CSS Off!

Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2007 at 02:13 PM


Don’t get me wrong, I’m really excited about going to the Philippines in a couple weeks for a big family reunion, but man, I really wish I was around for this CSS Off that’s happening June 1st. It’s a contest!

Convert a .psd into HTML making use of web standards, in twelve hours or less. Think SimpleQuiz, except it’s the final exam.

I’m not so delusional that I think I have a good chance of winning, but I do like this kind of a challenge. Considering that the description above is literally what I do at my current position at FileMaker, I should be “good” at it, right?

One of the things that I like about these kinds of contests is looking at the submissions when they are done. When I was in school we would have similar assignments. Everyone was given the same assests, and were let loose on what we could do with those elements, creatively. The critiques at the end of the assignment were some of the most memorable–and best learning experiences–that I can remember from all my (4 and a half) years of college. The end results were so varied and so creative.

Come to think of it, the last contest I entered in online was that skinning contest for Pocomail and came away with a free iPod. Phil invited me to work with him on last year’s RailsDay, but I was too busy at the time. I kind of regret not participating.

I’ll be watching this first contest closely, and hopefully the next one will be soon.

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