The Winners of The 2013 W3 Awards have been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Receiving over 4,000 entries, the W3 Awards honors outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, & Mobile Apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. o2 Group is proud to announce two of our websites were honored with the Silver Award in the Overall Website categories of Fashion and Government.
“We were amazed at the caliber and quality of work we received this year. Our winners continue to push the envelope of Internet creativity and web design, and it is gratifying to see such great work from the smallest agencies to the biggest firms” said Linda Day, the director of the IAVA. “On behalf of the over 500 members of The International Academy of the Visual Arts, we are honored to recognize our winners as they continue to set a high standard of excellence for Web development.”
Below, please read a little about our winning websites – The City of Golden (Government) and True Ink LLC (Fashion).
Golden Colorado is a destination city for many reasons, but their website was poorly organized and built on a platform making it difficult for city staff to update content on their own. o2 Group helped organize and run an assessment of city staff, business owners, residents and visitors to identify what people wanted in the new website. The new custom design holds true to Golden’s old west heritage and focuses on the Live, Work and Play themes. Modern technology including a custom document center, “mega-menu” navigation and a custom, easy to use WordPress implementation make the site easy to use for site visitors and easy to manage for city staff. The homepage includes current news and events, weather, stunning photography and resource quick-links making this a destination site for anyone coming to Live, Work or Play in this great city. To visit the City of Golden site, please go to www.cityofgolden.net.
The True Ink website was built with the intention of adding a creative spin to the clothing line. The website represents the essence of the brand – hip, casual and comfortable. Some of the key features include a responsive design platform so users can visit the site from any browser or mobile device, continuous scrolling which allows users to see the bulk of the content without having to click to another page; and to encourage interaction, an ‘inspiration board’ where users can create a mood messages or inspirational phrases to share with friends.