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

It’s been quite a journey for this very sentence to wind up on this little website. Not many people know it, but every single Smashing article goes through a thorough editorial review, including multiple passes for editing and refinement, before being published.

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

In this series of articles dedicated to our upcoming 10th anniversary (mid-September 2016), we’d love to shed some light on our editorial process, explain our workflow and introduce the people behind the scenes, as well as address how our little company is earning money to keep the website alive and running.

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About Us, Impressum And Legal Notice

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. Read more...

A Look Inside Smashing Magazine

Today is the day when it all started — the day when this little website launched back in 2006. We are celebrating our six-year anniversary party, and you, being the ones who made the website possible and kept us going, are our special guests. We couldn’t possibly have a party without you!

Smashing Magazine is Getting 6 Years Old!

But who are we? Who are the people working behind the scenes to make Smashing Magazine truly smashing? Today we’d like to publish something rather different. Being chummy as we are, we’d like to give you a peek behind the scenes — a little insight into how we work, who we are, where we live and where we come from. It will be quite a ride, so get yourself a beverage, make yourself comfortable and set a few minutes aside.

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Being Editor-In-Chief Of Smashing Magazine

It's about time for another look inside Smashing Magazine, isn't it? Today, we'll introduce you to the secrets of the editorial team here, which is headed by one member in particular: Vitaly Friedman. What is his job? What are the responsibilities of an editor-in-chief? What tricks does he have? [Content Care Dec/22/2016]

Vitaly is smashing

As you would expect of an editor-in-chief, Vitaly Friedman is responsible for the content on Smashing Magazine. Therefore, he has to constantly search for new ideas and have a critical eye for articles he receives from writers. In addition, being online, the communication process itself has some peculiarities: namely, it takes a lot of time. Thus, Vitaly has three main task groups: communicating (about 50 to 60% of his time), finding article ideas (5 to 10%) and editing articles (25 to 30%).

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Social Sushi And Hard Work

When I found the ad for the internship position at Smashing Magazine about six month ago, I replied within half an hour. I wrote my response quickly because, for once, I didn't have to exaggerate my enthusiasm. I was genuinely interested in the position and confident that I fit the job. I waited a few days for an answer, during which time I could reflect on what I had just done. [Links checked March/06/2017]

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My academic semester hadn't even started, so I would have had to make arrangements if I was chosen. Plus, did I really want to move to Germany? The decision came a few emails and a week later: I was accepted and was expected to be in Freiburg in two weeks. Six months have gone by since then, and I have not regretted anything for one minute. I am now about to leave this city, the friends I have made and this company. To be sure, a lot has happened since February 15th.

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