Redesign Contest!

I’m ready to unleash my next contest on all of you. In my capacity as Book Reviews Editor for Digital Web, I’ve amassed a quantity of books that I either can’t read (no time) or can’t use (no ability) or have already read or used. I’m eager to give them away and Brooke is eager to pitch them out one way or another, so here’s what I’m going to do. I’m hoping to redesign this site in the near future, and I’m calling on all of your design and coding skills. Submissions can be anything, small or large, from logos to illustrations to Movable Type templates. Even colour suggestions wouldn’t be unwelcome.

Here are the official rules:

  1. All entries become the property of Consolation Champs and may be used by me now or in the future in any way I see fit.
  2. Having said that, I’ll endeavour to reward (and attribute) all those whose entries I use.
  3. If you have a web site, you must link to my contest entry. The more the merrier, I say! You should send me your link URL along with your submission(s).
  4. Enter as many times as you like, but each person will only be eligible for one of the prizes. Your accumulated contributions will be taken into consideration.
  5. The number of Honorable Mention prizes will depend on the number of entries.
  6. The Honorable Mentionees will choose their books in the order determined by me. This may be a random order or in order of submission, or some other order which I’ve not yet determined.
  7. Honorable Mention winners may be asked to help with postage charges (hey, I’m unemployed right now, sorry!)
  8. The contest will go on long enough for me to be able to get lots of entries. I will announce a deadline at least two weeks in advance.

And here’s what you’re playing for:

  1. Grand Prize Winner: Your choice of three books from the following list, shipped to you at no charge.
  2. Honorable Mentions: Your choice of one book from the following list (after the Grand Prize Winner has made his/her choices).

Here is the list of prizes:

  1. Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web, by Christina Wodtke (New Riders, 2002)
  2. Integrated Web Design, by Molly Holzschlag (New Riders, 2002)
  3. Design Whys: Designing Web Sites That Sell, by Shayne Bowman and Chris Willis (Peachpit, 2002)
  4. How To Use Flash MX and ActionScript, by Denise Tyler (Que, 2002)
  5. Pause & Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative, by Mark Meadows (New Riders, 2002)
  6. JavaScript + CSS + DOM Magic, by Makiko Itoh (New Riders, 2002)
  7. Usability: The Site Speaks For Itself, ed. by Molly Holzschlag and Bruce Lawson (glasshaus, 2002)
  8. Web Site Design Goodies, by Joe Burns (Que, 2001)
  9. Special Edition: Using Flash MX, by Michael Hurwicz and Laura McCabe (Que, 2002)
  10. Back To The User: Creating User-Focused Web Sites, by Tammy Sachs and Gary McClain (New Riders, 2002)
  11. Cascading Style Sheets: Separating Content From Presentation, by Owen Briggs, Steven Champeon, Eric Costello and Matt Patterson (glasshaus, 2002)
  12. Special Edition: Using HTML and XHTML, by Molly Holzschlag (Que, 2002)
  13. ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide (2nd Edition), by Colin Moock (O’Reilly, 2002)
  14. The Little Red Book of Adobe LiveMotion, by Derek Pell (No Starch, 2001)
  15. Macintosh…The Naked Truth, by Scott Kelby (New Riders, 2002)
  16. HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide (4th Edition), by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy (O’Reilly, 2000)
  17. Web Design Essentials, Second Edition, by Maria Giudice and Anita Dennis (Adobe Press, 2001)

All entries should be sent directly to me via email. I hope to feature some of your ideas as the contest goes on, and I look forward to seeing how I can freshen things up around here!

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