I thought hard about posting this at StudioPress, but ultimately felt it wasn’t fair to post MY opinion out there on behalf of everyone who is a part of our team.
Now that I got that off my chest, I’d like to introduce *my* choices for the Genesis Awards… congrats to everyone who won!
Best About Page – Spyr Media
The moment I laid my eyes on this page I realized just how awesome Genesis (with the help of some wicked good guys) could be used. Huge props to Dave LaTulippe for the design and Jeff Sarris for the implementation.
Best Comments Design – The TomKat Studio
Ladies, I have to warn you – when you visit Kim Stoegbauer‘s site you might have design envy. This site is one of my favorites – Lindsey Riel did an outstanding job. My favorite part of the design is the way the comments are styled.
Best Email Subscribe Box – Amy Porterfield
When I saw Amy Potterfield‘s redesign on Genesis I didn’t even notice that her email subscribe box was, well… an email subscribe box. It integrates so seamlessly into her site, it had me from hello. Excellent job, Amy!
Best Homepage Design – Seward Helicopter Tours
I’m a skier, which might explain this one – however, you have to agree with me that Joe from Sundog Media killed it with this homepage design. Excellent use of colors and slider effects makes this award very easy to give out.
Best News Site – Florida International
There are too many reasons why I like this site – it’s clean, well laid out and overall has some pretty awesome effects. Go ahead and see for yourself…
Best One-Page Design – Red to Gray
Breathless… that’s pretty much how this awesome design by Lauren Mancke and Northbound Design made me feel when I saw it. This is an example of a site that really showcases how uniquely Genesis can be used.
Best Site Layout – Eat Life Whole
You knew it was coming – a Genesis Awards ceremony isn’t complete unless ninja Bill Erickson takes home a trophy. There all all kinds of reasons that this site wins, so go check out the site layout awesomeness that’s going on over there.
Best Sports Site – North West Sports Blog
If you live in the Northwest (or anywhere really for that matter) you might find yourself frequenting this outrageously cool sports site developed by Chris Cochran.
Best Use of Icons – ListPlanit
Here’s another example of how Genesis can be used to run a full blown website. With attention to detail and a pristine design from the talented Chris Ford, this site just screams gorgeous.