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Feb 08

South Asia Graduate Student Conferences

Website for the annual South Asia Graduate Student Conferences at the University of Chicago.

This MistyLook WordPress theme based site cleverly organizes each year’s conference as a set of linked pages (one parent page and several child pages). Each packet of pages follows the same structure (Abstracts, Participants, Program, Locations, Maps and Directions) allowing the conferences to be displayed one under each other in the site’s sidebar. Navigating through the site is also helped by the fact the each parent page will (at the bottom of the page) automatically link to its child pages and by the decision to repeat the top level or parents pages in a horizontal menu provided by the theme at the top of the site. While all this may sound complicated it really is not – the adjustments required for this type of page organization are very easy to follow once seen in practice.

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Feb 08

Open Practice Committee

The Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago explores the atmospheres and attitudes that make art contemporary. From the conventional departmental presentation to the unconventional institutional event, the Open Practice Committee aims to advance our collective understanding of theory and practice within the visual arts.

Design Notes:

This website is unusual in that it is based on a custom WordPress theme that was built to order for OPC by Neoteric. As such, it should best be seen as an example of the degree to which WordPress themes can be modified. Very little, if any “blog like” elements remain on the site besides an overall emphasis on “event” driven content. On this note it’s worth taking a look at the site’s Events page which includes a Trumba calendar layout with an emphasis on images. The site also makes good use of WordPress categories to allow users to browse through past content.

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