Smashing Magazine’s 5th Birthday

Smashing Magazine is celebrating its fifth birthday and as a wee treat, has prepared a “Best of Smashing Magazine” ebook and is giving it away free. The articles are all about web design, Photoshop, typography and user interfaces (or the user experience as it seems to be called now).

It’s no lightweight either – there are 409 pages of beautifully prepared material packed with information and examples. The first article, “30 Usability Issues”, makes interesting reading even if you aren’t a web designer. By being more educated about design, as a consumer you can be more aware and critical of websites and other media. Did you know that the Macintosh logo is an example of the Law of Pragnanz? No, neither did I but you’ll have to read the article to find out what it means.

Other articles include, “Setting Up Photoshop for Web and iPhone Development”, “What Font Should I Use?” and “10 Principles of Effective Web Design”. There’s the occasional overlap between the articles but it’s never repetition for the sake of it.

The ebook is available from iTunes or for .pdf, .mobi and .epub formats, direct from Smashing Magazine. Warning – it’s 55 MB download as it contains all three versions of the ebook.

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Parallels Upgrade
Telecomm Bill Pulled for now!
YouTube Bubbles
Mileage Running
RIAA versus Grandma
Bye Bye Old Light Bulbs
Hands on with Open Office
Cool Business Cards
Ohio Cracks down on Voting Machines
Ice Chunks that will Kill you
Ice on the Move
Next Gen cool GPS Nav System
Fun with Sprint
SanDisk Photo Album
Digg want’s 300 Million
Windows Genuine Advantage making some look like Theives
Vista makes biggest disappointment List
Facebook PHP Tutorial
Good Web design
Surviving the 2008 Recession
Bloglines new Features
Google Knol?
ISS Spacewalk
Deep Impact New Comet Tasking
Super Massive Black Hole shooting Radiation
Do you use PayWall Services?
Microsoft on Ebay