Here are the winners of the .net awards 2013.
This category celebrates something that really helped the industry and the community move forward. It can be a new web design tool, a GitHub project, an outstanding article that kicked off an important discussion, etc.
Typecast enables you to create better web typography in the browser. Director Paul McKeever once said the service "blows Photoshop out of the water" when it comes to working with fonts.
Runners up: CodePen, Node.js
Best New Web Technology
This award recognises a company's or an individual's contribution to making the web work better.
After years of supporting drop shadows and rounded corners, browsers have now started to implement the CSS Flexible Box Layout Module. Flexbox promises to provide us with much-needed relief for common layout problems, and you guys clearly love it.
Runners up: Firefox OS, WebRTC
Open Source Project of the Year
The best new open source project. It's as simple as that.
Sleek, intuitive, and powerful front-end framework for faster and easier web development. It helps nerds do awesome stuff.
Runners up: Brackets, Firefox OS
Best Online Portfolio
This award honours the best online portfolio (standalone site or using platforms like Behance, Cargo or Dribbble) by a designer or developer.
Runners up: Marisa Passos, Shane Prendergast
Side Project of the Year
We love side projects! This award honours a pet project which was noted by the community and maybe even turned into a money-making business.
Justin Avery, who also runs the Responsive Design Newsletter, found that he took a lot of screenshots of device breakpoints, so he built this time-saving tool which previews your design across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile.
Runners up: Sidebar, A Student's Guide to Web Design
New Entrepreneur of the Year
This award is for a new entrepreneur who had a great business idea that's made an impact on the industry. There is no age restriction.
Clare is a web designer from London who last year launched Code Club together with Linda Sandvik. Code Club, also nominated in Game Changer of the Year, is a nationwide network of volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for nine-to eleven year olds. There are now over 750 clubs around the country. Amazing!
Runners up: Jared Erondu, Mandy Brown
Brilliant Newcomer of the Year
This award honours the shooting stars in web design or development who have excelled in their given field over the last 12 months. There is no age restriction.
Laura hails from Brighton and specialises in design for the web and mobile. She's known for her passion, enthusiasm and commitment to great design, and she's made some great contributions to the community this year.
Runners up: Dan Eden, Josh Long, Angelina Fabbro
Young Developer of the Year
This gong is for an outstanding web developer under 25 who has consistently produced good work and made serious waves in the world of web development over the last 12 months.
Anna is a freelance frontend developer based in Brighton. She has done some amazing research on the browsers in game consoles, and co-hosts Unfinished Business, a weekly podcast about the business end of the web.
Runners up: Anthony Colangelo, Harry Roberts, Sindre Sorhus
Young Designer of the Year
This is an award for an outstanding web designer under 25 who has an impressive portfolio and has made a name for themselves in web or app design over the last 12 months.
Dan is a web designer from the South Coast of the UK. Dan cares about every pixel and immerses himself in each project. Recent work includes the branding and site design for Altitude, a Q&A Night he co-organised. He also designed an email client in just two hours, just because he wanted to.
Runners up: Rita DeRaedt, Tyler Galpin, Kyle Turman
Best New Agency
The best new digital agency. Must have produced outstanding work, employ at least two people and been formed within the last 12 months.
SuperFriendly is a design studio, based in Philadelphia PA and Greenville, South Carolina, that defeats apathy and the forces of evil. They make brave sites and apps for screens of all sizes.
Runners up: fffunction, We Make Awesome Sh.it