What’s the best way to learn? By observing designers and developers working live. For our new conference in Toronto, all speakers aren’t allowed to use any slides at all. Welcome to SmashingConf #noslides, a brand new conference in Toronto, full of interactive live sessions, showing how web designers design and how web developers build — including setup, workflow, design thinking, naming conventions and everything in-between.
The price below is in USD.
Speakers and Topics
First Confirmed Speakers
Analogue craft in the digital age
CSS Variable Secrets
A Smashing Case Study
Cross Cultural Design in the Age of Globalization
The New CSS Layout
How to Design with Science without losing the Magic
Hack to the Future
Hacking The Visual Norm
Tall Tales From A Large Man
(Someone you definitely know, and respect.)
On the two days before and after the conference, you have the chance to dive deep into some certain areas of front-end and web performance. On Monday, we are delighted to have Sarah Drasner leading her Vue.js class, Tim Kadlec providing hands-on tips on how to build performant websites, and Vitaly Friedman will work with you on the most crucial UX Design Patterns.
On Thursday, we’re thrilled to have Rachel Andrew sharing her knowledge on the new web layout standard CSS Grid, , and Vitaly Friedman will be sharing his favorite RWD Tips and Tricks.
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 USD100 on the regular workshop ticket price.
Workshop on Monday, June 25th, 2018
Sarah Drasner on Intro to Vue.js
June 25th • 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...
Aaron Draplin on Visual Design Workflow
June 25th • Whether you are designing an app or a website, following best practices and design methodologies will 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...
Dan Mall on Responsive Design Workflow
June 25th • In this workshop, Dan will share insights into his tools and techniques for integrating design thinking into your product development process. You’ll learn how to craft powerful design approaches through collaborative brainstorming techniques, and how to involve your entire team in the design process. Read more...
Tim Kadlec on Building Performant Websites
June 25th • Performance is a critical consideration for online experiences. We don’t stand still on the web. We click links, we expand menus, we move from page to page — we are constantly having our experiences shaped by how quickly each of these interactions takes place. Read more...
Vitaly Friedman on Smart Responsive UX Design Patterns
June 25th • In this brand new workshop, Vitaly Friedman (co-founder 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 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...
Workshops on Thursday, June 28th, 2018
Eva-Lotta Lamm on Sketching With Confidence, Clarity And Imagination
June 28th • Being able to sketch is like speaking an additional language that enables you to structure and express your thoughts and ideas more clearly, quickly and in a engaging way. For anyone working in UX, design, marketing and product development in general, sketching is a valuable technique to feel comfortable with. Read more...
Nadieh Bremer on Creative Data Visualization Techniques
June 28th • With so many tools available to visualize your data, it’s easy to get stuck in thinking about chart types, always just going for that bar or line chart, without truly thinking about effectiveness. In this workshop, Nadieh will teach you how you can take a more creative and practical approach to the design of data visualization. Read more...
Rachel Andrew on Advanced CSS Layouts With Flexbox and CSS Grid
June 28th • 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...
Sara Soueidan on Mastering CSS + SVG
June 28th • CSS has seen a lot of new feature releases in the last few years. Keeping up with everything can sometimes be overwhelming. It’s even harder for many designers and developers to ditch the tools and frameworks they’re already familiar with and relying on, in favor of new, native “frameworks” with a less than familiar syntax. Read more...
Vitaly Friedman on New Front-End Adventures in Responsive Design
June 25th • With HTTP/2, Service Workers, Responsive Images, Flexbox, CSS Grid, SVG, WAI-ARIA roles and Font Loading API now available in browsers, we all are still trying to figure out just the right strategy for designing and buildings responsive websites efficiently. We want to use all of these technologies and smart processes like atomic design, but how can we use them efficiently, and how do we achieve it within a reasonable amount of time? Read more...