Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Web Architecture Consultant specializing in open source frameworks.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

CSS Framework Design Contest: Final Results

20 people voted for the css design contest runoff. Of those, 3 people voted after the Tuesday midnight deadline. Here's the final winners of this contest:

  • 1st place: puzzlewithstyle by Mattias Fjellström
  • 2nd place: andreas01 by me (the question is: should I win or Andreas Viklund - the original designer?)
  • 3rd place: simplicity by Herryanto Siatono

The 3rd place winner was a close call: deliciouslyblue tied with simplicity, but 2 votes came in after the deadline. Congratulations to all the winners - and thanks for helping out with this contest.

Since I'm traveling in San Francisco this week and next, it'll probably take me a couple weeks to send out the prizes (iPods) to the winners.

Now for hard part: integrating the entries into AppFuse for 1.9.2. I hope to make all the winners AppFuse-compatible and ship them (or make them downloadable) as part of the release.

Posted in The Web at May 11 2006, 10:23:42 PM MDT 9 Comments
Comments:

Sorry, this is ridiculous. Andreas01 isnĀ“t even the original source code. The other one is one of 9 possible layouts.

Sorry, next time you should reconsider your concept of a contest. 2 days work for a contest which was none...

A mail to the contestants about the status of the contest (when does it end, when starts beginning of runoff etc.) whould have been nice, too.

Posted by Marc on May 12, 2006 at 12:24 AM MDT #

I'm sorry you're upset with the results. I agree that I did a poor job of organizing and facilitating this contest.

Posted by Matt Raible on May 12, 2006 at 02:16 AM MDT #

I have tried simplicity for a prototype shell-UI.

Firefox works fine. IE6 has problems rendering the Nav bar.

Have a look at:

http://142.46.207.217:8080/zmenu

Posted by zarama on May 12, 2006 at 08:35 AM MDT #

I think you should exclude yourself from the contest, but not necessarily your design. You should either push the awards down (award #2 -> design #3, award #3 -> design #4) or give award #2 to Andreas.

Posted by Lance Lavandowska on May 12, 2006 at 09:06 AM MDT #

zarama - You might try leaving a comment for simplicity's author on the contest entry in JIRA.

Lance - thanks for the suggestion. I'll probably give the prize to Andreas since I've benefitted so much from all of his open source designs.

Posted by Matt Raible on May 12, 2006 at 10:27 AM MDT #

Thanks Matt, that comment really made the day happier!

When someone enters one of my open source website templates into a contest, it is their own entry - not mine. As soon as a template is downloaded from my website, it is no longer my own and I can not (and do not want to) claim any rights or credits no matter how it is used.

I didn't enter the contest myself so I can't comment it's organization. But the contest result was determined by a public voting, and if Matt's entry was voted to be the second best then that's great for him! It makes me a bit proud as well, but I would never claim to be a winner myself. The whole idea with the contest was to style the CSS Framework - and that work was made by Matt, not by me...

So in my opinion, the 2nd prize belongs to Matt. After all, he is still giving away prizes worth $900 in a contest with only a few entries. If Matt would then decide to forward the prize to me as sign of appreciation for my open source design work, that would be his decision. It would be an amazing encouragement. But honestly, I'm not sure that I deserve it... ;)

Posted by Andreas Viklund on May 12, 2006 at 01:09 PM MDT #

Hi, I love the style called fuseapp001. How can I find the files so I can integrate it into Appfuse 2.0?

Posted by Peder Jakobsen on July 13, 2007 at 01:32 PM MDT #

Just answered my own question :p You have to get the project with all the themes in it from SVN here: https://appfuse-css.dev.java.net/

Posted by Peder Jakobsen on July 13, 2007 at 01:52 PM MDT #

I like andreas themes most. They're simple and one can use them to build almost own design.

Posted by Atypic on September 21, 2009 at 02:06 PM MDT #

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