Category Changes

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:

  • Logos
  • Buttons or Icons
  • Web Pages
  • T-Shirt or Clothing
  • Business Stationary
  • Other

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.