Back in the day, we had a /tc page similar to the Dashboard where members went for the latest info. We miss that way of sharing top news with the community so today we want to bring it back but in a reimagined way! So for this challenge, we need your help to design the new Topcoder News Page.
This is a fun challenge as part of our 5 Weeks to Learn Topcoder Educational Series, but we’re also doing prizes. Aside from the cash prizes, the top 10 submissions in the final round will get T-Shirts!
Round 1Your initial design for checkpoint review.
Round 2Your final design with feedback added.
Design a single page that will go on the Topcoder website and will have the same look and feel as this page. The following are the required features for this new page.
- TOP TIER: Current news
- Upcoming news
- BOTTOM TIER: Past news
We have an old way of how we used to do it. Reenvision this old page for reference (top section and news archive). You can get sample or dummy content from the current Topcoder site. But most importantly let’s find a new, innovative way to show the content.
Be creative - this page is going to be for the community so think about how you’d like to see this news page sharing info like new TCO regional events, new expert communities, promoted challenges, etc.
Screen Specifications- Desktop source files: 1280px width. Height as much as needed.
- Mobile source files: 750px width. Height as much as needed.
MarvelApp Presentation- Provide a MarvelApp presentation of your design to help us understand your design concept.
- Request a MarvelApp project in the forum.
- Provide the MarvelApp shareable link in your notes during submission upload.
Stock Artwork (Illustrations, Icons, Photography)- Stock artwork is not allowed for this challenge.
- Make sure to declare all your assets properly or you might fail screening.
Target Audience- Topcoder staff
- Topcoder members
Judging Criteria- Cleanliness of your graphics and design.
- Creative and graphics appeal.
- How well you meet all the specification outlined above.
Topcoder staff will provide checkpoint winners and feedback but the entire community will have a say in the winners.
Submission DeliverablesPreview Image
Please create your preview image as one (1) 1024x1024 JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72dpi and place your submissions within it. You are free to resize or crop your submission to fit this size, but do not add any filters or elements for dramatic effect, such as drop shadows or reflections.
All requested Contest Deliverables in JPG or PNG file format in RGB color mode at 72dpi.
All original PSD source files of the submitted design. Files should be created in Adobe Photoshop or similar programs and saved as layered PSD files.
Final FixesAs part of the final fixes phase you may be asked to modify colors or fonts.
Please read the challenge specification carefully and watch the forums for any questions or feedback concerning this challenge. It is important that you monitor any updates provided by the client or Studio Admins in the forums. Please post any questions you might have for the client in the forums.