Entries Tagged as 'Competition'
Envato is launching a new marketplace, and I’m happy to have the privilege of giving away a lot of free credits to readers! I’m sure most of you are familiar with the Envato network of sites, including other marketplaces like ThemeForest and FlashDen, and blogs like Freelance Switch, NETTUTS and PSDTUTS (and, of course, many more).
The newest addition to the Envato network is GraphicRiver, a marketplace for graphics, vectors, icons, Photoshop files, and add-ons such as brushes. GraphicRiver should be an excellent resource for those who are looking to buy, as well as a great income-generating opportunity for anyone who wants to sell some of their work.
Premium WordPress theme developers Theme Galaxy are giving away two free licenses to their newest theme, Lyra. This new theme (shown below) features a creative illustrated design that may be just right for your blog.
Christmas may be over, but you still have a chance to get a great gift for yourself. A few weeks ago we ran a giveaway from Jumpeye Components that provided 3 lucky winners with an unlimited license for FlashEff. With a strong response from readers, Jumpeye is now giving away five one-year Premium Plus licenses ($149 value) to their new online, flash banner maker, BannerSnack.
Alen Grakalic of Templatica has graciously offered to give away three one-year memberships to his club that provides members with templates to use on their own websites.
If you’re not familiar with Templatica, there are two options for using/buying the templates. A one-year membership costs $24, or you can buy individual templates for $5 a piece. All of the templates use valid XHTML and CSS coding, and have been tested in all major browsers. Alen is a skilled designer and all of the templates will give a website an attractive and professional appearance.
The people at FlashEff and Jumpeye Components are giving away 3 FlashEff Premium Unlimited licenses to readers of Vandelay Design! If you’re not familiar with FlashEff, it’s a great resource for quickly and easily creating Flash animation without coding.
FlashEff Premium is the first flash 3rd party AS3.0 component that is 100% compatible with both Flash CS3 and Flash CS4! FlashEff can be used by anyone who knows a little Flash from a total beginner to a Flash guru.
Thanks to everyone who commented and showed an interest in the contest from a few days ago for a free premium WordPress theme from Templamatic. The response was very good and apparently a lot of people wanted the theme! The winners of the With Style theme are: Ben’s Choice – IcyOne2 (chosen because theme theme [...]
A few months ago we gave away a free license to a premium WordPress theme, and today the opportunity for Vandelay Design blog readers to get a free theme is back! Templamatic has offered to give away three copies of it’s recently-released theme, With Style.
Chances are you’ve heard about WooThemes in the past few weeks or seen their advertisements on design-related sites and blogs that you visit. Well, here is your chance to grab one of their high-quality premium themes for free. They have kindly offered to give away a free theme to one of our readers.
Here’s how it’s going to work. If you would like to get your hands on a single-user license to your choice of three popular themes (ProudFolio, Vibrant CMS, or Fresh News) leave a comment on this post stating why you would like to win the theme or what you would do with it (please, something more than “I want it.”). On Sunday (August 3rd) I’ll use Random.org to choose a random comment number as the winner. Please leave a valid email address where you can be reached so I can get in touch with you if you win.
Over the past few weeks we have been running Blog Design Madness, a tournament to determine the best designed blog according to our readers. The tournament was inspired by March Madness, the NCAA basketball tournament. Blog Design Madness started with 64 contestants and each one faced another in head-to-head voting from readers. In the end only one of these excellent designs could be crowned the champion. Congratulations to N. Design Studio for outlasting the other 63 contestants. The score in the final round was N. Design Studio 51, Elliot Jay Stocks 24.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate be casting a vote. I hope you enjoyed the tournament and seeing all of these great designs. I would consider doing this tournament again next year, so if you have an opinion one way or another please leave a comment. Also, feel free to make suggestions about how the competition could be improved if it is done again in the future.
The Blog Design Madness tournament has reached the final round! The remaining two competitors have made it through five rounds of head-to-head matchups with some of the best blog designs you will find anywhere. The two Final Four matchups couldn’t have been any tighter. N. Design Studio squeaked past Blog Design Blog 57 to 56, and Elliot Jay Stocks edged Kineda 45 to 44. (You can go back through the past rounds here.) Thanks to everyone who has been voting throughout the tournament. Please take a moment to vote and determine the champion! The poll is set to close at 11:59 PM Saturday, Eastern Time (US).