Design A Skin Contest

As you may have noticed, the mojoPortal bundled skins are rather plain. This is because I am a developer not a designer.  When I say design, I'm talking about color scheme, graphics, fonts, layout, etc.  I do know usability but I'm just not that creative visually. Creating a skin in mojoPortal is very easy but you need a good design before you can make a skin.

So I had an idea that maybe I could have a contest and some of you good designers out there might be willing contribute some help for me.  The contest is to design a new skin to be used on Anyone who sends a skin will be given credit on a new page I will create to show the skins. I will make it so that there is a link that will open the site in a new window using your skin. Anyone who sends a skin that I think is particularly cool I'll buy you a pint of Guiness or send you $5 whichever you prefer. I will include all the skins in the mojoPortal download listing you in the credits and source files for the skin.

I know thats not much of a bounty but maybe some of you creative types will take up the challenge.  What do you think? Anyone interested? Any other ideas for a good bounty?



re: Design A Skin Contest

Monday, May 23, 2005 4:23:43 AM
Well since I'm already trying to create a couple of cool skins, I'll wait to show you by submitting them to this contest.  Oh, that seems like a very cherished prize.  Free sudz are never laughed at.

re: Design A Skin Contest

Monday, May 23, 2005 12:07:41 PM
Great! I look forward to your submission. Glad to know at least one person is going to take up the challenge!

re: Design A Skin Contest

Thursday, May 26, 2005 8:46:45 AM
I was working on a couple skins, but then playing with MojoPortal had to go on the back burner for the time being due to some other projects that required attention.   You know the drill :P

I'll try and find some time next month to complete where I left off. 

My focus was to make things more workable and designable by putting almost everything into CSS and then going from there to create some skins.
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