A warm welcome to the 3rd annual SmashingConf in San Francisco, taking place at the marvelous Palace of Fine Arts on April 17–18. Come join us for two conference days at the Presidio park with its iconic views on the Golden Gate Bridge!
One track, two conference days, 14 brilliant speakers, and just 500 available seats. We can’t wait to meet you there already!
Here’s the list of the big hitters stepping up to the plate for SmashingConf San Francisco! Keep checking back for more exciting reveals and announcements, we’ll be covering all bases with this stellar lineup.
Modern Loading Best Practices • Google
Cross-Cultural Design • Disney, Twitter
Next Generation of Websites • Paravel
CSS Grid • Perch
Web Typography • Where East Meets West
Beyond Media Queries • Fluid Typography
Design Systems • Slack
Psychology and The Perfect Design
From Pencil To Vector
Design in the Era of the Algorithm
Bold Designs • DDC
Somebody you know, and respect.
On Monday, April 16th and Thursday, April 19th, we’ll be hosting our workshops at the Downtown Campus of SFU. On Monday, we are delighted to have Barry Munstersteiger teaching Critical Design Thinking, and Vitaly Friedman will work with you on the most crucial UX Design Patterns.
On Thursday, we’re thrilled to have Rachel Andrew teaching Advanced CSS Layout techniques, Josh Clark providing hands-on Designing Exceptional Mobile Experiences, and Vitaly Friedman will be sharing his favorite RWD Tips and Tricks.
Join one of the intensive workshops with a limited number of seats. Tickets for the full-day workshops cost $499 — all booking fees included. Save $100 by registering for a workshop when buying your conference ticket. Lunch will be provided.
Workshops on Monday, April 16th, 2018
Barry Munsterteiger on Critical Design Thinking
April 16th • Entrepreneurial success relies on approaching problems with a creative mind and critical eye. This workshop is designed to teach participants multiple tactics for creative and critical thinking in a fastpaced, adaptive, and agile environment, with a focus on communication. Read more...
Aaron Draplin on Behind the Scenes with DDC
April 16th • Whether you are designing an app or a website, following best practices and design methodologies will always help ensure your designs are usable and engaging. In this workshop, we’ll explore the design process in detail including user research, sketching, and visual design. Through real-world examples you’ll see how an idea can evolve into a design. Read more...
Vitaly Friedman on Smart Responsive UX Design Patterns
April 16th • In this brand new workshop, Vitaly Friedman (editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine), will cover practical techniques, clever tricks and useful strategies you need to be aware of when working on responsive websites. From responsive modules to 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...
Workshops on Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Rachel Andrew on Advanced CSS Layouts With Flexbox and CSS Grid
April 19th • This workshop is designed for designers and developers who already have a good working knowledge of HTML and CSS. We will cover a range of CSS methods for achieving layout, from those you are safe to use right now even if you need to support older version of Internet Explorer through to things that while still classed as experimental, are likely to ship in browsers in the coming months. Read more...
Josh Clark on Designing Exceptional Mobile Experiences
April 19th • Call it the mobile majority: a growing number of companies now see most web visits come from mobile devices. That means the mobile experience is no longer a sideshow; it's the main event, with desktop in the supporting role. Does your design practice reflect that? "Designing for Touch" author Josh Clark takes you on an exploration of the techniques and design thinking you need to make your mobile experiences soar. Read more...
Mark Boulton on Designing Grid Systems
April 19th • The way we make websites has changed. CSS Grids are challenging the way we think about layout and their underpinning foundation: grid systems. In this workshop, Mark will take it right back to basics on how to design your grids, what things you need to consider for designing grids for different applications and devices, and how we can practically start working 'content out'. Read more...
Vitaly Friedman on New Front-End Adventures in Responsive Design
April 19th • In this brand new workshop, Vitaly Friedman (editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine), will cover practical techniques, clever tricks and useful strategies you need to be aware of when working on responsive websites. From responsive modules to 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...