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Voting opens in Future’s .net Awards 2010

Best in web design and development celebrated by world’s best-selling magazine for web builders

24/08/2010 – .net, the world’s best-selling magazine for web builders, has opened voting for its annual .net Awards – a celebration of the very best in web design and development – as organisers hope to beat the 60,000 votes cast last year.

The .net Awards website (http://www.thenetawards.com) – in association with Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 – is open now for votes in sixteen categories; Awards include ‘web personality of the year’ and ‘innovation of the year’, which sees the controversial Wikileaks (http://www.wikileaks.com) competing against nominees including Google’s Android 2.2 OS and Adobe’s Flash Player for Mobile.

Held annually since 1998, the long-running .net Awards mix public opinion with those of a leading panel of 100 industry experts, including the likes of Jeffrey Zeldman, Paul Boag and Molly Holzschlag, who deliberate on the final shortlist.

Winners of the prestigious .net Awards 2010 are announced on Wednesday, 18th November at a special event in London.

.net Awards 2010

  • Design agency of the year
  • Interactive site of the year
  • Blog of the year
  • Mobile site of the year
  • Mobile app of the year
  • Innovation of the year
  • Web personality of the year
  • Redesign of the year
  • Podcast of the year
  • Video podcast of the year
  • Web app of the year
  • Open source app of the year
  • Standards champion
  • Best API use
  • Community site of the year
  • Viral campaign of the year

The awards are heavily promoted across Future’s portfolio of magazines and websites, with editorial and adverts running across 16 titles including T3, MacFormat and the fast-growing TechRadar.com (http://www.techradar.com), which now attracts over 3m unique users worldwide each month.   Influential online magazine, A List Apart – which explores the design, development and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices, becomes the first-ever .net Award’s media partner. The British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) will be promoting to their members as official industry partner, while Sitecore, Fasthosts and Basekit are category sponsors.

Editor of .net, Dan Oliver said:

“.net magazine is read by thousands of professional web designers and developers from around the world, and winning one of our coveted Awards is a great achievement, made even more special by the fact that both the general public and industry peers take part in the decision process. We work in one of the most dynamic and creative industries on the planet, and these Awards showcase the talent, creativity, and passion that help make the web what it is today.”

For more information and the chance to vote, visit http://www.thenetawards.com

About Future
Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR).  Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests.  We hold strong multi-media market positions in games, technology, film, music, cycling, automotive and crafts.  Our biggest-selling magazines include Total Film, T3, Classic Rock, Digital Camera, Guitar World, Official Xbox Magazine, Official Playstation Magazine, Nintendo Power, Maximum PC and MacLife.  Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, techradar.com, musicradar.com and photoradar.com.  Future sells more than 3 million magazines each month; we attract more than 27 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 27 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts.  In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.
For more information
Will Guyatt, Media Relations Manager, Future UK, 01225 822517