Calling all designers! My time trying to figure out what the best contest for April would be has finally come to an end. I think this contest will be functional for everyone involved. You, the designer, get to have fun and show us your own vision of the next look for Devlounge. You also get the chance to win some sick prizes, most notably a Microsoft Zune, and fame forever here at Devlounge.
Originally, I had planned to temporarily redesign Devlounge for the month of April as part of our month long celebration of turning “one” (years old that is). Than I started playing around with things and thought about doing another refresh / realignment for release in late May. But now, a lot of people are pointing out that they’d really like to see an entirely new, fresh look for Devlounge, and for us to break away from the main look that has made DL what it is so far.
Knowing well that I needed an idea for a contest for April, it dawned on me. Why not let the community that turns to Devlounge put together their own mockups of what they envision the next version of Devlounge to look like? This would kill two birds with one stone, giving me fresh ideas and something to work off of, and creating a much more exciting contest for participants.
So, here’s your early warning. The contest will officially kick off on April 1st (with an official post regarding the contest, rules, judging, and application form) and run through April 15th, so start getting together your mockups now!