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Vitaly Friedman giving a remote workshop.

Our online workshops aim to give the same experience and access to experts that you would have in an in-person workshop, without needing to leave your desk or couch. Jump to upcoming workshops.

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Blown away by all the knowledge I’ve soaked in from @rachelandrew’s online CSS layout masterclass. Incredible how much you can learn about a thing you thought you already knew just by hearing it explained again. Thanks for organising this @smashingconf #smashingconf ✨


  • Harry Roberts

    Web Performance Masterclass

    with Harry Roberts

    Workshop, 5×2h + Q&A • Thu & Fri, May 28 – June 12
    09:00 — 11:30 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

    In this exclusive debut, Harry is going to share some of his closest secrets. Over the course of several sessions, we’ll take a journey from the back-end to the front, auditing the performance of real websites.

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    On the web
    csswizardry.com
    On Twitter
    @csswizardry

  • Rachel Andrew

    The CSS Layout Masterclass

    with Rachel Andrew

    Workshop, 2×2h + Q&A • Thu & Fri, June 11–12
    10 AM—12:30 PM CEST (Central European Time)

    We’ve been learning CSS and CSS for Layout in the same way since we broke free of table-based layouts in 2001, however CSS has grown-up and over the last few years a proper and consistent system for layout has emerged.

    In this all-new workshop, Rachel will take you through this new system for layout, giving you the ability to properly understand and use CSS Layout with real understanding of why things behave as they do.

    Read more... or Register →


  • Marcy Sutton

    Front-End Accessibility Masterclass

    with Marcy Sutton

    Workshop, 5×2h + Q&A • Tue & Wed, June 16–30
    09:00 — 11:30 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

    Accessibility is critical in a world where services are increasingly only available online. By adopting an accessibility mindset and making improvements throughout the design and development process, we can truly make an impact in people’s lives.

    This workshop will cover how to approach accessibility with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript using modern tools and techniques to eliminate barriers to access in web projects.

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    On the web
    marcysutton.com
    On Twitter
    @marcysutton

  • Rémi Parmentier

    Building Modern HTML Emails Without Going Mad

    with Rémi Parmentier

    Workshop, 4×2.5h + Q&A • Thu & Fri, June 18–26
    09:00 — 11:30 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

    Coding HTML emails is a beast of its own with lots of differences from coding web pages. This workshop will make you reconsider everything you know about coding HTML emails and hopefully make you love the craft.

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  • Vitaly Friedman

    Buy! The eCommerce UX Workshop

    with Vitaly Friedman

    Workshop, 5×2h + Q&A • Thu & Fri, July 2–17
    09:00 — 11:30 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

    In eCommerce, an average abandonment rate is around 65–68%. This is usually caused by ambiguous copywriting and severe problems related to finding or understanding products as well as slow and painful checkout. We can’t bring the abandonment rate to 0, but we can shave off at least 15% with some smart and straightforward optimizations. So let’s do just that!

    With this series of 5×2.5h workshop sessions, we’ll set up a very clear roadmap on how we can show the right details and ask for the right data in the right order and at the right pace to improve conversion and customer satisfaction. That means removing distractions, minimizing friction and avoiding disruptions and dead ends caused by the seemingly beautiful UI.

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  • Brad Frost

    Creating and Maintaining Successful Design Systems

    with Brad Frost

    Workshop, 5×2h + Q&A • Tue & Wed, July 7–21
    09:00 — 11:30 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

    Design systems provide solid ground for us to stand on as we tackle the increasingly diverse and fast-moving digital landscape. This workshop will tackle all that goes into creating and maintaining successful design systems.

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    On the web
    bradfrost.com
    On Twitter
    @brad_frost

  • Our previous workshops

    • Miriam Suzanne

      Resilient Web Systems with CSS & Sass

      with Miriam Suzanne

      Workshop, 6×2h + Q&A • Thu & Fri, May 7–22
      09:00 — 11:30 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

      From building beautiful sites to maintaining complex design systems across multiple applications, CSS is the web-language of design.

      Join Miriam for a deep-dive into the heart of CSS: how it works, what makes it special, and how we can harness it for resilient and maintainable design systems that scale. Rather than learning a single convention or toolkit, you’ll learn the fundamentals that all conventions share – how to think with CSS, and make smart decisions for your own project.

      On the web
      oddbird.net
      On Twitter
      @mirisuzanne

    • Vitaly Friedman

      Smart Interface Design Patterns, 2020 Edition

      with Vitaly Friedman

      Workshop, 5×2h + Q&A • Tue & Wed, May 12–26
      09:00 — 11:30 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

      Are you ready for a design challenge? In this series of online workshops, Vitaly Friedman, creative lead behind Smashing Magazine, will be taking a microscopic examination of common components and design patterns in modern interfaces — on desktop and on mobile.

      We’ll study 100s of hand-picked examples and we’ll be designing interfaces together, starting from accordions, to mega-drop-downs, sliders, feature comparisons, car configurators — all the way to timelines and onboarding. And: we’ll be reviewing and providing feedback to each other’s work.


    • Joe Leech

      Psychology For UX and Product Design

      with Joe Leech

      Workshop, 4×2h + Q&A • Apr 27 – May 5
      09:00 — 11:30 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

      A workshop on how to use psychology to evaluate and dramatically improve the performance of your website, app — and the design process along the way. With many real-world examples and interactive exercises.

      On the web
      mrjoe.uk
      On Twitter
      @mrJoe

    • Brad Frost

      Creating and Maintaining Successful Design Systems

      with Brad Frost

      Workshop, 5×2h + Q&A • Apr 22 – May 6
      09:00 — 11:30 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

      Design systems provide solid ground for us to stand on as we tackle the increasingly diverse and fast-moving digital landscape. This workshop will tackle all that goes into creating and maintaining successful design systems.

      On the web
      bradfrost.com
      On Twitter
      @brad_frost

    • Rachel Andrew

      The CSS Layout Masterclass

      with Rachel Andrew

      Workshop, 2×2h + Q&A • April 14–15
      09:00 — 11:30 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

      We've been learning CSS and CSS for Layout in the same way since we broke free of table-based layouts in 2001, however CSS has grown-up and over the last few years a proper and consistent system for layout has emerged.

      In this all-new workshop, Rachel will take you through this new system for layout, giving you the ability to properly understand and use CSS Layout with real understanding of why things behave as they do.


    • Vitaly Friedman

      Smart Interface Design Patterns, 2020 Edition

      with Vitaly Friedman

      Workshop, 5×2h + Q&A • Apr 2–17
      09:00 — 11:30 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

      Are you ready for a design challenge? In this series of online workshops, Vitaly Friedman, creative lead behind Smashing Magazine, will be taking a microscopic examination of common components and design patterns in modern interfaces — on desktop and on mobile.

      We’ll study 100s of hand-picked examples and we'll be designing interfaces together, starting from accordions, to mega-drop-downs, sliders, feature comparisons, car configurators — all the way to timelines and onboarding. And: we’ll be reviewing and providing feedback to each other’s work.