Building the perfect website is extremely difficult as there are several variables one need to consider. However, what happens when someone must create a website with just 5kb worth of code? Yes, you read right, the size of the code must be no larger than 5kb. But here’s the interesting part: the overall web page must be no larger than 10kb.
Microsoft has decided to partner with 10k Apart to create an interesting contest where web developers must create a web page no larger than 10kb inside. This page should be able to perform in several web browsers including Microsoft Edge.
According to Aaron Gustafson, a Web Standards Advocate, this particular contest has been in the realm of ideas for the past 16-years. Apparently, someone known as Stewart Butterfield came up with the idea that would test the mettle of web designers to see if they would work magic with little resources.
Any web designer who comes out on top here will walk away with $10,000 among other things. Furthermore, note that the contest will run until September 30, 2016
The following are the currently known guidelines for those who want to participate via a blog post:
- Entries should be accessible. In line with the philosophy of progressive enhancement, your entry should be usable by the broadest number of users possible.
- Nothing comes for free. In previous years, we gave a pass if you wanted to use jQuery or load some fonts from Typekit. This year we decided to change it up, not because we don’t love these products (we do), but because we wanted to force every piece of code, every asset, to fight for its place in your entry. Anything you add should be added with purpose.
Anyone up for it?