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Author Vitaly Friedman

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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. When he is not writing, he’s most probably running front-end & UX workshops. He loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems.

How We Improved SmashingMag Performance

Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF

Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF

#BlackLivesMatter

SmashingConf 2018: Fetch Those Early-Bird Tickets!

We’ve Got A Lil’ Announcement To Make: Rachel Andrew Is SmashingMag’s New Editor-In-Chief

Uploading Directories At Once With webkitdirectory

We’re Touring Through Southeast Asia: Join The Mozilla Developer Roadshow!

Learn From What You See: It All Starts With Inspiration

Designing The Perfect Slider

Challenge Yourself More Often By Creating Artwork Every Day

Designing The Perfect Date And Time Picker

Designing The Perfect Accordion

As Far As The Eye Can See: Colorful Sceneries, Posters And Covers

Finding Inspiration In The Little Things Around Us

Vibrant Illustrations To Let Your Mind Wander

Inspiring Illustrations With Plenty Of Bright Colors And Cool Patterns

Colorful Inspiration For Gray Days: Illustration And Photography At Their Best

Freebie: Clothing Icons (40 Icons, 9 Styles, AI, EPS, SVG, PNG)

50 Examples Of Stellar Use Of Light, Shadow And Texture To Kick Start Your Inspiration

Front End Performance Checklist 2017 [PDF, Apple Pages]

Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration (December 2016)

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: December 2016 - Festive Christmas Edition

Freebie: Thanksgiving Icon Set (15 Icons, PNG, PSD, AI, SVG)

SmashingConf San Francisco 2017: Somethin’ Is Cookin’ In The Kitchen!

Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration (November 2016)

Meet “Inclusive Front-End Design Patterns”, A New Smashing Book

Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration (October 2016)

Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration (September 2016)

83 Flat Line UX And E-Commerce Icons For Free

Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration (August 2016)

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2016

Grab Your Sunglasses: 40 Vibrant Icons To Welcome Summer

Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration For July

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: July 2016

12 Colorful Months And Seasons Illustrations [Freebie]

Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration (June 2016)

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: June 2016

40 Otherworldly Space Icons [Freebie]

Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration (May 2016)

On Design Systems: Sell The Output, Not The Workflow

39 Tuneful Musical Instruments Icons [Freebie]

Freebie: Hotel And Spa Icon Set (55 Icons PNG, SVG)

Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration (April 2016)

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: April 2016

Dirty Tricks From The Dark Corners Of Front-End (Slides, PDF)

Monday Morning Design Inspiration

A Never-Ending Story On Ad-Blockers

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2016

Automatically Art-Directed Responsive Images? Here You Go.

In many projects, responsive images aren’t a technical issue but a strategic concern. Delivering different images to different screens is technically possible with srcset and sizes and element and Picturefill (or a similar) polyfill; but all of those variants of images have to be created, adjusted and baked into the logic of the existing CMS. And that’s not easy.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: December 2015

No Hard Feelings: The Wait For “Hardboiled Web Design” Is Over

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: November 2015

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: October 2015

It’s The Smashing Birthday Party, And You Are Invited (With Goodies!)

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: September 2015

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2015

60 Lovely Workspace Illustrations [Freebie]

Web Design Is Dead. No, It Isn’t.

Smashicons – A Carefully Crafted Iconset in 4 Styles [Freebie]

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: July 2015

40 Responsive Sports Icons [Freebie]

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: June 2015

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: May 2015

That’s Real-Life Responsive Web Design: Meet The Brand New Smashing Book 5

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: April 2015

Freebie: Swifticons Icon Set (92 Icons, AI, Sketch, PNG, SVG, EPS, PDF)

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2015

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: February 2015

The Delightful Dashel Iconset [Freebie]