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Workshops

Cassie Evans during her workshop at SmashingConf 2022

Like to learn or improve a practical skill? We got ya! On the day before and on the day after the conference, we will be offering multiple workshops. All workshops are hands-on and practical, so you can apply your new skills immediately.

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.

There’s more content in this 1 day SVG workshop than in some 3 day courses. Brilliant job @SaraSoueidan! #smashingconf


Join one of the hands-on workshops with a limited number of seats. Tickets cost $599 — with discounts for Smashing Members and bundle tickets available.

Get a bundle ticket and save US$100! With a conference ticket and 1 or 2 world-class workshops. You can choose your workshop later.

Workshops include…

  • A full day of teaching in a small group,
  • Digital certificate,
  • Tea, coffee, snacks and drinks during the whole day,
  • Lunch,
  • Paper and pen/pencil.

  • Vitaly Friedman
    Your instructor
    Vitaly Friedman

    New Front-End Adventures, 2023 Edition

    with Vitaly Friedman

    Full-day in-person workshop • Tue, May 23, 2023.
    With HTTP/3, Service Workers, Jamstack, PWA, TypeScript, Web Assembly, AVIF, Qwik, Variable Fonts, CSS Container Queries and cascade layers, client hints, resource hints and early hints and CSS subgrid, 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?

    What’s the state of CSS and JavaScript today? What are some of the exciting new technologies that have landed in browsers recently? How do we architect a flexible and maintainable design system? And where would we even start refactoring and re-organizing our legacy code base, or move to ES Modules in production, or use Web workers or Webassembly? Oh my, in the workshop, we’ll cover it all.

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  • Vitaly Friedman
    Your instructor
    Vitaly Friedman

    Boosting Web Performance in 2023

    with Vitaly Friedman

    Full-day in-person workshop • Thu, May 26, 2023.
    Even heavy, framework-driven, legacy-haunted apps can get into the green Core Web Vitals and great Lighthouse scores. With partial hydration, critical rendering, clean CSS architecture, Qwik, AVIF, service workers, web workers, predictive prefetching and a dash of client hints, resource hints and early hints, we just need to apply the right performance strategy to get there.

    So how do we do that? Let’s figure out the best way to compress text, optimize images, manage web fonts, streamline delivery of CSS/JS, deal with caching and CORS issues, and deliver and contain third-party scripts. We’ll explore ways to refactor and re-organize our legacy code base, and how and when to use Web workers and Webassembly. Oh my, in the workshop, we’ll cover it all.

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