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Paste, sauce and eat! Meet our Smashing Workshops!

Conference sessions are one thing, but full-day hands-on workshops are an entirely different beast. On the day before and on the day after the conference, you can dive deep into your topic of interest: be it Complex UIs or Front-end Adventures.

All workshops are hands-on and practical, so you can apply your new skills immediately. Tickets cost $649 — with discounts for Smashing Members and bundle tickets available.

If you buy a bundle ticket, you will save USD 100 and get access to our conference and one or two days of world-class workshops.


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 649 USD — 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.


  • Brad Frost
    Your instructor
    Brad Frost

    Creating and Maintaining Successful Design Systems

    Full-day workshop • Monday, October 7, 2024.
    Design systems provide solid ground for us to stand on as we tackle the increasingly diverse and fast-moving digital landscape. This workshop with Brad Frost will tackle all that goes into creating and maintaining successful design systems.

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  • Carie Fisher
    Your instructor
    Carie Fisher

    Accessible Components from Design to Development

    Full-day workshop • Monday, October 7, 2024.
    Digital accessibility is the practice of making products — such as websites and apps — accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. But accessibility is often an afterthought at the end of a project when a user submits a bug or when legal issues arise — if it is thought of at all.

    In this workshop, Carie will walk through the process of creating accessible front-end components from design to development. Throughout the workshop sessions, we will rely on accessibility best practices/guidelines, responsible AI and utilize testing tools and techniques at each step of the product development lifecycle.

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  • Vitaly Friedman
    Your instructor
    Vitaly Friedman

    Designing For Complex UIs, 2024 Edition

    Full-day workshop • Monday, October 7, 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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  • Nathan Curtis
    Your instructor
    Nathan Curtis

    Design Token and UI Component Architecture

    Full-day workshop • Thursday, October 10, 2024.
    Design systems are expanding in organizations, spreading design and code tools and influencing decision-making across product teams. With such scale, you must establish and share an architecture of style and UI components across design and code that endures and evolves over time.

    This workshop exposes you to essential foundations of design system architecture — the kinds of naming, composition, configuration and process challenges involved — to equip you with techniques and activities to make, spread, and maintain a system yourself.

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  • Tejas Kumar
    Your instructor
    Tejas Kumar

    Fluent React

    Full-day workshop • Thursday, October 10, 2024.
    From the author of Fluent React, this practical React workshop will teach attendees across a variety of experience levels the ins-and-outs of the world's most popular frontend library, including people who have done things in React and people who might be a bit rusty and want to get better at building things in React at scale.

    After this workshop, attendees will have a better knowledge of how to approach projects, build at scale, how to optimize their React apps, and plenty of best practices.

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  • Vitaly Friedman
    Your instructor
    Vitaly Friedman

    New Front-End Adventures, 2024 Edition

    Full-day workshop • Thursday, October 10, 2024.
    What’s the State of Front-End in 2024? With the islands architecture, design systems, AI, HTTP/3, TypeScript, AVIF, CSS container queries, early hints, bfcache, Core Web Vitals, Variable Fonts, revamped HTML Email and WCAG 2.2 we all are still trying to figure out just the right strategy for building websites and apps efficiently. How do we do that, and how do we achieve it within a reasonable amount of time?

    So what are some of the exciting new features that have landed in browsers recently? How do we write CSS and JavaScript these days? What should we keep in mind around accessibility, privacy, sustainability and web performance? How do we architect a flexible and maintainable design system? Well, roll up your sleeves: in this workshop, we’ll cover it all.

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