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Edged Out Of Contention

Andrei fired off round two of “Gurus vs. Bloggers”, and good news!  I played on the guru team by proxy, and was defeated by Dave Shea‘s proxy, more or less as I’d hoped I’d have the chance to do after round one was played.  Andrei was nice enough to hem and haw about which one ought to win, but honestly, there wasn’t much contest.  The Zen Garden won two SXSW Web awards including Best In Show, after all, not to mention the awe and respect of Web design folks the world over.  css/edge, at best, earned awe and respect.  In any case, I am honored to have been so thoroughly owned by the man Andrei calls “one of [my] best students.”  Mr. Shea, I bow to you.

In his tongue-in-cheek commentary, Andrei said:

Maybe if Meyer had used orange for CSS Edge, because orange is after all the new black, I would be able to swing the vote the other way.

I don’t know—low-contrast orange doesn’t really seem much better than low-contrast blue, does it?

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    • #1
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    • Fri 4 Jun 2004
    • 1155
    TjL wrote in to say...

    Combine low contrast orange (aka the new black) and low contrast blue, and you’ll at least get the Florida Gator vote :-)

    • #2
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    • Fri 4 Jun 2004
    • 1303
    Trevor wrote in to say...

    I don’t think it’s fair, though, because you made all the stuff on CSS Edge youself. The garden is great concept, but a community effort was needed to pull it off. However, you should have used orange, that much is certain. Orange. Could have won…

    • #3
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    • Fri 4 Jun 2004
    • 1417
    Andrei Herasimchuk wrote in to say...

    Oh… it was fair. Eric’s brain is big enough to hold the equivalent amount of information of 100 blogger designer brains. It just so happens that the Zen Garden had 106 brains, so Eric dropped the ball. But you’re right, had CSS Edge used Orange, there’s no way Shea and crew woulda stood a chance. 8^)

    • #4
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    • Fri 4 Jun 2004
    • 1700
    Lars Holst wrote in to say...

    The Zen Garden doesn’t have astronauts.

    • #5
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    • Sat 5 Jun 2004
    • 0029
    Erik Simmler wrote in to say...

    Since green is apparently the new orange, would a green based palette have given him an even bigger edge?

    • #6
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    • Sun 6 Jun 2004
    • 0945
    Jimmy Cerra wrote in to say...

    I don’t like using orange as a background color. It just seems to scream, “Look at me, I’m special!” I prefer cooler colors like blue to set the mood.

    • #7
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    • Tue 8 Jun 2004
    • 1325
    Russ wrote in to say...

    Do you really consider the zengarden a blogger? now maybe mezzoblue is a blog :) so it was fixed…in my book eric won…

    • #8
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    • Sat 4 Sep 2004
    • 0940
    Billy B. wrote in to say...

    I wasn’t too fond of the CSS Zen Garden. Browsing the design wasn’t made easy. At last, a Dutch guy made an elegant design browser: http://csszengarden.coret.org/

    BB

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