The Smashing Book #3 Print + eBook Bundle

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  • Printed Smashing Book #3 + #3⅓
  • The Smashing Book #3 eBook + Smashing Book #3⅓ eBook
  • Chapter Artwork in Smashing Book #3
  • Chapter Artwork in Smashing Book #3
  • Chapter Artwork in Smashing Book #3
  • Chapter Artwork in Smashing Book #3

Smashing Book 3 + 3⅓ (eBooks included)

Quick Overview

The Web has changed a lot. Our tools now are advanced, and browsers are highly capable. We are facing new challenges and embracing new technologies. These changes require us to reconsider how we approach Web design. In fact, it’s time to rethink, to recode, to redesign.

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 and also presents a bulletproof workflow for responsive Web design. The book challenges you to think differently about your work, your code and your designs.

"This book was written by many well know designers and entrepreneurs who share their passion and who don’t only do it for money but for love. This book in my opinion is the best reference book for any designer as it will give you a great deal of references to support your arguments with potential clients and give you the psychological advantage of what your clients want and need. I strongly recommend this book to any Web Designer, Entrepreneur and any Creative Passionate Artist."

Marios Lublinski —

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Table of Contents

Elliot Jay StocksPreface: The New Era in Web Design
Paul BoagThe Business Side of Redesign
Rachel AndrewSelecting a Platform In Redesign
Aarron WalterRedesigning for Personality
Ben SchwarzJumping Into HTML5
Lea Verou, David StoreyRestyle, Recode, Reimagine With CSS3
Christian HeilmannJavaScript Rediscovered
Dmitry FadeyevRestyle, Recode, Reimagine With CSS3
Marc EdwardsDesigning for The Future, Using Photoshop
Aral BalkanMobile Considerations in UX Design: Web or Native?
Stephen HayResponsive Workflow: A Future-Friendly Approach
Andy ClarkeBecoming Fabulously Flexible: Designing Atoms and Elements

Elliot Jay StocksPaul BoagRachel AndrewBen SchwarzLea VerouDavid StoreyChristian Heilmann
Dmitry FadeyevMarc EdwardsAaron WalterAral BalkanStephen HayAndy Clarke
The authors gallery of the Smashing Book #3.

To ensure the quality of the book, every chapter of the book was thoroughly reviewed by experts in the industry such as Jon Hicks, Tab Atkins, Paul Irish, Russ Weakley, Bryan Rieger, Joshua Porter, Ryan Carson, Collis Ta’eed, Elliot Jay Stocks.

Extra Book: Smashing Book #3⅓ – The Extension

With Web design, we can do much more than inform the audience. The power of storytelling and content strategy is in creating engaging, emotional connections that transcend their platforms. In this book, we will review emerging navigation design patterns and understand how to employ a content strategy — which is an important process, often underestimated and dependent on many factors. A case study of Smashing Magazine’s responsive redesign beautifully illustrates what this approach could look like in practice.

Table of Contents

Iris LjesnjaninPreface
Denise JacobsThe Missing Element of Redesign: Story
Christian Holst, Jamie AppleseedRethinking Navigation: Techniques and Design Patterns
Colleen JonesRework Your Content So It Works for You
Vitaly Friedman, Elliot Jay StocksResponsive Smashing Redesign, a Case-Study

Download a Free Sample Chapter

Please feel free to download the sample chapter of the Smashing Book #3, "Redesigning With Personality" by Aarron Walter. In this chapter, Aarron explains how sharing our personalities can help us create lasting relationships with users, and how it can improve the bottom line of our business. You can download the chapter 4 by Aarron Walter for free (.zip, in PDF, EPUB and Kindle formats).

"This book is worth buying and reading for yourself. It really covers many aspects of modern website production in eleven in-depth chapters. There will likely be a few you don’t care for — we all have our own tastes — but I’d be surprised if any genuinely leave you disappointed given the chance. I was quite prepared to write something less positive, the first Smashing Book didn’t excite me, but this one very much did."

David Bushell — In his Blog

Cover Design by Veerle Pieters

The Smashing Book series has gotten a rather eye-catching facelift. The well-respected Belgian artist Veerle Pieters has taken on the significant task of putting together an innovative, bold cover design. And the result is bold indeed. Veerle’s styling of Smashing Magazine’s “S” reflects the many aspects that make up a Web designer’s workflow today.


An excerpt of Veerle’s final cover design of the Smashing Book #3⅓.

Veerle’s final sketches for the cover of the Smashing Book #3.

Exclusive Artwork by Kate McLelland

If you have the Smashing Book 2, you’ll know that animals play a distinct role — forming almost a tradition for the series. This time, we have asked the talented young illustrator Kate McLelland to illustrate the introductory pages for all of the chapters. Kate has been impressively creative in her designs; the theme of redesign has obviously shaped the tone of her artwork. Each chapter begins with an elaborate drop cap.

A detail of a chapter illustration, designed by Kate McLelland.
A detail of a chapter illustration, designed by Kate McLelland.

A detail of a chapter illustration, designed by Kate McLelland.

Each illustration employs a different metaphor that relates to the accompanying chapter. Try to see what they all are once you get your hands on the book. Appropriately enough, when strung together, the drop caps spell out “Redesign the Web.” The composite style of the illustrations reflects how so many components have to come together for a successful redesign.

"It’s a treat to hold this book. Its thick, glossy cover is so vivid as are each of the carefully crafted pages nested inside. It’s heavy because the paper and ink that make up this beauty ain’t the cheep stuff. As you read through, the silky orange ribbon will safely guard your place. This is an object to behold. Despite being comprised of contributions from so many diverse authors, it reads as a well considered narrative, each topic dovetailing into the next as if sprung from one pen. It’s testament to the editing and direction of the folks behind this book. How fortunate am I to be a co-author of such a stunning book. I hope you’ll take some time to read it."

Aaron Walter — Author


  • 15 chapters on redesign, responsive design, mobile, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, UX, business, navigation, content strategy, storytelling.
  • available in all eBook formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle.
  • quality printed books with a flexbound cover
  • quality stitched binding and a ribbon page marker.
  • Smashing Book #3: 340 pages, 16.5 × 24.0 cm (6.5 × 9.5 inches),
  • Smashing Book #3⅓: 160 pages, 14.0 × 21.0 cm (5.5 × 8.3 inches)
  • ISBN (Smashing Book #3): 978-3-943075-40-3
  • ISBN (Smashing Book #3⅓): 978-3-943075-41-0
  • delivery from Berlin, Germany only via airmail, 3 to 15 work days.
  • shipping costs: $5 air mail shipping.
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A detailed look at the business and technical side of redesign is followed by a comprehensive overview of advanced HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript techniques that you can use today. You will get useful advice on innovative UX techniques, learn about the peculiarities of mobile context in Web design and discover useful Photoshop techniques for the new Web. You’ll explore a practical hands-on guide to a bulletproof workflow for responsive Web design. Finally, you will also dive deep into emotional design, content strategy and storytelling and explore the case-study on Smashing Magazine's recent responsive redesign.

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