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Nov 09

The Material and the Code

The Material and the Code is a two-day symposium at the University of Chicago’s Film Studies Center on February 26 & 27, 2010.

Design Notes:

A very simple site with a visually striking header image whose colors match the default background color of the Traveller WordPress theme. The site repeats the default horizontal page menu underneath the menu in a vertical menu in the sidebar. A recent posts widget keeps track of additions to the site. The site also makes good use of the space set aside by the theme for a site tagline to complement the site title.


18
Nov 09

African Studies Workshop

The African Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students and faculty whose work concerns the material and sociocultural lives of people of the African continent and its discursively constituted diasporas, presently and historically.

Design Notes:

A very simple, but well-organized and effective workshop site based on the BlueSky WordPress theme. Individual events are listed as posts on the home page and tagged with one of several categories. These are then displayed using the Category widget in the sidebar allowing one to search through past events by topic.

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