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Dixon Jones personal blog rebrand

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by Receptional

Contest started Mon, 26 Jan 2009 11:10:20 +0000

Last feedback Mon, 02 Feb 2009 16:12:15 +0000

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This contest has finished. Congratulations to the winning designer lmaozedong !
Brief Summary

Dixonjones.com is read by search marketers, Google and Microsoft employees and serious people. I need a new look and feel for the home page and a sample internal “post” page (but no coding required).

Brand Name

This is simply “Dixon Jones”. That needs to be in a standard text, not a fancy image.

Description
Although a personal blog, Dixon Jones is also the Managing Director of Receptional.com, a leading UK based search marketing company. Dixon also speaks on a worldwide stage on how to market businesses on Google, Microsoft and other major sites. He also has other web based ventures from a murder mystery games site to a kit-car forum. The blog will continue to be without advertising, but needs to provide a distinction between his personal views and his professional life. There will be only limited content of a personal nature, althought most of the audience knows the writer in a personal capacity. The content at the existing site at dixonjones.com will be retained.
Wants
  • A modern, light “2.0” feel which depicts a personal blog operating in a professional capacity.
  • A tagline of: Building links between Business and Internet Marketing
  • A nice big “subscribe to my Feed” button
  • An email form option to sign up to receive new posts by email
  • A Twitter stream box showing “what I am doing now”
  • Social Bookmark buttons on posts (only the main ones)
Don't Wants
  • Nothing “techno” or excessively faceless
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    Contest Discussion

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    1. User
      Receptional
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      Mon, 02 Feb 2009 17:24:20 +0000
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      lmaozedong
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      Mon, 02 Feb 2009 16:56:02 +0000
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      Thank you, it's been great working with you.

      Also, superb designs from the rest!

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      Receptional
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      Mon, 02 Feb 2009 16:30:27 +0000
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      Some great designs guys. Many thanks.

    4. User
      Gdesigns
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      Mon, 02 Feb 2009 16:27:47 +0000
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      congratulation malique! :D

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      Receptional
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      Mon, 02 Feb 2009 12:09:43 +0000
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      OK - contest over... now we have to decide. May take just half a day as I need some other input. Thanks for your patience.

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      franzescoleto
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      Sun, 01 Feb 2009 23:19:55 +0000
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      Im in please wait my design

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      Receptional
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      Sun, 01 Feb 2009 23:16:13 +0000
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      Looking good. With 47 so far (OK... a few variations on a theme) I have given up marking out of five as I go. We'll get to the end and choose a winner. Time for a few more ideas though.

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      AdzDesigns
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      Sun, 01 Feb 2009 10:37:21 +0000
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      Working on my entry as we speak.

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      Receptional
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      Sat, 31 Jan 2009 11:55:15 +0000
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      Oops - that Flickr link... try this: http://bit.ly/1KLZ2r

    10. User
      Receptional
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      Sat, 31 Jan 2009 11:49:31 +0000
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      Facebook (I should be OK with most of these, but they are not necessarily mine to use): http://www.facebook.com/profile.php…hotos&so=0 My wife, btw, is the lady I am hugging at a table in a red and silver top.

      Also put up some others, which certainly CAN be used at http://www.flickr.com/photos/34903780@N02/

    11. User
      Receptional
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      Sat, 31 Jan 2009 09:41:07 +0000
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      LOL Malique - you want me to SMILE :) I'll see what I can do... There are enough around on the web, but I don't necessarily have IP rights. I'll go and find a flickr account and get back to you..

      I have updated my "stars" for everyone and at the moment have three that are standing out for me: Nos: 6,7,12 & 15. I especially like that Malique has shown me the post page as well as the home page.

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      lmaozedong
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      Sat, 31 Jan 2009 04:56:47 +0000
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      Mr. Jones, can we request more photos of you?

      A smiling one would be great! :)

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      ritesh
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      Fri, 30 Jan 2009 15:20:32 +0000
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      Hi, I am working on the design It will be ready in 24 hrs..

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      Receptional
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      Fri, 30 Jan 2009 12:08:31 +0000
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      These are starting to look great. I like Hammer's look and feel most, in the 6 so far, but Jun has much bigger call to action buttons as does Kasted's. Also, Hammer's font for "Dixon Jones" does not look like a standard browser font. That's OK, but it will get marked up as a font, not and image, so if the browser doesn't support it, it will probably turn into a default Ariel I guess. I Don't know what percentage of my visitors are on iphones and blackberries... but probably more than average.

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      Thu, 29 Jan 2009 23:49:40 +0000
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      Hi, currently working on design, it will be done in 24-36 hours.

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      Noem9
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      Thu, 29 Jan 2009 16:30:00 +0000
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      I'll submit an entry on a few hours

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