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Theme Contest Winners!

Started by Gary, May 06, 2008, 04:45:50 PM

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Gary

The voting for theme contest has now closed, and the results have been calculated.

First, we would like to thank all participants who entered the theme contest, we saw some good themes and hope to see more themes from everyone in the future.

The top three themes in reverse order are:

3rd Place: Fussilet MC by Fussilet
Prize: Your choice of book from O'Reilly.

2nd Place: Orangeline by crip
Prize: Featured Theme Rotation and your choice of book from O'Reilly

and the winner is

kelo-lt by padexx

Congratulations, you've earned yourself a free Charter Membership, the theme has been entered into the Featured Theme Rotation and your choice of book from O'Reilly.

For the books, RickC will be contacting winners shortly with further details.

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Congrats to all, Kelo-lT and Orangeline have now been added to the theme rotation!!

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Congratulations to all involved
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Congratulations to padex....
Congratulations to  Crip...
Congratulations to All :))

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Well done Panic - You truly deserve the win!
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Opinion already said about these themes... :(

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Congrats to all winners and commiserations to all participants who didn't win prizes.
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Very nice themes. Congrats to all.

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Hopefully we can get a similar competition for Mods started ;)

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Congratulations.

Hard to pick between those top three.

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Congratulations to all of you.

Quote from: karlbenson on May 06, 2008, 07:35:32 PM
Hopefully we can get a similar competition for Mods started ;)

I really good idea Karl.
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padexx

Thanks to everyone who voted for kelo-lt!

And I want to thank all the other theme authors which contributed their work and hopefully will continuously release great themes in the future! It was nice to see the theme repository getting filled with so many nice themes.

THANK YOU ALL!

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Congratulations guys, i agree with the winners, i think it was well voted.

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Congrats to everyone! Especially well done to the winners. I don't think from the themes I have seen entered into this competition there is any losers because all the themes are excellent.

A mod competition now would be awesome!

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Congratulations to everyone. Especially to the winners. All choices were very nice.

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Congratulation Padexx, crip and Fussilet!
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Congrats to the winners :)

As far as a mod contest - that would be interesting, but I'm not sure how well it would work because everyone has their own idea of how useful a mod is.
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Quote from: Oldiesmann on May 09, 2008, 06:17:50 PMAs far as a mod contest - that would be interesting, but I'm not sure how well it would work because everyone has their own idea of how useful a mod is.

That's why I would be wary about one. Besides, could a mod like Auto Embed Video Clips or SMF Shop be compared to something like Stars and Badges or No Right Click? Perhaps a categorized vote would work, but I'd still be concerned about people voting down a mod simply because it isn't useful to them, instead of judging on the overall usefulness. Then again, the theme contest was also based on personal preference.
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But at least the vote wasn't based on usefulness rather look.
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what about a group-type contest?  Some sort of thing to have a group create a complex modification.

*shrug* it was the first thing that came to mind.  Feel free to flame it :D
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What about taking a good existing old mod (with permission from the author of course) that needs enhancement/improvement/upgrade, then enhance/improve it. The best enhancement/improvement will be the winner.   :)
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how about we get back on topic :)

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Congrats to the winners, kelo-lt was clearly the best theme in the contest.
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Congratulation's to all winners! They were some very nice themes.  :D

Maybe we could have a SMF 2 Beta theme contest at some stage to encourage people to make more themes for it?

I love the idea of the Mod contest. It sounds great!  ;D
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We didnt create a contest for 2.0 because it was in beta. So if we were to make a contest for 2.0, then it would be after it has gone final.
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if it just me, or does the top three look either incredibly UGLY (i.e. #3), or bland clones of something else. :(
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Quote from: steighan on May 15, 2008, 04:12:45 AM
if it just me, or does the top three look either incredibly UGLY (i.e. #3), or bland clones of something else. :(

You're not alone. I wear glasses and I can tell the winner was pretty ugly looking.
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TosTos

Maybe you two are alone :)
Their appearance, smooth codes and designs are pretty good. If customizers, and smf devs are choosing them to be voted, you should be sure about those themes. If you can make better one, or if you had had a theme better than those, you could show your work, and argue with people here, other than insulting a theme. They are free for the users. The authors in this contest can make really nice themes, most probably better than these. Look at these themes. They are pretty fast loading. The third one is a multicolor one. Do you think that it is easy to write a multicolor theme with errorless, and with valid XHTML? You can buy a lot of themes from very good designers. However, check vb designers, or some other smf designers. Can you say that all of their work are XHTML valid with no error? If you pay their work (at least by saying thanks), they can even write better themes than those you have used, and paid for.

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Quote from: TosTos on May 15, 2008, 12:58:54 PM
Maybe you two are alone :)
Their appearance, smooth codes and designs are pretty good. If customizers, and smf devs are choosing them to be voted, you should be sure about those themes. If you can make better one, or if you had had a theme better than those, you could show your work, and argue with people here, other than insulting a theme. They are free for the users. The authors in this contest can make really nice themes, most probably better than these. Look at these themes. They are pretty fast loading. The third one is a multicolor one. Do you think that it is easy to write a multicolor theme with errorless, and with valid XHTML? You can buy a lot of themes from very good designers. However, check vb designers, or some other smf designers. Can you say that all of their work are XHTML valid with no error? If you pay their work (at least by saying thanks), they can even write better themes than those you have used, and paid for.

how can you "insult a theme" does it have feelings to be hurt?

"If you prick us, do we not bleed?"

and why should a 'multi color' theme be more difficult than a single color one, especially if you use a php file instead of a CSS txt file to render the CSS?


"If customizers, and smf devs are choosing them to be voted, you should be sure about those themes."

^ :) actually, all that means is that they were submitted, and pass basic entry criteria it says nothing about their intrinsic aesthetic quality.

I still stand by my original observation that they ranged from patently ugly, to plain and vapid.
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metallica48423

you're welcome to your opinion, of course.  But I do feel you should be a bit more constructive.  After all, name calling doesn't help them improve their themes so they're not those things.  Offering ideas and suggestions does though.
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steighan

quite.

I think however that the impetus lies with SMF.

In a restaurant, you get what you ask for (from the menu) and here I think SMF should ask for:

1.MOBILE DEVICES Themes that render well on mobile devices, maybe develop some starter code that performs a minimal implementation of the WURFL library ? http://wurfl.sourceforge.net/

2. MOBILE DEVICES II. Rendering for devices with advanced CSS/Javascript capabilities but still with small screens, I.E. Iphone, PSP...

3. Dynamic configuration?
By linking to a PHP file instead of a CSS one, all manner of dynamic configuration options could be derived, making the forum more directly user configurable and providing a better user experience.

If SMF holds contests like THAT then THAT is what they are likely to attract.
If they hold contests that call for more of the same, run of the mill , recycled clones, then that is...well...we've seen what that brings :)
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Quote from: steighan on May 16, 2008, 09:56:06 AM

If they hold contests that call for more of the same, run of the mill , recycled clones, then that is...well...we've seen what that brings :)

Yet the contest called for unique themes, for me the contest was a success in that it brung a few new designers and I hope they keep designing, alot of common designers such as fussilet and crip entered, there was alot we could have done different and we will on future, however the amount of people who did submit themes is constantly the same people with sometimes a new person here or there, the contest was aimed more for new people, however a lack of new designers submited an entry.  When its common designers that are releasing then we can only get there styles, there was nothing stopping anyone creating a mobile device inspired theme and if there was it prob would have gotten a higher staff vote.  And at that there still is nothing stopping people creating such themes today or tomorrow.

For reference I sue common simply in term of  the usual and mean no insult in the usage of it.

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Quote from: steighan on May 15, 2008, 04:12:45 AM
if it just me, or does the top three look either incredibly UGLY (i.e. #3), or bland clones of something else. :(

As the old saying goes, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", not beerholder.  :P
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Congratulations to all the winners and participants :)

steighan

Quote from: JohnyB on May 16, 2008, 12:30:48 PM
Quote from: steighan on May 15, 2008, 04:12:45 AM
if it just me, or does the top three look either incredibly UGLY (i.e. #3), or bland clones of something else. :(

As the old saying goes, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", not beerholder.  :P

??? How can one discern beauty w/o being properly stocked with beer??.......

so after a few buds (buzz?)
..that paddex entry is looking better and better!

So too, is that chick at the end of the bar!

(granted, she seems to have rather hairy arms and an Adam's apple.....hmmm...must be East German)
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Gary

Quote from: steighan on May 16, 2008, 09:56:06 AM
2. MOBILE DEVICES II. Rendering for devices with advanced CSS/Javascript capabilities but still with small screens, I.E. Iphone, PSP...
SMF 2.0 has the ability to detect if you're using an iPhone or iPod, and browsing on a PSP can already be accomplished, I post every now and then on this site from my PSP. The only downside is that it doesnt like the CSS dropdowns.

Just go

Triangle Button > View > Display Mode > Just-Fit

And you'll be fine.
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It's good to see such talented theme designers are hard at work ; )

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Quote from: Hoochie Coochie Man on May 21, 2008, 08:33:33 AM
Congrats to all..

(wow. I just clicked on your link and previewed you Bamboo and Blue themes... they are beautiful!!

did you enter the contest? and if not, why not?? :P)
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Quote from: Fussilet on May 21, 2008, 02:28:12 PM
Hcm one big designer, was not added to the racing I used to want be added

^ anybody care to translate???
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Quote from: steighan on May 21, 2008, 04:26:26 PM
Quote from: Fussilet on May 21, 2008, 02:28:12 PM
Hcm one big designer, was not added to the racing I used to want be added

^ anybody care to translate???


^ no not really, perhaps you could try to understand or just leave it like that. Not really cool making fun of the way people speak english.
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Hcm one big designer, was not added to the racing I used to want be added :(
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Quote from: steighan on May 22, 2008, 01:28:31 AM
Hcm one big designer, was not added to the racing I used to want be added :(
Hey, why are you still writing about this message? Everybody understood that his english is not good. That is it!
He means that HCM is one of the good designers, and if he had wanted to join the contest, he could have won it. Just change the words, and work on the grammer man!

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Congratulations to PadeX , Crip ,and Fussilet... everyone that works on code for SMF does a fine job and I thank every one of you as well! note if you don't like a theme don't use it someone else may love that theme that's why we have choices My thoughts


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steighan

Quote from: TosTos on May 22, 2008, 01:45:42 PM
Quote from: steighan on May 22, 2008, 01:28:31 AM
Hcm one big designer, was not added to the racing I used to want be added :(
Hey, why are you still writing about this message? Everybody understood that his english is not good. That is it!
He means that HCM is one of the good designers, and if he had wanted to join the contest, he could have won it. Just change the words, and work on the grammer man!

who "work on the grammer"?? me?

look, thats why there is a gooblydygook section of the forum for people who "speak" other languages. Or, are you so patronizing to assert that whatshisname will never learn enough English literacy to be understood w/o " change the words, and work on the grammer man"??


lol
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TosTos

Heh :) Children have started to play around smf these days. Ok, if that makes you happy, continue to insult people. But, believe me, you demean yourself when you make fun of some other people. By the way, at least English is his second language, and coding is another one. How many do you have? Anyway, If I continue to discuss with you, I will be one of the kids in SMF's garden. I am sorry for interrupting the topic.

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