May 4, 2000
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The winners of the 5K contest have been announced. Not all of my personal favorites made it into the top 10, but I think that they are all very strong entries, which is all one can hope for in contests like these.
posted by jkottke (16 comments total)
Did you notice that an ecommerce site won? That strikes me as strange for a grassrootsy/indie contest such as this.

(Don't get me wrong...that site was excellent, one of my favorites)
posted by jkottke at 4:14 PM on May 4, 2000

Hey, c'mon, I'm in the middle of building this — should be done in 1/2 hour or so.
posted by sylloge at 4:20 PM on May 4, 2000

Sorry man, it was public and therefore fair game. Hee hee. ;)
posted by jkottke at 4:23 PM on May 4, 2000

it wasn't an e-commerce site. it was a fully-functioning abstraction of an e-commerce site; thus it was both a clever satire on the current preoccupations of the web business, and a robust proof of concept that 5k is plenty to work with.

it was no more an actual e-commerce site than somebody's naked palm pilot campaign was a genuine ad campaign. ;)

but of course jason is kidding.

and it isn't officially live yet. god, we are such a bunch of in-the-know-it-alls.
posted by Zeldman at 4:46 PM on May 4, 2000

i still liked the froggie best. Oh well.. not my decision anyways. Congrats to the winner(s?)
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 5:06 PM on May 4, 2000

Sylloge, do the original "in-progress" pages still exist?
posted by hobbes at 5:29 PM on May 4, 2000

That's the funny thing about averages — they usually don't reflect anyone's choice.Anyway, it will be your (and everyone else's) decision at some point. I'm going to get the rest of the entries on there and do a people's choice version a little later. (Probably a lot later, really. I need to get back to normal life.)But you heard it here first (still writing it for the 5k site at this point) — people's choice for the 5k coming.
posted by sylloge at 5:30 PM on May 4, 2000

It seems pretty live, now. I'm glad to have come in second. Pretty neat.

(Not to ask even *more* of you, Stewart, but) I think it would be great if there were some commentary from the judges on at least some of the entries. I would love to hear what they actually thought of the winners, and am also curious as to how the numerical scores came out (for each category, plus file-size bonus, for the total). Also, maybe each judges' individual favorites?
posted by endquote at 5:33 PM on May 4, 2000

Not sure which ones you mean: the hard-to-read pages are here and the "I can't compete" pages are here. I just accidentally nuked the original slot page, but the list page is still here. Phew.
posted by sylloge at 5:40 PM on May 4, 2000

It's all coming Josh :)
All those things you mention (probably), plus a little more.
posted by sylloge at 5:42 PM on May 4, 2000

Jeez. Some of these are pretty handly microapplets to have around, 5k or not, like the cool minimalist calendar and the web color visualizer. Now I can finally unbookmark Webmonkey.
posted by jbushnell at 7:51 PM on May 4, 2000

Seriously-- the most useful items should be put together into a little warms the cockles of every nerd's heart to see small, efficient things perform useful tasks quickly.
posted by chaz at 10:28 PM on May 4, 2000

Jeremy, I like the calendar too. =) Sylloge, thanks, it was the "in the stack" one.
posted by hobbes at 1:05 AM on May 5, 2000

Jeremy, I like the calendar too. =) Sylloge, thanks, it was the "in the stack" one.
posted by hobbes at 1:05 AM on May 5, 2000

Ironically, I seem to be having problems viewing the entries. Some take forever to download. Must be my connection...
posted by Calebos at 6:58 AM on May 5, 2000

I liked so many of them, I don't envy those who had to choose.
posted by Dean_Paxton at 9:18 AM on May 5, 2000

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