The 2023 WebAwards were released today and two Clarity projects were awarded as a ‘Standard of Excellence’ in the program’s Government category.
Winners are presented annually by the Web Marketing Association and are determined by independent expert judges from around the world. Website entries are judged on the following seven criteria on a scale of 0-10 points: design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting, and ease of use.
The Winning Websites
Office of the City Clerk, City of Chicago – Website Replatform
In 2015, the Office of the City Clerk (OCC) engaged Clarity to host, support, and adaptively maintain their website to meet current and evolving business needs unique to the entity. Clarity’s continuing support ensures maintained storage space for large documents and images that support the site, tracking and reporting, data changes, and ad hoc training as requested as well as proactive security updates. The OCC website continues to be hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Clarity Partners has recently re-platformed the site on Drupal 9. This process included streamlining the site’s content structure, improving the content maintenance capabilities, and alleviating pain points identified by the OCC team regarding content administration. Upon launching the new site, Clarity provided training as well as a written guide to the OCC staff for all updated administrative capabilities within Drupal 9.
Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court – Website Redesign
CCCCC was seeking a vendor to provide website hosting and content management solution implementation. The existing implementation was an interim solution that needed to be replaced by a more stable foundation that would allow for more timely content updates as well as future enhancements and expansion as needed. For the sake of this project, we needed a minimum viable product (MVP).
By leveraging the Cook County site’s existing Acquia tools, including Cloud Hosting, Site Factory, and Site Studio, we were also able to utilize many existing features of Acquia and Drupal, rapidly establishing a robust Drupal site with access to Acquia’s flexible Site Studio content management tools.
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of Internet marketing, online advertising, PR, and top web site design professionals. The Web Marketing Association is the producer of the WebAward Competition. Now in its 17th year, the WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.
About Clarity Partners
Clarity Partners is a Chicago-based, full-service management and information technology consulting firm that specializes in delivering comprehensive solutions to complex public sector and non-profit challenges. We provide management consulting, enterprise performance management, application development, website design and development, cloud solutions, project management, and IT staffing services to a diverse mix of businesses across the full spectrum of industries.