Free Online Workshop: Frustrating Design Patterns And How To Fix Them

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Quick summary ↬ You’ve seen them before. Confusing and frustrating design patterns that seem to be chasing you everywhere you go, from one website to another. It’s time to fix them for good in a free Smashing online workshop next week.

Disabled buttons. Infinite scroll. Poor inline validation. Parallax. Carousels. Modals. Mega-dropdown hover menus. There is plenty of frustration on the web. Let’s fix that. Join us for a free online workshop on Frustrating Design Patterns on Monday, September 27 at 9:00 AM PDT / 6PM CET.

In the 2.5h live session we’ll take a close look at some of the confusing and annoying patterns and explore better alternatives alongside plenty of examples and checklists to keep in mind when building or designing one. You’ll walk away with a toolbox of techniques and examples of doing things well — in your product, website, desktop app or mobile app.

We’ll look into carousels, modals, infinite scroll, parallax and scrolljacking, mega-dropdown menus, disabled buttons, inline validation, frozen filters, CAPTCHA, authentication and privacy. Register for the free workshop.

Free online workshop on Frustrating Design Patterns in 2021, and How To Fix Them.

1 × 2.5h live sessions + Q&A. Mon, Sep 27.
With all video recordings & slides. Get a free ticket.

Upcoming Live Workshops (Sep–Nov 2021)

We also have plenty of other online workshops coming up in the months to come (some of them with early-bird-pricing!). It goes without saying that we’d love to see you there.

A Sneak Peek

We’ve written already on how we run online workshops at Smashing, and for this one, we expect engaged discussions and participation. Here’s a quick preview of what an online workshop usually looks like:

Free Meet-Up: Smashing Meets (Sep 30)

If you can’t make it to the workshops, perhaps you can join our upcoming Smashing Meets next week. It’s our online meet-up for wonderful, smashing people like yourself — and this time focused all around web performance. We are happy to host Tammy Everts, Addy Osmani and Robin Marx, speaking around culture of web performance, image optimization and HTTP/3.

Smashing Meets
Join Smashing Meets, an online meet-up all around web performance. Sep 30th, 2021.

Online meet-up. Sep 30, 9AM PDT, 6PM CET.
With all video recordings & slides. Get a free ticket.

See You Then!

Thank you so much for your continuous and ongoing support, everyone! And we hope to see you soon — online or offline! ❤️

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