The purpose of Solid Awards is to recognize and award the most well thought out and practical sites on the web. This award is about cohesive design and a practical user experience . Below are some of the things we look at in awarded websites.
Following trends is not a bad thing but good design is meant to last longer than the current trending design pattern. We look at websites that can balance design trends and simplicity, small nods at current design trends while creating designs that will look good for years.
One of the most important aspects of a Solid Award is a practical design . We look at everything from navigation to contact form placements and cta layouts.
Colors, Fonts, Spacing all of this is critical when creating a solid website and we are absolutely sticklers on it. Demonstrating that sites are frequently more or less than the sum of their parts, the overall experience encompasses content, visual design, functionality,
Good functionality means the site is working as intended while loading quickly and utilizing appropriate technology. Highly functional sites anticipate the diversity of user requirements from file size and format to download speed. Good functionality makes the experience center stage and the technology invisible.