Website of the Week 2014 #14

The Webby Awards – some of the winners in 2014webbys

This week I will be mentioning some of the category winners of the Webby Awards and People’s Voice for 2014. There are heaps of cetegories so if you want to look through all the winners yourself you can go to http://webbyawards.com/winners/2014

Taking out the activism category was http://www.change.org/en-AU a platform for promoting a cause big or small from decriminalising cannabis for medical use for a terminally ill boy to securing more funding for Lifeline.

https://www.coursera.org/ got a win in the Education category for providing free courses in partnership with the top universities and organisation all over the world.

People’s voice for gaming went to Atari for the old school arcade website which allows you to play classics in your web browser like Centipede, Combat, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Super Breakout, Yar’s Revenge, Asteroids and the father of all computer games Pong.
http://www.atari.com/arcade#!/arcade/atari-promo

https://www.airbnb.com/ Got a win in the travel section with it’s novel approach to finding a place to stay and renting out a spare room to travellers.

People’s Voice for best online variety was a personal favorite of mine, Epic Rap Battles of History a clever and witty music video series where heavyweights of history (some real, some finctional) face off in the classic rap battles. https://www.youtube.com/user/ERB

This is just a small number of the winners so set aside a bit of time to take a look at some of the best websites we have seen in the last 12 months.