The .net Awards 2010


I’m going to the .net awards on Thursday along with the ubelly team and thought I’d quickly give you my predictions for the winners:

 

Web app of the year – Typekit

I’m a big fan of Typekit, I briefly talked about earlier in the month. I sadly don’t use either of the other two services.

Nominees:

FontSquirrel

Mailchimp

Typekit

 

Community site of the year – Ravelry

Giving Facebook and Twitter an award seems wrong to me, they got their reward… Millions and Millions of users. So if I was going to give an award out it would definitely be to Ravelry. I’m not a knitter myself but this is a wonderfully designed site and shows that if you take a niche subject you can stand out amongst the big boys of social networking.

Nominees:

Facebook

Ravelry

Twitter

 

Best API use – Flipboard

When you see flipboard in action you can’t help but be impressed. Couple that with their amazing website (that I recently showed you how to recreate here) and you have a really incredible product that deserves some recognition.

Nominees:

Flipboard

Hootsuite

Twitterific

 

Interactive site of the year – A Girl Story

What a wonderful site. I showed you how you could achieve the technical effect they use here, but what I can’t do is explain how they created such a heart wrenching story. It’s Emotional design at it’s finest. If this doesn’t win I will eat Ryan Carson’s hat.

Nominees:

A Girl Story

Battle of the Cheetos

Chrome FastBall

 

Blog of the year – CSS-Tricks

I always find something new and interesting at CSS-Tricks. It’s a great site for CSS veterans wanting to brush up their skills and beginners wanting to learn. A site with a little something for everybody.

Nominees:

A list Apart

CSS-Tricks

Smashing Magazine

 

Podcast of the year – Sitepoint

I like Sitepoint and sadly don’t really listen to the others… maybe I should… maybe I will.

Nominees:

Sitepoint

The Big Web Show

Think Vitamin Radio

 

Video podcast of the year – Railscasts

Railscast do such a great job of explaining Ruby on rails. It’s a great place to learn, even if you are new to Ruby on Rails.

Nominees:

CSS-Tricks

Railscasts

The Big Web Show

 

Design agency of the year – Clearleft

I’ve not worked with any of these agencies but ClearLeft’s dConstruct event was so fantastic I have to vote for them.

Nominees:

centresource

Clearleft

Happy Cog

 

Innovation of the year – Node.js

Clear category for me, the winner has to be node.js. I can’t stand developing for android, but maybe I’m a little bias after working for so long on Windows Phone 7. Node.js isn’t something that I ever see myself using, but I’m glad someone is doing it.

Nominees:

Google Android OS 2.2

Node.js

Wikileaks.org

 

Web personality of the year – Jason Santa Maria

I think he’s really good, what more can I say Jason pips this one.

Nominees:

Chris Coyier

Jason Santa Maria

Ryan Carson

 

Viral campaign of the year – Old Spice

I was only aware of the old spice campaign so for me it’s the winner.

Nominees:

Chrome FastBall

Nike Write the Future

Old Spice

 

Standards champion – Andy Clarke

His book Transcending CSS: The Fine Art Of Web Design is fantastic… his sites are fantastic so Andy wins for me.

Nominees:

Andy Clarke

Jeffrey Zeldman

Tim Van Damme

 

Open source application of the year – Drupal 6.17

I’ve been working with Drupal on windows recently and I love it… so it’s Drupal all the way for me.

Nominees:

Drupal 6.17

Modernizr

WordPress 3.0

 

Redesign of the year – BBC News

I’m not the biggest fan of any of these designs but I think BBC have done a decent Job and it works really well across all browsers despite it’s complexity.

Nominees:

BBC News

Flickr

YouTube

 

Mobile site of the year – Vimeo

I love Vimeo more and more and their mobile site is so easy to use.

Nominees:

Flickr

Google

Vimeo

 

Mobile app of the year – Foursquare

I love foursquare on iPhone but the new Windows Phone 7 app is stunning. Awesome idea and incredible implementations across platforms.

Nominees:

Dropbox

Facebook

Foursquare

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