Blog Design Madness: Round 3

We’re down to just 16 competitors in the Blog Design Madness competition! The voting for this round will be open until Wednesday at 9:00 PM Eastern (US), so please take a moment to vote for the designs that you like best. Thanks to everyone that has been voting and commenting on the other rounds. Stay tuned over the next few days as the tournament will be winding down. (You can see the results from round 2 here).

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

GROUP 1

Freelance Switch

Freelance Switch

9513

9513


Blog Design Blog

Blog Design Blog

Reflections

Reflections


GROUP 2

Young Go Getter

Young Go Getter

N. Design Studio

N. Design Studio


A List Apart

A List Apart

PSDTuts

PSDTuts


GROUP 3

Web Designer Wall

Web Designer Wall

Woork

Woork


Monofactor

Monofactor

Kineda

Kineda


GROUP 4

I Love Typography

I Love Typography

Elliot Jay Stocks

Elliot Jay Stocks


Viget Labs

Viget Labs

Squawk

Squawk


Thanks for voting!

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  • Tyler, April 1, 2008

    This is a cool idea. Nice choices

  • nitos, April 2, 2008

    wow.. difficult choices..
    I read woork and Webdesigner wall..
    And I LOVE both designs…

  • new zealand tourism, April 2, 2008

    There are some great choices here and it was hard who to decide who to vote for. Good luck to them all!

  • NJ WebGuy, April 2, 2008

    …and I thought the choices were tough earlier on in the competition!

    Some of these matchups were almost impossible for me to call.

  • Rose / interhuss, April 2, 2008

    No kidding! :)

  • Wags, April 2, 2008

    After three votes I realized I was always in the minority as to which site had the best design, so I decided that I would make my choice and then guess which design I thought others would choose.

    I was wrong every time.

    Does this mean I’m a failure as a designer? I’ve always suspected as much:)

  • Vinh Le, April 2, 2008

    @Wag: I think everyone judges a design with their own set criteria and just because yours doesn’t match what most people think is great, doesn’t mean you are a failure. Cheer up! The competition is meant to spark some insight and inspiration, more than make you feel bad.

    Personally I judge a design by going with my gut, which takes about less than two seconds. If you asked me why I liked a particular design or not, I would have to think about it and draw reasons based on my conclusion of whether I thought it was great or not. It works pretty much backwards and there is no hard science on the matter.

  • Vandelay Design, April 2, 2008

    Wags,
    Like Vinh said, it’s really just a matter of opinion. There’s nothing wrong with not fitting into popular opinions. I’ve been surprised a number of times throughout this friendly competition.

  • online football betting, April 4, 2008

    All the new theme are really getting some wonderful view. They are really great.

  • Brody, April 6, 2008

    Even though we didn’t make it further in the competition it’s nice to be in the Sweet 16. Thanks for including us in the contest and keep up the great work. I’ve had you guys in my feeds for a while now.

  • Some very difficult decisions there, and some great designs, good luck to all the entrants.