Carolina Rhetoric



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CRC18 organizers asked me to develop a protest-y/glitch-y blog for their rhetoric conference. The theme was public engagement, counter-publics. I had to work within a blue, grey, black, white color scheme.

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NOTE: Users had the ability to turn the glitch effects on and off for the sake of site readability.

  Pressed for Time   

Being a student organization, the CRC had no money to spend on site assets. The icons, images, and fonts needed to come from open-source or royalty-free archives. I would have made the assets myself, but I didn't have long to put the site together — a week (and I was also attending classes and teaching).

The time restrains weren't that bad considering that the organizers wanted a minimal, flat design. I managed to get the site up and running in time for the CFP.

  Screenshots   
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  Social Media Integration   
The CRC organizers wanted attendees of the conference to use the website for paper submissions. The also wanted live news updates and social interaction. I accomplished this with a simple mailing form and an integrated Twitter hashtag. Whenever anybody tweeted #crc18, their words hit the homepage. Official CRC tweets were given priority.
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The organizers were happy with the final product — though they changed the wallpaper. Now that the conference is over, I can't imagine that the blog will be up much longer. A non-functional version is available through archive.org.