By Thomas Eason
February, 2012 — Kentico Software (www.kentico.com), the Web content management system vendor, has announced the Kentico Site of the Year 2011 Award winners. The Discover Ireland website, implemented by Kentico Certified Partner Tibus, was chosen as the global winner of the contest.
Kentico-powered site Discover Ireland features comprehensive information and listings for Irish accommodation, activities, events, tourist attractions and Irish holiday special offers. The website was redesigned by Irish digital agency Tibus.
“Tibus is delighted that Discoverireland.ie has been recognised as Global Winner of Kentico Site of the Year 2011. This site is the culmination of a lot of hard work by the teams in Tibus and our client Fáilte Ireland, the national tourism body for Ireland. The Kentico platform has been an amazing system on which to develop our end product; it has allowed us to innovate visually and technically with great support always available from the Kentico team. The feedback from site visitors and the Fáilte Ireland content team has been fantastic, with the site living up to the original vision of delivering a showcase for Ireland.” said Rick McKee, Managing Director at Tibus.
“Not only exciting graphics and a fantastic user experience make the Discover Ireland website unique and compelling. It also provides advanced features such as ‘My Discoveries’ and ‘Trip Planner’ that help visitors better plan their trips. I can clearly see why Discover Ireland is the main source of information for organising a holiday in Ireland,” said Eva Palbuchtova,” Marketing Specialist at Kentico Software. “I am proud to congratulate Tibus, along with the entire list of winners of each category, who proved their exceptional skills in delivering first-class websites.”
SDay.gr, an information source for the latest news, results, numbers, videos, interviews and commentaries from the world of sport, won in the category of Largest Site of 2011. It receives approximately 4.5-5 million page views per month and contains approx. 46.000+ unique pages. Dimitris Rakopoulos, Development Director at re|direct - cross media communication, the partner in charge of the Sday.gr site, said: “SDay.gr is about all sports in Greece! We're glad we've scored a homerun with this one. We have been working very hard to make this a successful project and this award is the cornerstone of our efforts.“
Each year, the Kentico Site of the Year contest seeks out the best Kentico CMS website implementations worldwide. Based on customer feedback 3 special categories were added this year. ‘Best Mobile Site‘, ‘Best EMS Implementation‘ and ‘Best Cloud Development‘. There were 11 different industries and 6 special categories recognized this year. Winners in 10 of the industry specific categories and 1 special category (Best Design) were selected by online voting, while the rest of the special categories and the intranet category were selected by Kentico. Kentico thanks all of the many tremendous sites that have participated in this contest.
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