2009 marks the first annual About.com Web Design Reader’s Choice Awards. Nominations were accepted through the end of April in a variety of categories ranging from “Best Use of Color” to “Most Original Design”.
10 nominees per category were chosen and a gallery for each category was created with screen shots of the sites and links to the respective urls.
This year’s nominees include such powerhouse websites as Apple.com, Amazon.com, and Twitter.com, along with independent web design firms, individuals’ sites, and ecommerce sites. (And since the blog section of this site is powered by WordPress, I should point out that Matt Mullenweg, founding developer of WordPress, was nominated for one of the categories.)
Yours truly is one of the nominees for the “Best Form Design” category for the Web Development Questionnaire I created to use on this site, and since this is my site, here comes the shameless plug!
The Web Development Questionnaire I created allows potential clients to contact me with all the pertinent information needed to get the ball rolling on a new web development project. It employs the jQuery library for certain form functions such as pagination, validation, user interaction, and various aesthetics such as screen scrolling. It also employs a custom PHP script for data verification and validation as well as MySQL for data storage. It’s cross-browser compatible and validates to the XHTML 1.1 standard.
May 4th marked the beginning of the voting period with voting open to everyone. Jennifer Kyrnin, the About.com Web Design Guide overseeing the contest, encourages each nominee to encourage their friends, family, and clients to vote, so go out there and vote! For more information on voting, see Jennifer’s post here.
This year’s categories are as follows:
- Best Use of Colors in Web Design
- Best Use of Images in Web Design
- Best Form Design
- Best Information Page Design
- Best Product Page Design
- Best Ecommerce Site Design
- Most Original Design
- Best Designed Web Designer’s Site
- Best Overall Web Design
Voting is open until May 22, 2009 with the results released on May 25, 2009. Check back here or on Jennifer’s blog to see the results!
Good luck to all the nominees!