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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 Smart Responsive UX Design Patterns or Next Steps With CSS Layout.


Join one of the hands-on workshops with a limited number of seats. Tickets for the full-day workshops cost 599 CAD — all booking fees included. If you buy a combo ticket, you will save 100 CAD and get access to three days of world-class of workshop learning and our Smashing conference experience. Lunch will be provided on both workshop days.

Workshops include…

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

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


  • Rachel Andrew

    Next Steps With CSS Layout

    with Rachel Andrew

    Full-day workshop • Monday, June 24
    In this workshop you’ll explore the new features available for CSS Layout with CSS Working Group Invited Expert Rachel Andrew. Learn the emerging best practices for using Grid and Flexbox. Discover how to support browsers without support, and ensure that our new powers don’t lead to us causing accessibility problems.

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  • Amber Case

    Designing Calm Technology

    with Amber Case

    Full-day workshop • Monday, June 24
    The difference between an annoying technology and one that is helpful is how it engages our attention. Calm Technology is a framework for designing ubiquitous devices that engage our attention in an appropriate manner. The aim of Calm Technology is to provide principles that follow the human lifestyle and environment in mind, allowing technology to amplify humanness instead of taking it away.

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    On the web
    caseorganic.com
    On Twitter
    @caseorganic

  • Chris Gannon

    Designing Delightful Animations For The Web

    with Chris Gannon

    Full-day workshop • Monday, June 24
    Lots Of Simple Things, One At A Time

    In 1981 Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas introduced the Twelve Basic Principles of Animation, a set of techniques designed to add life to animation, in the book The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation.

    Fast forward to the present day and these principles are no less relevant and can be applied, in varying degrees and contexts, to web animation.

    In this workshop we'll explore each principle and learn to interpret them for and apply them to the modern web.

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    On the web
    gannon.tv
    On Twitter
    @ChrisGannon

  • Vitaly Friedman

    Smart Responsive UX Design Patterns

    with Vitaly Friedman

    Full-day workshop • Monday, June 24
    In this workshop, Vitaly Friedman, co-founder of Smashing Magazine, will cover practical techniques, clever tricks and useful strategies you need to be aware of when working on responsive websites. From responsive modules to clever navigation patterns and web form design techniques; the workshop will provide you with everything you need to know today to start designing better responsive experiences tomorrow.

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  • Sarah Drasner

    Intro to Vue.js

    with Sarah Drasner

    Full-day workshop • Thursday, June 27
    Vue.js brings together the best features of the javascript framework landscape elegantly. If you’re interested in writing maintainable, clean code in an exciting and expressive manner, you should consider joining this class.

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  • Scott Jehl

    Lightning Fast Web Performance

    with Scott Jehl

    Full-day workshop • Thursday, June 27
    Page-load times in the ten-second range are still common today, and as the gap between high-end and common devices widens, page performance stands to get worse for the average consumer. Why so slow? It’s mostly our fault: our sites are heavy, and they’re often delivered in ways that don’t take advantage of how browsers work.

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    On the web
    scottjehl.com
    On Twitter
    @scottjehl

  • Brad Frost

    The Design System Process

    with Brad Frost

    Full-day workshop • Thursday, June 27
    Design systems and provide solid ground for us to stand on as we tackle the increasingly diverse and fast-moving digital landscape. However, like most things in our field, the hard part of design systems isn’t specific design tools or code frameworks; it’s wrangling people and all their quirks. This full-day session will cover the process of creating a successful design system.

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    On the web
    bradfrost.com
    On Twitter
    @brad_frost

  • Vitaly Friedman

    New Front-End Adventures, 2019 Edition

    with Vitaly Friedman

    Full-day workshop • Thursday, June 27
    With HTTP/2, Service Workers, Progressive Web Apps, Variable Fonts, CSS Custom Properties, Responsive Images, Flexbox, CSS Grid Layout, SVG, WAI-ARIA roles and Font Loading API now available in browsers, we all are still trying to figure out just the right strategy for designing and buildings responsive websites efficiently. We want to use all of these technologies and smart processes like atomic design, but how can we use them efficiently, and how do we achieve it within a reasonable amount of time?

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