Blog Design Madness: The Second Half of Round One

Here is the second half of round one in the Blog Design Madness competition! If you haven’t been with us the past few days you can check out this post that introduces the competition and you can see the blogs that competed two days ago.

Today we have another 32 excellent designs to decide on. Below each pair you will see a poll. Please vote on the design that you like the best. You can see the results from the other day at the end of this post. Next week we’ll move on with round 2 and beyond.

Thanks for your participation! Voting will close Thursday at 9:00 PM (Eastern Time – US).

Note: This competition ended a while ago and the polls have been removed.

GROUP 3

Web Designer Wall

Web Designer Wall

Instigator Blog

Instigator Blog


Put Things Off

Put Things Off

sr28

sr28


Woork

Woork

TJ Mapes

TJ Mapes


Carsonified

Carsonified

Bill English

Bill English


Monofactor

Monofactor

Copyblogger

Copyblogger


I Heart Luxe

I Heart Luxe

BienBienBien

BienBienBien


Kineda

Kineda

RSS Pieces

RSS Pieces


Vectips

Vectips

BittBox

BittBox


GROUP 4

Veerle’s Blog

Veerle's Blog

Art Style Online

Art Style Online


I Love Typography

I Love Typography

Art Culture

Art Culture


Elliot Jay Stocks

Elliot Jay Stocks

I’m Blogging That

I'm Blogging That


31Three

31Three

Sacha Greif

Sacha Greif


North x East

North x East

Brian Jeremy

Brian Jeremy


Pearsonified

Pearsonified

Viget Labs

Viget Labs


Squawk

Squawk

Freelance Folder

Freelance Folder


Larissa Meek

Larissa Meek

PixelResort

PixelResort


The results from the 1st half of round one are as follows (see the original post for screenshots and links):

Freelance Switch vs. Mark’s Digital Farm
Winner is Freelance Switch

Vocino vs. Youth the Design
Winner is Vocino

Pro Blog Design vs. Tim Kadlec
Winner is Pro Blog Design

9513 vs. Webstock
Winner is 9513

Grand Sierra Magazine vs. Elitist Snob (this poll was tied, so I took am removing my vote for Grand Sierra Magazine and using the readers votes of 15 to 14 in favor of…)
Winner is Elitist Snob

The Big Noob vs. Blog Design Blog
Winner is Blog Design Blog

Reflections vs. TrailerFlick
Winner is Reflections

David Airey vs. Kollermedia
Winner is David Airey

ProBlogger vs. Sully’s Design Studio
Winner is Sully’s Design Studio

Artico vs. Young Go Getter
Winner is Young Go Getter

Cult Foo vs. N. Design Studio
Winner is N. Design Studio

Robert Beerworth vs. Noupe
Winner is Robert Beerworth

Laura Alter vs. Loon Design
Winner is Loon Design

Rob Goodlatte vs. A List Apart
Winner is A List Apart

Josh Spear vs. Mostly Lisa
Winner is Josh Spear

PSDTuts vs. Bart-Jan Verhoef
Winner is PSDTuts

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15 Responses

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  • Karthik, March 26, 2008

    Just did my round of voting, going through the previous results, most of who I voted for, actually went on to win!

    Can’t wait for the final result!

  • Katy Castro, March 26, 2008

    Thanks for including I’m Blogging That in the competition. There’s some really awesome designs here. I’m looking forward to see how your visitors think I stack up against Elliot Jay Stocks.

  • David Airey, March 27, 2008

    Who’d have thought my little airey blog would win in the first round?!

    Done my voting above, great competition, Steven!

  • Chris, March 27, 2008

    This is one of the most “fun” posts I’ve seen in ages. Enjoyed the first part and this one too. What makes it tough is that on a lot of them I love the color scheme of one but like the layout on the other one more. Then I find myself trying to decide which is more important for a blog–layout or color :)

    Just one tip. When you announce the winners, you should make those links to the sites so I can remind myself who’s who.

    Keep up the great work!

  • NJ WebGuy, March 27, 2008

    Some of these are real tough to decide on.

    I can’t think of a more fun way to practice my decisiveness.

  • April, March 27, 2008

    These are such amazing looking designs but I can’t understand why there are people still creating themes with white text on a black background. I’ve only started doing this on some of my blogs to increase the CTR for adsense because people find it so difficult to read the text!

  • Vandelay Design, March 27, 2008

    Thanks everyone for your votes. You’re participation is greatly appreciated.

    Katy,
    You’re welcome and good luck!

    David,
    Your blog design is one of my favorites. I would have been very surprised if it didn’t make it past the 1st round.

    April,
    I’m not a fan of light on dark for blogs. I think the design looks nice, but readability suffers. Other types of sites are better suited for that style in my opinion. Still, I think they look great when judging on looks alone.

  • nitos, March 27, 2008

    wow cool!! Im voting…..

  • Photoshop Contests, March 28, 2008

    I am always fond of free designs or design contest but i have heard about a new thing. That is free design and themes contain hidden keywords for search engine optimization. I am so much hurt of the news.

  • Michael Flarup, March 28, 2008

    Thanks for including pixelresort in this – it’s due for a complete redesign which will be launching in a few days, couldn’t think of a better way to retire it. And thanks to the voters :)

  • Vandelay Design, March 28, 2008

    Michael,
    You’re welcome, and thanks for stopping by to comment.

  • Nick Cernis, March 29, 2008

    Many thanks for featuring me, and congratulations to sr28 for dipping faster at the finish line! I’d feel bad, but I was too busy laughing at the hilarious illustration of the chicken-headed superhero — great stuff!

  • Rob Goodlatte, April 21, 2008

    Me vs. ALA?! I guess I got a bad seed O_o