A Web Directions event Respond 2017 Australia's Responsive Web Design Conference

Workshop Details

Smart Responsive UX Design Patterns

Vitaly Friedman

In this workshop, Vitaly Friedman (editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine), will cover practical UX techniques, clever tricks and useful strategies you need to be aware of when designing responsive websites.

From complex responsive modules to clever navigation patterns, tables, accordions, calendars, dashboards and form design techniques; the workshop will provide you with everything you need to know today to start designing better responsive experiences tomorrow.

The workshop takes place in

  • Sydney: May 7th
  • Melbourne: May 10th
  • Brisbane: May 11th

This workshop will cover:

  • Effective tools and techniques that can support and enhance your personal workflow when working on any responsive design project,
  • How to build and maintain future-proof pattern libraries and design systems,
  • An overview of clever practical techniques for improving UX of responsive sites incl. navigation and search,
  • Responsive Design Patterns and innovative approaches to designing "responsive modules" such as mega-drop downs, tables, calendars, multi-level menus, maps, carousels and web forms,
  • How to apply clever patterns such as improved off-canvas navigation, assistant pattern, smart URL design, priority+ pattern, vertical media queries, “view mode” approach, lazy loading, autocomplete, type-ahead search, filters, portrait/landscape orientation change, inventory-based sliders, the country selector and responsive iconography,
  • How to craft delightful interfaces with smooth transitions, clever animations and improve perceived performance along the way,
  • How to optimize responsive websites for better mobile UX, faster data input and higher conversion rates,
  • Design anti-patterns to avoid when designing a responsive site to not run into performance issues and “slow UX decay”, and
  • How the design processes should adapt in terms of the project management, deliverables, performance budgets, team organisation and strategy.

Whatever your role on the front end team, you'll get tremendous benefit from this masterclass with one of the world's leading experts.

Vitaly Friedman

Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs responsive Web design workshops, online workshops and loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies.

Don't miss this rare chance to learn from Vitaly.

Tickets start at $499 for conference attendees, and $599 for workshop only tickets for a rare full day with the world's leading responsive design experts.

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What is Respond?

Australia's responsive web design conference, now in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

Now in its fourth year, and curated by John Allsopp, cited by Ethan Marcotte as one of the originators of Responsive design, Respond goes beyond the technology, to address the myriad challenges we face in delivering modern, responsive Web experiences.

Featuring a mix of renowned international and local speakers, Respond is one of the World's leading events for the Web industry.

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Praise for past Web Directions events

Web Directions is the must-attend event of the year for anyone serious about web development.

Phil Whitehouse, General Manager, DT Sydney

I’ve been admiring the Web Directions events for years, and was honored to be part… What a fantastic event!

Ethan Marcotte, inventor of "responsive Web design"

Out of any conference, Web Directions is far and away our favourite

Dave Greiner, founder, Campaign Monitor

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About Us

Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over a decade brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, indeed everyone involved in producing web and digital products to learn from one another, and the World's leading experts across this vast field.

We spend our lives thinking about what comes next, keeping up with trends in technology, practices and processes, and filtering the hype, to make sure you don't miss trends that matter, and don't waste time on hype that doesn't.

We promise attending one of our events will leave you significantly better versed in the challenges you face day to day, and in solutions for addressing them.

In 2017, we'll be organising Respond in Sydney and Melbourne, Transform in Canberra, Code in Sydney and Melbourne, and Direction in Sydney.

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John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for over 20 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.

His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.

His "A Dao of Web Design" published in 2000 is cited by Ethan Marcotte as a key influence in the development of Responsive Web Design, who's rightly acclaimed article in 2010 begins by quoting John in detail, and by Jeremy Keith as "a manifesto for anyone working on the Web".

Code of Conduct

For over a decade, we've worked hard to create inclusive, fun, inspring and safe events for the Web Industry.

As part of our commitment to these values, we've adopted a code of conduct for all involved: ourselves, our speakers, our partners and our audience.

If you have any concern or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us.