There's a reason letsrun.com is the most popular independent runningwebsite in the world. Running journalists from around the globe come toletsrun.com because they know they can find what's going on in therunning world very quickly. Think sort of the Drudge Report for running.
But the site is way too cluttered. We want to clean it up and make it look professional - not like a 3rd grader created it
Please understand we're not trying to make this a graphics site or web2.0. We like the density of information, it just needs to be presentedcleaner.
Think Clean, Simple, Elegant.
Wehad a design contest up in December on our site. The following pageexplains in great detail what we were/are looking for:http://www.letsrun.com/2008/redesign1203.php
That contest gave usa lot of great ideas but in our mind there was no winner. From thatcontest, we picked 5 submissions that we thought taught us a lot aboutwhat we wanted for our homepage (even if they weren't the bestdesigns), paid them $300 consolation prize and have put up online whatwe liked about theirsubmissions and what we'd change. Please see the following page forcritical feedback: http://www.letsrun.com/2009/finalround.php
So we are here looking to build off of what they did and picka winner. Note, this is a guaranteed contest so we will pick a winner.
To see our archived homepages (it's updated every day), please see: http://www.letsrun.com/2008/calendar2008.php
Please note the following:
1)We decided to try to post our comments about the individualdesigns in one central place so designers could get massive feedback at once. They are on our own LetsRun.com website at: http://www.letsrun.com/2009/finalro…mments.php.
2) Additionally, the members of our community have been postingtheir feelings about the designs on our messageboard at the followingaddress: http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_r…ad=2838476
3) We kindly ask all designers to refrain from commenting about their designs or others designs on our messageboard.