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Winners! DotNetNuke Design Challenge for 2011

We are very happy to announce the winners for this years DotNetNuke Design Challenge!  A field of 16 designers submitted 20 entries which have been reviewed by a panel of qualified judges. This yearscategories include Smartphone (mobile) as well as Traditional and “Zen Garden”.  Additionally, from amongst all the entries, a Community Favorite has been selected by your votes!

All of the skins in the challenge have been contributed to the community by their respective designers and are freely usable under our standard BSD license.


stonecold02stonecold01The Smartphone Ready category challenged designers to create a skin that targeted mobile or smart phone devices.  Designs had to include common best practices such as table-less layouts small screen experience.

Our Smartphone winner is:


By John Velasco
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The Traditional category brought out the best of our designers with 14 amazing entries.  In order to win, designs had to reflect modern web 2.0 standards, implement a vast set of state-of-the-art web technologies such as CSS3, jQuery, carousels and and advanced typography.

Our Traditional winner is:

Business Rainbow

By Armand Datema
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Zen Garden Theme


The Zen Garden Theme was a new category which stretched the way we currently think about DotNetNuke skinning.  A template was provided and designers were invited to submit ONLY 1 CSS file, 1 Javascript file and an images folder.  We hope to expand on these concepts for our next generation of skinning enhancements!

Our Zen Garden Theme winner is:


By Anthony Overkamp
See the DEMO Site


Community Favorite


Our community favorite this year comes from the Traditional category.  In the words of one of our judges, “this is the most fun and visually clever of all the submissions”.  SMB is a playful take on the popular Super Mario Bros franchise (© Nintendo) drawn entirely by hand!

Our Community Favorite winner is:


By Josef Staroba
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Thank you to all of the DotNetNuke Design Challenge participants for their enthusiastic support of DotNetNuke and their contribution to the open source community!

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