Blogger Template Design Winners
July 18, 2001 11:11 AM   Subscribe

Blogger Template Design Winners are up. Finally.
posted by JParker (17 comments total)
"Go Tigers" is a name?
posted by rschram at 11:47 AM on July 18, 2001

i never knew there were so many ways to use a rectangle!

seriously, some of them are nice. blogs may get prettier soon.
posted by o2b at 12:03 PM on July 18, 2001

I hope they look better in win/mac ie than they do in unix ns (which they probably do), or else I'm really missing the point.

that fire one is pretty cool though.
posted by rabi at 12:11 PM on July 18, 2001

Hmm.. I guess not that many participated, I was kinda expecting more, I guess it's over that 'no non-us entries' argument. Didn't a lot of the ex-pyra staff object to all of this anyway?
posted by tiaka at 12:14 PM on July 18, 2001

i liked cube prizm
posted by moz at 12:16 PM on July 18, 2001

I was kind of surprised by how little graphics work went into most of the selected winners. I guess Ev's more into the color combinations. I like interblued and the stone angels graphic is good, too.
posted by JParker at 12:24 PM on July 18, 2001

heh, "Sugar Ranch" looks a bit familiar.

*cough* zeldman's *cough*
posted by mathowie at 12:31 PM on July 18, 2001

I was rooting for Eric Costello's Techniqz. Glad it won :)
posted by riffola at 12:39 PM on July 18, 2001

I didn't win. Looking at the contest winners, I'll guess I wasn't colourful enough. If anyone wants my non-winning template, it can be found here.

And yes, this is selfish self promotion. I'd much rather have people use stuff I freely release than rip apart a design I've done and build a template out of it, which has happened before.
posted by tankboy at 12:50 PM on July 18, 2001

Very nice work all the way around. I was pleasantly surprised to see the name of Mirla Criste, though I'm not sure why because her design eye has been entertaining/inspiring/awestriking me for years.
posted by Dreama at 1:20 PM on July 18, 2001

Eric Costello is just amazing.
posted by vanderwal at 1:40 PM on July 18, 2001

It certainly is a great way to get some great work done for your company for not that much money! Some of them look really nice.
posted by chaz at 2:35 PM on July 18, 2001

Wait a minute. People still use Blogger?
posted by benbrown at 3:48 PM on July 18, 2001

heh, "Sugar Ranch" looks a bit familiar.
*cough* zeldman's *cough*

yeah, but webstandards actually looks good in opera....
posted by lotsofno at 6:16 PM on July 18, 2001

Hey Dreama, thanks for the link. I read her site faithfully years ago, but I thought she stopped updating it when she moved across the country, and it sort of dropped off my mental bookmark list. Nice to find out that she's back.
posted by Optamystic at 7:32 PM on July 18, 2001

I'll probably come off as cynical but... uh... I don't get it. Most of these templates are 'ok', none of them are 'wow!'. I see dozens of better looking blogs while surfing around the net every single day. These are just... color schemes. (I realize that the last sentence is a generalization - but it's the feeling I'm getting when I looked at the winners.)

Am I missing something here?
posted by jedrek at 11:40 PM on July 18, 2001

Is anyone else getting that "Hey, I could have won this contest" feeling. Not that I don't like the winners, it's just that I wish I had entered.
posted by MarkO at 7:25 AM on July 19, 2001

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