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Limited-Edition Posters Giveaway: Comment And Win!

Yesterday we described who we are1, and today it’s your turn to tell us your story. Looking back at where we’ve come from and where we are today, we see that one principle has not changed a bit over the years, and it is one of the core elements of our work: that is, we’ll go as far as it takes to deliver value and substance to you, our dear reader.

Smashing Cat has already got into the party mood.
We’re celebrating our sixth anniversary. Apparently, the Smashing Cat has already got into the party mood.

We measure success not by traffic and not by the number of advertising spots sold, but by the amount of value an article provides you with. And to measure that, we quantify the attention an article receives and the overall feedback it gets in comments, blog posts and social channels. We listen to you, and we listen carefully. Our team reads through each and every email and tweet sent to us, and we also double-check comments that get marked as “spam” and approve the legitimate ones. Every meaningful comment contributes to the discussion and helps us further improve the quality of our content. And that’s a huge deal for us.

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But with such rigorous standards and high expectations, failing is very easy. Therefore, it’s crucial for us to learn how Smashing Magazine has helped you over the years, what you like and dislike and what you’d like to be different in future.

And since the greatness of a birthday party depends on how much the guests are into it, we kindly ask you to share your feedback, thoughts and ideas in the comments section. Where do you live? How well recognized is Smashing Magazine in your area and among the people you know? How has Smashing Magazine helped you in your career? What has been the most memorable article for you? Which author drives you nuts most often? What do you miss in Smashing Magazine? Whether you feel like replying to all of these questions or just to one, we are genuinely interested in hearing what’s on your mind, and we look forward to reading your answers:

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Among all the commenters, we’ll raffle 30 sets of exclusive poster prints. Each set contains six prints of some of the best entries from our “Redesign the Web, Redesign the World” poster competition. The prints are limited editions and were printed especially for this giveaway. They would definitely look nice on your office or studio wall!

Redesign The Web - Redesign The World Poster Prints2
Some of the best entries in the “Redesign the Web, Redesign the World”3 poster competition.

We sincerely appreciate your time and support, and we look very much forward to your feedback!

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    Stanislav Kulik

    September 6, 2012 10:47 am

    Happy birthday!
    Thank you for all the great tutorials and of course for the great smashing books!

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    Happy Bday SmashMag! Every single details of Smashing Magazine inspiring me. When I need a bit of creativity boost and not in the mood in reading articles, I randomly picked any Smashing Magazine archive and start from there. The pictures, the colors, the hue, the font, the gradient, the curve, the lines…sort of offer me a starting creative point. In the future I hope Smashing Magazine feature more rich multimedia contents and more tutorials(short or lengthy doesnt matter-both graphic and web dev) for webdevNdesign newbie like me.

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    Happy BirhDay Smashing Magazines !

    Four year i’am here, thank’s a lot for all.

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    Smashing Magazine has been a part of my digital life since 2008, you guys are awesome! Happy 6th Birthday, Looking good!


    I wanna win, I wanna win, I wanna win…

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    happy birthday!!

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    Wooo happy bday guys! :)

    I’ve followed the website for the past year or so. I think your articles are great and really really helpful. I’m just a hobbyist and your articles are still easy to read and understandable.

    Also love your monthly wallpapers! I think it’s great you showcase so many different designers across the web.

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    Happy Anniversary Smashing Magazine, Thank you for bringing us knowledge.

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    Veronica Cattaneo

    September 6, 2012 11:05 am

    Hey happy birthday!

    I am writing form Italy and both me and my boyfriend are following you since long time!
    I am mostly interested in web design, social media and SEO ’cause it’s my business.
    Thank you for the giveaway BTW

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    Happy anniversary Smash Mag!

    I’m a Technical Analyst from London, UK and I was recommended this site by a work mate a few years ago when I decided to delve into the world of web development. I started to frequently read the articles on this site and I gradually gained valuable information on development concepts, key points to keep in mind when developing efficiently and various ways to improve my work. I now check this site every day without fail!

    At first I was a beginner but now I consider myself proficient in coding; I believe this site was one of the main reasons I am now a professional in the development field. I have progressed from creating basic HTML/CSS sites for individuals to project managing and coding for larger corporate sites and CMS systems.

    I always recommend this site to anyone looking to get into coding and design and will continue to support the awareness of this site when I can.

    Once again happy anniversary!

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    Happy B’day SmashingMagazine. Would like to say thank you so much. You are GOOGLE in the web and mobile world. Cheers!! to it and keep posting the amazing stuff..

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    6 years! :) You have done well in these 6 years. Wishing smashing mag a smashing time ahead! Happy Birthday!
    I come here for sound advice on WordPress, some quick tips – its always refreshing to surf through smashing magazine. And ofcourse we all like the freebies.
    What could be improved – maybe smashing mag can have hangouts some time so the smashing mag fans can pick up some tips here and there.
    I am from Kashmir running a small graphic design studio – and smashing does provide inspiration indeed!

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    Happy birthday and thank you for all the great work you put into great tutorials and articles. And of course for the great books, loved every single one =) Please keep up the good work .

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    Happy B’day SM. You are one of my inspiration and favorite. Looking forward to see more info, inspiration and useful articles along the way when you get older ;).

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    Abhilash Ramadasan

    September 6, 2012 11:17 am

    Congratulation Smashing magazine for completing your “6” Successful years.
    Regards to smashing cat :) Would like to meet him someday :)

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    Every day, first thing in the morning, I am heading to your site looking forward to get new stuff to read and view. You enable us to be always on the front in terms of technology and design. Especially your galleries are an inspiring source. Even for the time I am offline, you provide your books.
    You definitely make the web a better place! Keep your quality!

    One negative issue: you shut down the smashing network news feed. :-( That feed was awesome and made it quasi impossible to miss anything in terms of web design.

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    Happy Birthday Smashing Magazine !
    I have been following you guys almost daily, as a daily read with my morning cup of coffee.
    The thing i like about this place is probably not the daily update’s and articles,
    but the discussion that some articles tend to create between fellow webmasters and designers. Very usefull!

    I would say, keep up the good work!

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    Happy birthday and thank you for all the great work you put into your tutorials and articles. And of course for the great books, love them!

    I’m an art student from germany, so this site is quite popular within my university. We often use interesting articles and tutorials to upgrade our work, so very helpfull so far – please keep up the good work ;)

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    Smashing magazine was introduced to me during an internship while I was still at university. Since then it’s been my go-to for web tips, typography oggling and vectors. In my current job (an ecommerce graphic designer in London), there is a running joke between my old line manager and I – when I first started I had loads of interesting web design chat, and he would always ask me where I had read these things and how I knew all these random bits. I would reply “oh it was an article on a design blog – I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, it’s called smashing magazine”. After that introduction, he became an avid reader and would start telling me all of the interesting articles he had read, always finishing with “I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, it’s called smashing magazine”. Even now he’s left, he still emails me about articles he’s read here, asking if I’ve heard of the ‘little known’ blog called smashing magazine.

    Anyway – happy birthday! Thanks for all the tips, anf for keeping me in the loop.

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    Webdesign is a tough job, exploring all the cool stuff you do, without the chance to step further here in germany because people here are slow. Smashing Magazine has set standards for me since I started my carreer. Thank you so much for this!

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    Lukas Hillebrand

    September 6, 2012 11:29 am

    Yes – happy birthday Smashing Magazine! Thanks to help me learn about the web and improve my skills throughout all the years. Cheers!


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