Worldwide Gardening Topsite ~ Usually ranked in top 20 As of July 2002 Worldwide Topsites announced the closure of their Gardening Portal. Unfortunately it appears it did not have enough traffic or sponsors to keep it open. Topsites ranks websites based on the number of visitors to and from each site and its standings are updated automatically every half hour. www.worldwidetopsites.com
2001-2002 Golden Web Award From the International Association of Webmasters and Designers (IAWMD) The Golden Web Awards is supposedly presented by an association of professionals to those websites whose creativity and integrity on the web achieved levels of excellence deserving their recognition. If you would like an impressive-looking awards graphic for your website too, apply for it and you will most likely be a winner. I haven't heard of any website failing to meet their "standards of excellence." In other words, the thrill I got as a fledgling web page designer receiving the Golden Web Award quickly faded when I found out that it is regarded as worthless in the field. I keep it here with the real awards I am honored to have received to pass on what I learned. Check things out, like I did, before you spend any money on their awards banquet or buy a framed award certificate. You could impress your friends and family with this one; but, don't expect to be treated seriously as a web designer if you put it on your resume.
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24 Carrot Pick ~ Received August 2000 From Gardener's Paradise Cyber-gardens winners of the 24 carrot award are rated as follows... The site excels in one or more of the following areas: 1. Gardening Content - Useful and entertaining; 2. Personal appeal - Creativity & unique features and 3. Interactivity - Forums, chats, great photos, products http://gardeningtips.org
My Favorite Garden ~ By Susan Ford This is not actually an award it's a complement paid to my father by Susan Ford about the real John's Rose Garden before its Internet version was even created. She has a whole web page dedicated to pictures of Dad's garden. She picked his as her "favorite garden" from several she toured in Northern California in April of 1997. Thank you Susan, I wish Dad could thank you in person. www.RedEarthRoses.com
Page created: August 2001 ~ Links validated Friday, July 2, 2004