Australian Web Awards: A Public Discussion About The Art Of Compromise

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The 2015 Australian Web Awards are open until August 21st

2015 Australian Web Awards

There’s a cocktail of business advice, user-experience work, visual design, content management, programming and accessibility and everyone mixes it slightly differently. - Bret Treasure, Chairman

This year entrants can elect to publish their entry on the Australian Web Awards web site, a move designed to encourage more understanding of the web design process. Entrants will be able to explain what the objectives of the site are, and the challenges/features that made it distinctive.

Chair Bret Treasure says that legacy systems and budget limitations demand compromises and trade-offs. Different agencies manage that in different ways. ‘There’s a cocktail of business advice, user-experience work, visual design, content management, programming and accessibility and everyone mixes it slightly differently. By letting agencies publicly explain their own approach, knowledge can be shared which helps clients to identify the best match for their future needs.’

There are two new categories in the Awards this year; Startup and Small Business. Startup is for commercial businesses less than two years old and Small Business is for any business turning over less than $2 million p.a. These categories ensure smaller budget sites are not competing with very large, well-resourced ones.

Judging is done in a two stage process by respected industry specialists and sites that make the second round can request written feedback. Richard Keeves is Chair of Judges.

The Australian Web Awards are for companies that value web standards and are proud of their work. Entry cost is from $50.

The awards are sponsored by PayPal+Braintree, OzArt and Site Validator.

About AWIA
The Australian Web Industry Association educates, advocates and helps members with professional development. It does this through Port80 networking events, the Edge of the Web Conference and the Australian Web Awards. Members are web professionals: business owners, developers, designers, marketers and consultants.

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