The Smashing Book #4 — New Perspective on Web Design

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Smashing Book #4 — New Perspectives on Web Design (Hardcover, 498 pages + eBook)

Quick Overview

The brand new Smashing Book #4 provides practical, actionable takeaways by respected Web design experts, neatly packed in a gorgeous hardcover. Our new upcoming book with smart techniques, ideas and approaches for front-end development, performance, psychology and Web typography. A truly smashing book that deserves to be on your bookshelf.

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New Perspectives On Web Design

The concept of the Smashing Book 4 is focused around practical techniques, strategies and approaches that haven't been thoroughly discussed and adopted by the community just yet. We'd like to challenge you to look beyond what's usually done.

The book will feature valuable insights into large-scale projects, adaptive interfaces, customer support, user psychology and typography. We will also uncover smart front-end strategies, obscure back-end techniques and find out what it takes to improve website performance for faster and more robust apps

Table Of Contents

We've assembled a remarkable line-up of authors for the book. All of them are well-respected designers and developers who will share their practical insights, design strategies and hands-on tools to explore the new perspectives in Web design today.

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

Harry Roberts Nicholas C. Zakas Christian Heilmann Tim Kadlec Mat Marquis Addy Osmani Aaron Gustafson Paul Tero Marko Dugonjić Corey Vilhauer Rachel Andrew Nishant Kothary Christopher Murphy

From left to right: Harry Roberts, Nicholas C. Zakas, Christian Heilmann, Tim Kadlec, Mat Marquis, Addy Osmani, Aaron Gustafson, Paul Tero, Marko Dugonjić, Corey Vilhauer, Rachel Andrew, Nishant Kothary and Christopher Murphy

What Reviewers Say About Smashing Book #4

A few reviewers have had the chance to read the book a few days before its release, and share their views in a non-committal way. The result is very clear: the book is worthwhile. Should you get it? Yes! Let’s see why:


"Smashing Book 4 provides logical, practical, real-world examples of what’s wrong with modern sites and how to fix them. [..] I want the Web to win. But to do so, Web development has to match its age and live up to the responsibility it has earned. The book takes a big step in guiding that transition for both products and people, making it a book I would very strongly recommend for everyone involved in Web development."

Dudley Storey


"The Smashing Book 4 is excellent value for money. [...] [It's] conference quality topics in the palm of your hand, permanently committed to paper (or the medium of your choice) ready for you to consume whenever you want. The Web has grown up and The Smashing Book 4 is the perfect field guide for making and maintaining things for a future-friendly Web."

Jordan Moore

"Currently reading a preview of Smashing Book #4. Each chapter updates you on one important area of Web development and Web design which is really useful given the hectic pace seemingly every aspect of our industry is moving at. Nice to have it all distilled in one book."

Jamie Mason


"Just reading Smashing Book 4 and I can strongly recommend it. Full of practical and useful Web design stories."

Janko Jovanovic

– Approx. 498 pages, 16.5 × 24.0 cm (6.5 × 9.5 inches).
– ISBN: 978-3-94454057-3.
– Quality hardcover with stitched binding and a ribbon page marker.
– For both newcomers and experienced Web designers and developers.
– The eBook version is included in the printed book for free (PDF, EPUB, Kindle).
– Worldwide Shipping available.

Customer Reviews (1)

Marie Dalleur:

A must-read book for all the people involved in the web design process!

This book isn’t just for web designers and developers but also for people like me who create online content and manage web projects on the client side.
It highlights the latest trends and insights over web design and gives plenty of practical tips and real life examples. As a client, it helps facilitate communication and collaboration with the web design agency by better understanding the process.
Thanks for the update (and the behind-the-scenes look at web design)!


Posted on 1/5/14

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