Web Directions events in 2021

We've got a series of 6 big online events planned in 2021.

Our online conferences focus on Front End Development, with each going deep on a particular topic area–CSS, JavaScript, performance, Web App development and more. Attend one, or more, or all–a whole year's learning–for less than half the price of an in-person conference.

Our other great 2021 conferences

Web Directions hover 2021

The conference CSS deserves

Online, globallyApril 23 & 30, 2021

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Web Directions lazy load 2021

a conference on front end performance

Online, globallyJune 11 & 18 2021

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Web Directions global scope 2021

a conference all about JavaScript

Online, globallyAugust 6 & 13 2021

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Web Directions Code 2021

a conference on progressive web apps and web platform

Online, globallySept 17 & 24 2021

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Web Directions aaa 2021

accessibility engineering for front end developers

Online, globallyLate 2021

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Web Directions Safe 2021

privacy, security, identity for front end developers

Online, globallyLate 2021

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About Us

Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over 15 years brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, product managers 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're switching things up a bit for 2020, 2021 (and beyond). We're delivering 6 highly focussed front end development conferences online.

We hope our annual extravaganza, Web Directions Summit will take place in Sydney as soon as it is practicable.

vignettes from our events, social, speakers and more. Includes Hannah Donovan skylarking.

John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for nearly 30 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 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.