Smashing Magazine

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Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine logo.png
Available in English
Created by Sven Lennartz and Vitaly Friedman
Slogan(s) For Professional Web Designers and Developers
Alexa rank 4,500 (May 2016)[1]
Current status Active

Smashing Magazine is a website and eBook publisher that offers editorial content and professional resources for web developers[2] and web designers.[3] It was founded in 2006 by Sven Lennartz and Vitaly Friedman as part of the German-based Smashing Media AG. Since 2012, it also runs web design conferences in Europe and North America, known as Smashing Conference.[4][5]

With 5 Million monthly page views (as of May 2016), 975,000 worldwide Twitter followers, 277,000 Facebook fans and over 187,000 newsletter subscribers, Smashing Magazine is one of the most active and largest publishers of web development resources.[6][7]

Notable for its vibrant community, The Huffington Post has ranked Smashing Magazine as one of the best places for web developers to find jobs.[8]



Smashing Magazine publishes articles on the latest trends and best practices in 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 three annual conferences, founded in 2012 by Marc Thiele and Vitaly Friedmann, that take place in New York City, San Francisco, Barcelona, and Freiburg.[9] Conference partners include Microsoft, and Shopify.[10] Each conference consists of two-day, single-track 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.[11]


On November 27th, 2012, Smashing Magazine started the subscription-based service Smashing Library, containing more than 200 eBooks and videos on web design. The subscription provides new, curated content on design best practices and coding techniques, as well as access to the publication's entire back-catalogue. The eBooks are available in PDF, ePUB, and Amazon Kindle.[12]


Highlights of the magazine are collated bi-monthly to form an email newsletter. As of May 2016, the newsletter has over 187,000 subscribers.[13]

Awards & Recognition[edit]

In 2010, Smashing Magazine was the recipient of a Shorty Awards 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". [14]


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