sitepoint.com is an enormously popular portal for web designers and developers. In addition to our huge forum community we publish tutorials, news, books (in print and eBook format), training courses and much more.
Those of you who have been part of the 99designs community for a while will know that 99designs began its life in the SitePoint Forums. The two companies are like sisters, but we fight less than most sisters do. Except when it comes to foosball.
Here's some info about the course that they've just completed:
We're after two things here: a badge and a certificate.
Badge: The goal is for the participant to place this badge in the sidebar of their blog. Therefore, a size of 250 x 250 px might work well (no larger) but other smaller sizes will be considered. Ideally I'd like this to be scalable and still legible if we convert it to a smaller size. I'm not going to give much detail on the design other than to say it should be vibrant and fun.
We do have a logo that we've used, which I've attached, but please apply some of your own creativity.
There should also be a space for the author of the course to add their signature.
Whilst the course that these items represent have been created from within the SitePoint brand, you don't necessarily need to take aesthetic inspiration from the SitePoint colors/logo/theme (in fact we'd rather you didn't take inspiration from the logo—large shapes of dark blue or orange rarely work well). These designs need to stand up and be identifiable in their own right.