Tailored to the needs of front-end developers, this eBook bundle contains 4 selected Smashing eBooks on HTML, CSS, responsive web design, and more. A valuable companion to master your daily front-end challenges.

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This bundle contains the following 4 eBooks:

Hardboiled Web Design: Fifth Anniversary Edition by Andy Clarke

Hardboiled Web Design won’t teach you the basics of writing markup or CSS, but if you’re hungry to learn about how the latest technologies and techniques will make your websites and applications more creative and responsive, then this is the book for you.


  • Part 1: Getting Hardboiled
    • What the hell is hardboiled?
    • Ol’ time religion
    • The way standards develop
    • It doesn’t have to look the same
    • Atoms and elements
    • Designing atmosphere
  • Part 2: Hardboiled HTML
    • Meaningful HTML markup
    • Hardboiled microformats2
    • Why-oh-WAI Aria landmark roles
  • Part 3: Hardboiled CSS
    • Flexible box layout
    • Hardboiled foundations
    • Responsive typography
    • RGBa and color opacity
    • Borders
    • Background images
  • More hardboiled CSS
    • Gradients
    • Background blends and filters
    • Transforms
    • Transitions
    • Multicolumn layout
    • It’s time to get hardboiled


  • Formats: DRM-free PDF, EPUB, Kindle formats
  • Pages: 441
  • Released: November 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-945749-35-7
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-945749-36-4
  • ISBN (Print): 978-3-945749-37-1

Performance Optimization: Techniques And Strategies

In this eBook, we’ve compiled an entire selection of front-end and server-side techniques that will help you tackle performance bottlenecks. Find out how to speed up existing websites, build high-performance sites (for both mobile and desktop), and prepare them for heavy-load situations. Furthermore, you’ll learn more about how performance improvements and a 97–99 Google PageSpeed score were achieved on Smashing Magazine, as well as how optimization strategies can enhance real-life projects by taking a closer look at Pinterest’s paint performance case study.


  • Improving Smashing Magazine’s Performance: A Case Study
  • How To Speed Up Your WordPress Website
  • You May Be Losing Users If Responsive Web Design Is Your Only Mobile Strategy
  • How To Make Your Websites Faster On Mobile Devices
  • Creating High-Performance Mobile Websites
  • Don’t Get Crushed By The Load: Optimization Techniques And Strategies
  • Speed Up Your Mobile Website With Varnish
  • Cache Invalidation Strategies With Varnish Cache
  • Gone In 60 Frames Per Second: A Pinterest Paint Performance Case Study

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 210
  • Language: English
  • Released: September 2014
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454087-0
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454094-8
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454095-5

HTML Semantics

This eBook addresses the importance of semantics in our code. It touches on outlining algorithms, HTML5 semantics, the pursuit of semantic value and the HTML semantic grid system. You won't get far without the foundational understanding of HTML semantics — but it is even more important to follow up on the recent developments and discussions.


  • HTML5 Semantics
  • When One Word Is More Meaningful Than A Thousand
  • HTML5 And The Document Outlining Algorithm
  • Our Pointless Pursuit Of Semantic Value
  • Pursuing Semantic Value
  • The Semantic Grid System: Page Layout For Tomorrow

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 71
  • Language: English
  • Released: August 2012
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-36-6

Behind the Scenes of Real-Life Projects

Is there anything more insightful than learning about the workflows from fellow designers and developers, and what techniques they use? What made their projects a stunning success, and how do they overcome missteps? With this eBook, we’ll take a closer look at the techniques and stories of some folks behind real-life Web projects.


  • Building The New Financial Times Web App
  • Bringing Angry Birds To Facebook
  • Behind The Scenes Of Nike Better World
  • Behind The Scenes Of Tourism New Zealand
  • Tale Of A Top-10 App, Part 1: Idea And Design
  • Tale Of A Top-10 App, Part 2: Marketing And Launch
  • Gone In 60 Frames Per Second: A Pinterest Paint Performance Case Study
  • Inside Google's User Experience Lab: An Interview With Google's Marcin Wichary
  • Mistakes I've Made (And Lessons Learned Along The Way)

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 141
  • Language: English
  • Released: December 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454027-6
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454028-3
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454029-0

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