The Smashing Library

The Smashing Library provides you with instant access to over 70 quality eBooks, as well as exclusive first access to new books as they become published. With more than 24 new eBooks every year, the Smashing Library is constantly expanding; it’s DRM-free, doesn’t expire and offers unlimited downloads. Already subscribed? Log in and check your library.

If you’re a student and would love to have 50% off the regular Smashing Library price, all you need to do is scan your student ID card and send it to students@smashinglibrary.com — you’ll be hearing from us very soon!

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Smashing eBook Library

With your Smashing Library subscription you will:

  • Get all published Smashing eBooks in one swoop (it’s over 70 eBooks!)
  • 24 new Smashing eBooks every year,
  • Vote on the upcoming eBook topics,
  • Get all new Smashing eBooks automatically delivered in your personal dashboard,
  • Save 70% off the regular prices,
  • Watch a growing number of conference talks,
  • Preview the content of the Library: free download (PDF, 1.5 Mb)

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What Subscribers Think of the Smashing Library

“A perfect resource for a full-service Web-dev company. I own and operate a Web development company. This provides a vast store of wisdom for daily operations across the board.”
Taylor Black

“A very affordable way to improve my web skills, and to remain current in rapidly changing web and other content delivery environments.”
Matthew Parry

“The Smashing Library is the only library I would go to for any book and since they have all the books I want and like it’s the perfect library. The books also helped me a lot with my study and work. I’ve learned things that no one ever told me before.”
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“A great resource for learning about important approaches and ideas. It gives me great confidence when designing new software!”
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Are you interested in a custom, corporate or educational license? Please feel free to get in touch with Markus any time! Please don’t forget to include the institution size (number of students/employees) and which eBooks you are interested in.

Special eBook Editions (new)

Special eBook Editions
Digital Adaptation
PDF, EPUB, Kindle New
$12 Add to Cart
Nothing is more frustrating than stubborn management. That’s why we published Digital Adaptation, a new book by Paul Boag on how to help management overcome legacy practices — for good. Icon Icon Icon
The Smashing Book #4
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$19 Add to Cart
Our brand new Smashing Book, full of smart, time-saving tips for crafting fine websites. The book features practical front-end techniques, written by well-respected designers and developers. IconIconIcon Icon
The Mobile Book + Addendum (2 eBooks)
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$19 Add to Cart
The Mobile Book features practical techniques that you need to know as a designer, developer or mobile strategist for your websites. You’ll dive deep into mobile strategy, patterns, workflow and mobile solutions. IconIconIcon Icon

Exclusive Smashing Library Releases (new)

Exclusive Smashing Library Releases
Creating Content That Matters New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (91 pages)
Creating Content That Matters guides you through the different stages of developing a meaningful content strategy and finally putting it into practice.
Better Backbone Applications with MarionetteJS New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (155 pages)
To help you tap the full potential of MarionetteJS in your next application we created Better Backbone Applications with MarionetteJS.

UX Design eBooks (new eBooks!)

UX Design Bundle
UX Design Bundle (12 eBooks)
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$49.90 $59.88 Add to Cart
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.
Rethinking UX New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (62 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Designing Better UX New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (94 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Navigation & Interaction New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (131 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Emotional Design Elements New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (122 pages)
$4.99 Icon IconIcon Icon
UX Design Process New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (88 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
User Experience Design
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (134 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Psychology of Web Design
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (272 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
User Experience, Practical Techniques, Vol. 1
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (149 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
User Experience, Practical Techniques, Vol. 2
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (100 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Designing Usable Websites
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (64 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Usability Testing
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (85 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
How to Create Selling E-Commerce Websites
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (266 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon

Graphics eBooks

Graphics Bundle
Graphics Bundle (5 eBooks)
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$19.96 $24.95 Add to Cart
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. 1
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (178 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Mastering Photoshop, Vol. 2
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (216 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Mastering Photoshop, Vol. 3
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (139 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Mastering Illustrator
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (163 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Mastering Fireworks
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (202 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon

Mobile Design eBooks (new eBooks!)

Mobile Design Bundle
Mobile Design Bundle (7 eBooks)
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$27.94 $34,93 Add to Cart
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, Vol. 2 New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (157 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Responsive Web Design
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (117 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Designing Mobile Apps: Tips And Techniques
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (171 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Essentials Of Mobile Design
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (235 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Mobile Design Patterns
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (124 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Designing For Android
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (228 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Designing For iPhone
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (234 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon

Coding eBooks (new eBooks!)

Coding Library
Coding Bundle (11 eBooks)
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$47.55 $54.89 Add to Cart
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.
Taming CSS Complexity New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Understanding Advanced JavaScript
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Practical JavaScript Techniques
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
HTML Essentials
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Mastering HTML5
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
HTML Semantics
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
CSS Essentials
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Mastering CSS3
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (251 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Responsive Design
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (160 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
JavaScript Essentials
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (142 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Mastering jQuery
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (122 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon

Web Design eBooks

Web Design Bundle
Web Design Bundle (8 eBooks)
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$31.95 $39.92 Add to Cart
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.
Behind the Scenes of Real-Life Projects New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (141 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Creating Meaningful Websites New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (106 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Creativity Lessons For Web Designers New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (80 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Legacy of Typography
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (131 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Typography Best Practices
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (139 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon IconIcon
Professional Web Design, Vol. 1
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (302 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Professional Web Design, Vol. 2
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (279 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Web Typography
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (242 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon

WordPress eBooks (new eBooks!)

WordPress Bundle
WordPress Bundle (6 eBooks)
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$23.95 $29.94 Add to Cart
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 and Techniques for WordPress New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (95 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
WordPress Special Features New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (82 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Business Considerations in WordPress Economy
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (109 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
WordPress Essentials
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (157 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Mastering WordPress
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (166 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
WordPress Tutorials
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (183 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon

Content Strategy eBooks (new eBooks!)

Content Bundle
Content Bundle (2 eBooks)
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$7.98 $9.98 Add to Cart
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 New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (128 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Effective Copywriting New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (103 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon

Freelancing eBooks

Freelancing Bundle
Freelancing Bundle (3 eBooks)
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$11.98 $14.97 Add to Cart
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.
Marketing Secrets For Web Designers New
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (90 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Successful Freelancing
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (218 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Professional Workflow
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (92 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon

The Smashing Books | Digital Editions

Smashing Books | Digital Editions
The Smashing Anthology (5 eBooks)
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
$44.80 $49.87 Add to Cart
The Smashing Anthology includes the print versions of all of our best-selling books: “Smashing Book #1″, “Smashing Book #2″ and our recent releases, “Smashing Book #3: Redesign The Web” + “#3⅓: The Extension”. You will find exclusive content that covers the best practices and innovative design techniques for designers and Web developers. Smashing Books are our editorial flagships — and they look damn good on a coffee table!
Smashing Book #3 | Redesign The Web
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (340 pages)
$14.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Smashing Book #3⅓ | The Extension
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (160 pages)
$4.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Smashing Book #2
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (355 pages)
$14.99 Icon Icon Icon Icon
Smashing Book #1
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (313 pages)
$12.90 Icon Icon Icon Icon

Free eBooks

Free Smashing eBooks
The Smashing Editor’s Choice (1 eBook)
PDF, EPUB, Kindle (166 pages)
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This eBook is a little Smashing Library treat, featuring some of the most memorable and useful articles that have been published on Smashing Magazine in the last few years — all of them carefully selected and thoroughly edited.

You can also find the complete Smashing eBooks series in the following online stores:

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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.

  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.

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    • 2

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

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      • 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!

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  2. 4

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

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  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…’

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  4. 9

    Thank You!

    -4
  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 ? :)

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  6. 11

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

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      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!

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  7. 13

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

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  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.

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  9. 15

    Dropbox is a method to get PDFs to iPad

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  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.

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    thanks for everything

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    Zulhilmi Zainudin

    September 9, 2012 9:37 pm

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

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  13. 19

    Thank you for this great free e-book!

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  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

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    • 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? “

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  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.

    -1
  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.

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      “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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  17. 27

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

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  18. 28

    Thank you for the free ebook and… happy birthday!

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    Hello!
    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!

    Regards
    Muhammad Qawi

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  20. 30

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

    a discount would be nice for the first year :D

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  21. 31

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

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  22. 33

    Thanks! Nice articles…

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  23. 34

    hi,

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

    thanks,
    sridhar

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  24. 35

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

    Richard

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    Anirban Bhattacharya

    January 18, 2013 7:41 am

    Thanks for these ebooks

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  26. 37

    Hello,
    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

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    • 38

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

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  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..

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    • 44

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

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  28. 45

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

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  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:
    https://shop.smashingmagazine.com/

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

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

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    • 47

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

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  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.

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    • 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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  31. 50

    Thank you for the “Best of Smashing Magazine”.

    I was able to download it without paying anything.

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  32. 51

    Buying the bundles here direct from Smashing like say the “Coding eBooks” bundle. Can I buy them here and them to my Google Play Books? Google Play Books doesn’t seem to have the bundles.

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  33. 52

    Hi, i’m a italian developer and i just downloaded two ebook.
    -WP essentials and Smashing Book #1… they are great and fluency ;)
    Thanks!

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  34. 53

    I’d like to buy the ebooks. But I have a question: will I be losing too much for reading the books in black and white (I have a Kindle Touch)? I understand that color is important in design books.

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  35. 54

    I think I just subscribed to the Smashing eBook Library. Where and how do I access it? Will I receive a receipt? Thanks.

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  36. 55

    How do buy it from Nepal ?

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  37. 56

    Hello there,

    I am really in love with your site and your library. But to find the Login to view/download my books is really a big big challenge and is starting to drive me mad.
    Been searching for minutes now and still couldn´t find the Login button. Please help me and please fix this. I have read so much about userfriendliness in your books…

    One more thing – I tried to contact you via the contact form… first error message “Your message is too long”… second error message “Entered value in field “Message” is containing invalid characters.” Arrrgghhhh

    But nonetheless – I am in love with your work!

    Kind regards and thanks in advance,

    Hannes

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    • 57

      Hi Hannes, Gez and Becca, :)

      we are already working on improving the navigation right to your Library-page. In the meanwhile, please do bookmark this site here: http://smashed.by/mylibrary

      There you’ll find constantly updates and we will let you know when new eBooks have been published.

      Thanks for the heads-up and enjoy the read,

      Markus

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  38. 58

    Where did you hide the login for library members? Not impressed with your redesign, confusing and scrappy. Like when I select the library tab on the left why doesn’t it stay select to indicate I’m in the library – pretty basic stuff.

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  39. 59

    I agree with all the commenters who have complained about the hidden login button. I think I get to it through the store, but I only know how to get there by typing in the URL. wtf. Add a login button to the top right of every screen please!! (or at least on the library page!)

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  40. 60

    Hello,

    I’m using an iPad and just want to make sure: will the PDF files keep all the format and layout as in the printed books?

    I have some ebooks bought from amazon (kindle format) and it just only have text + some photos. But not in a beautiful layout.

    I hope all the PDF files is a beautiful as in the printed ebooks.

    Thanks!

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    • 61

      Hi Hieu, as for the Smashing Books #1 – #4 as well as for the Mobile Book, the layout of the pdf-files is the same as in the printed books. For Kindle and epub-files however, they are designed for reflowable content, just to make sure you can read them on every reader out there. :)

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  41. 62

    Hi. I was just wondering which version of Adobe CS/CC you cover in the relevant books. Thanks.

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    • 63

      Hi Michelle, our books are mostly non-version specific, though all provide hands-on tips and techniques. You might want to check our free eBook to see if this might be working for you. :) — M

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  42. 64

    Hi! Just to notify you that the link to the new book is wrong (it begins with hhttp).

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