We follow a strict rule of principles and guidelines before hitting that "Publish" button. We don't have any hidden advertisements. We don't participate in any kind of affiliate marketing. We respect the rights of authors, designers, photographers and developers.
Our primary goal is to deliver quality content. We’d be honored to have you sharing your experiences on a recent project, or lessons learned, or things that worked and failed in a truly smashing article. Your work will be rewarded with a honorarium and full credit. (Obviously.)
This guideline will provide you with everything you need to know to get started with your article. Please carefully consider articles recently published on Smashing Magazine: this is the level of quality we expect from you, too.
We publish articles written by people who work on the web, for people who work on the web. These include:
The Smashing audience are professional web designers, developers and other people involved in developing websites and online businesses. When you write, assume that your reader is a knowledgeable peer. Writing a beginner article about a technology is great (we are all beginners at something), but you can assume a starting point of familiarity with web technologies.
Practical advice that comes from real experience, plus well researched opinion is what we aim for. See the writing and style guide for more tips on how to write for our audience.
When we give your outline the green light and ask you to write an article we ask that:
Creating great content is a two-way process:
We have a full guide to our writing process here, we aim to create a great experience for authors and to help you publish your best work with us.
Unless you have a draft of an article that you think would be perfect for Smashing we would suggest that you start by getting in touch via our contact form and including:
We’re always glad to make new contacts and explore new possibilities. We would be very happy to welcome you on board of our Smashing team!
Last updated 16th December 2017 by Rachel Andrew.