yeah, we really need another 247 recoloured Kubricks

The task of bringing hundreds more crappy redundant themes to the masses has been taken on by some Malaysian guy named Justin. Woo! He cleverly deals with the problems of all previous contests by keeping all the themes secret until after the competition. Genius. This way, he avoids bandwidth trouble (they’re all getting handed over to themes.wordpress.net when it’s all over, which is much better than establishing yet another repository) and all the post-result comments saying ‘WTF, why did that piece of shit win when this one is obviously sooooo much better, whoever your judges are they clearly don’t know shit about design’ etc. etc.

(Well, ok, they’re still going to get the post-result comments. If your judges were competent to judge a design competition then you wouldn’t be ashamed to announce who they were.)

There are, of course, no lists of criteria by which the prizes will be judged, and no requirement that themes be out-of-box XHTML and CSS-valid, include all necessary plugin hooks, be i18n-ready, include documentation and have authors willing to provide support. So, once more, we’ll be getting a deluge of crappy inadequate themes rather than a sensible number of decent ones. Joy.

functions.php is a nice thing, though, so I may re-style an old template and bung it their way. Hell, if this piece of migraine-inducing junk could win two awards in the last contest, anything’s worth a go.

2 Comments »

  1. Vc said

    Appears Justin has gone missing….

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/63568?replies=17

  2. shorty114 said

    Head’s not that bad, but it should come with a warning for people sensitive to wild flashes of color…

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