Smashing Workshops

Quality matters. With our conferences and full-day workshops, we aim to bring the best web design experts close to you. Tickets are now on sale1 for our very first SmashingConf in Los Angeles. Exciting times!

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Our first conference in Santa Monica will be full of tangible, actionable insights.
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About The Conference

We aim for an intimate conference experience at all of our Smashing Conferences. Every single talk is thoroughly curated and reviewed. With 2 days of practical design and front-end talks4 and 5 RWD / UX workshops5, you’ll leave the conference with a treasure of useful tips and tricks applicable to your work right away! Need help convincing your boss? We’ve got your back: download “Convince Your Boss”6 (PDF, 0.2Mb).


Get your ticket.7A conference full of tangible, actionable insights.

Workshops at SmashingConf Los Angeles

On Monday, April 27th and Thursday, April 30th, we’ll be hosting our full-day workshops. These classes will will be packed with in-depth, practical information and give you a chance to really get to grips with your topic of choice. By registering for a workshop when buying your conference ticket, you save $100 on the regular workshop price.

Smashing Conference LA Workshop8 Creating a Robust Workflow by Rachel Andrew9
April 27th • For designers and developers working alone or in small teams, making websites live, or making updates can often involve remembering what has changed and manually syncing files over FTP. This fragile process can easily leave your site broken, if some core file fails to upload, and often results in your development and live versions becoming out of sync. Read more…10
Smashing Conference LA Workshop11 CSS3 For Responsive Web Design by Andrew Clarke12
April 27th • In this full-day workshop, Andrew Clarke will show you how to make the most of the latest CSS3 modules so that your websites and applications will be faster, flexible and Hardboiled. Read more…13
Smashing Conference LA Workshop14 Responsive Design Workflow by Sara Soueidan15
April 27th • In this full-day workshop, Sara is going through an entire SVG workflow from creating, exporting and optimizing SVGs, to styling and animating them, making them responsive, automating workflow, and much, much more. Read more…16
Smashing Conference LA Workshop17 Creative Workshop Facilitation by Andy Budd18
April 30th • Love them or loathe them, meetings are here to stay. As such, this is a must-do workshop for any and all user experience practitioners wanting to take their careers to the next level. Read more…19
Smashing Conference LA Workshop20 RWD Tips And Techniques by Vitaly Friedman21
April 30th • In this updated 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…22

Subscribe to our Events Mailing List!

We have a number of workshops and conferences coming up, so please subscribe to the mailing list below to get notified about upcoming events. Happy learning and sharing, everyone! Feel free to share your thoughts with us @smashingconf23.

Upcoming Online Workshops

Vitaly Friedman24 Advanced RWD Design & UX by Vitaly Friedman25
March 2nd • In this 2h 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…26
Vitaly Friedman27 Advanced RWD Front-End & Perf by Vitaly Friedman28
March 3rd • This 2h 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…29

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.30

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.com31 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.32In-house workshops in your company.


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    I am interested to sign up for this workshop:
    Responsive Design: Smart Front-End/Performance Techniques (Nov 19th 2014)

    Before that, I have a few questions:
    1) What is the format or tool required for this online workshop?
    2) Are we allowed to record the video/audio?
    3) Is it a lived meeting? (workshop video/audio available after the workshop hours)

    Thank you.

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      Dear Justin,

      Thanks for your interest! Now, to your questions:

      1. We are using GoToWebinar to run the workshops, but of course we will provide you with the details regarding the tools and everything, so no worries!

      2. I will be recording the video/audio, of course.

      3. The video/audio will be provided per request after the workshop, but I would need a solid promise that they won’t be uploaded somewhere public. I hope you understand!

      Thanks, Justin!


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