2018 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Home Page Layout & Design ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 200,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 40,001 - 200,000,Monthly Unique Visitors: 40,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: CALmatters
    Entry Title: CALmatters Home Page
    Entry Credit: John Osborn D'Agostino, David Lesher, Marcia Parker
    Judge Comment: Solid/effective layout, design and headline use. Good variety of photos and colors. Font works fine. Not overly creative, but most effective of the submissions. It's the best Home Page Layout & Design of entries, for both desktop and mobile versions.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Voice of OC
    Entry Title: Voice of OC
    Entry Credit: Sonya Quick
    Judge Comment: A pleasant surprise. Good/effective design despite only a few stories on the homepage. Like how the lead photo is displayed; good use of secondary photos and headlines (though in latter, font is a little big). Strong on mobile as well as desktop.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Winters Express
    Entry Title: Homepage for Winters Express
    Entry Credit: Matthew Keys, Taylor Buley, Crystal Apilado
    Judge Comment: Decent design overall. Like the strong main photo, but might be a little big -- detracts a bit from other content below. Pretty easy to navigate but they sure do have a lot of stories on homepage. Good variety of content though. Desktop is a little better than mobile.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Sacramento Business Journal
    Entry Title: Home Page Layout & Design
    Entry Credit: Stephanie Hays
    Judge Comment: Layout presents a good variety of content but comes off as cluttered in some places. Good separation between sections, but maybe cramming too many stories on homepage. Top ad a bit too large. Like the content variety. Little easier to navigate on mobile than desktop.