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Lang-8 Design Contest

Dear Lang-8 Users and friends!

Want to help shape the future of Lang-8?
We are holding a "new design" contest, where YOU will have the chance to completely revamp the look and feel of Lang-8.

What should I design?
For this contest, all you have to do is design the Lang-8 top page (the page you see before you log-in).

$50 to the top page that is selected
(The person that is chosen will be asked to continue working on the rest of the Lang-8 pages (including buttons, icons, etc) and will receive payment of $300-$500, USD.

Everyone who applies will get their names credited under the "special thanks" page.

Submitting your Design
Time Limit: August 12, 2008, 24:00pm Japanese time.

When you finish the design, please send the completed jpg, png, or gif file to with the subject "Lang-8 re-design contest."
We will publication the file on Lang-8 "Design Contest"group
(If you don't want to put on the group, please let us know)

Design Details & Rules:
(1) The width should be between 900px-930px

(2) The current alignment of the Lang-8 website is located to the left, but the new design should be aligned to the center.

(3) Please forget the current Lang-8 design and re-do everything! You can even change the Lang-8 logo however you'd like!

(4) The top page should contain at least the following:
-Lang-8 Logo (please design a new logo)
-Login form
-Register Button
-Language select interface
-Help link / button
-navigation (home, entries, member, tag, Q&A)
-Something to introduce Lang-8 concepts (this is important, and if there is something with a world map, that's best)
-Something that introduces Lang-8 services (correcting sentences, tag function (coming soon!), Q&A (this is coming soon too) and there is the possibility of adding new functions, so please design this area so it's flexible and allows for more options later on).
-new members
-hot entries
-footer (about us, privacy policy, etc)

Q: Who selects the champion?
A: Lang-8 staff

Q: How will I receive my prize / fee?
A: Paypal

Q: What should I include in my entry?
A: Please send us the photoshop or Illustrator files when you are selected.

When you are selected and start to design the other pages of Lang-8, we expect the rest of the design to be complete by the end of August, '08. We will communicate frequently through Skype or other similar means.

Discussion Board


Aug 3, 2008


If you have any questions, please ask here or Email to Thank you.


Aug 19, 2008

Timelimit has been changed

Before: August 12 Now : Augest 18