April 17, 2003 at 8:21 AM
The winners of the WThRemix contest (i.e. the W3C Website Redesign contest) have been posted on to the WThRemix site in addition to some details about how we judged the sites. It was by no means an easy task but we wanted to be as thorough as possible. We tested the designs in several browsers on several platforms and devices. We checked the markup and CSS in validators. We tested the accessibility in Bobby. And then we reviewed for things like overall design aesthetics, typography, use of color, appropriateness for the W3C, spirit of the standards, and so forth. Check it out. I highly recommend other contests and award shows start adopting this ciritcal approch because we all know it's easy to build a very stunning site, but it's hard to get that site to work properly anywhere and on every platform/device.