All Categories On Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine aims for a large variety of useful and inspirational high-quality articles. Because we have very different readers, we also try to cover a wide range of their interests. We cover various topics and areas in design and web-development, delivering new design approaches, fresh ideas as well as best design and coding practices. Overall, we have 9 main categories – or sections – in the magazine. Of course, each of these sections stands for some particular aspect of design and web-development.


This category features posts with free icons, textures, brushes and other similar resources. In particular, you’ll find many collections of various wallpapers — fullscreen wallpapers, iPhone wallpapers, dual-desktop-wallpapers etc. This is also the place that hosts our regular Desktop Wallpaper Calendar series. See Graphics.



This category is supposed to help you break your creativity block by exploring galleries of art, design and photography. It also features showcases of web designs (blogs, portfolios and online-shops) and design elements (navigation menus, search boxes). Different from Showcases, here you will more general and abstract ideas. The section covers galleries of beautiful photography (black and white photography, macro photography), articles about influential artists and their styles (Bauhaus: Ninety Years of Inspiration) as well as showcases of art and digital art (Retro futurism and Graffiti). See Inspiration.

Popular tags in this category: Photos, Showcases, Portfolios, E-commerce, Blogs, Navigation, Logos, Favicons.



This category covers client-side and server-side programming languages, back-end issues as well as CMS such as WordPress or Drupal. Experts and professionals reveal their coding tips, tricks and ideas. See Coding.

Popular tags in this category: AJAX, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, Templates, Themes.



This category features posts related to graphic design, typography and usability. Here you’ll find tips and tricks for Photoshop, Illustrator etc. as well as high quality fonts, usability guidelines and design studies. See Design.

Popular tags in this category: Photoshop, Illustrator, Usability, User Interface, Typography, Freebies, Flash.


This sub-category covers various aspects of typography and type design. Here you will find useful typographic design tools, articles related to typography, reviews of popular commercial typefaces as well as free fonts for corporate and professional designs. See Typography.


Workflow and Business

Posts in this category present useful business tips, ideas and techniques for a professional and efficient workflow. It also contains useful round-ups, tutorials and articles that will help you improve your personal daily routine. See Workflow and Business.

Popular tags in this category: Freelance, Tutorials, Tools, CMS.


Here we present tools and resources that designers and developers can use to streamline and improve their regular workflow. In particular, the section contains round-ups of coding and designing tools, desktop applications and useful online resources and templates (for instance, WordPress templates). See Tools.



This large section contains dozens of freely available resources that were released on Smashing Magazine over the last years. You will find many icons, brushes, templates, PSDs, vector kits and tools that you can use without any restrictions whatsoever in your private and commercial projects. See Freebies.



One effective way to learn design and programming is by studying how professionals get from the initial draft to a polished result. In this category you will find literally hundreds of text and video tutorials that cover most popular design applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and GIMP. See Tutorials


Opinion Column

In this section we give people in the Web design community a platform to raise their voice and present their opinion on something they feel strongly about to the community. Please note that the content in this series is not in any way influenced by the Smashing Magazine team. If you want to publish your article in this series, please send us your thoughts and we will get back to you. See Opinion Column


This section is dedicated for events, news and announcements by Smashing Magazine team. Among other things, here you can take a look at recent updates, giveaways and other important events. See Events.

The Smashing Team loves high-quality content and cares about 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.

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