Well, slap my arm flaps. SolidSmack went and turned 7 on us with hardly a grunt! Yes, it’s true. If you’ve been a loyal SolidSmack reader since the beginning, you’ve aged seven whole years–quite well I might add. As for SolidSmack, we’ve enjoyed having you along, and today we’re celebrating with a makeover to the site. What do you think? We also have a nice little giveaway + a gift for everyone.

Thank you from SolidSmack!

ipad-mini-01If streamers and confetti didn’t pop from your computer when you read that, we’re sorry for the technical malfunction. We’re not having any special product launches (yet), guest speakers or webinars with voice actors playing your favorite Cosby character. We do however have a survey and with it the chance to win a beautifully small, palm-size iPad Mini.

Be sure to enter your email if you want to be entered to win the iPad Mini.

One person will win the iPad Mini, but we didn’t want to bid ado without a gift that everyone could enjoy. We asked 500 people and 18% of them said a computer desktop wallpaper was a way cool gift to receive. We thought so too. And, what better way to to say thank you to all of our adoring readers that with a beautiful portrait of Smoth Mealer, star of the SolidSmack Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff. Here he is in two shades–overtly purple and putrescent green. Click to open the image, then right-click and select Save Image As…, Done! Thank you again, from the SolidSmack Crew.


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.