Tuesday, September 8, 2015

It's Smashing Birthday. So We've Got Goodies For You.

It's our birthday, so we've prepared something.
Grab Smashing Book 5 and get five eBooks for free.

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Smashing Book #5: Real-Life Responsive Web Design


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Grab Smashing Book 5 today and get five Smashing eBooks as our little gift for your kind support (Smashing Book 5, Smashing Book 4, The Mobile Book, The Mobile Web Handbook and the "Best Of 9 Smashing Years" eBook).

Free PDF Download: "Responsive Design Patterns" Chapter

To give you a feeling of what the book is like, we're happy to release a excerpt of the book — a free chapter on responsive design patterns by yours truly. Download the chapter for free.

Illustration of Smashing Book 5, Vitaly Friedman on Responsive Design Patterns
The inner section illustration for the "Responsive Design Patterns" chapter.

In this chapter, we'll look into clever practical techniques for improving UX of responsive sites, e.g. designing "responsive modules" such as mega-drop downs, tables, calendars, accordions, maps, sliders, PDF and iconography — and a dash of anti-patterns to avoid as well.


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About The Book

The book isn't concerned with trends or short-lived workarounds. It's focused on actual techniques used today in real-life projects. Think of it as a reliable playbook to master all the tricky facets and hurdles of responsive design.

Table of Contents

  1. Responsive Workflow by Daniel Mall,
  2. Design Patterns by Vitaly Friedman,
  3. Structured Content by Eileen Webb,
  4. Mastering SVG by Sara Soueidan,
  5. Components With Flexbox by Zoe M. Gillenwater,
  6. Web Fonts Performance by Bram Stein,
  7. Responsive Images by Yoav Weiss,
  8. Responsive HTML Email by Fabio Carneiro,
  9. Testing, Maintaining, Debugging by Tom Maslen,
  10. Creativity Over Predictability by Andrew Clarke,
  11. Optimizing for Offline by John Allsopp, Matt Gaunt,
  12. Responsive Process by Ben Callahan (only in eBook),
  13. Performance Optimization Roadmap by Vitaly Friedman (only in eBook).

Detailed table of contents. Also available separately as print and eBook. With printed book, you get the eBook for free — of course.

Reviews and Testimonials

We've designed the book to be as practical and hands-on as possible. No fluff, just the things that have actually worked or failed. Every chapter should stand for itself. It should deliver the value you expect, and exceed your expectations by far.

Smashing Book 5

"Smashing Book #5 has completely changed the potential for books around the web. This thing is ridiculous in how it dives deep into a topic and continues to dive deeper until you feel as though your brain might explode from the knowledge.

Smashing Book #5 is now your RWD bible. Stop searching, buy this book, and spend a weekend filling your brain with the most useful, technical information on RWD you can find anywhere.

And that's what is most impressive to me about this book. It's no different than sitting in a work environment with these authors and seeing how they get the job done. When you are trying to get into this field you are often left on your own to figure things out."

— Paul Scrivens, Smashing Book 5: Review

We've been collecting other reviews and testimonials as well. Well, basically it's just a useful, practical quality book. We know that you will not be disappointed. Get the book right away.

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