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Web Design Doubleheader!

It's two events for the price of one! We have the awesome guys behind UnmatchedStyle and Converge SE coming to share their wisdom about design, UX, and what makes a website great.

Narrative Web Design w/ Giovanni DiFeterici

Design should revolve around content. Clear and thoughtful content can be incredibly engaging, especially when couched in beautiful design. However, one component of content that is often overlooked by the designer is the central message that content is intended to convey. That message could be about a companies brand or the value of a product. This talk is about how to complement great content with video, art, animation and progressive technologies to evolve content into a narrative experience that beautifully presents your site’s message.

UX Boot Camp w/ Gene Crawford

User Experience is a pretty broad term used by lots of people to describe lots of stuff. Let's take a look at 10 or so examples of good UX from the archives of We might even look at some bad ones too. 


Background on your speakers:
Unmatched Style (@unmatchedstyle) is not just another CSS design gallery. We want to foster constructive design criticism as well as provide inspiration to our readers by providing quality content in the form of informative articles, interviews, discussions as well as our video podcast series.

Gene Crawford (@genecrawford)

Gene is a designer with almost 2 decades of experience in the industry (Ugh!?!) with a degree in Graphic Design. He has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications through his business at Period Three. An active member in the design community, he manages SOCO Columbia's Cowork, he's the editor & producer of Unmatched Style, organizer of Refresh Columbia and the Converge conferences, President of AIGA South Carolina and writes a monthly column for Net Magazine. 

Giovianni DiFeterici (@giodif)

Giovanni began his career as a fine artists, mostly painting and showing in the south-east. He taught two years of high school and two years at the collegiate level, but hated the politics of schools and decided to get into commercial art. He got picked up by a web firm in Columbia, SC called Period-Three and fell in love with all things web. He is editor for UnmatchedStyle, creative director for ConvergeSE and has written a book "The Web Designer's Roadmap" for SitePoint.

What to Expect 

We'll have food and drinks on hand. 

• 6:30 - Arrive, grab a seat, chat with friends. 

• 7:00 - Announcements 

• 7:05 - Presentation 

• 8:00 - Q&A

• 8:15 - Post event chat at 5 Seasons Brewing 

Where to Park

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  • John W.

    Gene phoned it in, as usual. But Gio was dreamy.

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Randy J M.

    Always a good time!

    March 28, 2014

  • Nathaniel D.

    Great talk from some great guys!

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first meeting and I thought it was a really good event.

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gene and Giovanni, you guys are awesome! Always enjoy hearing from people that love what they do and you can see it when they talk about what they do. Great talk, can't wait for ConvergeSE!

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Brad W.

    Really hate missing this one guys! Got a conflict that same night with a family commitment.

    March 24, 2014

  • Nathaniel D.

    Can't wait, love these guys!

    March 21, 2014

  • David C.

    As a writer who thinks writers should be included at the beginning of the planning and not at the very end, I'm really looking forward to this!

    1 · March 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    These guys are so legit!

    1 · February 26, 2014

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