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[Contest] $100 for Site Layout and Logo

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wprigjoigj3i40jhgi0435ejh    0

Uptifree.com Contest:

The past couple weeks I have been redesigning the entire backend of the site. Now that its just about done, its time for the front end. I'm not any good with graphic design, so I thought I would offer the opportunity for someone to make some money!!!

Payment:

Winner will receive $100.

Payment will be made via PayPal Only.

Guidlines:

Try to keep things simple.

Nothing hard to navigate.

Currently, I'm open to all color schemes. As long as it's not bright pink/lime green, etc.

Must be original, no copycat designs.

Must have spaces for Google ads.

Winner must be willing to help with other pages on the site (besides initial index page).

No coding required. This is for the images only.

Timeframe:

This contest will end on Tuesday March 7th, 2006 at 9:00 AM PST. At that time, no further entries will be accepted.

Picking the Winner:

Once the contest is over (see above), I will start a poll. At that time Neowin members will be able to vote for their favorite design. This does not guarantee that the most voted design will win, as I will pick the winner but the poll will weigh heavily on my decision.

Current Mockup:

Here is the current mockup of the redesign. So keep this in mind when making your design.

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Final Words:

Good luck to all, and may the best design win!

Edited by voidunknown

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spex04    0

Was working on this whilst reasing through your other thread.

The members bar at the top doesn't have to stay, it can be moved into the bar below the main banner.

The little black thing above 'faq' is meant to be the hover over bit. :p Anything can be changed.

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wprigjoigj3i40jhgi0435ejh    0

Was working on this whilst reasing through your other thread.

The members bar at the top doesn't have to stay, it can be moved into the bar below the main banner.

The little black thing above 'faq' is meant to be the hover over bit. :p Anything can be changed.

Very nice. I dig the logo. It would need one more button up top for Hosting Plans (or similar naming). The color scheme is good, but the blue of the news box stands out and doesn't seem to go with the scheme.

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mail    10
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wprigjoigj3i40jhgi0435ejh    0

Another great design. Very unique.

Great start guys! Keep em comin!

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Pajter    16

I'd really like to enter, but I am completely without inspiration at the moment.. :(

Must say that the first two designs are both looking so very awesome.. :yes: Don't know if I could beat that anyway :p

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mail    10

I'd really like to enter, but I am completely without inspiration at the moment.. :(

Must say that the first two designs are both looking so very awesome.. :yes: Don't know if I could beat that anyway :p

I had that :no: it sucks but just chill for bit and soon you'll want to make something (Y)

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-hurley18    2

Wow the 2 one looks great, very futuristic

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wprigjoigj3i40jhgi0435ejh    0

Wow the 2 one looks great, very futuristic

LOL. Huh? "the 2 one"??? LOL.

Edit: BTW, this is also open (by all means) to fellow Neowin Members for voting! Let us know what design you like best!!!

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vip    17

So far, I like the first design better. It seems a little more professional.

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MrMB    0

That'd be my vote too.

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wprigjoigj3i40jhgi0435ejh    0

Thanks for the votes guys. Hopefully we will see some more entries soon. :)

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Cyco    0

Can I get in on the action? Both look good, like the first the best though.

Let's see what I can come up with if I get to play like these two.

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Liquid    4

198.jpeg

Use it! Use it!

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wprigjoigj3i40jhgi0435ejh    0

Can I get in on the action? Both look good, like the first the best though.

Let's see what I can come up with if I get to play like these two.

You bet!!! Anyone is welcome to participate. The more, the better! Bring it on!

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MasterC    10

Use it! Use it!

I agree! That design is amazing! :rofl:

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Nashy    1,661

I agree! That design is amazing! :rofl:

I also agree with these comments.

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spex04    0

Slight update.

  • Removed the random rectangle which I left on the logo in the first mock-up. :|
  • Added 'hosting' link.
  • Changed colours of the boxes (I agree, the blue looked out of place).
  • Made logged in member view. There won't be 2 sets of links, I just didn't know where to put them so I showed you both ideas. I think they look better on the banner, personally.

Thanks for the comments people, and NICE design mail. (Y)

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Edited by spex04

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Blackima    0

lol, i don't see why anyone else would bother applying. Those 2 are so good :p

I'm goin for number 1. While number 2 looks fantastic, number 1 seems a bit more practical (leaves room for ads, has news etc.). But then again you did want an image hostinf site where that was all it did. A nice simple thing, in which case 2 would be better

Gah, i dunno

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mail    10

lol, i don't see why anyone else would bother applying. Those 2 are so good :p

I'm goin for number 1. While number 2 looks fantastic, number 1 seems a bit more practical (leaves room for ads, has news etc.). But then again you did want an image hostinf site where that was all it did. A nice simple thing, in which case 2 would be better

Gah, i dunno

Yup i was going for the simple upload image availagle to you as quickly as possible as this is just the basic design if void chooses my design i am willing to work with him incorporate in ads and such .. and thanx spex your design is v.good .. i think void has a hard descision already :p

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wprigjoigj3i40jhgi0435ejh    0

Slight update.

  • Removed the random rectangle which I left on the logo in the first mock-up. :|
  • Added 'hosting' link.
  • Changed colours of the boxes (I agree, the blue looked out of place).
  • Made logged in member view. There won't be 2 sets of links, I just didn't know where to put them so I showed you both ideas. I think they look better on the banner, personally.

Thanks for the comments people, and NICE design mail. (Y)

Looks better. I like the box color changes. I like the navigation on the banner much better. I would say get rid of the top bar alltogether. I don't like that. I may want to also put a quick login on the front page, not sure about that just yet. Also, some ideas with the logo. Could you maybe stretch the arrow over the words upit and also (2nd one) over the entire upitfree.com? I want to see how it would look. Here is an mspain example (told you I'm not good @ graphics):

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Yup i was going for the simple upload image availagle to you as quickly as possible as this is just the basic design if void chooses my design i am willing to work with him incorporate in ads and such .. and thanx spex your design is v.good .. i think void has a hard descision already :p

No doubt, this is already getting tough. :)

Could you maybe move the logo to the middle somewhere? I'm not sure I like it off to the side. Maybe get rid of the ribbon looking thing. Also add a .com to the end of upitfree and put the slogan for the site in there somewhere? The background looks nice, but would be tough to code correctly while keeping the load times down. Could you also add a spot for site news?

Keep up the great work guys!!!

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black.ops    0

So I came home this weekend to find that my computer didn't want to turn on. Perfect timing, especially since the design that I was working on is stuck on my HD :angry:

I'll try to submit an entry, but I need to install photoshop on my other computer first :pinch:

By the way, great entries so far. I especially like Spex's. Same colour choice as the one that I was working on.

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wprigjoigj3i40jhgi0435ejh    0

So I came home this weekend to find that my computer didn't want to turn on. Perfect timing, especially since the design that I was working on is stuck on my HD :angry:

I'll try to submit an entry, but I need to install photoshop on my other computer first :pinch:

Man that sucks. :( If you need any help getting the computer up and running let me know. I may be able to help you recover those files as well. :)

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Night.Hawk    0

I'm voting for the first desgin. I dig the second, but the first one looks more professional and more like and upload site.

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hotdog666al    31

the 2nd will use far too many images, it would take a week to load :p

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black.ops    0

Man that sucks. :( If you need any help getting the computer up and running let me know. I may be able to help you recover those files as well. :)

I'm pretty sure my HDD is fine, I think my motherboard just fried itself so I need to get it checked out. If you can help me feel free to add me to AIM or MSN.

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