I love Smashing Magazine. Love, LOve LOVE it.
I work in a job where I constantly create; designing 8+ hours a day, 5 days a week … it’s like attending art class day after day after day. As much as I love it, I can sometimes get in a real funk. It’s hard coming up with new ideas all the time!
But on those days, you can typically find me doodling on the white board, hitting my head against the wall, sketching on scrap paper, or skimming through the pages of Smashing Magazine online … they have given me so many great ideas for design & layout time after time … I could go on, but I think you should check it out for yourself.
Anyways, I ordered their Smashing Book #2 a couple weeks ago, and it arrived today! YES! I love coming home to packages in the mail! I can’t wait to read it … (and that’s a BIG deal, ‘cuz the last book I read was for English 11 because I had to …). And of course, as any photographer would, here is the book:
If any of your are interested, this book “… shares valuable practical insight into design, usability and coding. It provides professional advice for designing mobile applications and building successful e-commerce websites, and it explains common coding mistakes and how to avoid them. You’ll explore the principles of professional design thinking and graphic design and learn how to apply psychology and game theory to create engaging user experiences.” And yes, I took that quote straight from the link .. HA!