I'm sure this is about the 4,000th CSS-Reboot-related blog post today, but, I wanted to pat Adam Howell on the back for pulling it off despite a 24-hour hiccup over on Dream Host. That would have freaked me out, and he seems to have popped a few valiums and worked through it with relative calm.
There are a lot of inspiring designs up there, and I'll have to let it all sink in before I list my favorites publicly.
As of this writing, OrangeCoat's reboot is holding strong. I feel bad because it was a bit of a rush job, but the show had to go on regardless. Eitherway, check out the showcase (we're like the 6th or 7th from the top) and vote for OrangeCoat if you feel so motivated. (No we don't win anything)
For all of you smart economics professors in training, I think the CSS reboot could be an interesting case study. If you'll notice, not many of the heavily voted on reboots are unanimously rated high (above 3). The scoring is done on a 5 point scale and, relative to the others, a 2.5 - 3 is about as good as it gets. Where are the high 3's, and 4's? My instincts tell me there is a very small incentive to vote other people's designs as 4's or 5's, while (if participating) there is a strong incentive to vote other peoples' work lower.
What if each rebooter was given, say, 20 total points to distribute on entries that are NOT their own, and your own submission's rating was somehow boosted when you gave other people more than 3 stars?