We know you have all been eagerly awaiting the results of the “Show off your Yola site” Facebook contest. We didn’t mean to keep you in suspense but with over 3,000 entries submitted, our panel of judges had their work cut out for them. There were so many fantastic entries but in the end we selected our winners from among the top 100 vote getters.
The best part is, this week, instead of one Featured Website, you get five! We hope you can draw inspiration from them as our judges panel did.
The Grand Prize goes to Down Syndrome Illawarra! We were all moved by this organization and their mission to bring families affected by Downs together. Their site is well organized and provides a wealth of useful information to their site visitors. We also loved the sense of community you can feel throughout the website.
Our first runner up is Ginger Kelly Studio. The panel was in awe of the visual design of this website. We were instantly transported to the fantasy world created by artist, illustrator and fashion designer, Lauren Kelly Small. While she may deal in fantasy, she also knows how to get down to business. The integration of her Cafe Press store is seamless and her custom navigation buttons are graphically stunning while allowing you to move around the website with ease.
Our second runner up is Julie K Photo. The judges were impressed by Julie Kalua’s use of her photos as links, transforming her site navigation into a photo gallery. We also like the customized social media buttons she integrated into her site.
Our third runner up is Naomi Frost. Her whimsical logo stole the heart of one of our judges and the rest of us agreed it makes this site truly stand out from the crowd. Aside from the logo, this site offers a professional and easy to follow navigation menu. As her menu suggests, we were captivated by her work.
Our fourth runner up is Little Sticks , a long time favorite of ours. They blew the judges away with their clean and simple design. We love the way it blends sophistication with fun and the dual navigation menu makes browsing their online store a breeze.
Congratulations to all our winners, you will be contacted individually to arrange shipment of your prizes very soon! Also, a huge thanks to everyone who entered! We truly appreciate you sharing your sites with us and look forward to continue being your website building partner.