Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Visual Experience

The Webby Awards--"the online Oscars"--have been posted. Within the last few years Web design has become increasingly sophisticated. If you look back at magazines fifty years ago, the designs and art elements were very refined--they were enjoyable to view and not so very different from modern magazines. The Web, circa 2001, wasn't sophisticated at all. (In way of comparison, check out the Webby nominees from 2001.) But now Web tools have started to finally catch up with Web designers' creativity. There is some really cool stuff out there. The way we visualize and acquire information (including sports) will continue to evolve. Some of my favorite Web artistes: sofake, Analogue, and group94.

As for the Web awards...the current winner of the sports Webby Award went to...

The Reggie Bush Project

People's Voice Winner:

Manchester United official website

Sports Finalists:

MLS Mashups

Nike Basketball

The Onion

Also, staying in the visual realm, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) has announced its Best of Photojournalism winners. There are some great images (for the sports winners click here), and for In The Fray's quick take on last year's awards, click here.


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