SmashingConf New York

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SmashingConf New York. The friendly and inclusive conference for designers and front-end developers.

Nothing really beats the conference vibe in New York: full of energy, creativity and great speakers. All talks have a few things in common: brought to you by amazing speakers and practical takeaways everywhere!


Learn more about Cassie Evans

Cassie is an international speaker and developer with a background in graphic design and motion design.

Cassie Evans speaks about Animating the Impossible

Animating the Impossible
How best do we achieve smooth UI animations when dealing with DOM changes, responsive layouts, dynamic content and user interaction? Well... we start off by flipping our whole approach upside down. In this session we’ll lift the magicians curtain, take a look at some ‘impossible’ animation challenges, and learn how to approach them using a rather exciting animation technique.

Learn more about Una Kravets

Una Kravets is a Brooklyn-based developer who's making the web more styleable as a Developer Advocate at Google Chrome.

Una Kravets speaks about Container Queries

Container Queries
Container queries are taking responsive design to the next level. In her talk, Una will show you how to make the most of container queries from start to finish!

Learn more about Rémi Parmentier

Rémi Parmentier is a French front-end developer working at his own small web development agency, Tilt Studio. He loves to learn, and enjoys even more to teach

Rémi Parmentier speaks about Think Like An Email Geek

Think Like An Email Geek
Coding HTML emails is a beast of its own, often perceived as relying solely on outdated practices. And for a good reason, email client quirks can make even the most clever front-end developer crazy. Emails are still part of your user's journey, from commercial newsletters to transactional emails. The first step to thinking like an email geek is to understand how email clients change our code and why this happens. From technical and security constraints to user experience enhancements, every quirk is there for a reason. Those constraints then allow email geeks to invent new ways to use HTML and CSS. From building responsive layouts without media queries to creating interactive emails without any JavaScript—"Life finds a way" to quote my favorite mathematician.

Learn more about Laura Kalbag

Laura Kalbag is a British designer living in Ireland, and author of Accessibility For Everyone from A Book Apart.

Laura Kalbag speaks about (The Ethics Of) Web3

(The Ethics Of) Web3
Privacy and using technology to ‘do no harm’ has been on our radars for a while. In her talk, Laura will not only (re-)open your eyes to what we need to be aware of, but will also give practical tips so you can also make a difference yourself!

Eva Ferreira
Learn more about Eva Ferreira

Evangelina Ferreira is a Front-end developer and teacher. She currently works as a UI Developer and has been teaching web technologies at the National Technological University of Argentina for more than five years.

Eva Ferreira speaks about Beating the Dead Horse

Beating the Dead Horse
Lots of websites carry a lot of technical debt, which can make improving accessibility rather difficult. In this talk, Eva talks about how to tackle this scenario, and provides practical solutions we can all use.

Learn more about Guillaume Kurkdjian

Illustrator and animator based in Paris, Guillaume creates colorful and living mini worlds, populated by friendly characters and curious vehicles.

Guillaume Kurkdjian speaks about Animation, Illustration

Animation, Illustration
You might know Guillaume from his beautiful animations on the Smashing Magazine website. Be prepared to be amazed and hear about all the why's behind his work.



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Building Modern HTML Emails, with Rémi Parmentier
10 Oct 2022
Microsoft Technology Center (Microsoft NYC)11 Times Square, 5th & 6th Floor,New York
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. In this workshop by Rémi Parmentier, a true HTML email detective, you will learn all the latest and most up to dates techniques to code HTML emails that work well in Gmail, Apple Mail, Yahoo, Outlook and most other popular email clients.
Practical Accessibility Testing, with Eva Ferreira
Microsoft Technology Center (Microsoft NYC)11 Times Square, 5th & 6th Floor,New York
How can we be sure that we are making the web a better place for all? How can we tell if we are accidentally introducing barriers for disabled users? In this workshop we will learn how to incorporate accessibility testing as part of your everyday developer workflow. You will leave the session feeling more confident about your codebase and knowing that you can make the web a better place, one commit at a time.
Designing For Complex UI, with Vitaly Friedman
Microsoft Technology Center (Microsoft NYC)11 Times Square, 5th & 6th Floor,New York
Not much can surprise us when it comes to interface challenges. We can design a decent card, a well-rounded accordion, an accessible modal and an exquisite hamburger navigation. But what if there are slightly more complex UX challenges ahead of us? Well, complex UI doesn’t have to be complicated. In this online workshop with Vitaly Friedman, UX consultant and creative lead behind Smashing Magazine, we’ll dive deep into dissecting how to solve complex design problems. Whether you’re working on a complex nested multi-level navigation or creating enterprise grade tables, this workshop will give you the tools you need to excel at your work.
The SVG Animation Masterclass, with Cassie Evans
13 Oct 2022
Microsoft Technology Center (Microsoft NYC)11 Times Square, 5th & 6th Floor,New York
SVG animation is a brilliant way to bring personality and character to an online experience. But in an industry focused on metrics, these whimsical details are often overlooked or undervalued. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to craft delightful animations using SVG, CSS and GSAP, and have a ton of fun whilst doing it. Cassie will cover both impact and implementation. Making sure the animations add the value as intended, as well as covering the development skills needed. That way you can confidently put your new SVG animation skills in practice after the workshop!
New Front-End Adventures, 2022 Edition, with Vitaly Friedman
Microsoft Technology Center (Microsoft NYC)11 Times Square, 5th & 6th Floor,New York
With HTTP/3, Service Workers, Jamstack, PWA, TypeScript, Web Assembly, AVIF, Variable Fonts, CSS Container Queries and clamp(), Client Hints and Resource Hints, CSS Subgrid and SVG2, we all are still trying to figure out just the right strategy for building websites and apps efficiently. We want to use all of these technologies and smart processes, but how can we use them efficiently, and how do we achieve it within a reasonable amount of time? In this workshop, Vitaly Friedman, co-founder of Smashing Magazine and front-end/UX consultant, will be looking into the state of front-end in 2022, with new challenges and new opportunities, and how we can utilize all of those wonderful shiny web technologies we have available today. What’s the best way to compress text, optimize images, deliver and contain third-party scripts, conduct A/B testing, manage web fonts, build layouts, streamline delivery of CSS/JS, serve static assets and 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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