11 British Web Design Events for Spring 2016

The evolution of web design is moving pretty fast and it’s very easy to already be behind the times when trying to do something ‘on trend’. To make sure that you’re up-to-date with the best and latest web design trends this year, here is a selection of 13 events around the UK, all set to keep you updated on the new web standards in terms of design, UX and front-end development.

1. UX in the city: Oxford 2016

UX in the city

Date: 31 March – 1 April
Location: Oxford
Price: £300 for both days
Fields: Front-end, UX, Web design

Created for the UX community, this conference “is a hands-on event for the UX community”. Don’t miss this one out!

https://uxinthecity.net/2016/oxford/

2. Industry conference 2016

Industry conference
Date: 19 April
Location: Newcastle
Price: £200
Field: Front-end, Web design

From design to front-end development, this conference will be packed with lots of practical content and techniques to be the best in your job!

https://2016.industryconf.com/

3. Render 2016

Render conference
Date: 21-22 April
Location: Oxford
Price: £360 for both days
Field: Front-end, Web design

Held in different venues within the city of Oxford, Render is an event mainly dedicated to front end developers. However, it’s always good to have a look on what new technologies offers you, in order to have a new look on your design. This event is organized by the same team than the one for jQuery UK.

https://2016.render-conf.com/

4. Software Design & Development 2016

SDD 2016
Date: 16-20 May
Location: London
Price: £1,800 for the 5 days
Field: Web design, Web development

Combining conferences speakings and workshops, SDD 2016 is the perfect event for designers and developers interested in software conception.

https://sddconf.com/

5. UX London

UX London
Date: 18-20 May
Location: London
Price: £1,095 for the 3 days
Field: UX, Web design

Specially created for UX designers, this event wants to “push the industry forward” by sharing the knowledge and inspiration in the industry as for example: How to think for Innovation and to stay creative, How to redesign a government website, How to decide together as a team…

https://2016.uxlondon.com/

6. Port 80 2016

Port 80
Date: 20 May
Location: Newport
Price: £99
Field: Web design, Web development

Held in Newport (Wales), this event is about webdesign for professionals and web enthusiasts. You’ll learn a lot of various things like: new tools to save your time, how to manage fast-moving projects, or furthermore how to build websites for the future!

https://port80events.co.uk/

7. Upfront 2016

Up Front 2016
Date: 27 May
Location: Manchester
Price: TBA
Field: Web design, Web development, Front-end

Taking place in Manchester, Upfront 2016 (an event for front end developers) will return for a second edition this year. More detail will be announced soon, so keep your eyes open!

https://upfrontconf.com/

8. ScotlandCSS 2016

Scotland CSS
Date: 1 June
Location: Edinburgh
Price: TBA
Field: Web development, Front-end

Sister of ScotlandJS, this event aims to share experience about the evolution of CSS and how powerful this language became. All CSS enthusiast and professionals are welcome!

https://scotlandcss.launchrock.com/

9. UX Scotland

UX Scotland
Date: 8-10 June
Location: Edinburgh
Price: £450 for the 3 days
Field: UX, Web design

Mainly created for UX designers, this conference will allow you to learn new skills from your peers and leaders in the industry.

https://uxscotland.net/2016/

10. IWMW 2016

IWMW 2016
Date: 21-23 June
Location: Liverpool
Price: TBA
Field: UX, Web design, Web development

IWMW, or Institutional Web Management Workshop is an event open to professionals and university students. This year, the theme of the conference will be “Understanding Users; Managing Change; Delivering Services”.

https://iwmw.org/iwmw2016/

11. The Lead Developer 2016

Lead Dev
Date: 23-24 June
Location: London
Price: £550 for two days
Field: Web development

Mainly for web developers and front-end developers, this event is all about developing yourself as a technical lead and gaining practical advice on new and disruptive technologies.

https://2016.theleaddeveloper.com/

Keep an eye on

Thought is was over? Look out for my blog later this year highlighting the best web design conferences to visit from June to December!
In the meantime, keep an eye on:

Offset London
Brand Impact Awards
Generate London
Frontier conf

Sources

https://www.awwwards.com/
https://www.creativebloq.com/
https://lanyrd.com/

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