Christmas Design Contest is now closed! Winner will be announced on Dec. 13th!

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Christmas is coming and you can win one of the following prizes!
* 1st place - Yola Silver (or free renewal)
* 2nd and 3rd place - A custom domain (or free domain renewal)

We are opening this contest to all of our Yola customers! Here's the scenario:

Imagine that Santa Claus has called you up and asked you to design a webpage for his workshop. How would you do it?

Here are the guidelines:
1. You must use the CleanSlate Template.
2. Only one submission per user.
3. Design just a one-page website.
4. Site's content must conform to Yola's Terms of Service.
5. Once submitted, no more tweaking please!
5. Submission deadline December 5th, 12am PST - submit it here on this thread with a screenshot (you can use this tool if you want) and link!

Our team will have the pleasure of looking through and deciding the top 3 winners. We will announce the winners on December 13th!

Be creative, have a great time and good luck to you all!
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Hey Sanja.

Just want to check.
Can we purchase images from fotolia and the like?
Is it open to all countrys?

Sounds like fun. Count me in!
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Definitely! You can do whatever you'd like to your site to jazz it up as long as you adhere to the TOS and use the CleanSlate template. This contest is open to all countries!

I look forward to seeing what you come up with :)
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Ooh, I'm definitely taking part! :D
One question, what should the content on the page be? Should it be advertising Santa's workshop or something?
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Yes that's correct Callum! :)
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haha!

PhD in semantics?
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Callum

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Ok!
petercsea: Huh?
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how about nofrills in white? its pretty much the same
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Sorry Alex - the contest rules are to use CleanSlate template. We want to see how creative people can be using the same template! :)
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I am very excited! I am starting in a a little bit!!!! :)

Cheers!
Nathan
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One question, can it have the Yola link at the bottom? 'Cause I don't have Yola Silver and my pages have the Yola link.
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For sure you can have the Yola Link! CleanSlate template was specifically chosen so that both our Yola Free and Yola Silver users can have access to this style without having to purchase a style.
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Awesome!
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Can we put music on there? Is it recommended?
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Hi Nathan

You can do whatever you'd like so long as it adheres to the Yola TOS. We look forward to seeing your site!
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Hi Sanja, the song will be just a Christmas song. I look forward to seeing everybody's sites too! :)
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So what do we do to submit the sites?
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Hello Alex

Nathan is correct. You can simply put a screenshot with a link to your site. As for your second question - I'm not sure what you mean by that? Can you please explain a bit further and I'll be happy to clarify.
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How do i know if im starting out with a blank site?
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AlexR

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never mind i think i have it
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Hi AlexR, sorry for the confusion, "CleanSlate" is a Yola style template, and it is the one you must use for the contest. Is that what you meant? :)
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Yes that is what i meant but i got it so im good
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ITs ok i hate some of the Requirements for the site..
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I'm sorry to hear that you're disappointed Robert. I hope that you will still consider designing a webpage and be able to work within the parameters given.
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What if you have a Site that has more than 1 page but only the main Page is Decorated for Christmas?
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That's fine Robert :) We will only look at the one page for which you post your link.
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Wow...I like this one....definitely will join!
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Great to hear!
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1 page only? main page only?
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Hi Jonathan

You can have any number of pages (within reason), but only one site per entry.

Good luck!
Nazlie
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Hi Jonathan - just to clarify - you can make any number of pages that you wish but we will only be looking at the main page - as some may not have time to construct a whole site. Hopefully by constructing just one page - it gives everyone the time needed to make one and enter the contest.
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This is great. Starting now
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This is great. i am ready to start the contest now; and i am the first to submit my webpage!
Here is my webpage
www.newpendant.com

screenshot
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You are indeed the first one to submit! Thank you for kick-starting this contest! :)
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Hi dante,
I want to ask you how you put the search into the naigation bar because ive been trying to look for that since a long time
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Hi dante,
I want to ask you how you put the search into the naigation bar because ive been trying to look for that since a long time
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Hi Shown Holman
it is very easy to put search box. Did you get you search box code from google or do you have your own? All you have to do is. Put the search box code in a link. Like Home, Shop, (About us, Contact us, Search code here) if you cant do it send me you menu code and serch box code i do it for you. Or go to my Webpage and look page source try to figure out
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Thanks for your submission! Keep 'em coming :)
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Jonathan M. Guevarra

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1024 by 768 best view ahahaha ^^,
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Jonathan M. Guevarra

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1024 By 768 Best view and Mozilla I submit before i see the problem in screen resolution and browser >,< T_T
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1024 By 768 Best view and Mozilla I submit before i see the problem in screen resolution and browser >,< T_T
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Wow..the first two entries are both awesome....mine will be published and submitted very soon!
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I also made one and not only a one-page website! Just I need a little something to finish it.:)
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Here it is.:) I made more pages, not only the homepage. I hope it's not a problem.



http://joulupukki.yolasite.com/
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Making more pages is fine :) Though, we'll only be looking at the first page. Thanks for your submission!
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Hi Jonathan,
I didn't use flash banner, but I used some of the nice flash festive backgrounds made and offered nobly by Ed, you can see this in that topic:
http://tinyurl.com/2utj7d9
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Hi Valika!
On your letter to santa page, where you write to santa, what website or app did you make that on. Or, do you know of any sites that might have that?
Thank You!
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Hi Brandon,
I used the Form widget you can find in the sitebuilder.:)
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Can we use that image in the update? The holly image?
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You bet Nathan, have at it! Just right-click and save image as.
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Awesome! I just wanted to ask before I use it! =)
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Working on mine. Trying to design everything myself (background etc.) to make it as personal as possible. :)
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Cool! I can't wait to see everyone's websites!
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Hi, i have one question. It says December 5th. Is that for CA? If it is, would it be the same in EST? I am sure it is, just wanted to make sure!
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Fair ask Nathan, Get Satisfaction operates in SF so it's Pacific time. That being said, we'll be looking at submissions beginning December 6th so if you get it in by the 5th of *any* timezone, we will happily accept it!
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Ok, thats great! :)
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Wait Does the Style HAVE to be CleanSkate cause The HTML Codes on my Site will only show up good on the Free Theme i have now.. http://themathgeeks.info/
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Hi, I'm sorry but it has to be CleanSlate. CleanSlate is also free.
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Hi Robert,

We thought it would be a fun challenge to see how differently people could utilize one template. We love seeing Yola built sites and not really knowing what style was used, that's the challenge! Be creative with it and have fun!
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Hi, can I put in "Official site of Santa's workshop" just to make it look like it is? I am making a banner right now and I am just wondering if I can.

P.S Hey everyone! Here is an AWESOME banner maker with no ads or anything on it! http://bannerfans.com You can put in text and drag it around and it's cool!
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Nathan, so long as you are complying with Yola's terms of service, the sky is the limit, please be creative and let your imagination run wild!
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Ok, thank you Laura!
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Thanks for that tip about bannerfans.com! I love using them too! :)
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No problem! :)
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Hello there...just asking. I will be adding a blog page (not the main page) which I will be updating from time to time for this holiday. I believe it's ok to make some posts on blog page since it is not the main page that has to be no tweaking.

Please confirm.....I don't want my webpage entry be disqualified. I will be publishing my Christmas site very soon.

But for now you can visit me in my blog here: http://digital-retouching.net/blog.php
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That is totally fine Grace!
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I am making the sit have lightboxes on there. Will the people that judge the sites click the lightbox links to see them? I have like 2 on there for some content that needs to be separated from the actual page.

Thanks,
Nathan
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Hi Nathan! We will interact with everything on the main page. :)
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Ok, thats good! I was just making sure because I don't want to work hard on something that wont get used! :)
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Alright the prizes have me confused can you explain more?
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Hi, if you win 1st place. you get a free Yola Silver account. If you get 2nd or 3d place you get a free domain name.
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Alex, Nathan is correct. If you do not have silver, and you win First place, you will be given a free Silver account (which includes a domain credit)! If you win 2nd or 3rd place you get a free domain name or a domain extension on an existing name, your choice!
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I totally forgot about that! You get a domain too if you win first place since Yola silver includes that!
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alright thanks
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alright thanks
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I'm having so much fun doing this. And I'm learning so much! Great contest :)
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Me too! This is a very fun contest!
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So glad you're enjoying it Brandon!