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A Community Event For Web DesignersWe'll be keeping to our trademark mission, to make SmashingConf a unique, valuable and friendly event for everybody involved. There will be a strong focus on practical, actionable learning—with speakers packing as many clever techniques, tips and tricks into their sessions as possible. We don’t care about volatile trends and we don’t believe in overnight success stories. Every success requires hard work and many failures along the way. There are lessons learned, takeaways, and problems solved.
We are interested in how problems are solved—ideas that failed, and why exactly they failed and what decisions were chosen instead. Specifically, we’ll look at mid- and large-scale projects, techniques, tools and the lessons learned along the way. We'll also be putting a special emphasis on networking, creating an atmosphere that encourages friendly conversation and new connections between everyone present; expect photo walks, contests, an amazing party and plenty of extra surprises along the way. But we won't reveal everything at once!
1 track, 2 conference days, 7 workshops, 18 excellent speakers and just 350 available seats . With tickets for the conference and workshop strictly limited, we expect the seats to fill up fast — our last conference was sold out within 48 hours.
SpeakersSome speakers aren’t fond of it, some speakers love it, but we thoroughly curate every single talk and work alongside our speakers to make sure that each talk fits nicely within the overall theme of the conference. For our NY-Conference we've put together a line-up that you won't believe:
- Brian Suda
(Data Visualization, SVG)
- Aarron Walter
- Jonathan Hoefler
- Divya Manian
(HTML5 Boilerplate, Adobe)
- Scott Jehl
(Responsive Web Design)
- Tim Brown
- Eva-Lotta Lamm
(Sketching, UX, UI, Google)
- Oliver Reichenstein
(UX, Typography, iA Writer)
- Andy Hume
(Front-End Optimization, Guardian, Twitter)
- Jonathan Snook
- Mark Boulton
(Grids, Web Design)
- Dan Rose
(Photoshop, Visual Design)
- Mystery Speaker
(Someone you definitely know.)
...more speakers will be announced soon!
Smashing WorkshopsOn Monday, June 16th and Thursday, June 19th, we'll be hosting full-day workshops at the Lighthouse International Conference Center, Manhattan. On Monday, Aarron Walter, Jonathan Snook, Mark Boulton and Fabio Carneiro will provide hands-on classes on UX, front-end and responsive email newsletter design.
On Thursday, we're delighted to have Andy Hume, Dan Rose and Brian Suda leading their responsive design, Photoshop and SVG classes. We'll be hosting full-day workshops in some full-day workshops at the Lighthouse International Conference Center, Manhatten. By registering for a workshop while buying your conference ticket, you save $100 on both conference and workshop ticket.
Smashing Workshops on June 16th, 2014Aarron Walter on Interface Design Bootcamp (June 16th 2014)
Whether you are designing a Web app or a website, following best practices and standard design methodologies will always help ensure your interfaces are usable and engaging. In this workshop we'll explore the design process in detail including user research, wireframing, prototyping, and visual design. Through real world examples you'll see how an idea can evolve into an interface. Read more...
Mark Boulton on Designing Grid Systems (June 16th 2014)
The way we make websites has changed. Responsive design has challenged 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...
Fabio Carneiro on Responsive Email Newsletter Design (June 16th 2014)
In this workshop, Fabio Carneiro, the creative mind behind HTML Newsletter Builder at MailChimp, presents clever techniques and strategies for building and testing responsive HTML email newsletters, optimize user experience in mail clients and ensuring that the newsletters get through the spam filters. If you need to know the tips and tricks for responsive newsletter design, this workshop is just what you need. Read more...
Jonathan Snook on SMACSS — Scalable and Modular Architecture For CSS
(June 16th 2014)
The SMACSS Workshop provides a full day of instruction and exercises on writing HTML and CSS using a flexible and modular approach that will improve team efficiency and minimize problems with growing projects. Jonathan will provide insights on how to improve maintenance and keep your code base and front-end architecture scalable. A workshop with practical examples, tips and in-depth discussions. Read more...
Smashing Workshops on June 19th, 2014Andy Hume on Real-Life Responsive Web Design (June 19th 2014)
This workshop goes into detail explaining step by step how you plan, build and maintain a responsive website responsibly. It focuses on responsive front-end development, covering advanced performance tips, maintenance issues, responsible use of web fonts, emerging tooling, and other practical lessons from Andy's work as front-end architect at the Guardian. Read more...
Dan Rose on Responsive Web Design for the Photoshoppian (June 19th 2014)
In this workshop, Dan Rose, Photoshop guru and interface designer, discusses techniques and practices for making the workflow smooth, fast, efficient and still allow enough room for creativity. Learn how to make a swift transition from Photoshop onto the Web, when to start prototyping in the browser, and how to transform heavily visual designs on the Web, responsively and responsibly in terms of scalability and performance. Read more...
Brian Suda on Becoming a Data Scientist On The Web, With SVG
(June 19th 2014)
This workshop will get you started by guiding you through the basics of chart and graph design. From reducing clutter and telling the right story, a clear and concise graphic is key to understanding and improving your craft. We'll look at the use of SVG as part of the workflow to easily create charts and graphs programmatically as well as why SVG is an ideal format for creating vector graphs for the web and print. Read more...
Questions?If you have any questions, send us an email at email@example.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 New York in June! It's been about time we meet, hasn't it?
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