2022 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Home Page Layout & Design ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: San Clemente Times
    Entry Title: San Clemente Times
    Entry Credit: Jasmine Smith, Shawn Raymundo
    Judge Comment: Nice home page layout. Scrolling headline news was unique among those who entered. Tabs for various sections is nice and easy to navigate and is at the top where I believe they should be located. Good photos and headlines. Nice job overall.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Capital & Main
    Entry Title: Capital & Main
    Entry Credit: Capital & Main Staff
    Judge Comment: Nice home page and layout. Color, photos, etc. are attractive. I would have preferred to see such tabs or links as culture/art and environment that are at the bottom of the home page be up at the top. If the reader never scrolls down when they get to the website they won't know where to find those sections. I know seeking revenue for all of us is important, but perhaps there is room to move most everything up at the top of the home page?
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: A News Cafe
    Entry Title: A News Cafe Home Page
    Entry Credit: Doni Chamberlain
    Judge Comment: Clean and simple. Tabs on home page easy to navigate at the top. Viewing comments is unique among those who entered this category. Photo Cafe is a nice touch.
  • Competition Comment: Nice home page layouts and designs overall. I would encourage all to pay closer attention to the thumbnail photos on their front pages. I know the space allotted for the photos is often predetermined, but I found several photos of some entries where they could have done a better job of cropping the image so that such things as the heads of people or other important parts of the photo are not cut off. I think it would improve the look of those sites overall.