DZone picked a winning design in their banner ad contest

For just $369 they received 41 designs from 18 designers.

Here's what the client asked for

Contest title


Banner Designs for Popular PDF Cheat Sheets


2-3 sets, 1 Set = 728x90_300x250_120x600_160x600

Background information

Brand Name

DZone Refcardz - (

Content details


  • Fresh, eye-catching design and clever campaign concept
  • Quick delivery of core message, get directly to the point
  • standard sizes (300x250, 728x90, 120x600, 160x600)
  • Both animated and static versions preferred, static required
  • Original Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and/or Flash files required with delivery

Don't Wants

  • No canned banners from tired templates
  • No banners that exceed IAB specs for total download size
  • No "whack the monkey", or similar aggravation
  • Nothing garish, excessively blinky or obnoxious
  • No long-running banners that move too slowly

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