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100 Vibrant Brand Icons [Freebie]

Another weekend, and yet another freebie. Today, we are happy to feature a useful icon set, the Simple Icons by Dan Leech. Dan's set contains 100 PNG icons for popular websites, apps and organisations, all in eleven sizes (16, 24, 32, 48, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048 and 4096 pixels squared). [Content Care Dec/02/2016]

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The white icons have transparent backgrounds, which makes them ridiculously simple to style with CSS. As a bonus, simpleicons.org maintains a list of official background colour values that can be used in conjunction with the icons, thoroughly researched and derived from official branding guidelines of each brand.

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Videos And Interviews With Brad Frost, Andy Clarke and Nicole Sullivan

Today we are happy to release three more exclusive interviews as well as two Smashing Conference videos featuring Brad Frost, Andy Clarke and Nicole Sullivan. You can check out even more conference interviews and talks by Jeremy Keith, Rachel Andrew and Stephen Hay.

Exclusive Videos And Interviews (Part 2)

In case you are wondering whether Smashing Conference 2013 will take place or not, the answer is a definitive "yes!", so please make sure to stay tuned to not miss it this year!

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16 Lovely St. Valentine’s Day 💖 Icons For Free

Today, it is our great pleasure to present to you a fantastic St. Valentine's icon set  —  exclusively designed by our illustrator Ricardo Gimenes for Smashing Magazine and its loyal readers. The icons presented are available in transparent and non-transparent PNGs (256×256px, 512×512, 1024×1024px), as well as in EPS format and are perfect for any projects you have coming up for St. Valentine's Day. Enjoy!

St. Valentine’s Day Icon Set (16 PNG/EPS Icons)

This icon set is completely free to use for commercial or personal applications without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word.

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Welcome To The Smashing UX Design Section!

There has been a slight change in the UX Design editorial team. Unfortunately, Francisco Inchauste is stepping down from the UX Editor role to pursue new opportunities. We'd like to introduce you to our new editor, Chui Chui Tan, who will continue to publish high-quality articles in this section. Whilst we wish Francisco only the best in his new adventures, we hope you'll continue supporting and enjoying the future articles published in this section.

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48 Pleasant Polaris UI Kit + Linecons Icons For Free

Today we are pleased to feature the Polaris UI icon set that includes useful UI components and 48 beautiful icons. This freebie was created by the team at Designmodo. As usually, you can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions.

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The Polaris UI Pack is a set of beautiful UI components, which includes Edit Boxes, Check Boxes, Radio Buttons, Page Navigation, Menu, Buttons, etc. You can use this set in any of your projects, and even learn with it, by examining each component to see how it is put together.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: February 2013

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for over five years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: February 2013

This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for February 2013. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

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600 Gorgeous Black & White PNG Icons [Freebie]

Today we are pleased to feature Gemicon, a set of over 600 original high-quality icons in resolutions of 16 × 16, 32 × 32 and 64 × 64 pixels. This set has been designed by Turqois and is being released to the design community.

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You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You may freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: January 2013

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for over five years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for January 2013. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

Please note that:

  • All images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper,
  • You can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our Desktop Wallpaper Calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?
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Christmas Icon Set (10 Quality Icons, 256×256px PNG)

Today, we have a beautiful Christmas icon freebie for you created by the talented, hard-working folks at RocketTheme. The icon set contains ten icons available as 256×256px PNGs that have been lovingly and exclusively prepared for Smashing Magazine and the Web design community. As usual, this set is released under a Creative Commons license and can be used in commercial and private projects.

Christmas Icon Set

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. You are free to distribute, transform, fiddle with and build them into your work, even commercially. However, please always credit the original designer of the set (in this case, RocketTheme).

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The New Mobile Book Is Finally Here!

Yes, our brand new Smashing Mobile Book has finally arrived, and it has almost reached your doorstep! If you've already pre-ordered the book weeks ago, then it's really only a matter of days! Until then, the complimentary digital version is waiting for you in your Smashing Shop dashboard. And if you haven't ordered just yet, make sure to get the book now!

The Mobile Book

At this very moment, all pre-orders are being shipped from Berlin, Germany, by airmail. Due to an unexpected huge amount of pre-orders in the past days, delivery of the new book orders will take a bit longer since we only have a limited amount of printed books in pre-sale stock.

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Exclusive Videos And Interviews (Part 1)

In September 2012 we ran the very first Smashing Conference — friendly, valuable and inspiring community event — in a beautiful medieval building in our home town Freiburg, Germany. The conference was a huge success, and we haven't anticipated the fantastic feedback we've received during and after the event.

The Smashing Conference: Exclusive Videos And Interviews

All conference tickets and workshop tickets were sold out within weeks, and to bring the event closer to everybody we blogged live from the venue, and captured all talks on video. We had the pleasure of welcoming and interviewing many top-class speakers and well-respected experts from the Web design industry.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: December 2012 (Christmas Edition)

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for over four years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

Smashing Wallpaper - December 2012

This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for December 2012. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

Please note that:

  • All images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper,
  • You can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our Desktop Wallpaper Calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?
Read more...

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