Join two of the world's most experienced experts in Web, digital and interaction design, Josh Clark and Andy Clarke. Places at each of these masterclasses are genuinely limited, and the opportunity to spend a day with these experts is extremely rare. Don't miss out.

Designing exceptional mobile experiences

Josh Clark

Take this vanishingly rare opportunity to spend a day with one of the genuine world leaders in User Experience and Interaction Design, Josh Clark.

Wednesday Nov. 9th


Masonic Centre
66 Goulburn St, Sydney

  • Masterclass only: from $799
  • Classic pass add $599
  • Silver passadd $499
  • Gold pass add $399

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About Designing exceptional mobile experiences

Call it the mobile majority: a growing number of companies now see most web visits come from mobile devices, one in five Americans have gone "mobile only," and smartphones have become the primary computing device for nearly all of us. That means the mobile experience is no longer a sideshow; it's the main event, with desktop in the supporting role. Does your design practice reflect that? "Designing for Touch" author Josh Clark takes you on a full-day exploration of the techniques and design thinking you need to make your mobile experiences soar.

This workshop takes a hands-on approach to mobile design with practical guidelines, rich examples, exercises, and an updated set of guidelines that challenge conventional wisdom. The day starts with the fundamentals—how handheld ergonomics create a new set of design guidelines—and then explores the emerging UX practices that will put your mobile projects at the cutting edge. Learn how touch changes user expectations and requires entirely new interactions. Explore the possibilities and pitfalls of gestures on the web. Find out how to use mobile sensors for both efficiency and delight, even pushing interaction off the screen entirely. And finally, understand how mobile plays a crucial role in the emerging internet of things, and what that means in your daily work.

You'll cover:

  • How to design for the ergonomics of both small phones and jumbo phablets
  • The tested design process for creating mobile-first, browser-first responsive sites
  • Why touch changes user expectations and requires entirely new interactions
  • The secrets of social buttons that actually work
  • How to keep people reading and reading and reading on your mobile site
  • The path to lean, effective mobile forms
  • The possibilities and pitfalls of gestures on the web
  • The new opportunities for sensor-based interfaces that push the interface off the screen entirely
  • How mobile websites can play a crucial role in the emerging internet of things

Designing and Developing Imaginative Layouts

Andy Clarke

Learn how to design imaginative layouts for digital products and websites with one of the Web's great designers and Art Directors, Andy Clarke, on Wednesday November 9th.

Wednesday Nov. 9th


Masonic Centre
66 Goulburn St, Sydney

  • Masterclass only: from $799
  • Classic pass add $599
  • Silver pass add $499
  • Gold pass add $399

Register Now

About Designing and Developing Imaginative Layouts

With more and more websites following the same tired layout patterns, it’s time be bring imagination back to our digital products and websites. This workshop will teach you how to design inspired layouts, without compromising accessibility, responsiveness or user experience. Then we'll cover the implementation side and how to use the latest CSS technologies to develop inspired layouts which are accessible and responsive.

Who’s this workshop suitable for?

  • Front-end developers
  • Graphic designers
  • User experience designers
  • Website designers

You'll cover:

  • Origins of grid systems for the web
  • Using Golden and other ratios
  • Golden rectangles and Fibonacci numbers
  • Going beyond twelve even columns
  • Choosing symmetrical or asymmetrical grids
  • Creating your own grid system
  • Making compound grids
  • Using modular grids
  • Making the most of white space
  • Designing with irregular shapes
  • Using Flexbox to develop with ratios
  • Introducing CSS Grid, the next generation of CSS layout

About Web Directions

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.

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.