Well the contest is over, and the vote has been officially tallied. And look at that the Big Winner is Michael Heilemann.
I would say that this outcome is surprising, only in as much that Michael was up against some huge competition. I was expecting it to come down to Shaun Inman and Ryan Sims honestly. And again, this is not because of any deficiency in Michael, I hold that he is one of the most influential designers in the WordPress community, if not the most influential. I view Michael as my design Nemesis (3rd defintion in the list) in the WordPress community, so I am quite happy that he won actually.
So now that we have that out of the way, lets see what the final totals were for each combatant in this no-holds-barred Design-Foo Budokai.
So that is it for 2004, ahhhhh feels good to have good design actually represented. And by all means if you have not, take a gander at the comments in the original article, some very good reading there. I think this was a good beginning, but I do agree with some of the comments left in the original article, so I am going to do some serious work to draft some rules and procedures to make the Second Annual Non-Stupid Weblog Awards more comprehensive and exciting.
All Hail Heilemann! Indeed Your Design-Foo is Strongest!
So all that is left, is to say Congratulations again to Michael and to get the Design-Foo belt in and mail it to him, then somehow coax him to post a pic online of him wearing it.
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