Website development is a complicated, constantly changing discipline. It encompasses many different tasks – from simply making elements appear on a page to creating full websites. A good web developer often touches every phase of a project in order to produce an experience that is both functional and attractive.
Developing a professional, well-designed website that meets a client’s strategic goals is no easy task, even for the most skilled developers. This is why the Web Marketing Association founded the WebAwards in 1997. For 20 years, the WMA has provided “a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Internet today.”
Judged on the following seven criteria – design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use – each site earns a score between 0 and 70 points. The highest score in a given category wins Best Website of that industry. Entries that receive a score of 60 or greater are awarded the Outstanding Website Award.
We don’t like to toot our own horn, but we love being recognized for the work we do on behalf of our amazing clients. This year, the agency took home the following awards:
- hippo won Best Health Care Website for its work on myhealthkc.com. hippo completed this project for its client, Shawnee Mission Health, alongside c2b solutions and Canister Studio. Only one site per industry is awarded the Best of Industry title. This award allows the Web Marketing Association to recognize work above and beyond the standard of excellence. The site was described as having “strong UX, great storytelling, [and] great design.” In addition, the judges described the site as “[an] extremely helpful web property that is simple in design and appropriate to its audience.”
- MBB Agency was awarded Outstanding Website for mychinet.com/big-game. The site was described as a “well designed, responsive site” and praised for the product photography and tabletop shots, which present the products well.
Congratulations to our terrific clients, Chinet and Shawnee Mission Health, as well as the MBB and hippo teams who worked on these projects.