conferences, we are committed to stimulating creativity and strengthening the web design community’s creative forces.

  1. 1

    I wanted to say I think this is my favorite site on the web by far. Amazing amount of resources, tool and suggestions.

    I was wondering if there was any way to alter the pagination, throughout the site to show all? My only issues, if i can even call it that, with the site, is that search results force you to stroll through many many pages.

    Thanks for your consideration,


  2. 2

    I guess that “about us” page is here since ever but never noticed.
    I have only one critic to your magazine: why is the search done through google, when it could be much nicer and effectiver done by your own means?

  3. 3

    Super informative Seite – ABER schade, dass es sie nicht auch in deutsch gibt
    (man(n) bekommt aber halt nicht alles im Leben :-)

  4. 4

    You’ve revamped the “About” page with much more Smashing information! I feel like I’ve learned a lot more about Smashing Magazine – great write-up!

  5. 5

    What is the address to submit something other than a calendar for publication to give as a freebie? Thank you.

  6. 6

    @Frank K.

    Yeah but the most good sites are in english and if you wanna be a good designer and want to be better you should read english articles more than german articles. It’s like learning a programming language. If you don’t want read english papers you will be lost. :P

  7. 7

    The only thing that sucks on SM is that sometimes there come multiple new articles on one day, but sometimes there comes nothing new in 2 or 3 days. But it’s still a great website ;)

  8. 8

    Smashing Editorial

    June 30, 2009 9:26 am

    This about page is quite new. There was an earlier one we’ve deleted.

    @Radeksonic: Articles are published every day. I don’t remember a 2-3 days delay. There might be some exceptions though.

  9. 9

    Great work!

    Thanks for every article!

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    Thomas Christensen

    July 2, 2009 10:16 pm

    Really really great site

    One of the top places to go – for inspiration, ideas etc.
    One of my top RSS favorites!

    Compared to many other sites out there – the CONTENT of the articles are very good.

  11. 11

    Reinis Lejnieks

    July 4, 2009 7:20 am

    You are the best. Keep up the good work :)

  12. 12

    Where’s your copyright – article usage information??

  13. 13

    wonderful claps 4 u people

  14. 14

    I’d like to see an article like: 20 techniques to browse faster. Or something. Two of them are (Firefox only) adblock plus and: .

  15. 15

    With all the design love and usability love you give us, what’s up with the ugly table at “Who Produces This Fantastic Resource?” section?

    You could put a better looking table :)

  16. 16

    wie ? smashing magazine hat deutschen ursprung?

  17. 17

    Since I was told about this site in mid-2007 it has become my first port of call for updates about web design trends and resources. You guys do a fantastic job of aggregating useful information from around the web.

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    I say this again: I Love Smashing Magazine! :)

  20. 20

    love u all guys.. you were awesome in magazine on internet. order smashing magazine last 1 1/2 month ago. still waiting for the book, but its ok for the delay because you added some pages. :)

    cheers for guys at SM. you did the great job. just 2 awesome years gets you here…

  21. 21

    This is the best resource of ever! u are the best!

  22. 22

    Doing a great job at SM. Keep up the outstanding work.

  23. 23

    Hello Smashingmagazine!
    You are a welt of Information with awesome resources.
    Judit & Corina

  24. 24

    I am looking for a theme on wordpress just like the Smashing Magazine theme. Please advise if this theme is available for download.

    Thank you.

  25. 25

    Please advise if the smashing magazine theme is available on wordpress for download

  26. 26

    There is no such theme, friend.

  27. 27

    Great “about us” page. I read it with interest. SM FTW!

  28. 28

    Please respond to my comments and/or e-mail about cancellation of the smashing book.

    Thank you.

  29. 29

    just few words to thank you very much all of you for your smashing wonderful work. fred. madagascar webdesigner.

  30. 30

    now – first menu is poooooooooooooor – think about!

    np:(1)+(2) freebies

    can I BUY yours old SKIN ?

  31. 31

    Hey, my love to smashingmagazine.. I have been a regular reader of SM and I ‘ve seen it growing over the years.. Great job you guys and great content as weel. Keep up the great work and help us with more and more smashing info.


  32. 32

    The best magazine in the world! Thank you for the great stuff!!!

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  34. 34

    First bookmark in my computer and my design classes meinen Freunden.

    Vielen Dank aus Perú!

  35. 35

    Think there is a typo under A Smashing Time Line
    2008 (July) Gues Author Contest is held


  36. 36

    imazing work.

    I hope smashingmagazine more featured drupal article

    Keep writing !

  37. 37


    November 12, 2009 10:25 am

    You are always become my true bible :D

  38. 38

    Rüstem Çetinkaya

    November 14, 2009 11:59 pm

    This is a really good team.

  39. 39

    Thank you for existing! You are my daily source of life & inspiration. You are the best! God bless you! Greetings from Republic of Moldova!

  40. 40

    Who did the caricatures of you guys for the About page, love ‘em!

  41. 41

    I work for a newspaper group in Africa and libraries and bookstores do not stock up the kind of stuff I need. You do not know how much you have helped me in my job.

  42. 42

    Smashing about page indeed!

    Only setback I ever had with SM was the unexpected (sucessive) delays on the much expected Smashing book. But I’m sure that even you guys were surprised and must be way more upset than we are. I’m really looking forward to it.

    Keep up the good work.

  43. 43

    Great site and helpful information. You guys have a great statistics ;)

  44. 44

    following this site is like living at the edge of latest trends on web.
    wow is the only word which came to my mind when i saw your articles for the very first time.
    Thanks once Again.

  45. 45

    Hi guys, you are awesome!, thanks a lot for keep me up to date in web technologies day by day, i come from Uruguay and i recently bought your SmashingBook.

  46. 46

    Im a great fan – I read and use your website every day to keep up to date..

    Thanx – keep up the good work!

  47. 47

    Thank you guys for producing the best design & development site on the web. I have to visit SM 3-4 times a day or I know I will miss something good, whether it be an article or tutorial. Thanks to all of you for helping me grow as a designer / developer (still in my studies). Here is to many more successful years & Best of luck to each of you!

  48. 48

    Attempted to order the Smashing Book today.

    Took all my details including credit card details. But I haven’t received any confirmation or response.

    Please advise.

  49. 49

    I really-really-really love your website.
    Keep on rockin’ and rolling!!!

  50. 50

    Not being funny but the cartoons drawings of the team are absolutely shocking… they kinda look like the flintstones. hopelessly out-of-date and rather embarassing.

  51. 51

    Amazing, Thank you!

  52. 52

    I appreciate Smashing Magazine so much. I am the web design lead for my company, and I can’t count how many times I have sent SM links to my team as recommended reading. I make it a point to read every day. SM has taught me and inspired me and for that I send my sincerest thanks.

  53. 53

    I’m writing here because I can hardly find the customer center.
    I bought this smashing magazine 2weeks ago by international shipping , and I haven’t got my book on my hand!
    There isn’t any menu to track my pacakge or even customer center!
    Where is it now? I have to know Please reply me, sooner the better.

  54. 54

    Just wanted to thank you for all your hard work and amazing website, I am dead without you =)
    Happy New Year

  55. 55

    mailing of printed book not professional. lot of delays. lot of complaints.

    what really is the bottleneck?

  56. 56

    By the way guys, Wikipedia has an article on Smashing Magazine. Although, it’s not been updated in a while. Maybe someone who’s an editor there could update your outdated Smashing Magazine article over at Wikipedia :)

  57. 57

    Best resource for webdesign and web stuff, where it is from? It’s from Germany! ;P BTW: Nice Praxisbuch Web 2.0, Vitaly Friedman!


  58. 58

    i think now i got the right place for …… this site is very good……. turn page u find new it wil be my dream to make the site like……….hope………. i willll

  59. 59

    liked the concept of showing look-alike cartoons for About Us :)

  60. 60

    I love this site, and save every articles to my pc

  61. 61

    I love your site, its incredible. I have learned so much from this site. I wanted to ask you if its fine with you if I copy your articles (with reference) and paste on my blog? please let me know about it.

  62. 62

    thank u! love you guys~~~~~~^3^

  63. 63

    Finally to see your faces :) This morning I have for first time scroll absolute to the bottom and see excellent comics characters and link to this page! Nice to met you and I hope that you will last for a long time. You are doing great job for all of us!

    Cheers :)

  64. 64

    First, forgive for my english, i am a brazilian curious. The Smashing Magazine is a reference on the web! No doubt about it! At personal level, you help me a lot. Thanks to you, me, a webdesigner beginner from a small town of Brazil, follow the latest trends in the subject, learn the best pratices and get ahead of people with more experience than me ;).
    Thanks to all of you who make this blog, and it remains ever alive and present in the world of webdesigners and developers!

  65. 65

    Hi Fellas, only one thing, the “Smashing Time Line” is not updated, which is the version for mobile phone that you did

  66. 66

    wow is the only word which came to my mind when i saw your articles for the very first time.
    Thanks once Again.

  67. 67

    thank’s for everything!

  68. 68

    Do you currently have any programs which could help teach me to design my own e-store? Please let me know when you might develop such a program if you currently do not. Thank you so much. One other thing there are programs that allow you to read literature with features that turn the page. I might need that feature as well because I write spiritual prose and prayers, I make prayer pillows and things like that. Let me know if you can help me. Again thank you Joyce
    Thank you in advance for your consideration.
    Ms Joyce D Clark

  69. 69

    I think this is the most informative magazine in the world….
    keep smasH

  70. 70

    hi. SM is one of my best sites ever i want to know how to follow u from buzz?


  71. 71

    I absolutely LOVE – always fresh, always really good. Keep it coming!

  72. 72

    Social Media MC

    March 9, 2010 8:03 pm

    We enjoy keeping up with your site but I must say your about page is great too, love how you included statistics, success and even the not so great comic strip failure. :) Nicely done!

  73. 73

    Hello From Jakarta…

    Smashing Magazine makes the best bread in town.
    Can’t live without it…


  74. 74

    Hello there! I am here for the first time. First impression is that you have a friendly design and an interface of your site.

    Best wishes

  75. 75

    Great job of all your team.Regards.

  76. 76

    I really started reading a lot these days… thanks to smashingmagazine team… this is what i would like to read…

    thank you so much

  77. 77

    Doing a paper for college on the make up of your company. Could use more info like how many people on your board of directors- more about how you got to where you are today and where you see yourself in the future. SM is one of my favorite places on the web and is so helpful. That is why I chose you for my paper, but I need 3 pages and there isn’t that much info on your company on this page. BTW- just ordered your book last week- hope it makes it to the US.

  78. 78

    Just want to say: Keep it up. Nothing else.

  79. 79

    The amount of information and resources that you guys pump out on a weekly basis through the SmashingMagazine website and your networks is amazing. As a designer/developer I’m always being constantly inspired and informed by all of the posts and info. Thanks! Big thanks!

  80. 80

    Up to more years of smashing magazines and articles!

  81. 81

    You guys are great mind readers!

  82. 82

    Wow I had never thought that you guys come from germany until I saw that soccer comic strip. Keep up that great work!

  83. 83

    Evolution World

    June 13, 2010 2:07 am

    Let me tell you ~ Smart Job by Smart People !!!

  84. 84

    Never bought anything but i read alot of good and useful articles

  85. 85

    super website

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    Scott Richardson

    August 2, 2010 10:32 pm

    Can someone tell me where the smashing forums have gone?!?

  87. 87

    Even the About page is smashing. Done with care, patience and quality , which are now synonymous with Smashing Magazine.
    The Smashing Book had very interesting stuff about the genesis of SM ; can that be included on this page ? Just a thought.

  88. 88

    This is my favorite site.
    Thanks for all!

  89. 89

    Ok. I’m a newbie at this site, but it does seem to be one of the most reliable ones I’ve run into so far.

  90. 90

    Dear All,

    My Favourite tech site is this one .

    i love so much to smashmag

    kasun from Sri Lanka

  91. 91

    Super Cool Site! Thanks for posting good stuffs!

  92. 92

    Great job on keeping us up to date with all the new and cool stuff out there.
    Greetings from Portugal.

  93. 93

    Comic cartoons are not often conveying the exact message, or rather stay away from reader’s expectations. please avoid this space with some other stuff.

  94. 94

    This is my header magazine!!!

  95. 95

    Smashing Mag has become my bible and I design by it… I cannot go a day without soaking in some sort of inspiration from it.

    thank you SM!

  96. 96

    Wow! I’ve been researching the search engines for hours due to this and that i eventually thought it was the following!

  97. 97

    I’s been a year and i have been regularly reading smashing mag, a creative block , some leisure time , a bit of R & D , and i know what i should be doing. By far its still in the top of my list for web logs and magazines on webdesign to read. 3 cheers to the guys who work hard so that we easily get great articles to read. Thanks to the whole team.
    Looking forward to some more interesting and innovative creations and articles.

  98. 98

    i realised only now, reading your about page, that you live in freiburg. the city of my dreams.. awesome!

  99. 99

    Like the new redesign, its just a shame that most of the whitespace has been linked to the smashing shop.. Clever, but irritating.

  100. 100

    I visit this site for years and only now I realize that you are from Freiburg – just around the corner :-) Keep up the good work! Greetings from Stuttgart, Oliver

  101. 101

    Smashing magazine my daily reading online magazine, it is a world of creative resources and learning center for any web designers and developers.

  102. 102

    I love Smashing magazine

  103. 103

    Smashing magazine has french readers also : “J’adore Smashing magazine, c’est toujours des infos de qualité ! Continuez comme ça.”

  104. 104

    Awesome team :)

  105. 105

    We really appreciate your content. Nice computer desk by the way.

  106. 106

    Undefeated it goes!!

  107. 107

    You’re in Freiburg? That’s just too awesome, perhaps I’ll be studying there in a year! Expect some creeper to come by, haha :D
    Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for the site. You helped me greatly with my presentation ;3

  108. 108

    Hi there,

    I just tried to buy your new book and I got a broken window. Just wanted to show you the screengrab but can’t find and email anywhere. Please get in touch.



  109. 109

    Hello from Belgium,
    Always thinking that you were in USA…
    Thanks for the tips and freebies!

  110. 110

    One of the site which i have been visiting for years. Keep up the good work.

  111. 111

    Oh wow, been visiting Smashing Magazine for years and never knew you were in Germany. Awesome! Greetings from Frankfurt am Main!

  112. 112

    Smashing Magazine is my one stop destination whether to update myself, design inspiration or anything else. All you guys or “design Smashers” really rock. Learnt a lot from your articles from over past 2 years. Keep on doing the great great work like you are doing.

  113. 113

    I am visiting your website for years, always thought you to be at the states. Doch das Gute liegt so nah! So nice to hear that you are from my home town Freiburg. Keep up the good work! Greetings from Amsterdam

  114. 114

    Hi Smash guys >>>

    Me ! a Web designer…

    Your’e Suppperbbbb >>>
    I like the way you approach the UI/Web Elements/
    Best place for a designers to hangout… :P

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    You have Best team , good network, latest updates superbb for all your works …

    Best for all – beginner, intermediate and expert …..

    Thks & Regards
    Sathish Kumar

  116. 116

    Awesome Team!, Love Smashing Magazine

  117. 117

    Thanks for everything… We learn something new every day.

  118. 118

    I purchase some eBooks and having problems downloading them! They still say pending. How long to download eBooks? I tried your contact us form and it’s not working….urgh,…..getting very frustrated.

  119. 119

    Too good carry on !

  120. 120

    Ach nee. Smashing ist aus Freiburg? Das ist ja großartig. Wusste gar nicht, dass sowas Gutes aus Deutschland kommen kann.

  121. 121

    One of my computers runs IE8 and your site is completely distorted!!!

  122. 122

    Hi – could you recommend any good UX designers?

  123. 123

    the support guys are trying to send you an email, dan.

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    thanks tommy ^^

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    The Forums closed in April. Here is an old text about what happened:
    Merely one year after its introduction the Smashing forum will be closed. it’s an open secret – as everybody can see – that the Smashing forum is not eactly the happening place. Frankly speaking, it’s all but Smashing. When it comes right down to it, the forum never even had a chance. Having survived the instant floods of spam mails and SEOs in its first days of existence, it’s never been capabale to grow by itself as Google would’nt index it. Today it’s still being abused as dump for links and advertising which is a source of nuisance to all honest forum members, who have used the forum to discuss webdesign topics with other professionals, who sought advice or contributed useful input. We thank all of these faithful members. But now the time has come to say goodbye. The server is going to be closed down next week. You may rest assure that your data will safely be deleted; they are not going to be used for any other purposes. See you at Smashing Magazine!

  127. 127

    I like it very much because it has very helpful articles of various topics like different culture and the latest news. I am a googler and search on many topics.

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    Jeroen Ransijn

    May 9, 2011 2:31 pm

    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.

    I could argue with you the styling of the embedded Google search is a bit off, this is really hard to adapt, and on the other hand, it gives users an experience they know.

    What do you suggest with this? “when it could be much nicer and effectiver done by your own means?”


  129. 129

    It’s really great that people are shrinag this information.

  130. 130

    Hi Rebeca,
    Thank you for purchasing our eBooks. I have checked your order and your links are working now. Sorry for the delay.
    Kind regards,
    (Smashing Support Team)

  131. 131

    Well … IE8 is like 4 years old. Nobody expects your 40 year old car to run like a bright, shiny new one, right? IE is unsafe and it sucks anyway ;-P Better use Chrome or Firefox ;-) IE SHALL BURN IN HELL, harharhar.


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