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Hack Hotbot! (Or don’t even bother)

March 11, 2003

The old Wired search engine, HotBot, recently made news by switching to an all–CSS design. Now they’re rippling the waters again with their latest news:

Hack HotBot is a unique design contest. We are asking our users to “HACK” HotBot’s look & feel by creating their own customized skin.

Serious Designers Wanted. Faint at heart need not apply. Knowledge of CSS technology is necessary to enter. This must be your own design work. Copyright and trademark rules will be enforced. Winning entries may be offered to all HotBot users to select as their skin. Your design will be shown to the HotBot world.

Now this is a design contest I’d love to enter. The prizes are great (52” TV? iPod? I’m so there), and the recognition would also be sweet.

…except that they’ve completely failed to recognize the “World–Wide” part of the Web, and limited entrants to United States residents only. No such luck for this po’ boy from Vancouver, CANADA.


Reader Comments

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scott says:
December 05, 08h

Those stupid, self-centered… do they think the only good designers live in America? Sheesh.