March 3, 2008
With the upcoming launch of the new design, we are changing things a bit in relation to categories. Basically we are looking to simplify things for Contest Holders and to re-enforce the purpose of the site: design.
The categories we have settled on are:
- Buttons or Icons
- Web Pages
- T-Shirt or Clothing
- Business Stationary
The notable removals are Flash and Coded Templates. Basically we are getting rid of the non-design categories, or at least the design categories that require coding or markup. What we are trying to emphasize is that we are a community of designers, not flash programmers or web developers. Graphic design can be represented with a screen shot, and can be assessed on a visual basis, whereas coding activities can’t, and this is reflected by the volume of complaints and disputes we handle in these categories currently.
We are investigating a number of options for converting web page designs to markup, such as services like xhtmlized.com or psd2html.com, or perhaps offering a marketplace for members to bid for this sort of work.