Today, in our forum, we discussed the possibility of a new competition which features unique designs that still retain a commercial feel. It was felt, by some, that a large majority of our templates are a bit “one note.” Ultimately, it comes down to what sells best. Generally, templates that are too “artsy” don’t perform extremely well. Having said that, there is definitely a market for custom “outside the box” templates that will still appeal to a large audience.
Before I officially launch this competition, I’d like the community to have as large a role as possible in this one.
- How would you prefer that we judge these themes? The goal is to make as many sales as possible. If the designs are too strange, no one will purchase them. We must remember this.
- Assuming we offered $1500 in cash prizes, how would you like this to be divided. Top 3 … Top 10?
- Should we limit the category to site templates only? I don’t feel that PSDs should be accepted for this competition. An amazing Photoshop design that is monstrously difficult to convert to HTML/CSS is worthless.
If you’re interested in participating in this competition, please take a moment and let me know your thoughts! I want the community to have a large and deciding roll this time — should be fun!