And the winners are...
The number of designers who took on the challenge also proves the ease with which designers can become adept at using Webvanta.
Judges comment: “Simply beautiful with strong concept. Delightful experience scrolling down to the roots on the home page.”
To fully appreciate this radical design, gradually resize your browser window while watching the clouds.
In commenting on his experience learning and using Webvanta, John said, “Webvanta has some great features and I like how quickly I get a design up and functional in the system. They also have the best customer support I have ever seen. The live chat is great. If I ever had any questions they were right there to answer them and solve any problems I had almost instantly.”
Congratulations, John! Your MacBook Pro is on its way.
The three runners-up will each receive an iPod Touch:
Alan Fentiman built his own site to showcase his freelance films.
Judge’s comment: “You get to see how the information design works, and for this site it is a fairly simple organization, but it is consistent and easy to follow.”
Judge’s comment: “This site uses color to its advantage. The reader can scan the site quickly to find what they’re looking for. The designer balanced content with promotion well.”
Z3 Media, created by designer John Braunstein as his company site.
Judge’s comment: “A strong brand identity with great use of rich color, visuals complemented by clean copy, nicely integrated animation, and streamlined visual presentations that worked well with the simple navigation structure.”
All four of these sites will receive free hosting through 2010.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to build a site to submit to the contest. It’s supremely gratifying to see the innovative sites designers build with the tool we’ve spent the past two years creating.
We’d also like to thank the six designers who contributed their time to judge the entries:
- Micah Bowers Creative Director, Bluefire Productions
- Andrew Crow Senior experience designer, Adaptive Path
- Bill Mead Web Design Instructor, Art Institute, Sacramento
- Veerle PietersFounder and graphic/web designer at Duoh!
- Elliot Jay Stocks Freelance designer and author of Sexy Web Design: Creating Interfaces that Work
- Ryan Taylor Freelance designer/developer at Havoc Inspired and producer of Boagworld podcast
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