R/GA, Zugara Clean Up WebAwards
Those two agencies combined for 37 of the 96 awards handed out for web development work by the Web Marketing Association.
Web development at its finest came into focus with the WebAwards handed out to winners in 96 industries.
All of those winners matched up head to head yielded one best of show selection – TBS: Department of Humor Analysis, created by Brooklyn-based Big Spaceship:
The Web Marketing Association named R/GA their Top Agency for 2006:
Those 96 categories included a few our business-oriented readers may recognize.
Corporate Communications developed Spot Runner, which picked up an Outstanding award for Best Advertising Website.
In the Marketing category, the judges like Rare Method’s work on Silvertip Resort the best.
Ogilvy One received the nod for its work on IBM’s Help Desk II in the Information Services category.
Web development has become so much more of a skill and an art now than it was ten years ago, when function was viewed as vastly more important than form. It is good to see form can enhance function, and web developers can be recognized for doing so.
Commenters on the post do not anticipate things will be that easy for the colleague, who has a background working in programming in multi-threaded environments. One response, from Paul Laroquod, summarized the colleague’s prospects with a humorous response:
For the record, Tim Berners-Lee has never been known to have any particular affection for totaling up toothpicks.
David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.