- The Knowne World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium is a annual conference of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a world-wide club comprising people who are interested in medieval research and lifestyle recreations as practical as possible (that's where the "creative" part comes in!).
The conference itself draws SCA members from literally all over the world. The Heralds in the SCA research, render and register armorial designs - coats of arms and study names (for period-style authenticity). It's a scholarly as well as a creative pursuit. The Scribes create documents and scrolls, and both are allied in the interest of research of tools and materials of the time, so that, when practical, SCA artist use the tools and techniques of the day.
The website (http://kwhss.sca.org) was designed with a straight-ahead, "just what was needed" style, which resultuled in a very basic website that depends on a background treatment and stylized header image to create a proper mood and attitude. The site's only real trick was to use CSS to style buttons. But its lack-of-unnecessary bells'n'whistles (and dead brilliant class schedule grid if I do say so myself) was a winner with its audience, who truly are a "just the facts, ma'am" crowd.