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Welcome To The Smashing UX Design Section!

There has been a slight change in the UX Design editorial team. Unfortunately, Francisco Inchauste is stepping down from the UX Editor role to pursue new opportunities. We'd like to introduce you to our new editor, Chui Chui Tan, who will continue to publish high-quality articles in this section. Whilst we wish Francisco only the best in his new adventures, we hope you'll continue supporting and enjoying the future articles published in this section.

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Freshen Up Your Walls With Creative Mobile Book Illustrations!

Our brand new Mobile Book was a labor of love. But the love doesn’t just stop there! We’re giving away 20 exclusive A3-sized (11.6 × 16.5 inches) poster sets designed and created by the oh-so-talented Mike Kus, whose abstract illustrations are featured throughout the Mobile Book.

Freshen Up Your Walls With Creative Mobile Book Illustrations!

How can you get your hands on one of these posters, you ask? All you need to do is comment on this post and tell us one good reason why mobile is so important nowadays. Or, if you already have the Mobile Book in your book collection, tell us what you like about it the most! Winners will be selected and contacted by the Smashing team on Monday, 11th of February.

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Polaris UI Kit + Linecons Icon Set (AI, PDF, PNG, PSD, SVG)

Today we are pleased to feature the Polaris UI icon set that includes useful UI components and 48 beautiful icons. This freebie was created by the team at Designmodo. As usually, you can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions.

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The Polaris UI Pack is a set of beautiful UI components, which includes Edit Boxes, Check Boxes, Radio Buttons, Page Navigation, Menu, Buttons, etc. You can use this set in any of your projects, and even learn with it, by examining each component to see how it is put together.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: February 2013

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for over five years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: February 2013

This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for February 2013. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

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The Smashing Mobile Book: Have You Got Yours Already? (Now With Extra Chapters!)

The brand new Smashing Mobile Book was officially launched a couple of weeks ago and since then we've been receiving remarkable feedback and overwhelming, positive book reviews. You thought it's done now? Well, it's not! We now have an exclusive bonus ready for you: The Mobile Book Addendum is now available for free download.

The Mobile Book Addendum is free of charge to anyone who orders the printed Mobile Book. Of course, if you have already ordered the Mobile Book, the Addendum has been added to you your .zip file in your personal dashboard — available in PDF, ePUB and Kindle. Also, keep in mind that the digital version of the Mobile Book and Addendum are included in the Smashing eBook Libraryour annual subscription with 70% discount on all Smashing eBooks.

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Gemicon Icon Set (600 PNG Icons + PSD Source)

Today we are pleased to feature Gemicon, a set of over 600 original high-quality icons in resolutions of 16 × 16, 32 × 32 and 64 × 64 pixels. This set has been designed by Turqois and is being released to the design community.

Gemicon

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You may freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: January 2013

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for over five years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for January 2013. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

Please note that:

  • All images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper,
  • You can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our Desktop Wallpaper Calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?
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