Smashing Magazine

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Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine logo.png
Available inEnglish
OwnerSmashing Media AG
Created bySven Lennartz and Vitaly Friedman
Current statusActive

Smashing Magazine is an online magazine dedicated to web developers and web designers[1] around the world. It was founded in 2006 by Sven Lennartz (co-founder) and Vitaly Friedman (editor-in-chief) as part of the German-based Smashing Media AG. Since 2012, it also runs web design conferences in Europe and North America, known as SmashingConf (founded by Vitaly Friedman and Marc Thiele).

Smashing Magazine is one of the most active and largest publishers of web development resources. The Huffington Post has ranked Smashing Magazine as one of the best places for web developers to find jobs.[2]



Smashing magazine has over three million page views per month,[citation needed] and claims to be one of the world's most popular and highly regarded magazines in the area of web design and web development. Topics include web design, graphic design, and user experience. The content is primarily targeted toward advanced web design and development professionals.


Smashing Magazine hosts four annual conferences, founded in 2012 by Marc Thiele and Vitaly Friedmann, that take place in New York City, San Francisco, Barcelona, and Freiburg. Each conference consists of two-day, single-track talks and workshops featuring prominent members of the industry discussing web design trends and insights. Notable speakers include Stefan Sagmeister, Jon Burgerman, Peter Sunde, and Daniel Burka.[3]


On November 27, 2012, Smashing Magazine started their Smashing Library, containing more than 60 eBooks and videos on web design. The bundle provides new, curated content on design best practices and coding techniques, as well as access to the publication's most recent back-catalogue. The eBooks are available in PDF, ePUB, and Amazon Kindle.[4]


Highlights of the magazine are collated bi-monthly to form an email newsletter. As of August 2022, the newsletter has over 176,000 subscribers.[5]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2010, Smashing Magazine was the recipient of a Shorty Award for its notable contribution to the field of design. It also was the winner of the .net Awards in 2008 in the category "Best Blog".[6] [7]


  1. ^ "About Us". Smashing Magazine. 2022-09-28.
  2. ^ "9 Amazing Places to Find Skilled Developers". Huffington Post. 2015-04-23.
  3. ^ "Speakers | Smashing Conference". Archived from the original on 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  4. ^ "Quality Smashing eBooks on Front-End, Design, UX, Accessibility". Smashing Magazine. July 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "The Smashing Email Newsletter". Smashing Magazine. January 28, 2010.
  6. ^ "Shorty Award Winners Unveiled in New York City". Shorty Awards Blog.
  7. ^ "Meath Web Design-Web Design Meath, Web Design Navan". Meath Web Design.

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