Here’s the three finalists in the “Most outstanding website” category.
Judge’s comment: “Xero has made business bookkeeping pleasurable. End of month reconciliations are a breeze, the visual dashboard shows exactly where your money is, and if you ever get stuck you just invite your accountant to help. The interface is laid out well, uses a range of web technologies appropriately, is elegant and efficient. Support material explains complex accounting concepts well and clearly describes what to do next. End-to-end, Xero is an outstanding website.”
Chrometoaster, YouDo, NZ on Screen
Website: NZ On Screen
Judge’s comment: “NZ On Screen ticks all the boxes: appropriate design, rich content, happy user experience, clean code, accessibility, innovation… and things that delight the judges. Navigate through these high quality NZ film and television clips any way you like. It’s easy to use for methodical research. Equally, it’s a pleasure to get lost here, wandering through these delicious collections for sheer enjoyment. And that doesn’t happen very often.”
Boost New Media, 3Months, Codec, DigitalNZ
Judge’s comment: “DigitalNZ isn’t just an attractive, accessible website featuring great content – it is all those things, and a lot more. It is an ambitious, and successful, attempt to collect, knit together and deliver kiwi digital content for New Zealanders and the world. It is one of the best examples of how to use the web to preserve and share New Zealand culture and do it in a way that is intelligent and interactive. It is a jewel in our digital tiara…”
The “Most outstanding website” category is sponsored by Shift.