This page collects all of the freebies that have been released by or through Smashing Magazine over the last few years. We regularly look for creative and talented designers, icon designers, graphic artists and developers. If you think you are one of them, we can offer you the broad coverage of our magazine, and we’ll pay you as well. Are you interested? Contact us!
This set contains eight icons available for both Mac and Windows users, in resolutions of 16×16 pixels, 24×24, 32×32, 48×48, 128×128, 256×256 and 512×512. The set was designed by Dirceu Veiga of Brazil especially for Smashing Magazine as a gift to its readers.
You can use the icons freely for private and commercial projects, blogs and websites. However, please take a close look at the license agreement: for example, it’s forbidden to sell the icons; and, in order to use them, you are asked to provide a backlink to the designer.
A professional WordPress theme created in recognition of Smashing Magazine’s first anniversary, and designed by DesignDisease.
A WordPress theme designed especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.
Here are the results of our blog headers contest. Thirty-eight designers participated and created 45 beautiful blog header designs, which you can use for free in your private and commercial projects. In the original post, the designers also describe their themes, reveal their intentions, and show us some examples of how these header graphics can be used.
A variety of interesting, exotic and creative textures from Smashing readers all around the globe. There are textures for wood, stone, metal, nature, ice, sand, fabric, paper, glass, fire, food and plastic; a large number of routine, daily things observed from a completely new perspective.
Smashing Magazine was chosen as the Most Valuable Design Website in the Webinale Awards 2008, an awards competition put on by Webinale, an international Web conference that took place in Karlsruhe, Germany, from May 26th to 28th. The competition awarded the most useful and innovative websites related to design and technology.
Vitaly Friedman, the chief editor of Smashing Magazine, was in Karlsruhe for the event and also gave a talk: “Designtrends 2008: What’s Next?“. You can download the slides of the talk below:
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