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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Hi, are we aloud to create another account for our Christmas website? Because, I already had the 5 websites on my account and I had to create another one for the Christmas site, is that OK? If it is, will the Yola silver be awarded to our main account and not the one we created for the Christmas site? I have a main account with my sites and I have created another one for the Christmas website. If we win first place, will the Yola silver be rewarded to our main account?

Thanks,
Nathan
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Hello Nathan,
Thank you for your message. You can definitely create a separate account for this contest purpose only. The Yola Silver prize will be applied at the account the winner chooses for it to be applied to.
Cheers!
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Nathan, Champion

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Ok, that is good. Thanks Brianna! :)
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Here's my entry.

Simple yet cool :D
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Ian Bulaon

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Whoops! Forgot the link. It's:
http://santaclausworkshop.yolasite.com

Thanks!
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Brianna

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Hey Ian,
Thanks for your submission! It looks like you have had a great time creating your site :)
Cheers!
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Sanja

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Just 2 more weeks left to get your Christmas Webpage design in! Thanks to everyone who have submitted so far! It's not going to be easy to select the top 3 winners!
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Oh wow! It is going fast! I cannot wait till I am done! This has been very fun and exciting for me! :) All of the ones I have seen so far look awesome! You're right, it will not be easy to pick the top 3! :)

Thanks,
Nathan
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what is the CleanSlate Template under ?
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Sanja

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Hi TrevS

You can find this under the "Free Styles" in your Style library.

Please let me know if you have any trouble finding this.
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TrevS

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ok i found it i started right a way
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Sanja

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Fantastic!! Looking forward to seeing your submission!
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Kevin

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Question:
Does the website actually have to work?
or can I just put Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...
into the content sections?
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Brianna

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Hello Kevin,
Thank you for your message. According to the rules of this contest, you need to submit a screenshot to this thread and a link to your published site, so we can view it online.
Cheers!
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what does that stuff in bold mean kevin? ive seen it alot on the forum and i have no idea!
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Hi Alex, Lorem ipsum is for test websites and it just represents where text would be. Here is an article on it: Lorem ipsum

Hope this helps,
Nathan
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Here is my entry,
http://santas-workshop.yolasite.com
Bill Matthews.
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Nathan, Champion

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Cool! Your website looks nice! :) Good job!
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Sanja

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Thanks so much Bill! It looks great!
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Sanja

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Just one more week until the Christmas Contest closes on Dec. 5th! Good luck to you all!
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Argh! It's gone too quickly... :)
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I know. I still need to add more content. I have been doing a lot of CSS and JavaScript! My whole Christmas page is almost made up of all HTML widgets! ;)

Thanks,
Nathan
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My friend and I made a Christmas website already. Is it alright if I just add a new page and show you that. Thanks!
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Brandon Barnes

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Also I had a question:
I was looking at some peoples websites. Below the heading, they had Christmas-like backgrounds, not a default background. Like one had a house background. not like a grey,blue, or green background. How do you change that. THANK YOU!
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Hi Brandon, just click "Change background" below the page slist and you can choose a background image and color.

Hope this helps,
Nathan
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Brandon Barnes

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Never mind on the website part. I have a different format. So I make a new website! Thank You
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Brandon Barnes

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Thank You Nathan!!!
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Nathan, Champion

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No Problem Brandon! :)
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lovely im in tooo
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Nathan, Champion

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Hello, if you are just now starting I wanted to let you know that it ends in a week and it has to be submitted by December 5th. Good luck! :)
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Sanja

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I can't wait to see your submission Deepika!
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Hi everyone!
I was just wondering if there is a site to make a message box, or a write to santa box/widget? Also I have made a Christmas website that is NOT in the contest. It is almost finished. http://everythingchristmas.yolasite.com/
Can't wait to see everyones entries!
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Hi Brandon,
Thanks for your message! You can definitely add a guestbook or comment box by viewing these links: How to add a comments box, Adding a Guestbook on Yola.

Thanks for sharing your Christmas website, looks great! We look forward to seeing your submission.

Cheers!
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Also, (sorry for all of the questions!) I saw on a site there was moving snowflakes and holly. Is there a site or app to get a background to do this? Thanks!
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Hi again, Brandon!

Ed has shared the falling snow here: Add some Festive Snow. I haven't seen anyone share the Holly html on our forum, though, maybe someday will respond to this where they got it! Another option is using your preferred search engine, such as Google, and looking for fun Holiday HTMLs.

Cheers!
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Falling holly (2 sizes)
Falling snow (9 in flash) and (7 in javascript)
Christmas lights (2 choices with many options)
Flying reindeer
and a few more

http://tester2.synthasite.com/

All that you need to do is copy and paste code... Its that easy...

Happy site building
Ed

You can find me with my head in the honey pot here...

Honey Bear Playhomes Tips and Favs in one place... A Honey bear Playhomes Tip ;)
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Thanks Ed!
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Brandon Barnes

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Thank You Brianna!!
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Brianna

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No problem, Brandon! Do not hesitate asking any further questions you have :)
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Brandon Barnes

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Hi Ed and Brianna!
I couldnt understand the tester site. I know there was a HTML code, but on the top I thought it said there was several different backgrounds.
Also, on some sites you can go to the page and your cursor will change. Do you know any apps or websites that have this option? Thank You!!!!!!!
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or does anyone else know?
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Brandon Barnes

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Thanks for the snow!!!!! It is awesome!!!
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Brandon Barnes

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Hello!
On some sites you can go to the page and your cursor will change. Do you know any apps or websites that have this option? Thank You!!!!!!!
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Ok, here's my submission:



And the URL is http://santas-workshop-cbooth.yolasit...

:)
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Thanks Nathan! :)
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No problem :)
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Brandon Barnes

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Hi Callum!
I was trying to find a website/app for a comment box. Do you know of any or what you used in your site?
Thanks!
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Hi Callum!
I was trying to find a website/app for a comment box. Do you know of any or what you used in your site?
Thanks!
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Really nice! I noticed, that you and me used the same picture for our entries, you used it for the background, I used it for the banner, funny! Our tastes are similar, I guess.:)))
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Hi Brandon! Callum used a form (Correct me if I am wrong) for the "Tell Santa what you want for Christmas" thing.

Hope this helps,
Nathan
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Callum

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@Brandon I used Jotform for the form.

@Valika Lol, I didn't notice that!
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Done!

Here is my webpage screenshot:



Here is the webpage link: http://christmasinourhearts.yolasite.com

Good luck to all of us and happy holidays to all!
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OH my GOD ITS AWESOME GRACE i expected from you that
you should be the winner i love it.
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Nathan, Champion

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Oh my gosh Grace, that is amazing!!! Awesome job! Well done! :)
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Hello Nathan and IB HEART, thank you for the appreciation....thanks for the compliment.
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Awesome Grace Congrats I think you are 1 of the Winners ^^,
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Jonathan M. Guevarra

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Awesome Grace Congrats I think you are 1 of the Winners ^^,
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Well here is my entry.

This is the link: http://dearsantaclaus.yolasite.com/

Good luck everyone. This has been such a great contest.

Have a very Merry Christmas.

John McCarthy
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Here's my entry:



http://santastage.yolasite.com/

Good luck to everyone! This has been such a great contest. Thanks Yola!
Brandon
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this is going to be the winner it is awesome
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Wow that is awesome! Great job! :)
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Absolutely fantastic! - don't think I'll bother with mine now!!!
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Sanja

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Alexander - please don't let this stop you from entering! There are 3 prizes that we would love to give out!
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Brandon

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Thanks guys I'm glad you like it. Took me long enough :P =D
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Sanja

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Wow! I am totally impressed by everyone's submissions so far!

Just 3 more days until the contest closes! Be sure to get those submissions in!
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Very exciting! =D