Not many individuals know that the whole Smashing Household is a very small team with simply 15 fantastic folks working day-to-day on the whole lot from journal and books to front-end and design. At instances it would really feel like that’s fairly a bit of labor, however we do our greatest to be well-organized and be productive, whereas working (effectively, largely) 100% distant for nearly a decade now.
Actually, we’ve been fairly busy over the previous few months. We’ve been working our on-line workshops, redesigned our navigation, refactored quite a lot of parts, refined efficiency and improved accessibility. There are extra refined UX adjustments coming in, and we’d like to share what we’ve been cooking. Settle in.
We’ve run 40 workshops with 2.600 attendees to this point, and we’ve learned the right way to run a workshop the place you, pricey readers, study greatest. So for the subsequent months, we’ve arrange a full schedule on front-end and design, from internet efficiency to interface design. Jump to all workshops ↬
No pre-recorded classes, no large image talks. Our on-line workshops happen reside and span a number of days throughout weeks. They’re cut up into 2.5h-sessions, plus you’ll get all workshop video recordings, slides and a pleasant Q&A in each session. (Ah, it can save you as much as 25% off with a Smashing Membership — simply sayin’!.)
With so many articles on the positioning, discovering the proper articles could be tough. So for the final weeks, we’ve been going by 3.500 articles and manually refining and standardizing the underlying taxonomy of our posts. You might need been there as effectively: coping with articles accommodated over 15 years wasn’t fairly simple.
That was fairly an train in endurance and laborious work — however now we’re completely happy to roll out the brand new navigation, with necessary navigation choices surfaced prominently throughout the whole web site. Hopefully, you’ll discover the brand new navigation (on the highest of this web page, too) extra helpful.
Please go away a remark should you spot any bugs, errors, or maybe one thing necessary lacking — we’ll do our greatest to repair it and deploy straight away.
We’ve got additionally rolled out new article codecs — evegreen guides. These are the articles with curated articles, tutorials, instruments and sources that we hold updating commonly. There are a couple of extra of these developing, however they need to be a dependable supply of strategies and instruments.
Right here’s what we’ve printed to this point:
You too can entry the information on the new Smashing Magazine’s frontpage, though some UI/UX adjustments might be coming in there as effectively. Suggestions? We’re listening on Twitter, after all.
We’re getting nearer and nearer to our free online meetup coming April 27 — and we’d be honored and humbled to welcome you there. There we might be working an internet site makeover of the Powercoders NGO, reside.
Tickets are completely free. So, should you don’t have one but, please check out the details, audio system, schedule and timezones and get your ticket in the present day, mark your calendars and invite your pals and colleagues to affix in.
We’re very dedicated to bettering Smashing in each doable method, and we’re working laborious to do exactly that behind the scenes. We’d sincerely respect you recommending our little web site, our articles and workshops to your pals and colleagues — and we hope that they may assist you enhance your abilities and the standard of your work.
A honest thanks in your sort, ongoing assist and generosity — thanks for being smashing, now and ever. Ah, and subscribe to our newsletter — we have now loads of new bulletins developing quickly! 😉
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