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I'm Back - Would You Like Competitions to Return?

Would You Like Design Competitions to Return?  

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  1. 1. Well, would you?!

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    • Don't Mind
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Well, after a year or so, I'm back - now firmly on the ground, building websites day in day out.

 

Now, using the funky poll above, I'd like to know how many people would like to see these competitions make a return. So, get voting!

 

Basically there will be a challenge set where a spec for a design is listed. This includes things like:

 

- (Fictional) Company overview

- Theme / Design type

- Colour scheme

- Features (tabs, sliders etc)

 

And a whole lot more that I may or may not add!

 

Have a look at some of the previous ones to get an idea, but they're going to be a bit more specific in the requirements from now!

 

SIDE NOTE: If you enter a design competition, the design you produce is 100% yours. We won't take it and sell it to anyone, or claim it as our own - you're welcome to put a copyright text in the footer (or wherever really!) if you want to

 

Cheers guys!

Ash

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Only 3 votes so far, so I've not done anything yet - however, the polls are still open and when more interest is sources, I'll post the first competition - I have some pretty good ideas too :)

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Hey, I don't remember the competitions from before. Maybe you could give us some examples of what they are so that newer members can make an informed decision?

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Sure thing Nock!

 

Basically there will be a challenge set where a spec for a design is listed. This includes things like:

 

- (Fictional) Company overview

- Theme / Design type

- Colour scheme

- Features (tabs, sliders etc)

 

And a whole lot more that I may or may not add!

 

Have a look at some of the previous ones to get an idea, but they're going to be a bit more specific in the requirements from now!

 

SIDE NOTE: If you enter a design competition, the design you produce is 100% yours. We won't take it and sell it to anyone, or claim it as our own - you're welcome to put a copyright text in the footer (or wherever really!) if you want to

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What about development competiton? I develop but don't design, there's quite a few members here also who dont design.

The moderators did discuss this, as well as a design competition, but there's no easy way to judge a coding competition because a lot of it is subjective, or you really have to know what you're talking about. For example, If someone writes something crazy in JS, I'm not the right person to judge the quality of the code because I'm still learning.

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Yeah development one would take too long to judge, and it would be hard to do so. Everyone writes their code differently - I may look at doing a follow on from design compeitions so everyone can take parts. By that I mean design competition one month, and a development one the next where you take one of the entried from the previous design competition and convert it to valid, maybe responsive HTML/CSS.

 

Let's get the design competitions back first, then we can look at the development ones :)

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I'm not opposed to the idea of a development competition, I just don't have any idea how it would work at the moment.

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I have an idea:

 

Why not form teams of 3 that consist of a designer, front-end developer and a back-end developer. Each team member pays a fiver and the winning team takes all? :)

 

Just thinking out loud. My idea could, of course, be rubbish!

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I have an idea:

 

Why not form teams of 3 that consist of a designer, front-end developer and a back-end developer. Each team member pays a fiver and the winning team takes all? :)

 

Just thinking out loud. My idea could, of course, be rubbish!

 

That's not far off how hackathon teams work, but some teams can have a massive advantage over others, and that can discourage people from joining in.

 

It's not easy, because you need to randomise it really, but based on skill levels.

 

So you would get a beginner, intermediate, and advanced developer, or designer in each team. That's the only fair way I could see of doing it. The beginner obviously benefits from the experience too.

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That's not far off how hackathon teams work, but some teams can have a massive advantage over others, and that can discourage people from joining in.

 

It's not easy, because you need to randomise it really, but based on skill levels.

 

So you would get a beginner, intermediate, and advanced developer, or designer in each team. That's the only fair way I could see of doing it. The beginner obviously benefits from the experience too.

 

Okay, so all we need is 3 'pots' of names. 1 pot for each role type.

 

We could then pick teams at random from those pots.

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Okay, so all we need is 3 'pots' of names. 1 pot for each role type.

 

We could then pick teams at random from those pots.

 

And the first development challenge can be to build a script which does this! The prettiest and best functioning one wins :p

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And the first development challenge can be to build a script which does this! The prettiest and best functioning one wins :p

 

I was just thinking that :)

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Back after a few years and I won one of your design competitions in the past and won an invitation to Dribbble, yes we should try to get the forum back on track and I will try to add something every now and then if I can.

 

PH.

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