ResellerClub is proud to partner with Radix to present F3.space

Over the years, we at ResellerClub have strived to become a one-stop-shop catering to web professionals who build websites for customers wanting a meaningful web presence. We are proud to present F3.space – the Web Design contest powered by the Radix Registry.

Over a year ago, we at ResellerClub ran SiteWars, a contest for Web Designers and Developers to recognize and encourage the best talent. Our friends at Radix now have a similar contest and we strongly recommend that all you fabulous Web Designers submit your entries!

Here are some design insights from the experts at F3.space, to get your creative minds whirring as you plan your assault on the grand prize!

Form, Function, & Flair: The Three Pillars Of Web Design

The internet is a revolution for us mortals. It has given us more than we can fathom. Informational to interactive to inclusive, the world of the internet has changed shape with time and websites form a major chunk of this dynamic world. Being the online identity of businesses, websites dominate the internet space.

From HTML to JavaScript to Flash to CSS, the concept of website design development has changed drastically over the years. If you compare today’s websites with those that existed a decade ago, you’d see a striking difference and advanced technology has played an eminent role in the evolution of web design. Think about it, you no longer need to use a desktop computer to access a website, you can access it seamlessly on your smartphone, smartwatch or car HUD!

Form, Function, and Flair are the three pillars of web design. These elements, though have evolved over time, continue to remain at the forefront of web design development. Let’s understand these three elements and the impact they have on the web design process.

Form

Form implies the aesthetic and structural element of the web design process. A balance between strong visual appeal and streamlined flow of information gives any website its structure. Keeping the visitor’s journey in mind, web designers need to creatively plan every step of the website. Today, websites have large and vibrant fonts, responsive hero images, flat design elements, and slides of information with precise lines of content. An emphasis on the use of infographics, video and textured backgrounds are part of the latest trends.

Function

This implies the performance and user experience. Websites can range from simple one-pagers to more complicated multi-page websites with tons of information on it. An eCommerce website will have endless pages whereas a product website may only have one page sprayed with a couple of slides on it. Hamburger menus, convenient checkouts, short product videos, high quality images, smart layouts with elevated content are all part of the functionality element that makes a website stand out. The user experience paves the way for customers to come back to you. Keeping this in mind, the functionality element is imperative when designing a website.

Flair

Simply put, flair is individuality. It makes for the last leg of the web design process and is probably the most subjective element. Designers add their panache to create websites that are fluent in form and strong on function. A new take on traditional designs is always welcome – provided it works as smoothly. In fact, there are tons of pre-defined templates available that cater to every kind of website design requirement. Now, you may wonder how something so generic can be made individualistic! Choosing the right colors, font style, content style, menu styles, high-resolution images or video backgrounds will add that flair and personality to your website. However, you always have the option to design something from scratch!

The web design process is as interesting as it is grueling. In a nutshell, these three are the founding elements that make for the entire website design process. We like to call it F3 (Form, Function, and Flair).  Now that you know what the experts at F3.space had to share with you, let’s talk more about F3.space:

What is F3.space?

F3.space is a web design contest based on the 3 core pillars of design mentioned above. As a web professional, you cater to innumerable client demands and expectations. There are various guidelines and instructions that you ought to follow. F3.space is not about your customer, it’s about YOU! It’s about eliminating these limitations while it dares you to be the best you’re capable of – raw, unfiltered and unhindered. You have all the freedom you need to showcase your talent.

Prizes to be won

The grand prize is $10,000 while the runner up receives $5000! The monthly winner will receive a prize of $1000 and weekly winners also receive cash prizes. You can have a look at the rules to know more about how you can participate for F3.space.

Who’s Judging F3.space?

              

                                                  Chad Borlase                                                 

                        Group Creative Director                       
   SapientRazorfish   

 

Laura Müller

  UX  Lead
  Metadesign

 

Hakarl Bee

    Group Creative Director   
RAP

 

There’s no reason not to participate. Think you have what it takes to design a smart website? Participate in F3.space!

f3 resellerclub blog radix

About Siddanth Pillai

Siddanth PillaiSiddanth can eat 7 hotdogs in one sitting. Apart from Content Marketing, he enjoys singing and is a professional Karate instructor

Siddanth Pillai

Siddanth Pillai

Siddanth can eat 7 hotdogs in one sitting. Apart from Content Marketing, he enjoys singing and is a professional Karate instructor