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During one of the Smashing Workshops at SmashingConf 2022

Sit in a historic venue that’s almost 500 years old and learn about the very latest in modern web design!

On Wednesday, September 11, we're hosting three full-day workshops in our beautiful Kaufhaus venue. All workshops are hands-on and practical, so you can apply your new skills immediately.

You can save €100 by getting a conference + workshop ticket. Get a workshop or bundle ticket and assign your workshop at any time.

What an amazing days @smashingconf Freiburg. This is the most I have learned at a single conference in a long time.


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 lunch will be provided, too.

Join one of the intensive workshops with a limited number of seats. Tickets for the full-day workshops cost €549 — 19% VAT and booking fees included.



Workshops include…

  • Snacks and drinks during the whole day
  • Tea and coffee
  • Lunch
  • Paper and pen/pencil

Please notice that the maximum capacity of each workshop is limited. A computer will not be provided, so please bring your own laptop to the workshop.


  • Sarah L. Fossheim
    Your instructor
    Sarah L. Fossheim

    Practical Accessibility

    with Sarah L. Fossheim

    Full-day workshop • Wednesday, September 11, 2024.
    Wondering how to make your websites or data visualizations more accessible? Wondering which effect WAI-ARIA has on the user experience? Unsure how to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)? Or how to even use them as a developer? And what can be done when aiming beyond compliance?

    Sarah will guide you through the first steps and take a deep dive into web accessibility. We will test real-life examples, improve upon inaccessible components, and build new ones from scratch. From simple components like links or buttons, to more complex elements such as sortable data tables or visualizations. Together, we will analyze common mistakes, and explore best practices, guidelines, and tools that can be used to avoid them.

    Read more... or Register →

  • Ryan Townsend
    Your instructor
    Ryan Townsend

    The Secrets of Web Performance

    with Ryan Townsend

    Full-day workshop • Wednesday, September 11, 2024.
    Pinpointing & Preventing Performance Problems.
    Get ready to unravel the mysteries of Core Web Vitals, and brace yourself for the newly-introduced ‘Interaction to Next Paint’ metric!

    Let's dissect how browsers load, render and handle input on web pages and shine a spotlight on where our performance problems are lurking.

    Read more... or Register →

  • Vitaly Friedman
    Your instructor
    Vitaly Friedman

    Designing For Complex UIs, 2024 Edition

    with Vitaly Friedman

    Full-day workshop • Wednesday, September 11, 2024.
    Not much can surprise us when it comes to interface challenges. We can design a decent card, a well-rounded accordion and an exquisite hamburger navigation. But what if there are slightly more complex UX challenges ahead of us?

    In this workshop with Vitaly Friedman, UX consultant and creative lead behind Smashing Magazine, you will learn how to tackle intricate design challenges in corporate, enterprise and B2B environments with ease.

    If you’ve attended a workshop on Complex Design Patterns in previous years, that’s a fully revamped and updated workshop tailored for even more complex UX challenges.

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Our Freiburg 2024 Partners

  • Penpot
  • Virtual Identity
  • Neon Moiré