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For years now, Smashing Magazine has been where thousands of designers and developers go to learn about new design trends and advanced coding techniques. That is why we have developed the Smashing Library, a comprehensive access to our ever growing collection of more than 100 valuable eBooks and videos from Smashing Conferences.

A Few Valuable Library Features:

  • Practical eBooks on best design and coding practices — every month,
  • Curated, thoroughly edited content,
  • Save up to 70% off the regular prices,
  • Immediate access to all existing and new eBooks (DRM-free),
  • Available in PDF, ePUB and Kindle — for your iPad, Kindle or any other eBook reader,
  • Watch all Smashing Conference talks ahead of time,
  • Ah, you can check out with Paypal3, too, you know.



To the eBooks you’ll love.

The library gives you exclusive access to new releases such as Making It Right5, which became the #1 bestseller in 3 categories on Amazon, Apps For All6 by Heydon Pickering and of course our Smashing Books7. All eBooks are DRM-free, which means they never expire, and there’s no download limit.

Printed Books | Digital Editions

Printed Books | Digital Editions

Smashing Book 5 — Real Life Responsive Web Design8

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (584 pages) New $19.90

Responsive design is a default these days, but we are all still figuring out just the right process and techniques to better craft responsive websites. That’s why we created a new book — to gather practical techniques and strategies from people who have learned how to get things done right, in actual projects with actual real-world challenges.

The Mobile Web Handbook9

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (231 pages) $9.90

Weird browser bugs, inconsistent CSS/JS support, performance issues, mobile fragmentation, device pixels, viewports, zooming, touch event cascade, pointer and click events and the 300-millisecond delay. No, mobile isn’t dark matter, but it does require you to learn a few new things, some of which are quite confusing.

Digital Adaptation10

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (176 pages) $9.90

Nothing is more frustrating than stubborn management entangled in dated workflows and inefficient processes. That’s why we created Digital Adaptation, a new practical book on how to help senior management understand the Web and adapt the business, culture, teams and workflows accordingly. No fluff, no theory — just techniques and strategies that worked in practice, and showed results.

The Smashing Book #411

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (498 pages) $9.90

Written by well-respected designers and developers, the 4th Smashing Book contains lots of actionable takeaways that will help you in your daily routine. Think of it as a reliable playbook for issues that keep following you in every project.

The Mobile Book + Addendum (2 eBooks)12

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (541 pages) $9.90

The Mobile Book features the most important things that you need to know as a designer, developer or mobile strategist for your websites.

eBook Specials

eBook Specials

Making It Right: Product Management For A Startup World13

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (193 pages) New $10.00

The purpose of this book is to help product managers who work specifically with digital projects build better – less complex, more focused, less long-winded and more intelligent — products.

Apps For All: Coding Accessible Web Applications14

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (121 pages) New $14.90

Learn how to make the interactivity of web applications include keyboard and screen reader users and apply the lessons learned in the process to enrich the web for everyone.

Better Backbone Applications with MarionetteJS15

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (155 pages) New $14.90

To help you tap the full potential of MarionetteJS in your next application we created Better Backbone Applications with MarionetteJS.

UX Design eBooks

UX Design eBooks16

UX Design Bundle (14 eBooks)17

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (155 pages) $55.89 $69.86

This eBook collection is a comprehensive guide into usability and user experience design. You’ll learn techniques, strategies, tools and skills that will help you better approach design problems and improve the overall experience of your websites. The bundle explores navigation patterns, psychology, user behavior, user testing and emotional design.

Practical Approaches For Designing Accessible Websites18

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (152 pages) New $4.99

A Field Guide To User Research19

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (142 pages) New $4.99

How To Create Selling E-Commerce Websites, Vol. 2 20

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (286 pages) New $4.99

Navigation & Interaction, Vol. 221

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (163 pages) New $4.99

Rethinking UX22

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (62 pages) $4.99

Designing Better UX23

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (94 pages) $4.99

Navigation & Interaction24

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (131 pages) $4.99

Emotional Design Elements25

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (122 pages) $4.99

UX Design Process26

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (88 pages) $4.99

User Experience Design27

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (134 pages) $4.99

Psychology of Web Design28

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (272 pages) $4.99

User Experience, Practical Techniques, Vol. 129

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (149 pages) $4.99

User Experience, Practical Techniques, Vol. 230

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (100 pages) $4.99

Designing Usable Websites31

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (64 pages) $4.99

Usability Testing32

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (85 pages) $4.99

How to Create Selling E-Commerce Websites33

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (266 pages) $4.99

Graphics eBooks

Graphics eBooks34

Graphics Bundle (5 eBooks)35

PDF, EPUB, Kindle $19.96 $24.95

This Bundle contains five eBooks that will help complete your reference library for graphic design. You’ll get to know handy tools and features for Illustrator, Photoshop and Fireworks, such as creating graphics, transforming a sketch into a vector and combining analog with digital techniques.

Mastering Photoshop, Vol. 136

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (178 pages) $4.99

Mastering Photoshop, Vol. 237

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (216 pages) $4.99

Mastering Photoshop, Vol. 338

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (139 pages) $4.99

Mastering Illustrator39

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (163 pages) $4.99

Mastering Fireworks40

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (202 pages) $4.99

Mobile Design eBooks

Graphics eBooks41

Mobile Design Bundle (8 eBooks)42

PDF, EPUB, Kindle $31.96 $39.92

This eBook Bundle offers everything you need to keep up in the mobile Web game. Helpful articles on mobile Web design practices and iPhone apps, along with practical tips on design from Smashing Magazine’s professional authors, are complemented by insight into responsive Web design techniques and an exclusive study on mobile Web design trends.

Responsive Web Design: Solutions For Responsive Images43

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (129 pages) New $4.99

Responsive Web Design, Vol. 244

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (157 pages) $4.99

Responsive Web Design45

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (117 pages) $4.99

Designing Mobile Apps: Tips & Techniques46

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (171 pages) $4.99

Essentials of Mobile Design47

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (235 pages) $4.99

Mobile Design Patterns48

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (124 pages) $4.99

Designing for Android49

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (228 pages) $4.99

Designing for iPhone50

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (234 pages) $4.99

Coding eBooks

Coding eBooks51

Coding Bundle (13 eBooks)52

PDF, EPUB, Kindle $51.89 $64.87

This eBook bundle will help you master HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery. Get the full hang of HTML and CSS – from the essentials to the latest techniques for responsive design. Improve your JavaScript knowledge and learn new jQuery techniques as well.

Performance Optimization: Techniques And Strategies54

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (210 pages) New $4.99

Taming CSS Complexity55

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (169 pages) $4.99

Understanding Advanced JvaScript56

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (155 pages) $4.99

Practical JavaScript Techniques57

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (139 pages) $4.99

HTML Essentials58

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (106 pages) $4.99

Mastering HTML559

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (93 pages) $4.99

HTML Semantics60

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (71 pages) $4.99

CSS Essentials61

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (281 pages) $4.99

Mastering CSS362

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (251 pages) $4.99

Responsive Design63

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (160 pages) $4.99

JavaScript Essentials64

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (142 pages) $4.99

Mastering jQuery65

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (122 pages) $4.99

Web Design eBooks

Web Design eBooks66

Web Design Bundle (12 eBooks)67

PDF, EPUB, Kindle $47.90 $59.88

This eBook bundle will help you improve your overall skills in Web design. Neatly packed with lots of practical tips and techniques, this bundle will help you to make smarter design choices, combine typefaces meaningfully and effectively and improve your professional workflow.

Designing for Email68

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (145 pages) New $4.99

Unlocking Innovation: How To Generate And Realize Great Ideas69

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (148 pages) New $4.99

Behind the Scenes of Real-Life Projects72

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (141 pages) $4.99

Creating Meaningful Websites73

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (106 pages) $4.99

Creativity Lessons for Web Designers74

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (80 pages) $4.99

Legacy of Typography75

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (131 pages) $4.99

Typography Best Practices76

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (139 pages) $4.99

Professional Web Design, Vol. 177

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (302 pages) $4.99

Professional Web Design, Vol. 278

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (279 pages) $4.99

Web Typography79

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (242 pages) $4.99

WordPress eBooks

WordPress eBooks80

WordPress Bundle (7 eBooks)81

PDF, EPUB, Kindle $27.94 $34.93

With this bundle you will master WordPress in no time. These eBooks contain a selection of articles on WordPress that will lead you on the right path, through essential, learn-by-doing tutorials. The bundle provides lots of useful tricks and techniques, business considerations, an overview of WordPress building blocks and advanced topics.

Useful Tricks & Techniques for WordPress83

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (95 pages) $4.99

WordPress Special Features84

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (82 pages) $4.99

Business Considerations in WordPress Economy85

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (109 pages) $4.99

WordPress Essentials86

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (157 pages) $4.99

Mastering WordPress87

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (166 pages) $4.99

WordPress Tutorials88

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (183 pages) $4.99

Content Strategy eBooks

Content Strategy eBooks89

Content Strategy Bundle (3 eBooks)90

PDF, EPUB, Kindle $7.98 $9.98

If content is king, then the art of messaging is what will drive your product, business or idea forward. This comprehensive bundle delves into the world of content, providing beginners as well as professionals with a fundamental understanding of how content strategy works both independently and in conjuncture with other design elements.

Content Strategy, Vol. 192

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (128 pages) $4.99

Effective Copywriting93

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (103 pages) $4.99

Business eBooks

Freelancing eBooks94

Business Bundle (7 eBooks)95

PDF, EPUB, Kindle $7.98 $34.93

If you are thinking of freelancing (or are close to surrendering to your workload), then these eBooks will be a treasure chest for you. Read up on how to pitch like a pro and handle your finances and workflows properly.

A Career On The Web: On The Road To Success96

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (81 pages) New $4.99

A Career On The Web: Assuming Leadership97

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (89 pages) New $4.99

Work Smart, Live Healthy98

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (101 pages) $4.99

Clients: Friends You Never Had99

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (85 pages) $4.99

Marketing Secrets For Web Designers100

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (90 pages) $4.99

Successful Freelancing101

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (218 pages) $4.99

Professional Workflow102

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (92 pages) $4.99

The Smashing Books | Digital Editions

Smashing Books | Digital Editions

Smashing Book #3 | Redesign the Web103

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (340 pages) $4.90 $14.90

Smashing Book #3⅓ | The Extension104

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (160 pages) $4.90 $9.90

Smashing Book #2105

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (355 pages) $4.90 $9.90

Smashing Book #1106

PDF, EPUB, Kindle (313 pages) FREE


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  1. 1

    “Best of Smashing Magazine” for the Kindle is not free. They charge 0,99 Euro. Just for the records. Thank you for the free book.

    • 2

      I just downloaded it, opened it. And they still didn’t asked me to pay anything…

      • 3

        I did pay processing charges to my credit card but not to Smashing Magazine. I don;t mind paying the processing charges, worth it!

  2. 4

    Can’t buy ebooks outside US app store. :/

  3. 6

    Just got an iPad and this was my first stop to buy your ebooks.
    Says ‘Safari cannot download this file’ when I select ‘Best of…’

  4. 9

    Thank You!

  5. 10

    Just curiosity, I was about to buy some UX Design eBooks from Amazon , but notice that the price there is higher than the list above ($4.99 -> $6.99), while some, like Smashing Book #3 | Redesign The Web, are lower ( $19.90 -> $11.99 / was $14.90) Why was that ? :)

  6. 11

    Please, open source of “Best of Smashing Magazine”. thanks!

    • 12

      Smashing Support

      August 7, 2012 6:55 pm

      Hi Vlad,

      The “Best of Smashing Magazine” eBook is available for download. For further assistance please contact orders [at] smashing-media [dot] com -Thanks!

  7. 13

    Best of Smashing Magazine – A great read! Thank you!

  8. 14

    FYI, you can downoad PDFs to your iPad or Kindle using the Send To Kindle app.
    (It’s one of the few ways I know of to get a PDF onto an iPad).

    Once you install the app you can right-click and choose SEND TO KINDLE. Really sweet.

  9. 15

    Dropbox is a method to get PDFs to iPad

  10. 16

    “Best of Smashing Magazine” … erm, where? It lead me to this page, and the only link I see to the free magazine goes back to this same page.

    Oh nm, found it now. Took about 4 scans of the very long page.

  11. 17

    thanks for everything

  12. 18

    Zulhilmi Zainudin

    September 9, 2012 9:37 pm

    Hope you can publish an ebook for PHP beginners. :)

  13. 19

    Thank you for this great free e-book!

  14. 20

    Are you missing the word “if” from the second paragraph?

    You are interested in a custom, corporate or educational offer

    If you are interested in a custom, corporate or educational offer

    • 21

      It’s a question, not a statement. Read the full sentence, then it’ll make sense.

      “You are interested in a custom, corporate or educational offer for any of our eBook publications? “

  15. 24

    I currently have a NOOK Color for reading and purchasing the majority of my eBooks, I was wondering about your e pub format. Will I be able to upload it to my nook and be able to see the thumb nail image in my library? When I upload regular PDF files to my device it usually displays a gray box with the title in white letters. Should I look for your books through Barns & Noble instead?

    Thank you & God Bless.

  16. 25

    I don’t mind buying an ebook such as the ones shown on this page for WordPress. However what stops me dead in my tracks is that there is no preview of the contents. And I won’t buy something blindly no matter what the cost.

    • 26

      “If possible, please make an “everything” bundle, thanks.”

      I guess the new subscription is exactly that… by my rough math, all the above bundles together cost about $184 (rounded up to nearest dollar for each bundle), but the annual subscription includes all that plus upcoming books for a year for $99, or $89 right now. Not bad for all this stuff, and no DRM, so you can put them on any platform. This is not my endorsement or free advertisement, I am just crunching the simple numbers. You still save money even if you only want the books available in the library right now.

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    If possible, please make an “everything” bundle, thanks.

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    Thank you for the free ebook and… happy birthday!

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    Thank you very much for the ‘Best of smashing magazine’ book, I pray to Allah to guide you to the right path.

    Dear people at smashing magazine, Keep smiling!

    Muhammad Qawi

  20. 30

    what if you already purchased a couple of books already??

    a discount would be nice for the first year :D

  21. 31

    I believe I preordered a Smashing UX book a while back maybe Sept or Oct what happend to it?

  22. 33

    Thanks! Nice articles…

  23. 34


    please advice me which is good ebook for converting psd to html.


  24. 35

    There is no specific eBook for psd to html at the moment. But closest to this is our HTML essentials eBook.


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    Anirban Bhattacharya

    January 18, 2013 7:41 am

    Thanks for these ebooks

  26. 37

    First of all thanks for the quality of your website, contents and books.. you are just great.
    I’d like to know which ebooks I can have in the 89€/year. Because I see also ebooks like: “smashing html5”, “the smashing idea”, “smashing jquery”, “smashing android ui”, “smashing node.js” and “smashing logo design”. Are they included in the 60 books?
    thanks in advance

    • 38

      Hi Dex, Thank you for your question. E-Books published by Wiley & Sons are not part of the Smashing eBook Library.
      Kind regards,

  27. 43

    I’m trying to purchase some of your ebooks on my iPad and when I get directed to the checkout page it goes black..

    • 44

      Hi Mayra, please contact us via email and we will find a solution!
      orders [at] smashingmagazine [dot] com
      Cheers, Richard

  28. 45

    Just noticed this for the first time but your book character kinda looks like Towelie from South Park!

  29. 46

    I’m sorry but I don’t understand if “The Mobile Book | Digital Edition + Addendum (2 eBooks)” are included or not in the 89€?

    Only because in the list they are not included, but clicking on this page:

    it says: “Complete Smashing Library incl. Mobile eBook
    € 89″

    Could you help me please to understand.. thanks a lot!

    • 47

      Hi Dex, The Mobile Book | Digital Edition + Addendum (2 eBooks)” are included in the 89€.
      Kind regards,
      (Smashing Support Team)

  30. 48

    I’ve just read the smashing ebook ‘produce an ebook with apple pages’. It interesting to see you using Apple Pages and not iBook Author. Was iBook Author around at the time of your evaluation? Have you looked at this application since writing the ebook?

    I would be interested to hear you views and constructive comparison of the two applications.

    • 49

      Hi David!

      We actually no longer use Apple Pages or iBook Author for our eBook production, but a completely new method that throws less errors across all platforms.


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