Happy new year to everyone! As promised, today, on January the 2nd we have concluded the Mozilla Firefox Persona Creation Contest
As of this last minute of Jan 2nd, there were 39 results to the keyword "Dreamstime"
on Mozilla Personas page
13 designers joined the contest with their works.
1 of the designs was my own, for reference, so it leaves 38 competing designs.
21 of the 38 would have been not qualified, because the element "www.dreamstime.com"
was not visible (partly or entirely) on an Mac OS X version of Firefox (requirement was to be visible on all versions of FireFox). That is over 55% so apparently I would have needed to point this out more clearly.
Some of the designs were unusable in practical terms, either the color for text was poorly chosen or the background was so festive, that it interfered with the text upon it. But this was not in the rules, so... a matter of taste.
But there were some very pleasing designs, that I would wear myself. My favourites are Dreamstime Flares
and Blue Abstract
. A good design for this purpose must be vey gentle and subtle, non-intrusive - people have to stare at it days and weeks on end in their browsers so... it has to blend in nicely.
Altogether, I hope this was a fun excercise for all who participated, you will be contacted by our staff regarding the merchandize shortly.
The GRAND PRIZE WINNER
of this little competition is Annabelle
with a beautiful and perfectly usable design here »
At the decisive moment this design had 14 users, closely followed by another design from Annabelle, with 13 users :)
CONGRATULATIONS and a big thank you for all who participated, and for those who thought they would participate, but for some reason could not do so this time - I hope this was fun "doing something else" than your usual occupation! ;)
Thank you for your time and effort (the list of participants in random order):
, Konstantin Sutyagin
, Vladislav Kochelaevskiy
, Timur Arbaev
, Carolyne Macmillian
, Grigor Atanasov