Smashing Workshops

Quality matters. With our conferences and full-day workshops, we aim to bring the best web design experts close to you. Tickets for SmashingConf Whistler, our very first conference in Canada, are now on sale1, you know.

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Our first conference in Whistler, a little paradise next to Vancouver, BC. Get a ticket.3

About The Conference

At Smashing Conference, we aim for an intimate conference experience. Every single talk is thoroughly curated and reviewed. With 2 days of heavily practical front-end talks4 and 7 front-end + RWD workshops5, you’ll leave the conference with a treasure of useful tips and tricks applicable to your work right away.


Get your ticket.6A practical, intimate conference experience.

Upcoming Online Workshops

Kyle Simpson7 Organizing JavaScript Functionality by Kyle Simpson8
Nov. 17th • This 2h hands-on workshop is for those who straddle between design and development or are just getting into JavaScript front-end development. You’ll code along with Kyle by analyzing a simple site design and write our own simple, framework-free code! Read more…9
Vitaly Friedman10 Advanced RWD Design & UX by Vitaly Friedman11
Nov. 18th • In this 4h online workshop, Vitaly will present smart design patterns, tips on better and faster web form input, insights into efficient RWD workflow and innovative techniques derived from real-life projects. Read more…12
Vitaly Friedman13 Advanced RWD Front-End & Perf by Vitaly Friedman14
Nov. 19th • This 4h online workshop will provide practical front-end techniques, clever tricks and useful performance strategies for responsive sites — derived from real-life projects, with lessons learned from recent SmashingMag’s refactoring. Read more…15
Paul Boag16 Mobile Strategy by Paul Boag17
Nov. 20th • In this online presentation, Paul Boag will examine the options available to you when servicing mobile users. He will look at the pros and cons of those options before answering the question – do I need an app for that? Read more…18
Seb Lee-Delisle19 Bite-Size JavaScript Graphics and Animation by Seb Lee-Delisle20
Dec. 2nd • In this 3 hour online workshop, Seb will demonstrate a variety of beautiful visual effects using JavaScript and HTML5 canvas. You will learn animation and graphics techniques that you can use to add a sense of dynamism to your projects. Read more…21
Seb Lee-Delisle22 Bite-Size Javascript Interaction and Animation by Seb Lee-Delisle23
Dec. 3rd • In this 3 hour online workshop, Seb Lee-Delisle will show you how to make graphics that respond to user input with fluidity, naturalism and beautiful motion. You will learn the maths behind quality animation to help you create slick user interfaces or even games. Read more…24

Upcoming Workshops in New York, NY

Vitaly Friedman25 Responsive Tips & Tricks by Vitaly Friedman26
Dec. 3rd • In this workshop, Vitaly will present practical techniques, clever tricks and useful strategies from real-life projects that you will definitely find quite useful when working on any responsive design project. Read more…27

Upcoming Workshops in Whistler, BC

Smashing Conference Whistler Workshop28 Offline First by John Allsopp29
Dec. 9th • In this all day, hands-on workshop, John Allsopp will cover the technologies now available to help your sites and applications work while a user isn’t connected to the Web, and better even when they are. Read more…30
Vitaly Friedman31 Responsive Images by Yoav Weiss32
Dec. 9th • Images are the major hurdle in your path to create fast responsive designs, and sending the right images to the right devices without introducing extra latency have been a near-impossible task for a long while now. Read more…33
Smashing Conference Workshop34 RWD + Performance by Tim Kadlec 35
Dec. 12th • In this full-day workshop, you’ll learn why performance matters from a business perspective, how to test for, and identify, performance issues in your own sites and appplications, and also tools you can use for maintaining and analyzing performance. Read more…36
Smashing Conference Whistler Workshop37 Responsive Design Workflow by Stephen Hay38
Dec. 12th • Forget fixed-width Photoshop comps and overproduced wireframes. Yesterday’s web design deliverables fail to take into account the demands of responsive solutions. Design workflow hasn’t really changed, but best practices have. Read more…39
Smashing Conference Whistler Workshop40 CSS Animation by Val Head41
Dec. 12th • Start thinking of web design in a whole new light using our old friends CSS and JavaScript to create sophisticated and meaningful UI animations. Read more…42
Smashing Conference Whistler Workshop43 RWD Tips And Techniques by Vitaly Friedman44
Dec. 12th • In this full-day workshop, Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, will present practical techniques, clever tricks and useful strategies you need to be aware of when working on any responsive design project. Read more…45

Upcoming Workshops in Munich, Germany

Vitaly Friedman46 Responsive Tips & Tricks by Vitaly Friedman47
Jan. 23rd • In this workshop, Vitaly will present practical techniques, clever tricks and useful strategies from real-life projects that you will definitely find quite useful when working on any responsive design project. Read more…48

Full-Day In-House Workshop? Sure!

We love fixing existing problems. Is your company struggling with legacy systems or a suboptimal workflow, front-end issues or responsive design? Well, perhaps we can help. We’d be more than happy to run in-house workshops in your company, tailored specifically to your needs. Get in touch.49

We are flexible about the topics and the format of the workshops, but what we really want is to actually help you solve your problems. Here are just some workshops ideas that we could run:

  • Responsive Web Design
    (e.g. clever tips, techniques, workflow, strategy)
  • Advanced Front-End Techniques
    (e.g. CSS/JS architecture, Sass, LESS, maintanence)
  • Performance Optimization
    (e.g. refactoring, optimization for mobile)
  • User Experience
    (e.g. mobile UX, design patterns, usability testing)
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
    (e.g. checkout process, Web forms)
  • Building and Debugging Web Apps
    (e.g. tools, strategy, maintenance issues)
  • Sketching and Wireframing
    (e.g. sketching interfaces)
  • …and more topics.

Interested? Brilliant! Let’s see what we can do! Just send a short email at vitaly@smashingconf.com50 and shortly describe what problems you’d like to solve. We’ll do our best to deliver the most value and effectively address your issues. Ah, and don’t worry about the pricing, we’ll find a fair pricing for sure. Yes, it’s that easy!

Let’s talk.51In-house workshops in your company.

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We have a number of workshops and conferences coming up, so please subscribe to the mailing list below to get notified about upcoming events. We’d appreciate it if you could share this post with your friends and colleagues who may be interested. Also, we’d love to bring more master classes close to you, so send us your thoughts via @smashingconf52. Happy learning and sharing, everyone!


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