Last month, some of the most creative web developers in the world showed us what they could do with CSS Media Queries in the October Dev Derby contest. After looking through the entries, our three new judges–Dave Rupert, Eric Shepherd and I–decided on three winners and two runners-up.
Not a contestant? There are other reasons to be excited. Most importantly, all of these demos are completely open-source, making them wonderful lessons in the exciting things you can do with CSS Media Queries today.
- First place: AudioVisual Media queries by the always determined guska076
- Second place: Pacmanimation by newcomer Fabrizio Calderan
- Third place: HTML5 trombone! by September finalist Tomasz Kołodziejski
- Media Query Mario by newcomer Ashley Nolan
- Fly Biplane with Media Queries by Derby veteran Marc Castles
The quality of entries this time around was incredible–and the Web took notice. Word of these demos spread like wildfire even before the contest ended, reminding users and developers everywhere just how powerful the open Web has become.
When it came time to choose winners, the practicality dimension proved to be a critical factor. While everything submitted to the October Derby was extremely original, our judges determined that these demos particularly excelled at pushing the web forward and deserved special praise as a result.
Congratulations to these winners and to everyone who competed in the October Derby. The Web is a more exciting, more beautiful, and more compelling platform thanks to their hard work. I look forward to seeing what they create next.
Want to get a head start on an upcoming Derby? We are now accepting demos related to the the Full Screen API (November), offline web technologies (December), and Drag and Drop (January). Head over to the Dev Derby to get started.