Smashing Magazine

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Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine logo.png
Web address
Slogan For Professional Web Designers and Developers
Available in English
Owner Sven Lennartz and Vitaly Friedman
Created by Sven Lennartz and Vitaly Friedman[1]
Alexa rank
positive decrease 1,210 (October 2014)[2]
Current status Online

Smashing Magazine is a website and blog that offers resources and advice to Web developers and Web designers.[1][3]

It was founded by Sven Lennartz and Vitaly Friedman in September 2006.[4] Today Smashing Magazine is run by Smashing Magazine GmbH.

A first relaunch of the page took place in December 2007, implemented by E3 EDGE, followed by a second relaunch in November 2009 by WeFunction. The most recent responsive redesign in early 2012 was a joint effort of Elliot J. Stocks (layout & coding) and Responsive Redesign launches, Ben Bodien (coding), Ryan Taylor (coding) and the Smashing Team.[4]

In December 2008 BurrellesLuce ranked Smashing Magazine number ten in their list of top blogs.[5] As of August 2010, Smashing Magazine had an Alexa ranking of 606.[2] By 2014, the Smashing Magazine has also assembled more than 791,000 Twitter followers worldwide.


Smashing Magazine evaluates software, applications, and Web-based tools that are targeted at Web designers and developers,[6][7] and publishes tutorials and how-tos on design and development.[8][9] Smashing Magazine also offers free fonts,[10] icons, and templates for download,[9] as well as showcasing other things of importance to the Web development community, such as HTTP 404 error page designs.[11]

The eBooks and the Smashing Library[edit]

Since November 2012 Smashing Magazine provides a subscription service called Smashing Library, which provides a growing number of Web design related eBooks published by Smashing Magazine. As with June 2014, the Smashing Library contains more than 70+ eBooks. The Library subscription is also available for companies and universities as a corporate or educational license.

Smashing Newsletter[edit]

Highlights of the magazine are collated every fortnight to form an email newsletter.[12] The first edition, published on March 2, 2010 was distributed to 17,321.[12] The biweekly newsletter features useful, innovative techniques, services and websites and has gained over 180,000 subscribers (June 2014). The articles are contributions of the whole team at Smashing Magazine.


  1. ^ a b Walker, Esther (5 December 2007). "Top of the blogs". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  2. ^ a b " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  3. ^ Laube, Natalia. "El año que diseñamos" (in Spanish). Clarí Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  4. ^ a b Smashing, The (2012-01-12). "About Us". Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  5. ^ "BurrellesLuce Issues Rankings of Top Media". LLC. December 11, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-11. [dead link]
  6. ^ Schick, Shane (August 29, 2007). "Visualization tools take data beyond the pie chart". CTVglobemedia Publishing Inc. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  7. ^ Rosencrance, Linda (July 28, 2008). "11 ways to save money online". ITworld. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  8. ^ Hoffman, Allan (May 30, 2008). "Newsletter an eyesore? Online artists can help". Minneapolis StarTribune. p. 2. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  9. ^ a b Hoffman, Allan (May 20, 2008). "Blogs offer life jackets to Web design-impaired". New Jersey On-Line LLC. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  10. ^ "Anivers, Gentium, Fresco: Drei freie Fonts". Macwelt - IDG Magazine Media GmbH. 2008-06-16. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  11. ^ "The Best of 404 Pages". Ziff Davis Publishing Holdings Inc. September 19, 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  12. ^ a b Newsletter, Smashing (2010-01-28). "The Smashing Newsletter". Smashing Magazine. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 

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