A new community has been formed, Open Designs. The goal is to create a community owned and managed site, where users can share their designs, discuss web design, and promote their services.
Open Designs is owned and operated by The Open Design Community, a non-profit organisation headed by a board of 3 administrators (1 of whom is me) and 10 moderators (who are yet to be announced).
The main features that will be on the site will be:
- Free web designs
- A forum for web designers and developers
- A blog network for our members
- A resource directory for web designers
- A web design wiki
- …and possibly much more, it all depends on your feedback.
So far it’s been less than a week since it was started and we have already completed a basic shell for the site and backend functions which allow users to upload their designs, and the admin approval system. I will post a more detailed post regarding this at a later date, but right now this is just to get the word out about Open Designs so go check it out and be sure to register for the main site & forums, as well as upload some designs if you wish!
And we have a contest up to design the new look of the site! Check out this forum post for more information. In the meantime, we will keep the design plain.