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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. He also runs Smart Interface Design Patterns, a video course and UX training for passionate UX designers.

What’s The Perfect Design Process?

How We Improved SmashingMag Performance

Writing For Smashing Magazine

Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF

Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF


Respect Always Comes First

“You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned” — Meet SmashingConf San Francisco #breakout (April 17-18)

Smashing Consultancy

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!

Designing The Perfect Feature Comparison Table

Learn From What You See: It All Starts With Inspiration

Designing The Perfect Slider UX

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

From Small CSS Tricks To Great Design Mysteries: SmashingConf Barcelona 2017

Vibrant Illustrations To Let Your Mind Wander

35 Joyful Easter Wallpaper ? Funny Bunnies And Painted Eggs

Bunnies ahead! These fluffy little fellows are an unmistakable sign that Easter is here. Along with their companions in crime, yellow chicks, of course. But did you know that Easter bunnies can be much more than cute? Some of them have a secret passion for skateboarding, others take it up even with their natural predators to protect their easter eggs. Don’t believe it? Well, wait and see.

In this post, we compiled the best Easter wallpapers from our monthly contest for you. It all started back in 2008 and it’s still running today thanks to the love and patience that artists and designers from all across the globe put into creating unique, inspiring, and, well, simply beautiful, wallpapers each month anew. So without further ado, let’s dive right into the world of bunnies, cheeky chicks, blooming flowers, easter eggs, and — how could we forget — chocolate, of course. Happy Easter!

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Inspiring Illustrations With Plenty Of Bright Colors And Cool Patterns

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

SmashingConf New York 2017: Don’t Let Bad Front-End/UX Be Your Kryptonite!

While designing for the web today, there are so many unknowns that getting things right appears to be a task that requires quite… special abilities. Don’t you feel like Wonderwoman or Superman when squishing that annoying CSS/JavaScript bug or improving front-end performance, or making the UX workflow smooth at your company? Well, we do! Now, we also love sharing, and as we know from Superman, “Do good to others, and everybody can be a Superman”! That should hold true for cats, too, right?

SmashingConf NYC 2017 won’t solve all complex problems, but once it’s over you’ll know how to conquer yours. With practical front-end and UX techniques, battles, fights, wins and losses, we’d love you to learn and share your special abilities and your experiences! So reserve that plane, that bird, or flying superhero and meet us in New York City! To the tickets.

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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

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: January 2017

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)

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: November 2016

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

Taking The Pattern Library To The Next Level

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

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: October 2016

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

83 Flat Line UX And E-Commerce Icons For Free

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: September 2016

Behind The Scenes: What It Takes To Publish A Smashing Article

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

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2016

Freebie: Olympics Sports Icon Set (45 Icons, EPS, PDF, PNG, SVG)

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]

How To Roll Out New Features Without Hurting Loyal Users

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

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: June 2016

Smart Responsive Design Patterns, Or When Off-Canvas Isn’t Good Enough

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]

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: May 2016

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

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: April 2016

Printed Smashing Books

Useful WordPress Tools, Themes And Plugins

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

The Riddle #7 Resolved: New York Pizza, Jules Verne And 28 Hong Kong Street

72 Home Appliance And Real Estate Icons [Freebie]

Automatically Art-Directed Responsive Images? Here You Go.

Design Mock-Ups Need Dynamic Content: Tools And Plugins

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: February 2016

Printed Smashing Books

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: December 2015

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

40 Travel Icons To Spruce Up Your Designs [Freebie]

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: November 2015

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: October 2015