Without the support of our sponsors and partners, such an event is nearly impossible to organize and run. Below you will find all the fantastic partners who are making SmashingConf happen.
If you think about becoming a partner, let’s us know! We'll get back to you as soon as possible to providing you with all available options and everything you need to know to get started right away. We would love to have you on board!
The Edge team presents Microsoft Edge Dev, a collection of free tools and resources to make supporting Edge and IE a snap. You can download free Virtual Machines for all supported versions of Edge and IE, browse our open roadmap and vote on the standards that matter to you, search and submit issues in our brand new open bug database, or connect directly with the team on GitHub or Twitter. Spend less time testing, and more time building what’s next.
Nearly a decade ago Shopify started an online store to sell snowboard equipment directly to those who loved the sport as much as them. They could have listed their products on a number of marketplaces, but they wanted to own their brand and build relationships with their customers, along with selling their goods. Such a tool didn’t exist, so they built it for themselves.
They soon realized a number of other stores were in need of a hassle-free platform to build their retail business, and Shopify was born. Making commerce better has been their mission ever since, so businesses can focus on what they do best: building and selling their products. Today, merchants use their platform to manage every aspect of their business — from products to orders to customers, selling online, in retail stores, and on the go.
More than 12 million people and businesses around the world use MailChimp. Our features and integrations help e-commerce retailers send beautiful and powerful marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted campaigns. And our detailed reports help those retailers keep improving over time. Our quickly growing team loves empowering small businesses, so that's what we focus on every day.
Since 1966, Instituto Europeo di Design has been providing academic training in the disciplines of Design, Fashion, Visual Arts, Communication and Management at its centres in Italy, Spain and Brasil. Since its opening, more than 120,000 students have graduated and every year it attracts more than 10,000 students from all over the world. IED focuses on organising teaching projects and traineeships linked to corporate reality and has signed more than 1,000 business agreements over its 50 years of experience.
The IED Barcelona Higher School of Design campus is located in the district of Gràcia. In 2002, it was recognised as a School of Higher Studies in Design by the regional government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya). Every year nearly 1,000 new students from more than 100 different countries are signing up to IED Barcelona, thanks to the school's multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.
Balsamiq is the maker of Mockups - the rapid wireframing software that combines the simplicity of paper sketching with the power of a digital tool so that teams can focus on what's important. Balsamiq is a small and personable company that competes on usability and customer service. Balsamiq believes work should be fun, and that life is too short for bad software.
SiteGround, now celebrating their 13th year in the business and hosting more than 500 000 domain names, is a leading web hosting company internationally recognized for their unique approach to hosting. They do things most other hosting companies wouldn’t even consider possible.
With a focus on performance, security and unmatched customer service, they have developed their in-house solutions to protect your website from hacks and invented new technologies that can make your website run over one hundred times faster. They have amazing, fast, experienced and super friendly individuals working on their support team to help you 24/7! To make the life of their geeky clients easier, they provide many goodies like free SSL certificate with each hosting account, automatic software updates, built-in caching and CDN, staging tool and GIT integration.
Type Network is a growing alliance of the best independent type designers and foundries from around the world. From high-impact branding and headlines to clear UI to easy-reading text, we’ve got the right type for any project. We've been pushing the boundaries of quality and innovation since the dawn of digital type, giving designers and developers the tools to take control of their typography. Type Network: great type for great design.
Estrella Damm is a genuine lager beer from Barcelona and is the result of a combination of barley malt, rice and hops, 100% natural ingredients. Since its birth 140 years ago, Estrella Damm has always been linked to Barcelona’s most relevant initiatives in the fields of culture, music, gastronomy and sports. Now more than ever, Estrella Damm strengthens ties with this festivals where modernity, avant-garde and culture come together to offer a unique proposal, the purest reflection of Barcelona and its Mediterranean essence.
Kirby is a fantastic CMS for designers, architects, photographers or anybody else interested in building their own website or online portfolio. It gives you great flexibility without having to handle complicated installation steps or fighting with databases. It has a very easy to use template system, so it's perfect for any Web designer out there with some basic PHP knowledge. We love and use Kirby, developed by our good friend Bastian Allgeier, and you will love it, too.
Sticker Mule is the fastest & easiest way to print custom stickers, labels, and magnets. If you are looking to order custom stickers, Sticker Mule is a fantastic option to consider. They also offer free online proofs, 4 day turnaround and free UPS shipping.
We welcome our dear Croatian friends at UX Passion, who provide a quite fancy Twitter wall solution, designed and build specifically for the SmashingConf. A good option for a well-designed and just working Twitter wall.