Chromatix represents Australia with a Best-in-Show at W3 Awards 2015

W3 Awards 2015

“On behalf of the 600+ members of The Academy Interactive and Visual Arts, we are honoured to recognize our winners as they continue to set a high standard of excellence for Web development.”

 

We can’t believe it! After much anticipation, the winners of the 2015 W³ Awards were announced on 23 September 2015 by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) in New York. With over 4,800 entries worldwide, the W³ Awards honours creative excellence online, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning websites, web video and online marketing programs from digital agencies around the world. The W³ Awards is sanctioned and judged by AIVA, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “who’s who” of highly acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. AIVA members include executives from organizations such as Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Microsoft, MTV Networks, Polo Ralph Lauren, Wired and Yahoo!, just to name a few.

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Iconfinder Artist Spotlights #1

Iconfinder Artist Highlight

We love to honour artists and designers for the great work they do. We just wanted to take a moment to highlight a few creative contributors to Iconfinder because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good icon!

So in support of designers big and small, in no particular order, here are our top 20 icon set picks for the month! READ MORE

Responsive Web Design Sucks: Plugins, Shims & Polyfills

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Websites that magically adapt to the user’s screen size, who wouldn’t want that nowadays? Especially since Samsung and Apple’s never ending release of awesome new gadgets with various device screen sizes.

Our six part series for responsive web design is nearing the end with our fifth post on responsive web design plugins, shims and polyfills. Responsive web design sucks from the perspective of the designer/developer since it adds another layer of complexity to any website, but there are some plugins that make our lives easier. Minimum fiddling around and maximum results, time is money and efficiency shouldn’t be at the cost of effectiveness! Check out some of our favourite responsive web design plugins, shims and polyfills.

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15+ Effective Non-Profit Websites

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Showcases of different industry’s websites like our recent posts on great hotel websites and car websites demonstrate different and appropriate uses of web design techniques. So what makes an effective non-profit organisation website?

The basic principles aren’t actually much different. Non-profit organisations are actually still selling something to their users. “No, hold up that can’t be right?” That’s right, all design is about selling. In the case of non-profit organisations they are selling a cause.

There are obvious challenges because most of the time, there is no direct benefit for the user to buy into a cause. Just like any other transaction, non-profit websites have the challenge of convincing users to part with their time, money or resources. Let’s check out some great examples of non-profit websites.
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20+ Creative Automotive & Car Websites

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It’s no surprise that automotive businesses have some of the nicest looking websites. With well known and luxurious brand names hailing from this industry, I’m sure the dollar figures spent to design and develop these visual masterpieces are quite high. The hotel industry might be similar, but we’ve already got a popular post on inspirational hotel websites – be sure to check it out.

Most car related websites are “driven” by their stunning product images, but there’s still plenty of inspiration from the content layout, navigation, clever use and manipulation of that awesome imagery.

This is NOT a generic list of top automotive brand domains at all. Enjoy our selection of creative automotive & car websites!

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