As some of you may have noticed, my home page ( is pretty bland. I myself do not have that much artistic skills and would rather focus my time and efforts on content rather than design.

Because I do want my website to still look spiffy, I've decided to launch a little web design contest. Nothing fancy, but the person who designs the best website template for me to use for this website will win a copy of my book (Shaders for Game Programmers and Artists).

What am I looking for?
Something simple, yet better looking than my current webpage. Plus my current template is somewhat of a nightmare to maintain because of the column layout. I do not want something with a database or such (not for now at least).

When does this end?
I debated whether or not to put a fixed date on this or not. Since I do not know how many submissions I will receive (if any). But I have set a hard deadline of 09/30/2004 but reserve the right to finish early if enough submissions are sent.

How do I submit?
Just package your entry in a zip file and email it to Make sure to also include your contact info with the email so I can reach the winner :)