It's an open challenge to create some great new designs for Conversant sites.
You create a new Conversant site, give it a cool look and some great features. Create a pattern file with the built-in wizard. Submit your pattern here.
There are three prizes available, one each for the best patterns in three different categories. Each category has a different sponsor!
We've tried to keep the rules and categories fairly simple.
Prize: 60 GB iPod and $50 iTunes Gift Certificate
Sponsor: Terry Frazier
Description: The pattern which is the most useful to business bloggers will win the top prize. This means flexible page design, easy and flexible display of complementary content (flickr photo-streams, rss reeds, blog-rolls, etc), user-friendly, standards support, cross-browser compatible. "Business friendly" does not mean boring.
Prize: 30 GB iPod
Sponsor: Clark Venable
Description: Visually appealing, shows off some of Conversant's unique features, and easy for new users to understand and administer. If your pattern meets that description, you'll have a good shot at this prize.
Prize: One year free Conversant hosting under the "Domains Hosting" plan
Sponsor: Macrobyte Resources
Description: This category is for anybody feeling edgy and playful. Go all-CSS. Use AJAX techniques wherever it makes sense. Push the limits as far as you want. Keep it appealing and attractive, stylish and thematic. Do it right and you could win a year of free hosting! (Note: we'll even help you with this stuff, if you run into difficulty. Post your questions on the support site.)
To win one of the prizes, you'll have to follow these rules: