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Beginner's Guide to HTML5 & CSS3 Article Competition

Contribute an article to the Beginner's Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 for a shot at one of twelve CodeProject Prize Packs and a Google Nexus 7.

What is the challenge?

To teach.

More specifically...we were all little wet-behind-the-ears at some point, and now it’s your chance to give back! Help write a 12-part article series that will turn even the greenest of green coding newb into an all-star HTML/CSS Pro. Oh and you get to compete with your fellow CodeProject members to win some cool prizes along the way too!

The Loot

Weekly Prizes:

CodeProject Prize Pack

CodeProject Prize Pack

 

Each week's two winning article authors will take home a CodeProject Prize Pack that includes: a free 5-year Pro Account subscription to CodeProject Workspaces, a CodeProject t-shirt, and two vinyl, die cut Bob stickers.

 

Grand Prize:

Google Nexus 7 tablet

Nexus 7 Tablet

 

At the end of the six-week challenge, one lucky Grand Prize winner will take home a brand new Google Nexus 7 tablet (7" 16GB model).

 

How do I enter?

 

The contest begins on March 24th, 2014 and ends May 11th, 2014.

The six-week contest is made up of a series of weekly mini-contests where authors compete to produce the best article from a list of pre-defined topics. During the first couple weeks we'll cover the barebone basics of learning to code HTML and CSS and as the challenge progresses we'll move into some more advanced topics. The overall goal of the contest is to produce a 12-article series that constitutes CodeProject's Beginner's Guide to HTML5 and CSS3.

Each Monday, two article titles and corresponding descriptions of what topics/subjects should be covered in each will be released here on the contest page and in the Weekly newsletter. You have two weeks to submit an article that meets the requirements of the title you select (if you really want to try your hand at writing both of that week’s articles go for it, but we suggest focusing on just one).

To ensure your article is judged, make sure to submit it in the "HTML5/CSS3 Article Contest" subsection within the HTML/CSS section. Also make it clear which number article (i.e. Article #4) you are writing.

 

Submit your entry!

 

Judging Guidelines

 

  • Every week, CodeProject judges will choose their favourite article (one for each of the two titles released the previous week) that will be included in the final Beginner's Guide to HTML5 and CSS3. The authors of each week's winning articles will also be awarded a CodeProject Prize Pack.
  • At the end of the contest, one author will be selected to win the Google Nexus 7 Grand Prize for their dedication and outstanding contributions to the contest and crowdsourcing of the HTML5/CSS3 article series.
  • Prizes will be awarded to articles that provide the clearest, simplest, and most enjoyable tutorials.
  • Prizes will be awarded to articles that provide a comprehensive explanation of the topics and subjects specifically outlined for a given article title.
  • Prizes will be awarded by editors and judges selected by CodeProject. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

Beginner's Guide to HTML5/CSS3 Article List

Here are the articles you need to write! Choose one or try your hand at both, you can submit your completed article here.

Week 1 - Winning Articles

Articles Article 1: Writing Your First Code by Tim Corey and Article 2: Building on the Basics by James Jensen

This week's honourable mentions: Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter and Tadit Dash

Week 2 - Winning Articles

Articles Article 3: Styling Your First Web Page by Peter Leow and Article 4: Laying Out Your First Web Page by Ranjan.D

This week's honourable mentions: Guruprasad.kb and Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter

Week 3 - Winning Articles

Articles Article 5: Getting Fancy with HTML5 & CSS3 by Guruprasad.K.Basavaraju and Article 6: Formidable Forms with HTML5 by Peter Leow

This week's honourable mentions: James Jensen and Ranjan.D

Week 4 - Winning Articles

Articles Article 7: Coding Canvas by Guruprasad.K.Basavaraju and Article 8: Starting with SVG by Ranjan.D

This week's honourable mentions: Peter Leow and a special shoutout to Dennis E. White, littleGreenDude, Tiancheng Hu and Manas Bhardwaj for joining us for this round of articles in the competition!

Week 5 - Winning Articles

Articles Article 9: Enabling the App Cache by Ranjan.D and Article 10: Web Storage Wizardry by Peter Leow

This week's honourable mentions: Guruprasad.kb and Tim Corey

Week 6 - Winning Articles

Articles Article 11: HTML5 API Grab Bag by Peter Leow and Article 12: Open Topics by Ranjan.D

Grand Prize Winner

Grand Prize Winner: Ranjan.D  

Runner-Up: Peter Leow

Thank you to everyone that participated and contributed an article, we'll see you out in the next competition!

 

FAQ

1. How do I enter the competition?

Choose one of the two current article titles listed above and write a tutorial (aimed at beginners) that covers the topics and subjects outlined in the descriptions. Ensure your submission clearly states which article number you are writing and that you submit your article in the “HTML5/CSS3 Article Contest” subsection before the respective deadline.

2. Do I have to write both articles each week?

No you only have to write one of the two articles in any given week, but if you have time feel free to complete both. If you're trying to decide which article to write, browse the "HTML5/CSS3 Article Contest" subsection to see how many articles have been submitted for each, you'll have a better chance at winning if you select the article with less entries.

3. Do I have to follow the topic descriptions exactly?

No… but you shouldn’t stray too far either. If you want to discuss additional topics to help the beginner readers understand or feel the need to go into more detail on something we missed then include it in your article. Just try to keep on track with the main focus of the outline topics as this is a factor in judging.

4. Can I link to outside resources and other websites in my article?

Yes, but you should avoid it where possible. There are many resources out there that cover beginner HTML and CSS topics in great detail, and while it may be tempting to simply link to these, the strongest articles and tutorials will explain the necessary technical information within the article itself. Remeber, we're trying to build a complete beginner's guide to HTML5 and CSS3 on CodeProject.

It’s best practice to avoid linking en masse to outside resources (like W3Schools, HTML.NET etc.). Instead, try to include the information within your article or link to other resources on CodeProject if necessary.

5. When will new article topics and winning articles be announced?

New article topics will be announced each Monday on the contest page at or around 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The winning articles will be announced the Friday after their deadline on the contest page at or around 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and may also be announced in the Daily Build newsletter.

6. What if I have more questions?

If you have more questions feel free to ask in the forum below or by emailing contest@codeproject.com.

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