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Quality matters. With our conferences and full-day workshops, we aim to bring the best web design experts close to you. Well, if these workshops don’t help you get better and smarter, what will? Seriously.

Upcoming Smashing Conferences In 2016

We love bringing people together, and creating a friendly atmosphere for everybody to share and to learn. Our community events are for professionals like yourself who want to improve skills and make a difference. No fluff, no theory — just actionable insights applicable to your work right away.

SmashingConf Oxford Tickets (March 15–16)

At SmashingConf Oxford, we’ll also host hands-on full-day workshops, with practical techniques and strategies taught by practitioners in the industry. So, if you are going to attend the conference, why not attend a workshop as well? In fact, if you book a workshop, too, you’ll save $100 off the conference + workshop ticket price!

  • Smashing Conference Oxford Workshop
    SmashingConf Oxford 2016 March 15–16 • A conference for front-end/UX developers and designers featuring modular design, SVG, Flexbox, performance and HTTP/2. With Sara Soueidan, Aarron Walter, Rachel Nabors, and others. Get your ticket.
  • Smashing Conference Oxford Workshop
    Interface Design Bootcamp by Aarron Walter March 14th • Whether you are designing a web app or a website, following best practices and standard design methodologies will always help to ensure that your interfaces are usable and engaging. Read more…
  • Smashing Conference Oxford Workshop
    Mastering SVG by Sara Soueidan March 14th • SVG is the new big thing in web design today, and for good reason. SVG is going to be one of the fundamentals of web design, and getting a grip on it and how to use it is becoming more important, as its usefulness becomes more obvious every day. Read more…
  • Smashing Conference Oxford Workshop
    Smart UX Design Patterns by Vitaly Friedman March 14th • In this brand new workshop, Vitaly will cover practical techniques, clever tricks and useful strategies you need to be aware of when working on responsive websites. From responsive modules co clever navigation patterns and web form design techniques; the workshop will provide you with everything you need to know today to start designing better responsive experiences tomorrow. Read more…
  • Smashing Conference Oxford Workshop
    The DOM in Motion by Rachel Nabors March 17th • With animated user experiences moving from nice-to-have to a necessity, it’s more important than ever to understand the ins and outs of CSS animations and transitions, motion design best practices, and how to ensure high-performance, “jank-free” animation on even everyday mobile devices. Read more…
  • Smashing Conference Oxford Workshop
    RWD Tips and Techniques by Vitaly Friedman March 17th • 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…

SmashingConf San Francisco Tickets (Apr 5–6)

Our workshops offer the opportunity to get to grips with new ideas and techniques in real depth, with a full day spent on the topic of your choice. It’s a great way to round off your conference experience. By registering for a workshop while buying your conference ticket, you save $100 on the regular workshop ticket price.

  • Smashing Conference Oxford Workshop
    SmashingConf San Francisco 2016 April 5–6 • A conference for front-end/UX developers and designers featuring modular design, UX, responsive design, SVG, Flexbox, performance and HTTP/2. With Susan Weinschenk, Dan Mall, Una Kravets, Harry Roberts, Ilya Grigorik, and others. Get your ticket.
  • Susan Weinschenk
    Persuasive Design by Susan Weinschenk April 4th • You want people to use the products you design. You want them to download the app, click on the “Buy Now” button, and/or recommend your product to a friend. How do you design so that people will take the target action you want them to take? How do you design so that they want to take that action? What if you could use the science of motivation and persuasion when you design? Read more…
  • Harry Roberts
    Scalable CSS3 by Harry Roberts April 4th • Ten years ago most websites were small affairs, with perhaps a handful of pages and very simple designs. Today, – however, -the majority of websites are very different beasts… There’s no denying that web -sites, -services and -apps are getting much bigger; more views, more pages, more layouts, more browsers on more devices, more developers contributing to codebases: it’s time we levelled up our CSS. Read more…
  • Tim Kadlec
    Building Performant Websites by Tim Kadlec April 4th • In this full-day workshop, Tim will explore the techniques and tools you need to begin building better performing sites right away. Performance is a critical consideration for online experiences. Read more…
  • Dan Mall
    Responsive Design Workflow by Dan Mall April 7th • In this workshop, Dan will share insights into his responsive design workflow for clients like Crayola, O’Reilly, TechCrunch, Entertainment Weekly, and more, with techniques and strategies that can help you get things done well, within budget, and on time. Read more…
  • Smashing Conference San Francisco Workshop
    Smart RWD Patterns by Vitaly Friedman April 7th • 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. Most techniques are borrowed from mid-size and large-scale real-life projects, such as large e-commerce projects, online magazines and Web applications. Read more…

SmashingConf New York Tickets (Jun 14–15)

Have you figured out responsive design, designing for phablets and TVs, pattern libraries, SVG, flexbox, performance, HTTP/2 — and all of the other mischievous, erratic facets of designing for the web today? We haven’t either! That’s why we’re hosting our hands-on full-day workshops, with techniques and strategies by leaders of our industry. If you’re buying a conference + workshop ticket together, you’ll save $100. Don’t wait too long, as our NY workshops always fill fast!

  • Smashing Conference New York Workshop
    SmashingConf New York 2016 June 14–15 • A spectacular performance about failures, successes and superpowers in front-end and UX. With Sarah Drasner, Jason Grigsby, Kate Kiefer-Lee, Brendan Dawes and others. Get your ticket.
  • Alla Kholmatova
    Modular Design by Alla Kholmatova June 13th • We’ve all been there: once a shiny, new, thoroughly crafted website becomes outdated, inconsistent, bloated and expensive to maintain. Can we continue scaling the platfor, without losing its original essence and making it feel like it’s been patched together? Can we keep our code clean, flexible and future-proof long-term? Read more…
  • Jason Grigsby
    Real-life RWD by Jason Grigsby June 13th • Dispel your fears of media queries, image optimization, and multi-device testing. See how fast and freeing mobile-first, responsive web design can be right now.With Jason’s help, you’ll work independently to convert a fixed-width desktop design to a responsive layout. Read more…
  • Roy Tomeij
    SASS by Roy Tomeij June 13th • In this full-day workshop, Roy will cover the core concepts, syntax and features of Sass. But more importantly: it teaches you how and when to use them to improve your daily workflow. It’s going to be a hands-on experience, with plenty of fun exercises based on real world use cases. Read more…
  • Brendan Dawes
    Data is Dawesome by Brendan Dawes June 13th • Data. It’s big. It’s everywhere. It’s also noisy, messy and often ugly. How do you take this data that surrounds us everyday and turn it into something beautiful; something that provokes reaction and is the catalyst for conversations? Read more…
  • Sarah Drasner
    Responsive Design Workflow by Sarah Drasner June 17th • SVG is just starting to have its heyday. This trend towards heavy adoption means that people should be aware of optimization techniques, how to begin by designing for performance, and how to animate complex, responsive, and beautiful animations with simple and easy-to-debug code for production. Read more…
  • Josh Clark
    Scalable CSS3 by Josh Clark June 17th • Touchscreens are everywhere now, even the desktop, and this workshop tells you what you need to know to make the most of them. Fingers and thumbs turn desktop design conventions on their head, with the ergonomics of handheld devices demanding entirely new design patterns for both web and apps. Handheld touchscreen design introduces ergonomic concerns that are new to many digital designers; it’s no longer just how your pixels look but also how they feel. Read more…
  • Smashing Conference New York Workshop
    Smart RWD Patterns by Vitaly Friedman June 17th • 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. Most techniques are borrowed from mid-size and large-scale real-life projects, such as large e-commerce projects, online magazines and Web applications. Read more…

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.

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 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.

In-house workshops in your company.

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  1. 1

    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.

    • 2

      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!

  2. 3

    I am interested to signup for this work shop: responsive websites, CSS Animation .
    Before that I have a few question
    1)Is this workshop will also provide in India?
    2) Is there any discount for students?
    3) what is the mean of online workshop? Is there any charge for this like: Registration form fee.

    • 4

      Markus Seyfferth

      April 10, 2015 8:14 am

      Hi Gopal, thanks for your interest! :-)

      To your questions:

      1) Yes, the CSS Animations Online Workshop is available in India, too. Keep in mind that it start’s at 9:30 p.m. IST.

      2) Yes, available upon request. Please do send us an email with your scanned student ID to

      3) The online workshop is available for $49 and lasts for about 2-2.5h. You’ll need to register through a dedicated link, which you’ll receive the day before the workshop starts.

      For any other question, feel free to reach out at Thanks! :-)

  3. 5

    Im looking to sign up for the Smart Front-end/Performance techniques on the 26th June, I have a few questions.

    1. We want to display the workshop in our office so a few of us can watch is this allowed, and do we still only need to buy one ticket or is there a group ticket option that we should buy?

    2. What format is the video provided in after the event and how do we receive this?

    • 6

      Markus Seyfferth

      June 25, 2015 6:17 am

      Hi Andy,

      1) It would be just fair if you buy 2-3 tickets for the whole group. :-)

      2) We’ll be recording the seminar, and provide the slides and the video afterwards.

      Feel free to ask whenever you have any further questions!

  4. 7

    I want to buy tickets for the SF Conference in April. Can we do that yet? We have the budget this quarter, but not sure about later.

  5. 8

    Hi Vitaly et al
    I am pleased I discovered your website. However, I got worried when I saw the dates on the comments section; some go way back to 2007. This gave me the impression that your website might be not current. I am pleased that there are some 2015 dates on this page. Is there some way that you can have the latest comments on your homepage first. I really like the stuff on your site.
    Many thanks

  6. 9

    how do I change the speed of the picture rotation on the home page

  7. 10

    Hi Vitaly!

    I attended the SmashingComf last year and am super excited about the 2016 conferences! I was wondering if you are planning on a conference in New York again this year. I’m impatiently waiting for the listing of conferences for 2016!!!!

    I can hardly wait!


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