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Blast Rate provides a fun way to rate images. You can organize images into sets, then share a set with others for them to rate. It's a quick, casual game to fill spare moments or take a break -- and that creates useful information as a nice side effect.
The /prototype/ page shows all the elements; it just needs some color and a little style. (The image and text will vary based on the user's search.)
I would prefer a design that is easy to implement for the latest browsers just with some basic CSS. Unfortunately 99designs doesn't allow that, so I can't make it a requirement.
For inspiration, see how the same content is rendered differently just by switching the stylesheet -- each of which is less than 1024 chars total.
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Since the focus is on the image that the user is going to rate, I prefer few or new additional images (except the logo). No drop-down menus or other fancy animation.
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