A new contest is in the house! Yes, you have heard me right! A new CSS contest with premium prizes to grab for yourself is here for you!
You and I can see a lot of journal skins present in our DA's Journal & Gallery Skins category till date but we see only a few of them are modern style designs. As, many of you probably know that I mostly like modern design for my journal skins. So, I want you to go crazy with your own creativity and do the same for this contest.
Many of you might wonder, what is modern style web designs anyway? Please mind that I'm using the word "web design" here because journal skins in DA are nothing but web designs that we code in CSS. So coming back, a modern design generally..
1) has few colors
2) contains simple yet elegant images to make the design look smart
3) has all it's elements well arranged
4) has minimalistic touch (not always though)
5) includes high usage of typography
NOW DON'T GET SCARED! It isn't that hard!
I am providing you with some example of modern designs below. You can have a general idea of what a modern design is from these.
What do you need to do for the CSS contest?
You just have to design a modern style CSS skin. You may include different features such as dropdown menus, feature boxes, sidebar, progress bars, etc. etc. or you MAY NOT use any.. it is completely up to you! Just go creative with your design and follow the rules given below, that's all!
- The design should have a solid base color or a simple repeating pattern for it's background
- Apart from the base color you are allowed to use 7 more colors at max (A slight variation of any color shall be considered as one color)
- Your design should not contain more than 3 images for the design (thumbnails of deviations and small icon images are excluded and are not counted)
- The images can be used anywhere such as header, footer or in the body of the design
- The overall space consumed by the images used should not cross approximately 35% of the whole design
HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST?
1) Fav this journal
2) Design your skin
3) Send your entries by providing a link to your deviation in the comments
All entries shall go to a favorite folder
- The entry has to be new and created by you
- You can submit a CODED version or just the DESIGN of the skin
- Collabs are allowed
- If you do a collab work then the prize will be split between all the collab partners
- Any stock used should be credited and get prior permission for it's usage from the owner
- A maximum of 3 entries is allowed per person/collab
- By entering into the contest you agree that you will allow your design to be coded (if it is not coded) and publish it to DA for everyone to use
- Any copyright infringement of design shall lead to disqualification of the submitted entry instantly
- 3 month premium membership in DA or 636 equivalent by `CypherVisor
- 100 by `ginkgografix
- 60 by *RevedeKat
- 50 by ~KiwiMochi
- 1 digital drawing of his/her choice by *RevedeKat
- Winner Skin coded by `CypherVisor for FREE (if not coded)
- Free chibi art request from ~KiwiMochi
- Journal feature by `CypherVisor
- Feature by `ginkgografix
- Feature on #eCSSited
- Journal feature by `TiaVon
- Journal feature by *RevedeKat
- Free Journal Feature by ~KiwiMochi
- RUNNER UP
- 1 month premium membership in DA or 396 equivalent by `CypherVisor
- 50 by `ginkgografix
- 60 by *RevedeKat
ARE YOU INTERESTED TO JUDGE or SPONSOR PRIZES?
- If you want to donate a prize or want to be a judge then leave a comment in this journal or note me `CypherVisor
*Please note that only those people who have prior experience in CSS shall be granted to judge the contest.
Any kind of promotion or spreading the word for this contest will be greatly appreciated!
28th September 2012, 24:00 Hrs IST
Check folder: [link]
Please note `CypherVisor if you have any queries!
Good luck all!!