The 2020 Joomla Australia Site Awards competition was open during September this year, with winners being announced during the Virtual Australian Joomla Users Group on Tuesday, 24 November. Individuals and agencies, within Oceania, submitted their Joomla powered websites for judging by a panel of judges for the chance to showcase their finest work.
Judging was undertaken in five categories:
Joomla Australia is proud to announce the category winners ...
Candidate sites for this category are usually built for community groups, sporting clubs, not-for-profit organisations, non-government organisations (NGOs) or industry associations. Their primary purpose is to build a community or manage membership, and promote benefits, activities or events, for example.
The Brisbane and District Ladies Golf Association site was recently rebuilt by Miniwebs. The client required a “refresh” of its old website and Miniwebs rebuild the site in Joomla, to give them a new professional, clean looking site that represented the club’s brand and personality, targeting women golfers in the Brisbane district.
Websites selling products or services online, or sites allowing payments to be made for donations, sponsorships or event tickets, for example, may be nominated for this category.
Mity Digital has revamped this site for their long-term client, Donna McGeorge, and it is this most recent iteration that included an online shop where she could sell her books. A custom designed site with dedication to creating a seamless look and feel across the site and online store, Mity Digital meets the client brief and allows the flexibility to showcase the brand and products in the best way possible.
Judges commented this site is close to top marks across the board.
Websites to promote a business, product, service, event, individual or organisation. Websites whose primary purpose is to reach a target market qualify for this category. It may be a small site, with only a few carefully scripted pages optimised to reach a certain audience, or a it may be a large site with specific SEO goals, this category is broad.
All Things Web was engaged to design a unique, on-brand, user-friendly website for the growing team at Off-Site Reception. They replaced an existing, out-dated website and delivered a strong, professional online presence consistent with Off-Site Reception’s new brand. All Things Web “nailed the brief” designing a custom template to ensure the client’s key marketing messages and brand were represented and reinforced throughout the site.
This category is for websites with blogs! Blog features included might be the special layout of the posts, or the options to organise and filter posts, or the ability to comment on posts.
Trembling Me is a personal blog by Stuart Robertson, OPN 365, developed new in Joomla 4 using only core functionality. The site has two purposes: to keep of track of Stuart’s condition, having been recently diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s Disease, and to try Joomla 4.
Judges regarded the site as inspiring.
Congratulations Stuart Robertson, OPN 365.
Informational sites may be for government or education, or simply to share knowledge on a topic.
Kalwun Development Corporation had an existing, ageing website and required a redesign to not only update the look and feel, but to improve usability, navigation and ease of maintenance for staff. All Things Web built a custom responsive template and used alternative layouts to achieve enhanced functionality based on core Joomla features.
Judges commented this was a great Australian site.
Joomla Australia wants to thank all entrants in the competition for their time and effort in their submissions. We hope to see you all again next year. We would also like to send a special thanks to our sponsor, Themexpert, and to the judges who volunteered their time and expertise to the competition, making it possible to have independent and unbiassed judging.
Good luck to all in 2021!