Smashing Magazine release their first book

It has finally arrived: Smashing Magazine’s very first book.  Available exclusively from Smashing Mag the book is ready to be shipped.

The book which has 313 pages of full colour goodness is aimed at web designers and developers and looks at Web design rules of thumb, color theory, usability guidelines, user interface design, best coding and optimization practices, as well as typography, marketing, branding and exclusive insights from top designers across the globe.

The Smashing Book is a printed book about best practices in modern Web design. The book shares technical tips and best practices on coding, usability and optimization and explores how to create successful user interfaces and apply marketing principles to increase conversion rates. It also shows how to get the most out of typography, color and branding so that you end up with intuitive and effective Web designs. And lastly, you will also get a peek behind the curtains of Smashing Magazine.

It was written by a team of very knowledgeable people indeed including Jacob Gube (SixRevisions), Dmitry Fadeev (UsabilityPost), Chris Spooner (Spoongraphics), Darius A Monsef IV (COLOURlovers.com), Alessandro Cattaneo (with co-editing by Jon Tan), Steven Snell (VandelayDesign), David Leggett (UXBooth), Andrew Maier (UXBooth), Kayla Knight (Smashing Mag), Yves Peters (Typographica.org), René Schmidt and the Smashing Magazine editorial team, Vitaly Friedman and Sven Lennartz.

At only $29.90 or €23.90 plus postage its a steal so go buy.

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  1. KJ (Reply) on Sunday 6, 2009

    Great content – RUBBISH book.

    I’m terribly disappointed in this book. After waiting since August, it finally arrived – only I can’t open my book properly because the glued spine means it’s impossible to lay the book flat, you need two hands to hold the book open and bending it will inevitably mean pages are going to fall out. You virtually have to break the spine in order to open the central pages. The inner margin is too close, which also makes it hard to read. The paper quality is pretty nasty too.

    Simply put – Smashing put a huge amount of effort into producing truly fantastic content but then seem to have put the printing out to the lowest bidder, thus ruining their whole project. Such a pity and weird given they’re aiming this book at designers! I regret buying it as there’s bound to be a second edition to put this right. I’d rather have the content as a PDF magazine.