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Winner of Slashdot Redesign Contest Announced


Wednesday, May 31, 2006; 03:54 AM

Popular technology forum Slashdot will soon sport a new, sleeker design.  The winner of the Slashdot Redesign Contest was announced, and the winning proposal will go live in a couple of days, according to Slashdor creator Rob Malda, a.k.a. CmdrTako.  The new look can be tested at http://slashdot.org/tmp/slashdot_redesign/ .

The contest was anounced in April and attracted more 200 contestants.  The winner of the contest is Alex Bendiken ( http://www.macbert.com/ ). He will receive a laptop as well as "bragging rights as the creator of the new look of Slashdot."

On his blog the winner described in short the main steps of the design process:

As a long-time Slashdot reader myself, I had a good feeling about the characteristics of the winning design. First, Slashdot’s brand and identity are closely married to its huge, loyal and long-time community. A redesign of Slashdot must be evolutionary, not revolutionary. Secondly, Slashdot presents a huge amount of information. A redesign should address the accessibility and usability of this information architecture. Finally, Slashdot operates on a budget. To allow for a fast and cost effective transition, a successful redesign should leverage its existing markup to the greatest extent possible.

With those design targets, I sat down for nearly 48 hours straight, and came up with the winning entry...





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