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Winners of the Webby Awards announced

Nick Finck

May 3, 2005 at 8:55 AM

The winners of this year's Webby Awards have been announced. The site is getting hammered by a lot of traffic today, but among the winners are; the National Cancer Institute (a project Peter Morville had worked on), Boing Boing, 43 Things, and Skype. There were several sites I wish had won such as Creative Commons, Flickr, and hicksdesign. It was good to be both a reviewing judge as well as a finalist judge this year.

Comments

Ron Blaisdell

May 3, 2005 at 1:13 PM

Hmmm ... I wonder what it says to the web-standards community, when a table-based web site (National Cancer Institute) wins such a major design award?

Julianne Puckett

May 6, 2005 at 12:48 PM

According to the Webby Awards' site, they award the best in "design, creativity, usability, and functionality" -- so the code is only part of it. I think cancer.gov's award relates directly to this week's DWM article about Web 2.0 and how useful, findable content, in the end, trumps visual design.

Mike

May 6, 2005 at 1:24 PM

The Webbys have always gone heavy on design over functionality. Accessiblity on many of these site is horrible. I don't believe they take how the site was built (W3C compliance) into their final decision.

Nick Finck

May 6, 2005 at 1:28 PM

Trust me, if I could pick the sites that get entered, I would... but as a judge I can only vote aginst the bad ones (or rather, vote for the better ones).

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