WordPress Theme Contest
I mentioned this on Twitter this morning, and now I figure, probably time to mention it here and make it official.
I wanna do a new contest. This one is very different. This one’s for all you wordpress nerds out there. (You know who you are.)
I have been wanting to re-design the site for a while now, but simply have not had the time to do it. But even if I did, I see some WP themes for comic creators and I just know I am not gonna do something that cool. I really like the look of what Paul had with UglyHill.com. Also fond of what Scotty has going on over at pvp.
Before I get into what the winner gets, here are some ground rules:Mockups are recommended so we can see what you have in mind early! But I am easy either way.The theme does NOT need to be based on ComicPress. But I will probably favor those that do. Been wanting to move to CP for a while now.No rules on look and feel, however you should know I am not really that inclined to use something “whacky”.The comic is 900 pixels wide. I’d want the theme to contain that nicely. No longer that into having a stretchable page with variable width.Smart navigation will be rewarded. I wanna be able to send people to all my stuff in a easy clean way.A three column design would be nice, but open to other ideas.Very interested in good font and css usage.Be willing to revise the theme before the final winner is picked.Also interested in good ad space use.Not really looking for logos to be created or any of that, but everything will be considered.IMPORTANT: In the off chance that I don’t like any of em, I will still award the prizes to the one I like best, even if I don’t use it. I can’t imagine this happening, but you get the idea.
Ok, now for what you get out of it if you win.A mention on EVERY show I host.A select collection of signed prints, comics and sketches.A short interview about the theme on ELRA free Jinx T-shirt.GeekyClean prizes.World of Warcraft loot card(s)A one of a kind personalized sketch, using a concept of your choice.Your very own one of a kind phone ring tone, featuring the ELR crew. (not heard before)Free copy of the 56 Geeks print right away, and Free copy of the 56 Zombies print when complete. (signed in both cases.)
And maybe some more stuff I have not thought of yet. NOTE: Everyone in the top 3 will receive a signed comic print of their choice. So you’ll get something even if you don’t win the ultimate spot.
Anyway, I know I have left out deadline, etc. But that is because I don’t want to rush anything. For the sake of having some sort of window, let’s say I really want to launch the new look sometime in August. You can email me demo’s of what you are working on at myextralife at gmail dot com.