You’ve been there: big bang redesigns are usually a very, very bad idea. Redesigning and rebuilding an existing website from scratch is risky and unpredictable, and in many cases the level of complexity is highly underestimated. In mid-2016, Smashing Magazine decided to make a big switch from the existing setup to an entirely new design, focusing on microinteraction and copywriting.
In this talk, Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Smashing Magazine, will share some of the insights into Smashing Magazine’s Relaunch in 2017 — with decisions made, failures, successes, lessons learned and shady’n’dirty techniques used along the way. Among other things, you’ll learn how Smashing Magazine’s new design came about, how we started, and all the stumbling blocks we discovered (and had to solve) along the way. Beware: the session will contain at least 27 illustrations of cats!