The long-awaited architectural visualization challenge No. 03 is here at last boasting a brand new website with an exciting and challenging theme – CityLIFE! This time you are tasked to explore one of the most complex and vast subject matter in Architectural Visualization, our urban way of living. Visit the new challenges main site to get started with your journey on this one. You will find all the challenge related information over there and keep on reading here to find out more about that site, how it came to be and and introduction to using it.
New Challenge Site
With CityLIFE Im also launching the new Challenge Sites. This was a long project in the making that really took shape in the past few months much more rapidly. The first week of the challenge will be dedicated to getting to know the system and me helping you out as much as I can should you have any questions related to it.
The core functionality of the new site is the Grid Flow the continuous display of visual content in masonry bricks / grid format (featuring images posted on the blog as an example).
The Grid Flow Main View
Running a community forum in such a highly visual field as architectural visualization, really called for a much more visual way of showcasing your content then the traditional forum system that is now in place. The challenges will be the first section to transition into the new site system and while Im sure we are going to have some growing pains it will all be for the best.
The current site is only the first version of it, inspired by the image navigation you can find in Google’s image search, Pinterest and other similar services were the focus on visual bits of information is key.
The Challenge Main Hub
Below you can see the Challenge Main Grid Flow, were you will find all current and past challenges with a filtering system that can help you navigate in ease among them all. This filtering system is tailored to the specific challenge site you are in and most of the times will be related to milestones and theme related topics, so you can focus on the things you like at any given time.
Create Your Own Account
In order to take part and add content to the challenge site you will have to create an account. This account will allow you to take part in all the challenges taking place in the new system.
Other then the main Grid Flow view, you will find two more special views. The Challengers View (Authors View) and Weekly Progress View.
The Challengers Page
In this view you will be able to see the latest challenge milestones posted to the site sorted by their authors, with the most recent published author at the top. This page is set to show only the last 9 milestone by any given author.
You can also navigate into the authors private pages were you can see all of his milestones in the Grid Flow format.
The Weekly Progress Page
This page groups all the milestones according to week of being published. This can give you a much more focused overview of what is going on in the challenge and help you recall or find information easier.
The Backend of the Challenge Sites
I did not mention anything about the actual backend admin of this new site, the place were you add milestones and upload images and more. Information about that will be posted as part of the main challenge site with links to help files and videos to make it easy for you to jump right in and focus on your creative work.
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CityLIFE Press Resource & Promotion Files
Please use the files in the folder below for promotion and publication of CityLIFE via your own channels.