I Just Won a Competition

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Renese-Williams, May 4, 2010.

  1. Renese-Williams macrumors member

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    Hey all, just wanted to make a simple thread because I'm super exited! ^^ My site, www.acdesigns.cz.cc, just got second place at a state competition. :D Sadly there is no cash prize, nor a scholarship. :(
     
  2. Arrandale macrumors regular

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    Dead link.
     
  3. thecheda macrumors 6502

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    Libraries

    Using any javascript libraries (jquery, etc.)?
     
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  5. nelsencaleb macrumors regular

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    Congratz. I recently asked my friend Darin who's on this forum, how you did a few of the things on your site. I really like the gallery effect, and would like to know how to do that and also on the second page of your gallery theres a site you made where the header like changes, but your not using flash so I would like to know how to do that to. Once again congrat:apple:z!
     
  6. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    You expect us to believe you can code a whole website when you can even manage a link?
     
  7. DaReal_Dionysus macrumors regular

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    what did you win for? theres nothing on that website that would constitue advanced skills in the art of web design..... Don't believe it won anything except week design..
     
  8. Renese-Williams thread starter macrumors member

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    Link works. It was a problem with my server. It should be fixed now. ^^

    Aye, under the featured projects and portfolio sections. Didn't really want to over do it.

    Thanks! ^^

    Here's a tutorial for the gallery effect. Click Me!

    Also, I don't see a change of the header.

    The problem wasn't with the link. My server was down for a bit, it should be up now. Thanks for the snotty comment.

    If I may just say a couple of things. Firstly, there was no need for a comment such as yours. Indeed, the website is not advanced, but that's to be expected at my level. I am currently only in high school and have been doing this for less than two years. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't it take more time than that to be good at something? Besides, for my level I've done pretty good for myself. At events sponsored by Skills USA I took 2nd place regional and 5th at state in addition to this one. I have the certificate, metal, and web resources to prove it.

    Instead of insulting me and ultimately showing your lack of intelligence, you could have wrote WHY my design was week and what I could do to improve it.

    Oh, by the way, I don't think you have the right to criticize me when you can't even capitalize, use proper grammar, and spell correctly.
     
  9. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    A bit?

    Still is.

    You might want to google "webhosting".




    Can I borrow your handkerchief?

    My nose is a little runny.
     
  10. Renese-Williams thread starter macrumors member

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    Well it works on my end. So, I don't know what's going on. :/
     
  11. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I was looking forward to seeing it.

    Then again I also look forward to seeing the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot. ;)
     

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  12. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations!
    Always feels good to win something...
     
  13. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    And if you enter enough competitions, sooner or later you will.

    I'm a graphic designer who couldn't care less about competitions. But I work in an office of people who seem to think that they're some kind of indicator of success.

    What's my indicator of success? Whether the print or web design accomplished the goal it sought to achieve. Did it increase traffic, sales, good will or awareness?

    If so, no award is necessary. If not, no award makes up for it.


    One more thought. I work at a university with a lot of other hard working, dedicated staff members. Virtually none of them gets "awarded" for their work.

    It almost makes you wonder how they can find the will to get up and go to work every day.
     
  14. Renese-Williams thread starter macrumors member

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    Try using this link. Click Me!

    Indeed it does. ^^
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Well super congrats to you op!
    Was this for an Designed in iWeb competition?
     
  16. Renese-Williams thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, and no. You could use anything for the competition, but I hand coded my site. I detest the WYSIWYG editors.
     
  17. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    very nice! love the photo transitions congrats.
     
  18. design-is macrumors 65816

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    Still dead link (both) here I'm afraid! I look forward to seeing it though...

    citizenzen, I like the way you think :)
     
  19. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    wow dude sounds personal. did you get passed over for an award or something? Kind of sounds like you're bitter.
     
  20. Renese-Williams thread starter macrumors member

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    Huh. I suppose it's time to switch hosts then. It must not be able to connect to either 1) the area you live in or 2) your operating system. Of course, I doubt the later because some people have been able to see the website under OSX. I'll look into it.
     
  21. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Actually, just won a CASE Gold Medal.

    There goes that theory.



    I'd say I'm less bitter, and more "old school".

    I try to let the work speak for itself.
     
  22. 7on macrumors 601

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    Indeed.

    Furthermore, if he does go to college for design his professors will not put him on a pedestal and praise his work. Even if his design was impecable (I could critique the HELL out of the **** he just posted) a professor will chew it up, throw it away, and ask him what else he got. Criticism is how we designers learn to design better.

    And trust me, if he won a prize for that then the judges weren't designers in the broadest sense of the word. I've won prizes back in HS for my ****** designs and now I look back and think, God what were the judges smoking?
     
  23. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I look back at what I was doing last week and wonder the same thing about myself. ;)



    Anyway... the site finally worked for me.

    Congratulations.

    Keep working, learning and digging into design.

    One day you'll be my inspiration.
     
  24. guyducati macrumors regular

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    Can you take a screenshot of the website? The link(s) don't work...
     
  25. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    The dude has GOT to find himself a better webhost... :D
     

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