The idea behind it is to provide our community with a place to discuss problems, developments and ideas, ask to questions and provide answers. You can also discuss Smashing Magazine’s articles or just chat with the members of our community about anything you want.
Usually it’s a tricky business to combine blogs with forums, since blogs in general offer straight forward means of communication thanks to comments and trackbacks, but it is my belief that a spinoff forum can work if you’ve got the readership to back it up, and a topic that’s open for discussions. So in other words, the SM Forum will probably be pretty successful!
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.