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Archive for September, 2008

Illustrator Gradients, CSS Typography and More

Posted by jwlms on September 24, 2008 at 8:02 am

Illustrator Gradients Simplified If you are like me and find Illustrator’s gradient’s a little frustrating, this is the tutorial for you. CSS Typography: Contrast Techniques, Tutorials and Best Practices The foundation to a good site design is often good typography, but typography on the web can be limited. Check out these tutorials and tips for better …

Our Latest Winners

Posted by jwlms on September 23, 2008 at 10:30 pm

TCO09 Logo Design Contest

Posted by jwlms on September 11, 2008 at 7:03 am

Design the 2009 TopCoder Open logo! The TCO09 is fast approaching and we’re in need of a new eye-catching logo that recognizes this event as one of the industry’s premier places to showcase high-tech talent from the global community. Representatives from top companies around the world will be attending the event to watch and evaluate …

Happy Birthday, Studio!

Posted by jwlms on September 8, 2008 at 8:58 am

In August of 2006, TopCoder launched Studio, a new competition platform for design competitions. The first contests called for icon designs for the TopCoder UML Tool and logos for 2007 TopCoder Open and the Digital Run. But the story of design competitions through TopCoder started a few years before Studio, when a new logo for …

Flex Competitions Come to Studio!

Posted by jwlms on September 5, 2008 at 5:28 pm

You might have noticed that studio has recently begun to feature competitions using Adobe’s rich internet application development platform, Flex. Recently, our first Flex competition, the eBay CAL OLAP Viewer Flex Prototype contest, ended. With a purse of $2000 at stake, JGeeks took first place, and Bruce_Zhang took second with strong entries. Studio’s Flex competitions …