Smashing Conference Whistler 2014

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Smashing Conference Whistler 2014 Ticket

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What happens when you combine a practical front-end conference with a spectacular resort experience? That's what SmashingConf Whistler is all about—a friendly, hands-on community event taking place at the foot of the beautiful Whistler Blackcomb mountains.

With valuable front-end talks and heavily practical workshops, you'll leave the conference with a treasure of useful tips and tricks. 1 track, 2 conference days, 2 workshop days, 16 speakers and just 400 available seats. Taking place in a picturesque Whistler Conference Center, on the 9th-12th December 2014. We've also prepared Convince Your Boss PDF, you know.

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A Community Event For Web Designers

How do we solve our real-life design and coding problems? What techniques should we know today to craft faster, better, smarter and flexible websites? With 2 days of very practical front-end talks and 7 front-end + RWD workshops, you'll learn quite a few techniques applicable to your work right away.

Combine an intimate conference experience with spectacular resort adventures from skiing to ziplining, an ultimate Smashing skiing challenge and perhaps even occasional snowball fights — with extraordinary scenery that will smash you away! Sounds like fun? It surely is!

Taking place in a picturesque Whistler Conference Center, on the 9th-12th December 2014. 1 track, 2 conference days, 2 workshop days, 16 speakers and just 400 available seats.


No speaker is selected randomly and every single talk is thoroughly curated and reviewed. SmashingConf Whistler isn't going to be an exception. The line-up is almost full now, but of course we aren't going to reveal everything just yet. To spice up your appetite a bit, here are the first confirmed speakers:

First Confirmed Speakers

  • Paul Irish
  • Brad Frost
  • Jenn Lukas
  • John Allsopp
  • Lyza Danger Gardner
  • Susan Robertson
  • Tim Kadlec
  • Val Head
  • Stephen Hay
  • Yoav Weiss
  • ...more speakers will be announced soon!

Smashing Workshops on December 9th, 2014

By registering for a workshop while buying your conference ticket, you save $100 on the regular workshop ticket price. Here are the Smashing Workshops that will take place on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014:

Brad Frost on Everything You Wanted to Know About Responsive Design...And Less!
Brad Frost This full-day masterclass takes a deep dive into the world of responsive web design, covering everything including broad concepts, strategy, how responsive design affects process, responsive design patterns and principles, and more. Responsive design is a huge topic so unfortunately it's impossible to pack everything about it into a single day. But that doesn't mean we can't try, right? Read more...

John Allsopp on Offline First
John Allsopp
HTML5 and related W3C developments over the last few years have introduced numerous valuable features for more application like development. One area where the Web has made significant improvements in recent years is in the ability to work offline, and rely less and less on being always connected to a server side. Read more...

Stephen Hay on Responsive Design Workflow
Stephen Hay on Responsive Design WorkflowForget fixed-width Photoshop comps and overproduced wireframes. Yesterday's web design deliverables fail to take into account the demands of responsive solutions. Design workflow hasn't really changed, but best practices have. This full-day workshop shows you how to adapt to the new paradigm and introduces a new workflow for today's web. Read more...

Yoav Weiss on Responsive Images
Yoav Weiss on Responsive Images
Images are the major hurdle in your path to create fast responsive designs, and sending the right images to the right devices without introducing extra latency have been a near-impossible task for a long while now. Read more...

Smashing Workshops on December 12th, 2014

Tim Kadlec on Implementing Responsive Design
Tim Kadlec on Implementing Responsive Design Responsive design isn't merely another technique. It's a way of building sites and applications that requires a fundamental shift in the way we approach the web. From planning to development, every aspect of building for the web is affected. Read more...

Val Head on Creative CSS: Animations and Transitions
Val Head on Creative CSS: Animations, Transitions & UX Start thinking of CSS in a whole new light using animations, transitions, and transforms. Plus learn how to make great UI animations while you’re at it! In this workshop Val Head will cover the basics of CSS animations, transitions and transforms; techniques for writing them efficiently; and specifically look at where they can best be used in our work — both as classy details and quality UI animations. Read more...

Vitaly Friedman on Responsive Design, Clever Tricks And Techniques
Vitaly FriedmanIn 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 eCommerce projects, online magazines and Web applications. Read more...

Why This Conference Is For You

The conference is for you because you'll learn lots of valuable techniques and meet fantastic, like-minded people from the industry. You'll learn:

  • Strategies for building fast responsive websites,
  • Guidelines for designing flexible design systems,
  • Front-end techniques for delightful animations,
  • How to make use of pattern libraries and style guides,
  • How to use responsive images today without performance hits,
  • What to keep in mind with icon fonts and SVG,
  • How to optimize for the critical rendering path,
  • Strategies for using offline client-side storage,
  • Guidelines for smarter front-end and CSS architecture,
  • Common issues/solutions in responsive eCommerce,
  • Advanced front-end tooling, setup and workflow,
  • Mistakes and lessons learned from large projects,
  • …more practical, actionable takeaways.
Good enough? Alright then! Only 400 tickets are available, so get your ticket right away — it won't take more than 60 seconds.

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