Win The Smashing Book #3

One of the most awaited book by worlds all web designers, The Smashing Book #3 has been released few days ago. How many of you have got your copy? Or planning to get one?

Win The Smashing Book 3

If not, how about getting one for free? Here we are announcing our first giveaway contest and bringing a chance for you to get a single printed copy of ‘The Great Smashing Book #3’ – for free.

Winner Update

Winner has been chosen randomly – check if it’s you: Winner Annoucement.

How to Win?

All you have to do is, follow these simple three steps to participate:

That’s it. Cool! right?

You’re all done.

Make sure you knock us back on May 29. We will be choosing a random winner based on entries mentioned above and announce the lucky one.

PS: Smashing Media is not associated with this event. 

Thank you for participating.

Must read books for Web Desingers/Front End Developers in 2011

A book list for Web Designers and Front End Developers, one must read to keep your knowledge aligned with current standard of emerging web technology.


What is your preffered reading method? Reading on screen or reading printed books? I often choose printed books to read. Laying down on ground somewhere in park (or you may choose bed) and turning pages over, reading, makes more enjoyable (than just makign eyes bigger with tears looking at screen) – only possible if you choose to read printed books.

Web industry is such a emerging field where last things goes (usually, not always) too obsolete and if you dont keep yourself upto date with current standards, it shows there is a high possibility that your competitor will left you behind and steal more clients.

So, what takes it to be updated, well said staying upto date with current web standards and new technologies?
In order to answer question above and help you to do so, I have listed a essential books, reading upon, you ll gain good and aligned knowledge with current web trends.

List goes :

Smashing Book #2

By: Smashing Magazine

Smashing Book 2

Hardboiled Web Design

By: Andy Clark



By: SitePoint

Getting Good with JavaScript

By: Andrew Burgess

Responsive Web Design


Responsive Web Design

Rockstar WordPress Designer 2

By: Rohan Mehta

WordPress Designer 2

Magento Theme Designer

By: Richard Carter

Magento1.4 Theme Design

Distinctive Design

By: Alexander Dawson

Distinctive Design

Introducing HTML5

By: Bruce Lawson, Remy Sharp

Introducing HTML5

Other recommendations:

Enjoy reading, Happy reading !!!