Skip to main content Jump to list of all articles

Latest Posts

Web Standards: The What, The Why, And The How

by Amy Dickens

Web Standards, and the documentation to support them, provide huge insight into ‘the why’ and ‘the what’ of the world wide web. In this article, we take a look at the history of Web Standards, how to use them in your work and ways you can get …

Read more

When And How To Use CSS Multi-Column Layout

by Rachel Andrew

The Multi-column Layout spec is often overlooked as we use Grid and Flexbox. In this article Rachel Andrew explains why it is different to other layout methods, and shows some useful patterns and sites which showcase it well.

Read more
Read more
Smashing Cat brewing a fresh, tasty cappuccino.

1,350 smashing members

A friendly community that keeps this website alive. With books, webinars, discounts and networking — for just 1 coffee a month. Join the family.

Explore features → Already have an account? Sign in!

How To Design Search For Your Mobile App

by Suzanne Scacca

As you work on creating better experiences for your mobile app users, spend some time thinking about the design of your app’s search bar. Things like placement, hint text, and the way search results are displayed contribute to how users engage with …

Read more
Read more
Coming up next

SmashingConf San Francisco 2019

Better estimates and pricing, applying psychology to UX, design workflow, refactoring, moving to a static site setup, CSS Grid techniques, performance and deployment patterns for HTTP/2.

Explore all speakers and topics → Welcome SmashingConf San Francisco 2019, with everything on naming conventions, security audit, front-end architecture, rendering performance, CSS Grid Layout, PWA, Vue.js, Webpack.

Community Links

Eva Ferreira, the person of the week

Person Of The Week

A front-end developer from Buenos Aires, Evangelina Ferreira loves the challenge of developing interfaces, layouts, and animations that are fast and responsive. Since 2012 Eva has been sharing her passion for the web teaching web technologies at the National Technological University of Argentina. She’s also the organizer of the non-profit event CSSConf Argentina and a Google Dev Expert. You can find her speaking at conferences around the world, blogging occasionally, and on Twitter as @evaferreira92. Thank you for sharing and caring, dear Eva!

A New Kind Of Sabbatical

Amble provides creative professionals with the opportunity to take a one-month sabbatical in places like Yosemite National Park in exchange for supporting local nonprofits with their skills and expertise.

Release It

Lars Kappert’s tool Release It is bound to make your release workflow more efficient by automating releases for Git repositories and nmp packages.

The React Handbook

The 220 pages strong React Handbook by Flavio Copes is a massive free guide to building web applications with ReactJS. Available to read in the browser and in PDF, ePUB, and Kindle formats.

Design Systems

Meet Design Systems, a recent Smashing book in which Alla Kholmatova explores how to set up an effective design system to create great digital products. With common traps, gotchas and lessons learned.

Table of Contents ↬