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New Navigation, Guides And Workshops — Smashing Journal

At Smashing, we’ve been busy over the previous few months. We’ve arrange new workshops, redesigned our navigation, refined efficiency and improved accessibility. There are delicate UX modifications coming in, and we’d like to share what we’ve been cooking.

Not many individuals know that your entire Smashing Household is a very small crew with simply 15 fantastic folks working day-to-day on all the pieces 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 (properly, principally) 100% distant for nearly a decade now.

The truth is, we’ve been fairly busy over the previous few months. We’ve been working our on-line workshops, redesigned our navigation, refactored a lot of elements, refined efficiency and improved accessibility. There are extra delicate UX modifications coming in, and we’d like to share what we’ve been cooking. Settle in.

Upcoming On-line Workshops

We’ve run 40 workshops with 2.600 attendees to date, and we’ve realized learn how to run a workshop the place you, expensive readers, be taught greatest. So for the subsequent months, we’ve arrange a full schedule on front-end and design, from net efficiency to interface design. Leap to all workshops ↬

Workshops in April–Might

A happy workshop attendee
Meet our pleasant front-end & UX workshops. Enhance your expertise on-line and be taught from consultants — stay.

Workshops in June–July

No pre-recorded classes, no large image talks. Our on-line workshops happen stay and span a number of days throughout weeks. They’re break 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 Membershipsimply sayin’!.)

New Navigation (Beta Testing)

With so many articles on the location, discovering the precise articles might be tough. So for the final weeks, we’ve been going by way of 3.500 articles and manually refining and standardizing the underlying taxonomy of our posts. You may need been there as properly: coping with articles accommodated over 15 years wasn’t fairly straightforward.

A screengrab of the Smashing Accessibilit category page made on April 15, 2021
Meet the new navigation on SmashingMag — we’d love to listen to your suggestions on Twitter, after all!

That was fairly an train in persistence and laborious work — however now we’re glad to roll out the brand new navigation, with vital navigation choices surfaced prominently throughout your entire website. Hopefully, you’ll discover the brand new navigation (on the highest of this web page, too) extra helpful.

Please depart a remark should you spot any bugs, errors, or maybe one thing vital lacking — we’ll do our greatest to repair it and deploy straight away.

New Evergreen Guides (Beta Testing)

We have now additionally rolled out new article codecs — evegreen guides. These are the articles with curated articles, tutorials, instruments and assets that we maintain updating commonly. There are a couple of extra of these arising, however they need to be a dependable supply of methods and instruments.

Right here’s what we’ve revealed to date:

You too can entry the information on the new Smashing Journal’s frontpage, though some UI/UX modifications can be coming in there as properly. Suggestions? We’re listening on Twitter, after all.

Be a part of Our Free On-line Meet-Up (Apr 27)

We’re getting nearer and nearer to our free on-line meetup coming April 27 — and we’d be honored and humbled to welcome you there. There we can be working a web site makeover of the Powercoders NGO, stay.

An illustration of the Smashing cat wearing headphones alongside his friends, Doggie and Birdie
Be a part of Smashing Meets without cost — we look ahead to seeing you there.

Tickets are completely free. So, should you don’t have one but, please take a look at the small print, audio system, schedule and timezones and get your ticket at this time, mark your calendars and invite your mates and colleagues to affix in.

Thank You!

We’re very dedicated to enhancing Smashing in each doable approach, and we’re working laborious to just do that behind the scenes. We’d sincerely respect you recommending our little website, our articles and workshops to your mates and colleagues — and we hope that they may enable you to increase your expertise and the standard of your work.

A honest thanks in your sort, ongoing help and generosity — thanks for being smashing, now and ever. Ah, and subscribe to our e-newsletter — we’ve loads of new bulletins arising quickly! 😉

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