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Smashing Magazine free ebook… actually pretty good

Happy Birthday

Smash­ing Mag­a­zine is cel­e­brat­ing its fifth anniver­sary. How time flies on the internet.

I remem­ber when Smash­ing Mag­a­zine first started appear­ing on my radar, sev­eral years ago. My first impres­sion was some­thing along the lines of “that’s a LOT of adverts”. I thought that the few arti­cles I saw seemed like search engine bait posts, and I was gen­er­ally quite dis­mis­sive of the site.

Fast for­ward a cou­ple of years, SM is in my feed reader per­ma­nently and I’m def­i­nitely impressed by what I see.

They still have a TON of adver­tis­ing on the site, but it’s not too intru­sive (espe­cially when you read most arti­cles in your fee­dreader). Hey, every­one has to make money some­how. They post an impres­sive num­ber of very high qual­ity, full length posts reg­u­larly, as well as resources like free Word­Press themes, icons, and jQuery plu­g­ins, and they’ve put together not one but two books.  And it’s inter­est­ing stuff, if you’re a web devel­oper like me of course.

To cel­e­brate their fifth birth­day, they’ve put together a free ebook with arti­cles from their back cat­a­logue. Go grab it.

So con­grat­u­la­tions Smash­ing Mag­a­zine on your fifth birth­day. I won­der where the web will be in another five years?

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