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Adventure Workshop – Vitaly Friedman

Smart Responsive Design Patterns:
Front-End & Performance

with Vitaly Friedman Editor-in-Chief, Smashing Magazine

With HTTP/2, Service Workers, Responsive Images, Flexbox, 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 building 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?

In this full-day front-end workshop, Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, will be looking into a strategy for crafting fast, resilient and flexible responsive design systems by utilizing all of those wonderful shiny web technologies we have available today. We’ll also talk about dealing with legacy browsers and will cover a few dirty little front-end techniques that might ensure that your responsive websites will stay relevant, flexible and accessible in the years to come.

Monday, September 26, 2016
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT)


At the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 5A6


Tickets: SOLD OUT!

Target Audience

The workshop is intended for intermediate/advanced designers and developers who have an understanding of responsive design and how it works. We won’t cover the basics — instead, the adventure workshop covers more advanced techniques used in responsive design.


Assumed Audience Knowledge

At least some knowledge of CSS and JavaScript is required.



Intermediate to advanced

Things You’ll Learn

  • How to craft better, more flexible components with Flexbox
  • How to deal with resolution independence and responsive images
  • How to bake accessibility into the responsive code base
  • How to deal with web fonts and JS/CSS loading behavior for better performance
  • How to establish performance issues (best practices + HTTP/2 + HTTPS + prefetching techniques) and deal with maintenance
  • How to establish offline support/experience with Service Workers


Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and does not give up easily. From Minsk in Belarus, he studied computer science and mathematics, then in Germany discovered a passion for typography, writing and design. After working as a freelance designer and developer for six years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine, a leading online magazine dedicated to design and web development. Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing Books. He currently works as editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine in the lovely city of Freiburg, Germany, at the very foot of the Black Forest.