Zen Garden Submission

Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 8:19 pm | Comments off

Windmill, my Zen Garden submission

I recently submitted a design to the CSS Zen Garden entitled "Windmill". It was not selected as an official design, but rather was listed as a conceptual design. I enjoyed making the submission, and would like to do another, once I get some more time.

For those of you who are unaware of what the Zen Garden is, it is basically a showcase of what can be done with CSS. It uses the same semantic XHTML, with the only difference between the entries being the CSS files. It's purpose is to help prove that CSS is to be taken seriously, and can be used to create very aesthetically appealing layouts. For that, it is to be adamantly applauded.

Obviously any feedback on my design would be appreciated. Like it? Dislike it? Let me know...



Robert Wellock
January 21st, 2004
11:32 AM | #

I would have preferred that the keg be positioned below the left-hand navigation, other than that I find it a satisfactory piece of work.

Also the "Road to Enlightenment" text looks very similar to my two pieces of nonsense text I wrote on my website during 1999.

If I didn't know better I would have presumed they had 'taken lyrical inspiration' from my two pages of text.

Also, do you actually truly believe yourself that most of the designs showcased are AAA, perhaps they can fool a robot though not a human eye...

January 21st, 2004
10:53 PM | #

I think that the design is very nice! But I was wondering...is the windmill and keg part of the background picture?

Paul Jr
January 22nd, 2004
8:32 PM | #

Mad props, major kudos, and all the rest. :-)
I like it, nice job, it's d*amn better than some I've seen there. :-P

Many happy returns.

January 23rd, 2004
5:17 PM | #

Very nice, Ryan.

Keep up the beautiful designs. Hanging out around your designs makes me feel peaceful, happy, and generally inadequate.

As always, keep up the good work.

January 23rd, 2004
5:21 PM | #

Anders -

Yes, both the windmill and the keg are background images (all images on all Zen Garden submissions are done this way). They are, however, both on different elements. The windmill is on the container div, while the keg is on the linkList div. Feel free to view the CSS file to see what I did.

Paul and Nate -

Glad you guys liked it. As I said, I have a few more ideas, but I'm not sure when/if I'll get around to them. I'd like to, as it was a lot of fun.

January 25th, 2004
8:33 PM | #

Sorry but what's the difference between an official design and a conceptual one?

peofeo (nick)
January 25th, 2004
8:57 PM | #

you are freaken amazing man! If I has half as much photoshop ability as you I would be... well I would be pretty darned awesome.

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