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DateMonday, November 22, 2010

Golden Spiders 2010 

Collins Collects Second 2010 Award Honouring Internet Achievements & Strata 3 Named as Best Web Irish Web Developers



GOLDEN_SPIDERS_Martin_Casey_Arekibo_and_Debs_Kennedy_Hostelworld.PNGThe 2010 Golden Spiders took place in Dublin last week and saw Dublin based Strata 3 walk away with 'Best Web Development Company' for a succession of high profile websites it has designed and developed over the last year such as the Convention Centre Dublin, Dublin SPCA, It's Your Money and the ICC Birmingham.



Hosted this year by comedian Jimmy Carr, the award ceremony is an annual event honouring Irish organisations for their  achievements online and celebrating the successes of the Irish internet and digital media. The twenty categories were evaluated on a range of judging criteria including content, structure & navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity as well as overall user experience.



In addition to Strata 3's success, it was also a good night for the budget online reservations site,, who fared well winning two awards, ‘Best eBusiness Website' and ‘Best Mobile Application' for its iPhone app, and also Fota Wildlife Park who also won two awards, 'Best Travel and Tourism Website' and, overall, 'Grand Prix'.



Lightbox client won a Golden Spider for the second successive year in the 'Best Listings' category. Lightbox clients were shortlisted in five other categories including Best Web Design and Development agency and Best Travel & Tourism Website.


Dylan Collins who founded DemonWare and Jolt Games, picked up the 'Internet Hero' award to add to his IIA Netvisionary which he was awarded back in May 2010.




The Full Results


Best Financial Services Website



Best Travel & Tourism Website

Fota Wildlife Park



Best Community & Charity Website



Best Retail Excellence

James Whelan Butchers



Best e-business Website (exclusive web)

Best Campaign

Nissan LEAF Irish Market Launch



Best News Website



Best Education Website

Sixth Form Survivor Campaign



Best Web Design & Development Agency




Best Entertainment Website



Best Sports Website

Irish Football Association


Best Listings Website


Big Mouth (People’s Choice)

Humphrey Jones & Jeremy Stone



Community (People’s choice)



The Graduate

Lydia Smolin IADT


Best Digital Editor

Vincent Donnelly



Best Mobile App iPhone app



One to Watch



Internet Hero

Dylan Collins



Grand Prix

Fota Wildlife



Speaking after the award ceremony John Mitchell, Managing Director of Strata3, said: "This truly was a team effort and great recognition for our focused approach to web design and development. I'm delighted for all the team."



Feargal Mooney, CEO of commented: "We're absolutely delighted to have been awarded two awards at this year's Spiders.  Awards. To have been picked as the best against some top Irish companies in two categories is an honour."


He continued: "Our iPhone app has been a resounding success for us, with downloads doubling month on month since its launch in January of this year. Its popularity was sealed for us when it featured in an apple iPhone commercial in the USA."





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