Monday, December 02, 2002

Ecommsite Brings Home Two Awards at the Webby's

December 02, 2002 - Ecommsite Solutions cheered as they won two awards at The 5th Philippine Web Awards night last Friday at the Dusit Hotel. They kept their fingers crossed as the presenters announced the winners for “The Best Website” in the “Media” and “Community” category. That night, Juice.ph and Sysads.org—both developed by Ecommsite, would go home with the Media and Community trophies respectively.

Under the Media category, Ecommsite Solutions had in fact three entries, namely: Juice.ph, 5andup.com and Gameplan23.com. But in spite of that, the company remained mindful of their competition. "In all honesty the competition was really tough ; all the other sites were good. I guess Juice.ph was chosen not only for its excellent design but also because of its user-friendly layout and informative content," said Patricia Ann Rodriguez, Creative Director of Ecommsite Solutions. "We owe the success of this website to the designers and developers of Ecommsite from past to present," she added.

“Ecommsite contributed a lot to the success and has been very cooperative with Sysads.org since day one” said Meric Mara, Chief Technology Officer of Ecommsite and Webmaster of Sysads.org. He added: “the company provided the layout design, web hosting, and assisted in contributing content to the site and moderating the discussion threads in the site’s message board. But still, Sysads.org will not be what it is today without the support of the Systems and Network Administrators out there who value the open exchange of technical knowledge made possible by the Internet.”

To make the community more dynamic, Sysads.org will continue to provide technical information and tools to assist administrators in their daily task. They also plan to partner with other organizations to expand the network and organize free training. Lastly, they plan to set up a special section on the site that would recognize and promote Filipino talents in the field of information technology.

Reviewers and judges of the Webby Awards rated the nominees based on four criterias: Content, Design, Usability, and Functionality. Although there were a lot of worthy entries this year, the company believes that their edge was the talent of their people—the team that developed and designed the award-winning websites.