Award Winning Websites, or Arbitrary Awards? Support
Well the Webby Awards, one of the few truly recognizable and sought-after web design awards, recognizes outstanding web sites in over 60 categories. Their final deadline for submission for the 9th Annual Webby Awards is December 17, 2004. Also. for the first time this year, sites that don't make the cut for Webby Nominee or Webby Winner are eligible to receive special recognition from the Academy as Webby Worthy.
Did you design a website within this past year that you feel is worth the $95 - $195 entry fee? If not, then why not? Linda Goin asks herself that same question, as she looks at some of the past Webby Award winners and talks about what makes a Webby Winner, or any other web-design winner for that matter.
Linda Goin carries an A.A. in graphic design, a B.F.A. in visual communications with a minor in business and marketing and an M.A. in American History with a minor in the Reformation. While the latter degree doesn't seem to fit with the first two educational experiences, Linda used her 25-year design expertise on archaeological digs and in the study of material culture. Now she uses her education and experiences in social media experiments.
Accolades for her work include fifteen first-place Colorado Press Association awards, numerous fine art and graphic design awards, and interviews about content development with The Wall St. Journal, Chicago Tribune, Psychology Today, and L.A. Times.