10K Apart: The Responsive EditionAug 2, 2011 In News By Nishant Kothary
If our analytics are telling the truth, the 10K was a smash hit. The contest reaped 367 entries in less than a month. And in less than a year, the 10K domain has been tweeted over 11K (sorry, I had to) times.
With that kind of encouragement, how do you expect us to behave? So, without further ado, say hello to 10K Apart: The Responsive Edition.
New Game, New Rules
Holy Responsiveness, Batman!
As the title indicates, this year’s 10K contest requires that your applications be “reasonably responsive” (yes, it’s vague by design). The Responsive Design movement Ethan pioneered is still learning how to walk in the real world. We felt it best to leave some wiggle room to encourage new discoveries.
Speaking of size, we’ve changed the size limit from 10K unzipped to 10K zipped, a necessary evolution to accommodate applications that will need more code and larger images due to responsive needs.
Check out the FAQ section to get the full view of changes.
How much fun would this be if we didn’t build a brand new site for the contest?
Some of you may remember the high bar Things That Are Brown helped us set with the first contest site. We figured if anyone could hit that bar again, it would be the three’s company of Paravel. With the help of Ian and Joshua‘s development jujitsu, we were able to design and build this site in a few weeks. We hope you like it.
We also documented some of the interesting aspects of our design process. In a somewhat sensible order: my Back to the Future of Wireframes, Reagan’s Designing the 2011 10K Apart Contest, Trent’s 10K Apart: The Responsive Edition, & Dave’s Tiny Apps on Tiny Devices.
We left all the good parts untouched.
Prizes include infinite glory, hordes of cash, a free pass to an AEA event of your choice in the next year, and copies of Ethan’s Responsive Web Design and Aaron’s Adaptive Web Design. Prize categories remain the same: a grand prize winner, three runners up, and nine notable mentions. A lot of love to go around.
The judges panel brings a lifetime of experience and lots of street cred: Jeffrey Zeldman, Eric Meyer, Ethan Marcotte, Aaron Gustafson, Karen McGrane, and a very humbled, yours truly.
But that’s enough words for now. Everything you need to know is at http://10k.aneventapart.com.
What are you waiting for? The only thing between you and a horde of cash and glory is Dave’s Colorrrs application in the gallery.
Is your idea 10K apart from the rest?