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This Smashing eBook Anthology contains the following 7 eBooks:

Smashing Book 5 — Real-Life Responsive Web Design

Responsive design is a default these days, but we are all still figuring out just the right process and techniques to better craft responsive websites. That’s why we created a new book — to gather practical techniques and strategies from people who have learned how to get things done right, in actual projects with actual real-world challenges.


Vitaly Friedman A Responsive Way Forward
Daniel Mall The Modern Responsive Designer’s Workflow
Ben Callahan Responsive Process
Vitaly Friedman Responsive Design Patterns And Components
Eileen Webb Content Choreography in RWD
Sara Soueidan Mastering SVG For Responsive Web Design
Zoe M. Gillenwater Building Advanced Responsive Modules With Flexbox
Bram Stein Web Fonts Performance
Yoav Weiss Responsive Images
Tom Maslen Testing And Debugging Responsive Web Design
Fabio Carneiro Responsive Email Design
Vitaly Friedman Performance Optimization Roadmap
John Allsopp, Matt Gaunt Beyond Responsive: Optimizing For Offline
Andrew Clarke Counting Stars: Creativity Over Predictability

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 672
  • Language: English
  • Released: June 2015
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (Print/PDF): 978-3-945749-21-0
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-945749-25-8
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-945749-26-5

Smashing Book #4 — New Perspectives on Web Design

Written by well-respected designers and developers, the 4th Smashing Book contains lots of actionable takeaways that will help you in your daily routine. Think of it as a reliable playbook for issues that keep following you in every project. This book is for you because you’ll discover plenty of valuable, time-saving techniques that will improve your workflow right away.


Harry Roberts Modern CSS Architecture and Front-End
Nicholas C. Zakas Writing Maintainable, Future-Friendly Code
Christian Heilmann The Vanilla Web Diet
Tim Kadlec Culture of Performance
Mat Marquis Robust, Responsible, Responsive Web Design
Addy Osmani Finding and Fixing Mobile Web Rendering Issues
Aaron Gustafson Designing Adaptive Interfaces
Paul Tero Obscure Back-end Techniques and Terminal Secrets
Marko Dugonjić The Next Steps For Web Typography
Corey Vilhauer The Two Faces of Content Strategy
Rachel Andrew Supporting Your Product
Nishant Kothary The Design of People
Christopher Murphy On Creative Spirit

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 498
  • Language: English
  • Released: November 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454060-3
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454058-0
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454059-7
  • ISBN (Print): 978-3-94454057-3

The Mobile Book + Addendum (2 eBooks)

The Mobile Book features the most important things that you need to know as a designer, developer or mobile strategist for your websites. You’ll dive deep into the peculiarities of the mobile industry, explore responsive design strategy, design patterns and optimization techniques, learn about wireframing and prototyping for mobile as well as the guidelines for designing with gestures and touch. As an extra, the addendum to the book provides insights into the popular platforms such as iOS, Windows Phone etc. as well as introduces developing and debugging techniques for advanced HTML5 Web applications.


Jeremy Keith Foreword
Peter-Paul Koch What’s Going On In Mobile?
Stephanie Rieger The Future Of Mobile
Trent Walton Responsive Design Strategy
Brad Frost Responsive Design Patterns
Dave Olsen Optimizing For Mobile
Dennis Kardys Hands-On Design For Mobile
Josh Clark Designing For Touch


  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 336 + 205
  • Language: English
  • Released: January 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (Mobile Book): 978-3-943075-50-2
  • ISBN (Mobile Book Addendum): 978-3-943075-61-8

The Smashing Book #3

The Smashing Book #3 covers innovative coding, designing and UX techniques and discusses the peculiarities of mobile context and emotional design. It also presents practical HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript techniques, as well as a bulletproof workflow for responsive Web design. Well-respected professionals have poured their heart and expertise into their contributions. The Smashing Book #3 consists of 11 quality chapters with expert advice, practical techniques and tips.


Elliot Jay Stocks Preface: The New Era in Web Design
Paul Boag The Business Side of Redesign
Rachel Andrew Selecting a Platform In Redesign
Aarron Walter Redesigning for Personality
Ben Schwarz Jumping Into HTML5
Lea Verou, David Storey Restyle, Recode, Reimagine With CSS3
Christian Heilmann JavaScript Rediscovered
Dmitry Fadeyev
Techniques For Building Better User Experience
Marc Edwards Designing for The Future, Using Photoshop
Aral Balkan Mobile Considerations in UX Design: Web or Native?
Stephen Hay Responsive Workflow: A Future-Friendly Approach
Andy Clarke Becoming Fabulously Flexible: Designing Atoms and Elements

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 340
  • Language: English
  • Released: May 2012
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN (eBook): 978-3-943075-29-8
  • ISBN (Print): 978-3-943075-40-3

Smashing Book #3⅓ — The Extension

Smashing Book 3⅓, otherwise known as “The Extension”, presents practical applications of storytelling to Web design, reviews emerging navigation design patterns and helps you understand how to meaningfully employ content strategy in your websites. A case study of Smashing Magazine’s responsive redesign illustrates how this approach could look like in practice.


Denise Jacobs The Missing Element of Redesign: Story
Christian Holst Rethinking Navigation: Techniques and Design Patterns
Colleen Jones Rework Your Content So It Works for You
Vitaly Friedman Responsive Smashing Redesign, a Case-Study

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Released: May 2012
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN (eBook): 978-3-943075-30-4
  • ISBN (Print): 978-3-943075-41-0

Smashing Book #2 + The Lost Files

These eBooks are the long-awaited digital version of our bestselling printed book about best practices in modern Web design. They share valuable practical insight into design, usability and coding, provide professional advice for designing mobile applications and building successful e-commerce websites, and explain common coding mistakes and how to avoid them. You’ll explore the principles of professional design thinking and graphic design and learn how to apply psychology and game theory to create engaging user experiences.


Matt Ward and Alexander Charchar The Principles of Good Graphic Design
Francisco Inchauste Visible vs. Invisible Design
Mike Rundle Designing Mobile User Experiences
Janko Jovanovic Sketching, Wireframing and Prototyping
Christian Heilmann Red Flags (Warning Signs) in Web Development
Vivien Anayian The Future of Web Typography
Christoph Kolb Applying Game Design Principles to User Experience Design
Susan Weinschenk When They Click: Psychology of Web Design and User Behavior
Steven Bradley Design Patterns in E-Commerce Websites (Study)
The Smashing Editorial Team How to Make a Book (Like This One)

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 355
  • Language: English
  • Released: March 2011
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN (Smashing Book #2):978-3-943075-22-9
  • ISBN (The Lost Files):978-3-943075-11-3

The Smashing Book #1

This book is a treasure of practical and useful knowledge for Web designers and developers. This first Smashing Book looks at Web design rules of thumb, color theory, usability guidelines, user interface design, best coding and optimization practices, as well as typography, marketing, branding and exclusive insights from top designers across the globe. It contains 10 chapters.


Dmitry Fadeyev User Interface Design in Modern Web Applications
Jacob Gube and Kayla Knight The Art and Science of CSS-Layouts
Alessandro Cattaneo Typography: Rules, Guidelines and Common Mistakes
Andrew Maier and David Leggett Usability Principles for Modern Websites
Darius A Monsef IV The Ultimate Guide to Fantastic Color Usage
Rene Schmidt Performance Optimization for Websites
Dmitry Fadeyev Design to Sell Increasing Conversion Rates
Chris Spooner How to Turn a Site into a Remarkable Brand
Steven Snell Learning from Experts: Interviews and Insights
Behind the Curtains: The Smashing Magazine Story

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 313
  • Language: English
  • Released: March 2011
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN:978-3-943075-06-9

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