Redesign Competition

May 10th, 2006

The redesign competition for has received a lukewarm response with many people expressing interest but only a few coming up with examples for the redesign.

To keep from beating a dead horse, I just will end the competition without any results. The two participants that have taken the time and put something together will be contacted by me and I will compensate them for their time.

Thanks for playing.




  1. J. Botter (1 comments.) says:

    Don’t take it personally; there’s just so many people running WordPress theme competitions right now that it’s hard to get participation.

  2. David (7 comments.) says:

    Yeah, and next time, do more promotion on it. You had GREAT prizes, but again, its about getting your contest heard. Next time you run something like that, let me know and I will put a post up on BloggingPro and :)

  3. Telian Adlam (2 comments.) says:

    You may also want to try sending out some press releases also. They could have a positive impact on the number of entrants.

    Good luck with your future competitions.

    ~ Teli

  4. Monika (40 comments.) says:

    I would like to send you an email, but your email address from the ‘contact’ buttom in the horicontal navigation is false.

    kindly regards

  5. Mark (118 comments.) says:

    Remove the “removeme” from the email and you will send it to the correct domain.

  6. Levi (2 comments.) says:

    Well if I get the chance some time soon I might whip up a mock for you and if you like it, then I’ll work on it more, and if you don’t like it then you need not worry about anything. :)

  7. Jesse (2 comments.) says:

    Darn. Pity I never heard about this or I would have participated. Any chance you’d keep it open another week?

  8. Jesse (2 comments.) says:

    scratch that, actually, looking again at the site I’m not sure I’d be able to whip up anything very good

  9. Derek (3 comments.) says:

    I had no idea a redesign contest was even in the works. I missed the announcement I guess. I would have submitted something.

  10. J. Botter says:

    By the way, Mark, I read WLT daily — it’s one of the very few feeds in my Daily Reads folder on Bloglines, so don’t think that your effort is going to waste or anything. I’ve discovered several killer themes that I don’t think I would have ever seen if it hadn’t been for WLT.

  11. James Farmer (1 comments.) says:

    Harsh… if I had the time / skills I’d be *more* than keen to get a permanent link on WTC!

  12. dandyna (16 comments.) says:

    i think the reason was that it was time of big competitions and events like the css rebooting….so everyone was maybe a little busy

  13. Emile (2 comments.) says:


    I meant to enter a theme I’ve been brewing, but alas time got the better of me and thus, I haven’t had the chance. Was there an official entry deadline for the contest?


  14. Montoya (6 comments.) says:

    Don’t you wish you had pursued a professional designer and allowed them to redesign your site as a serious project? I know many designers/developers like myself would like to take up your project on contract for a reasonable price rather than risk doing spec work for a competition and losing without any compensation at all.

  15. Tingting (1 comments.) says:

    Sad. Wish all the success for the next competition

  16. Tyson says:

    I thought about participating, but this “speculative work” is really getting on my nerves. It’s an offense to the profession of graphic design. If you got sued, would you ask for speculative defense proposals from lawyers? Do you ask for speculative testing accounts from web hosts to determine where you’re going to host your website?

    Here’s some good reading you should read before you host another “contest”:

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