Our favorites from the "Your Best LightCMS Design" contest

The "Your Best LightCMS Design" contest (via lightcms.com/sexy) is over, and we've looked carefully at the entries to choose three of our favorite designs. All of the designs submitted were well done, and all of them will be eligible for display in the LightCMS Gallery. Plus, their designers are receiving our fabulous new "Web Designers are Sexy" t-shirt. But only three were chosen by us to be featured in this post. Check out the winners below. Remember, each of these sites is running on the LightCMS system.

Fit for Life, designed by MinistryPixel.com

This design has quite a bit going for it. The bright, clean portrait at top makes the page look professional and inviting. The color scheme is very cohesive overall and plays wonderfully off the logo, imagery, and content of the site. Its organization is clean and the varied headers are used well. Really nice design.

Do-It-Yourself SEO, designed by Arora Designs

This design is a great example of a very clean eBook marketing site. It's clean, crisp, and well-organized. The organization here is key because it invites the visitor to actually read the content. The text utilizes various attractive header styles, a solid mixture of fonts and colors, and gutters wide enough to guide your eyes through the content.

ChrisBorah.com, designed by Chris Borah

Chris Borah's design is simple and clean, the colors are bright and attractive, and the font is crisp and easy to read. There's some great JavaScript being used on the page as well, which allows visitors to access more content without loading a new, separate page. One of my favorite aspects of the site is how responsive the controls are. You hit the toggle and instantly you have a quick, clean transition.

This page is also a great example of how JavaScript can be used to extend a free site's three page limit.

Conclusion

We hope you'll gain inspiration from these talented designers who are making the most of the LightCMS system. Thanks to all who participated in our contest. We will be hosting similar contests in the near future where you too can win the new Web Designers are Sexy t-shirt! Be sure to check out the WDAS homepage and to follow us through our blog, our Twitter, and our Facebook so you'll know when the next contest begins!

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