Radiant Template Contest Extended


#1

I have decided to extend the Template Contest deadline to January 1,
2009. Sadly, we received no entries by the October 31 deadline. In
order to spark your imagination, here are some suggestions for templates
you might make:

  • Corporate brochure-ware
  • Artist portfolio
  • Blog or 'zine
  • Podcast (with in-page media player?)
  • Tutorials or documentation

If you have started working on one, please finish and submit it. If you
haven’t started, here’s your chance!

Cheers,

Sean


#2

Hi Sean

Sean C. wrote:

If you have started working on one, please finish and submit it. If
you haven’t started, here’s your chance!

That is a great idea. I’ve been inching along on a small simple
corporate (SME) website kind of thing (in fact, to be honest, I was
working on it when your mail came in) and have been hoping to send it in
to you. It won’t be flashy, but it will work.

Cheers,
Mohit.
11/14/2008 | 12:16 AM.


#3

Sean C. wrote:

I have decided to extend the Template Contest deadline to January 1,
2009. Sadly, we received no entries by the October 31 deadline.

I’ve been thinking that as I finish up^h^h^h^hstart my blog, it would be
nice to have a DRY blogging template for Radiant. I started with
Sean’s,
which he so nicely pastied for us, but I keep getting confused; the
layouts
render the pages which render their children which inherit the thing
which
has its own layout which… at the moment, I’ve got all the templates
printed out and sitting on my kitchen table.

So I could contribute that. BUT: It won’t be a full “template”, in the
sense
that there’s no art, and not much graphic design; it’s really an
infrastructure thing, not a ready-to-use template. It should make it
easier
for someone to create a nicely-done theme, though. (In fact, I was
thinking
that if I released it, it should have some godawful hideous colors to
force
users to change them…)

Any interest?

Jay L.


#4

Jay L. said the following on 11/14/2008 06:19 PM:

that if I released it, it should have some godawful hideous colors to force
users to change them…)

Are we actually artists? I’m not.

I’ve taken one of Andreas Viklund’s ‘free’ designs, isolated areas,
factored out snippets, dug out a logo from years ago, stuff and stuff an
stuff…

The trouble is that a lot of the snippets are being made obsolete as new
stuff gets written (like ‘siblings’ and other ways of doing navigation).
Assets or paperclips?

But the result isn’t something I think could be submitted as its too
geared towards the one site, too may things like the logo and navigation
not ‘generalized’.

But it does raise another question. There are some good basic templates
out there. Andreas Viklund also has some excellent models of two and
three panel layouts with various arrangements. Perhaps we should look
to packaging those - with permission and acknowledgement of course.


My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be
unpopular.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., Speech in Detroit, 7 Oct. 1952


#5

Anton J Aylward wrote:

Jay L. said the following on 11/14/2008 06:19 PM:

Sean C. wrote:

I have decided to extend the Template Contest deadline to January 1,
2009. Sadly, we received no entries by the October 31 deadline.
[…]

So I could contribute that. BUT: It won’t be a full “template”

Are we actually artists? I’m not.

Same here. To steal shamelessly from AdCritic:

“Sometimes I wonder if I could be doing more with my life
professionally.
All my performance reviews say no, as have numerous recruiters.”

The trouble is that a lot of the snippets are being made obsolete as new
stuff gets written (like ‘siblings’ and other ways of doing navigation).
Assets or paperclips?

That’s a good point; in fact, my templates are going to use several
extensions, which I think makes them ineligible anyway.

Jay