Not many individuals know that the complete Smashing Household is a very small team with simply 15 great individuals working day-to-day on every little thing 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 couple of months. We’ve been operating our on-line workshops, redesigned our navigation, refactored quite a few elements, refined efficiency and improved accessibility. There are extra refined UX modifications 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 date, and we’ve learned easy methods to run a workshop the place you, pricey readers, study finest. 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 huge image talks. Our on-line workshops happen reside 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 Membership — simply sayin’!.)
With so many articles on the positioning, discovering the precise articles may be troublesome. 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 may need been there as properly: coping with articles accommodated over 15 years wasn’t fairly straightforward.
That was fairly an train in persistence and exhausting work — however now we’re completely satisfied to roll out the brand new navigation, with necessary navigation choices surfaced prominently throughout the complete website. Hopefully, you’ll discover the brand new navigation (on the highest of this web page, too) extra helpful.
Please depart a remark for those who spot any bugs, errors, or maybe one thing necessary lacking — we’ll do our greatest to repair it and deploy instantly.
We now have additionally rolled out new article codecs — evegreen guides. These are the articles with curated articles, tutorials, instruments and sources that we hold updating recurrently. There are just a few 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:
It’s also possible to entry the information on the new Smashing Magazine’s frontpage, though some UI/UX modifications can be coming in there as properly. 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 can be operating a web site makeover of the Powercoders NGO, reside.
Tickets are completely free. So, for those who don’t have one but, please check out the details, audio system, schedule and timezones and get your ticket right now, mark your calendars and invite your pals and colleagues to hitch in.
We’re very dedicated to bettering Smashing in each attainable manner, and we’re working exhausting to do exactly that behind the scenes. We’d sincerely recognize you recommending our little website, our articles and workshops to your pals and colleagues — and we hope that they’ll show you how to enhance your abilities and the standard of your work.
A honest thanks to your type, ongoing help and generosity — thanks for being smashing, now and ever. Ah, and subscribe to our newsletter — we’ve loads of new bulletins arising quickly! 😉
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