★ SmashingConf New York (June 14–15, 2016) ★

★ SmashingConf New York (June 14–15, 2016) ★

Have you figured out responsive design, design for mobile, pattern libraries, SVG, Flexbox, HTTP/2, and all the tricky facets of designing for the web today? Well, we haven't either. That's why we've set up a conference about failures and successes in front-end and UX today—what worked, what didn't, and why, with lessons learned and practical techniques applicable to your work right away.


1 track, 2 full conference days, 7 workshops, 16 excellent speakers and just 400 available seats. The conference will be taking place in the one-of-a-kind (link: locations text: New World Stage) on June 14–15, 2016.

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, June 14th

Wednesday, June 15th

  • Mystery Speaker
    (Someone you definitely know, and respect)
  • Kate Kiefer-Lee
    Content and Copywriting MailChimp
  • Glen Maddern
    CSS Modules and Web Components
  • Aaron Gustafson
    Building Resilient Experiences
  • Mat Marquis
    Performance in RWD Bocoup
  • Roy Tomeij
    CSS and Sass Workflow
  • Josh Clark
    The Physical Interface

Smashing Workshops

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, and we provide lunch, too. By registering for a workshop while buying your conference ticket, you save $100 on the regular workshop ticket price.

Smashing Workshops on Monday, June 13th

Alla Kholmatova on “Reaching For Particles On The Web: Modular Design

Alla KholmatovaJune 13th We've all been there: once a shiny, new, thoroughly crafted website becomes outdated, inconsistent, bloated and expensive to maintain.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 on “When Responsive Design Meets the Real World

Jason GrigsbyJune 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 on “Advanced Sass

Roy TomeijJune 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 on “Data is Dawesome

Brendan DawesJune 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...

Smashing Workshops on Thursday, June 16th

Sarah Drasner on “Advanced SVG Animation

Sarah DrasnerJune 16th 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 on “Designing For Touch... And Beyond

Josh ClarkJune 16th 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...

Vitaly Friedman on “Smart Responsive Design Patterns & Front-End Techniques

Vitaly FriedmanJune 16th 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...

Marko Dugonjic and Tin Kadoic on “UX Design for Startups

Marko Dugonjic and Tin KadoicJune 16th In attending this workshop you'll learn how to use straightforward UX design and research techniques to better understand your users’ needs, validate your design concepts, generate discussions, facilitate communication and make design decisions early on and fast, allowing you to make immediate improvements to the user experience of your product. Read more...


If you have any questions, send us an email at hello@smashingconf.com or send us a tweet at @smashingconf — we’d love to assist you in every possible way and would be humbled and happy to welcome you to NYC in June! It's been about time we meet, hasn't it?

Conference Venue

Smashingconf NY will take place in the heart of the theater district at New World Stages, just off of Times Square between 8th and 9th Avenues. All workshops will be hosted at the Microsoft Technology Center and surround both days of SmashingConf New York. The conference and all workshops will be running from 9:00am-5:00pm, June 14th-15th.

Workshops Venue

Microsoft Technology Center
11 Times Square, 7th Floor
(Between 41st & 42nd Streets on 8th Ave.)
New York, NY, 10036
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Workshop Schedule

8:30 – Doors open, Registration
9:00 – Introduction & Kick-off
11:00 – Coffee Break
12:30 – Lunch
1:30 – Afternoon Session
3:00 – Coffee Break
5:00 – The End, Networking

By registering for a workshop, you'll save $100 when buying a conference ticket, too.

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