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  • Supporter PlanSupporter$3

    Just want to support Smashing? That's your option!

    • 1 monthly webinar
    • Invite to all SmashingConf parties
    • Early access to SmashingConf videos
    • Our workshop slides & checklists
    • $3 discount on printed books
  • Member PlanMember$5

    A perfect package for independent designers and developers.

    • All Supporter features
    • Recordings of all webinars
    • All future Smashing eBooks
    • Early access to tickets & books
    • Access to Smashing TV
    • Big discounts on printed books, job postings, conference tickets
    • Discounts on tools & video courses (e.g. Debugging course)
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    Great for agencies and organizations that care about being up-to-date.

    • All Supporter and Member features
    • Entire Smashing Library (60+ eBooks)
    • 2 printed magazine issues a year
    • $100 discount on 1 conf & workshop
    • $375 discount on 1 in-house training

Coming Up Next in Membership

We try our best to make your Membership worthwhile. Stay tuned: follow @SmashingMembers on Twitter for schedule, transcripts, new eBooks and fancy cats.

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With the Membership, there is a goldfish to catch every month.

  • Smart Interface Design Patterns, The Checklists, Vitaly Friedman

    A collection of over 150 questions to ask yourself when designing almost anything – accordions, drop-downs, carousels, timelines, tables, calendars, sliders, maps, seating selection, and onboarding. Created after years of work on real projects with real users.

    Download the PDF ↬

  • The Ethical Design Handbook (Feb 2020) by Trine Falbe, Martin Michael Frederiksen, Kim Andersen

    The eBook version of our new printed book before the official release. A practical handbook on ethical design for digital products. Without dark patterns, with ethics in mind, and ready for GDPR and CCPA. Details...

    Get the eBook ↬

  • Smashing Print: Ethics & Privacy, Web community

    Meet the pilot issue of our brand-new printed magazine. Dedicated to privacy, ethics and security, the issue will make you think of how to design and build the web with them in mind. Details…

    Get the eBook ↬

  • Smashing TV: Power Of Shaders, Yuriy Artyukh

    Today, the web is all about performance. In this live session, we’ll try to code a simple 3D terrain in a browser. Yuriy will show how to make a basic scene with the Three.js framework and how to animate it. Some shaders and noise function will be used, too. By the end of the session, you'll learn why we actually need these shaders in the first place and what's actually so good about them! Details...

That's What Members Say

Smashing Magazine has always been very supportive of the web community. Membership feels like a huge effort towards a strong, diverse community of people who care about their craft. Highly recommended for every web professional who wants to learn and connect — even those who don’t like cats.”

Paul Boag, @boagworld, UX consultant

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Rewarding new voices in the industry
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Rewarding the open source community
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Workshop slides and checklists
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Here’s How We Spent The Money

We believe in an open, diverse and accessible web. With your help, we want to reward people doing great work to make it happen. That’s why we actively support community events and projects, and people behind them. We want to keep things fully transparent, so here we’ll be reporting how we spend the money.

That’s what we’ve been doing in the past 100 days (March 12, 2020):

  • Released The Ethical Design Handbook and made the eBook version available to Members before the official release,
  • Gathered for 8 new Smashing TV sessions, including webinars on privacy UX, building CSS layouts, TypeScript, art direction, and performant video delivery,
  • Ran a free live stream on form design patterns,
  • Shipped 200 books on accessibility and ethical design to accessibility communities around the world: Indonesia, India, Brazil, Canada, UK, USA, Australia! Made possible with the help of our wonderful Smashing Members.
  • Sponsored DWebDesign #3 in Berlin,
  • Vitaly taught at the University of Applied Science in Amsterdam and at Projector Design School in Kyiv, Ukraine,
  • Gave away diversity tickets,
  • Published 83 articles on the magazine.

It’s all made possible with your contributions. You made it happen. So thank you.

Next steps:

  • Coach new voices in the industry to speak at a meet-up or a conference,
  • Set up local Smashing meet-ups around the world and support them with books and swag,
  • Support people who want to learn but can’t afford it with Smashing eBooks, webinars and learning material,
  • Support web-related non-profit events and meetups.

Your support allows us to bring you great content, pay all our contributors fairly, and reduce advertising on the site. Thank you.

The Ethical Design Handbook
We also released the new Ethical Design Handbook written by Trine Falbe, Martin Michael Frederiksen, and Kim Andersen. The eBook is available for free for Members and Smashers.

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