XHTML Challenge is a freshly launched project by Valentin Agachi, which enables you to create challenges between two websites. The script will analyze the sites’ XHTML markups and return a report for the visitors to vote. The signup process and overall workflow is very simple. Within a minute, I created a challenge between Best Web Gallery and CSS Remix (see the challenge).

bwg vs cssremix

I asked Valenin: "why did you create XHTML Challenge"?

agachi

I started this project because I wanted to have a place to check up sites quickly markup-wise. There’s a lot of CSS galleries out there, but not many look under the hood at the code and check them out. I plan to add a few other facts regarding the code of the sites challenged.

The site is created using a homemade PHP framework. The facts about the sites challenged are analyzed in the background after submission, and periodically after that. The thumbnails of the sites are taken from a 3rd party provider.

Valentin Agachi, XHTML Challenge

My thoughts…

The concept is fun and creative, however, there are areas that I think it could improve:

  • The voting system could be enchanced by Ajax. It is very annoying because the page reload every time I make a vote.
  • The site is missing a commenting system. People like to comment, who doesn’t?
  • The vote count should be based on user’s login, not cookie (and IP address I believe). This will prevent the same user from voting on the same challenge under different network or when the cookie is expired.

Check out some of the interesting challenges:

Mac OS X Leopard vs Window Vista
challenge

Del.icio.us vs. Digg
challenge

Facebook vs. Hi5
challenge

Barack Obama vs. Hillary Clinton
challenge

Firefox vs. Windows IE
challenge

Freelance Switch vs. Freelance Folder
challenge

Performancing vs. Problogger
challenge

56 Comments

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  1. Facebook Application Developers
    Nov 5, 2009 @ 3:48 am

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  3. vincentdresses
    Jan 5, 2010 @ 11:34 pm

    The designs showed here show what simple and tasteful design is all about. Another one to consider

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  4. Web Design
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

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  5. Padraic
    May 17, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    Love your new banner :)

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    May 18, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

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  7. Eusebio Wachob
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

    You have an great site!

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    Dec 27, 2010 @ 9:05 pm

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  10. altın çilek
    Feb 2, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    The designs showed here show what simple and tasteful design is all about. Another one to consider

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    Feb 8, 2011 @ 6:39 am

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    Aug 4, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    These are really stunning, there are even some sites that are new to me. All the colour schemes complex 41are definatly brave but I really think they work to make the sites eye catching and engaging.

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  13. yemek tarifleri
    May 2, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    The designs showed here show what simple and tasteful design is all about. Another one to consider

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  14. yates en Ibiza
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    Has something of non-update to the iPhone range, but there are finally decent alternatives in the smartphone market, with the HTC Desire and Samsung Galaxy S leading the Android fight right to Apple’s door.

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  15. yates en Ibiza
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 2:41 am

    All the colour schemes complex 41are definatly brave but I really think they work to make the sites eye catching and engaging.

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    Jun 1, 2013 @ 9:23 am

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