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Founded in September 2006, Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers. Our aim is to inform our readers about the latest trends and techniques in Web development. We try to persuade you not with the quantity, but with the quality of the information we present. Smashing Magazine is, and always has been, independent.

This page provides general information about Smashing Magazine GmbH (known as one of the Smashing Media companies) including our contact details and legal information about our online presence.

In English:

  • You can contact us via this form. We kindly ask you to review our Publishing Policy first.
  • You can also use our postal address:
    Smashing Magazine GmbH
    Werthmannstr. 15
    79098 Freiburg
  • VAT Identification Number: USt-IdNr. DE289934635
  • Typefaces used: Skolar by David Březina, Proxima Nova by Mark Simonson.
  • Syntax Highlighting: Prism by Lea Verou.
  • Our logo was contributed by Ruan Deyzel.

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The Team

The Smashing Magazine Team consists of Vitaly Friedman, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, as well as the Editorial, Web Development and Product Management teams. Also, we’re very honored and happy to have Ricardo Gimenes on board as well!

Vitaly FriedmanRicardo Gimenes (Designer & Illustrator)
From left to right: Vitaly Friedman and Ricardo Gimenes.
The Smashing Magazine Team
From left to right: Markus, Iris, Marco, Melanie and Cosima.

Smashing Magazine’s Experts Panel

Before an article is published, it’s reviewed by independent reviewers — respected members of the design community who provide feedback to authors and review technical details. We are very grateful for the fantastic work of our Experts Panel, and the magazine wouldn’t have the same quality without their profound expertise and support.

Aaron Beall Adam Lang Addy Osmani AJ Dimarucot Alan Colville Alexander Charchar Alexander Dawson Alma Hoffmann Andrea Trasatti Andreas Bovens Andrei Zmievski Andrew Berry Andrew Maier Andrey Savchenko Andy Hume Ann McMeekin Anna Peterson Bart Mroz Bastian Allgeier Bonnie Van Volkinburg Brian LeRoux Bruce Lawson Bryan Allott Carlos Lanenga Chad Smith Charlie Nielsen Chris Coyier Chris Day Chris Everson Chris Mills Chris Shiflett Christian Heilmann Chui Chui Tan Colin J. Ihrig Dale Cruse Dan Kielp Dan Mayer Dan McKenzie Dan Rose Daniel Pataki Darryl Adie Dave Donaldson Dave Hogue David Kadavy David Platt Derek Allard Derek Johnson Dirk Jesse Dmitry Baranovskiy Dominique Lederer Donna Spencer Douglas Bonneville Dudley Storey Ed Finkler Edward Chen Eli Grey Elliot Jay Stocks Eoin McGrath Eugene Terehov Fiona Battersby Francisco Inchauste Gina Walker Gordon Skinner Graham Smith Haje Jan Kamps Harry Roberts Heydon Pickering Horia Dragomir Hugh Lashbrooke Inayaili de Leon Ilya Pukhalski Indra Kupferschmid Ivan Chepurnyi Jacob Cass Jacob Gube James Adams James Chudley James Walker Jamie Mason Janko Jovanovic Jared Ponchot Jay Salvat JD Graffam Jeff Eaton Jeff Gothelf Jeff Starr Jen Gordon Jens Grochtdreis Jens Meiert Jesmond Allen Joe Leech Johan van Tongeren Johannes Fahrenkrug John Daggett Jon Raasch Jon Tan Jorijn Schrijvershof Jörn Zaefferer Josh Clark Justin Burdett Justin Mifsud Karolina Szczur Kat Neville Khajag Apelian Kieran Masterton Kim Pimmel Konstantin Weiss Krzysztof Rakowski Lars Wienbelt Lea Verou Leigh Mason Leon Lisa Valuyskaya Lyndon Cerejo Maciej Kwas Manuel Bieh Marc Edwards Marc Roberts Marko Dugonjic Martin Leblanc Eigtved Mathias Bynens Matt Stow Matt Ward Mattia Forza Micah Slavens Michael Hayes Michel Bozgounov Min Tran Moritz Grauel Nancy Ruzow Natalie Downe Nicolas Gallagher Oliver Reichenstein Owen Gregory Pablo Bernardo Patrick Lauke Paul Bridgestock Paul Irish Paul Shaw Paul Tero Philip Tellis Rachel Andrew Rafael G. Lepper Ray Mosley Rian van der Merwe Rob Hawkes Rob Sutton Robert Hoekman Rodney Rehm Ros Hodgekiss Ross Bruniges Sally Young Scott Jehl Sean Coates Sergey Chikuyonok Shane Gadsby Sharon Milne Simon Thomas Simon Willison Siobhan McKeown Steven Bradley Susan Weinschenk Sylvain Galineau Thierry Koblentz Thomas Friedel Thomas Herzog Thomas Llama Thord Daniel Hedengren Thorsten Ott Tim Kadlec Tim R. Todish Tim Wong Tom Giannattasio Will Critchlow Yves Peters Zoe Mickley Gillenwater.

In German:

  • Sie können uns erreichen über unser Kontaktformular. Bitte lesen Sie zuerst unsere Richtlinien und Prinzipien.
  • Unsere postalische Adresse:
    Smashing Magazine GmbH
    Werthmannstr. 15
    79098 Freiburg
  • Telefon: +49 (0)761-70779498
  • Amtsgericht Freiburg: HRB 710075
  • Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer (UStIDNr.): DE289934635
  • Geschäftsführer und Verantwortlich für die Inhalte dieser Seiten gemäß TMG: Markus Seyfferth
  • Smashing Magazine GmbH ist eine Tochterfirma der
    Smashing Media AG
    Werthmannstr. 15
    79098 Freiburg
  • Vorstand Smashing Media AG: Inge Emmler
  • Mitglieder des Aufsichtsrats der Smashing Media AG: Michael Dobler (Vorsitzender), Marc Thiele und Vitaly Friedman

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  1. 1

    I wanted to say I think this is my favorite site on the web by far. Amazing amount of resources, tool and suggestions.

    I was wondering if there was any way to alter the pagination, throughout the site to show all? My only issues, if i can even call it that, with the site, is that search results force you to stroll through many many pages.

    Thanks for your consideration,


  2. 2

    I guess that “about us” page is here since ever but never noticed.
    I have only one critic to your magazine: why is the search done through google, when it could be much nicer and effectiver done by your own means?

  3. 3

    Super informative Seite – ABER schade, dass es sie nicht auch in deutsch gibt
    (man(n) bekommt aber halt nicht alles im Leben :-)

  4. 4

    You’ve revamped the “About” page with much more Smashing information! I feel like I’ve learned a lot more about Smashing Magazine – great write-up!

  5. 5

    What is the address to submit something other than a calendar for publication to give as a freebie? Thank you.

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    @Frank K.

    Yeah but the most good sites are in english and if you wanna be a good designer and want to be better you should read english articles more than german articles. It’s like learning a programming language. If you don’t want read english papers you will be lost. :P

  7. 7

    The only thing that sucks on SM is that sometimes there come multiple new articles on one day, but sometimes there comes nothing new in 2 or 3 days. But it’s still a great website ;)

  8. 8

    Smashing Editorial

    June 30, 2009 9:26 am

    This about page is quite new. There was an earlier one we’ve deleted.

    @Radeksonic: Articles are published every day. I don’t remember a 2-3 days delay. There might be some exceptions though.

  9. 9

    Great work!

    Thanks for every article!

  10. 10

    Thomas Christensen

    July 2, 2009 10:16 pm

    Really really great site

    One of the top places to go – for inspiration, ideas etc.
    One of my top RSS favorites!

    Compared to many other sites out there – the CONTENT of the articles are very good.

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    Reinis Lejnieks

    July 4, 2009 7:20 am

    You are the best. Keep up the good work :)

  12. 12

    Where’s your copyright – article usage information??

  13. 13

    wonderful claps 4 u people

  14. 14

    I’d like to see an article like: 20 techniques to browse faster. Or something. Two of them are (Firefox only) adblock plus and: .

  15. 15

    With all the design love and usability love you give us, what’s up with the ugly table at “Who Produces This Fantastic Resource?” section?

    You could put a better looking table :)

  16. 16

    wie ? smashing magazine hat deutschen ursprung?

  17. 17

    Since I was told about this site in mid-2007 it has become my first port of call for updates about web design trends and resources. You guys do a fantastic job of aggregating useful information from around the web.

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    I say this again: I Love Smashing Magazine! :)

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    love u all guys.. you were awesome in magazine on internet. order smashing magazine last 1 1/2 month ago. still waiting for the book, but its ok for the delay because you added some pages. :)

    cheers for guys at SM. you did the great job. just 2 awesome years gets you here…

  21. 21

    This is the best resource of ever! u are the best!

  22. 22

    Doing a great job at SM. Keep up the outstanding work.

  23. 23

    Hello Smashingmagazine!
    You are a welt of Information with awesome resources.
    Judit & Corina

  24. 24

    Please advise if the smashing magazine theme is available on wordpress for download

  25. 25

    I am looking for a theme on wordpress just like the Smashing Magazine theme. Please advise if this theme is available for download.

    Thank you.

  26. 26

    There is no such theme, friend.

  27. 27

    Great “about us” page. I read it with interest. SM FTW!

  28. 28

    Please respond to my comments and/or e-mail about cancellation of the smashing book.

    Thank you.

  29. 29

    now – first menu is poooooooooooooor – think about!

    np:(1)+(2) freebies

    can I BUY yours old SKIN ?

  30. 30

    just few words to thank you very much all of you for your smashing wonderful work. fred. madagascar webdesigner.


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