West Simsbury, CT (PRWEB) April 2, 2009
WebAward.org - The Web Marketing Association, host of leading web site awards competition WebAwards, released the Internet Standards Assessment Report (ISAR) to help the fashion industry learn to create more effective and engaging web sites.
"As the standard of excellence for web sites continues to increase, consumers (and WebAward judges) are increasingly picky about what they consider to be an effective web site," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association, Inc. "The fashion industry knows what it takes to create an image for its products. Their Web sites are extensions of those images and invite the users to learn more about the brands which they identify with."
The WebAwards competition judges fashion web sites on seven criteria that combined create award-winning web sites:
- Ease of use
New to the ISAR study, fashion was added as a category to the WebAwards in 2005. Since then they have generally been inline with the overall ISAR Index with a slight overperformance in 2006 and 2008. It is not surprising that fashion sites tend to score highest in design and content. It is also well above the WebAward average for design.
The 2008 WebAward for Best Fashion Web site went to Dolce&Gabbana srl for the Dolce&Gabbana Web site.
Other past winners include:
- 2007 ID Society for Nautica Jeans Company
- 2006 These Days for Bikkembergs Football
- 2005 Organic, Inc for Tommy Kids Web Site
A complete list of past winners can be found at fashion.webaward.org].
Companies and organizations wishing to have their Fashion Web site evaluated against the ISAR Index and be considered for a WebAward, which can help boost a Web site's credibility and marketing efforts, can learn more at WebAward.org.
To request your copy of the 2009 WebAward ISAR report, please visit: WebAward.org
The Internet Standards Assessment report and the 2009 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: Burst Media, B2B Magazine, BGT Partners, PRWeb, AllBusiness, ExactTarget, ad:tech conferences, NewsUSA, Microsoft PhizzPop, Internet World, AllBusiness, Search Engine Strategies, Webmaster Radio, Rovion, and Website Magazine.
2009 WebAward Call for Entries:
The Web Marketing Association is now accepting entries into its 13th annual international WebAward Competition. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks that the Internet Standards Assessment report is based upon. The fashion industry represents an important category in the WebAward competition, and the Web Marketing Association will again be honoring the Best Fashion Web site of 2009. The deadline for entry is May 29, 2009 and the WebAward Web site is located at WebAward.org.
About the WebAwards
Now in its 13th year, the annual international WebAwards competition sets the standard of excellence in 96 industry categories by evaluating Web sites and defining benchmarks based on the seven essential criteria of successful Web site development. The goal of the Web Marketing Association, sponsor of the WebAwards, is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective Web sites on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from a Web site assessment by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented to an award-winning Web site. For more information, visit WebAward.org.