I thought it would be fun to have a quick mini-contest as we think about a bigger competition for the end of the year. I chose Start8 as it’s easy to make start buttons for and can include a broader reach of people. This is also a great to get some exposure as Start8 has been downloaded millions of times and is in the top lists of sites like download.com.
A start button for use in Start8 is just an image file with 3 vertically stacked images in a .png format.
Here’s a short guide on creating them: http://forums.wincustomize.com/436004/page/1/
- This is a quick, casual contest so the rules are few. Most importantly the images used must be yours or have the relevant permissions included, which is the case for most skins uploaded on WinCustomize.com. Judging will be done by WinCustomize admins and moderators by voting to determine the top 3 start buttons. We will be looking for the most creative buttons you can come up with, that still works well with the start menu.
- Upload your Start8 start buttons to the Start8 gallery by clicking here, or through the Upload page on WinCustomize. In the description, make sure the first line is “Start8 Mini-Contest” so we know which ones to include in judging. Submit as many as you like, just remember quality goes a lot farther than quantity.
Dates and Prizes
Entries can start today, August 5th, 2013 and we’ll conclude the contest on Monday, August 26th, at noon. Judging will commence after that and the winners will be announced shortly after that.
1st – One year subscription/renewal to Object Desktop.
2nd – One year subscription/renewal to WinCustomize, and a license for Start8
3rd - License for Start8
Have fun and lets see some cool buttons!