7 June 2019

Pixel Pioneers Bristol


A one-day conference of practical and inspiring talks, featuring eight world-class speakers, preceded by a choice of two full-day workshops, plus side events.

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All sessions and timings are subject to change. We will update the schedule as soon as we confirm talks and side events.

Thursday, 6 June 2019 (Workshop Day)

  • Talk Details

    Harry Roberts

    Front-end Performance: Building Faster Websites

    Every case-study, every report, and every bit of feedback always tells us the same thing: speed matters. It’s good for users, it’s good for accessibility, and it’s good for business. But why are modern browsing experiences so slow? If technology is getting better, why are websites getting worse?

    What you'll learn

    In this full-day workshop, we’ll take an in-depth look at:

    • how the network really works, and how to design around it
    • how to keep websites fast whilst keeping clients and stakeholders happy
    • how to optimise our assets for faster delivery
    • how to trick the browser into delivering assets with different priorities
    • how to measure and profile performance wins and losses
    • a whole host of tips, tricks, and techniques to help us deliver the same experiences in record times
    • a bunch of fascinating little factoids and trivia which help shine a light on what’s really going on under the hood
    • how to prepare for the web (and its users) of tomorrow
    • lots of naughty little micro-optimisations, just for fun
    • and a lot, lot more.

    100% of previous attendees would recommend the workshop to colleagues!


    This workshop is targeted at intermediate to advanced front-end developers, web designers, and software engineers, or anybody who writes code. There will be resources and case studies for you to take back to non-technical stakeholders to help convince them of the power of performance.

    You will need a laptop and something for making a lot of notes.


    Please note this workshop will take place at the Waterfront: Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4SB.

    Lunch, snacks and tea and coffee are included. Save £95 when signing up for an early bird conference and workshop bundle!

Friday, 7 June 2019 (Conference Day)

  • Talk Details

    Rachel Andrew

    Grids All the Way Down

    Two years have passed since Grid Layout launched across all major browsers. However, as it was landing and becoming available for us to use in production, work on the spec continued. Due to this work, Level 2 of the Grid Specification contains the most wanted feature as people come to grips with the spec — subgrid.

    In this talk Rachel will explain what subgrid is, the problems that it will solve for web designers and developers, and the things that it will make possible. She'll also take a look at some of the other things that are coming to CSS Layout, and how you can get involved in pushing all of these new things forward.

  • Talk Details

    Lisi Linhart

    Practical Web Animation

    Web Animation is an essential part of great user experience, leveraging cognitive load and helping to provide appropriate user feedback. This talk examines web animation from a practical standpoint and when to use it, explains how to keep your animations performant across browsers and explores the animation options we have on the web today.


Pixel Pioneers Bristol will take place right at the harbourside in the heart of the city. We've put together a little guide to our venues, places to stay and eat, and other great things to see in Bristol. 

M Shed
Conference Venue

M Shed

Museum St, Bristol BS1, UK

The M Shed, a former 1950s transit shed, is a cultural landmark and now museum telling the story of the city and its unique place in the world. Bristol Temple Meads train station is only a short walk away, and there are also two small carparks nearby. 

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  • GURU
  • SitePoint
  • GatherContent
  • School of UX
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