This news was imparted to me with such urgency that I assumed it must have been meant for a much wider distribution, as if my fuzzy friends had used their super-keen senses to detect an imminent earthquake or another global-warming-induced hurricane.
It is well-known, of course, that cats can die to death from not eating for six hours. Or, in this case, from having to eat the kibble bits left on the bottom of the bowl, which is clearly less desirable, else why would it be left over? It was the kibble found wanting, and to have to eat it would be tantamount to death, at least.
Many people have complained to me that my blog is hard on their eyes, as if I were some sort of graphic designer and hadn't just picked one some default theme that I felt looked least like a blog by a 13-year-old girl.
Now, I finally intend to do something about. Well, I intend for you to do something about it. Thus, the enterprising person who spends a few moments creating me an elegant, understated, yet easy-to-read theme that I end up using will receive:
- My eternal gratitude.
- One (1) iPod Shuffle.
- Recognition on this site.
I know, I know, professional web designers make much more. But, I'm not looking for professionals. I'm looking for someone who is young and hungry and wants to impress. Let's remember what I said about how to get into the software industry (it's the same for the web industry): work your butt off for free, get your name out there, and then make the big bucks.
The winning theme will hopefully use dark text on a lighter background, will give me more horizontal space, and may incorporate more colors from nature. If you find a way to work in some of the themes on the Delicious Monster site, you get extra credit. (Those themes being the jungle, the merging of technology and art and nature, whimsy, organic design, stuff, and things.)
[Note that I reserve the right to decide I hate all entries and not award any prize. Life is tough that way.]
You have until November 15. Contest starts... now.
Update 11/8: I wasn't clear about how submission should work. What I'm looking for is a CSS template, like the one Blogger currently uses, except modified by you to be pretty. E-mail me your template, associated resources, and a snapshot of what the whole thing looks like.