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  • Each category requires a minimum of five participants, otherwise the category will be annulled.

  • Oman Web Awards has the right to refuse any website deemed offensive, contravening to traditional and local values or unlawful.

  • Original work material and other procedures might be requested to prove the ownership and authenticity of the website.


1- Concept / Creativity: ( 20% )
  • Innovative ideas that lead to final design solution
  • Original solutions for interactivity

2- Technical / Ease of use / Navigation ( 25% )

  • Outstanding use of special software applications
    • Data base: ex. Oracle, S Q L Server, IBM DB2 … etc
    • Language used: ex . net frame work ( ASP, ADO,C# VB ) PERL ( CGI … etc ) JAVA Script + more…etc. (.Net, JSP, EJB, Perl, PHP, ASP, ColdFusion, SQL, C, C++, Visual Basic, HTML/HTTP, XML, DHTML, WAP, CSS, SSL)
  • Compatibility and adaptation of the design.

3- Content/Structure: (25%)

  • Hierarchy
  • Organization:
    • of links
    • of contents
    • of Data
  • Functionality:
    • Easy navigation & user friendly
    • Accessibility of the website (KB size)
      • HTML (asp, php, cgi, xml, sql …etc) formats preferably should not exceed 60KB/webpage in each website.
      • Flash animation (swf) preferably should not exceed: 300KB (the smaller the better).
  • Consistency:
    • In design of all the inner and outer web pages of the website.

4- Visual design solution/ Aesthetics (20%)

  • Proper application of design principles: Harmony, balance, color scheme, contrast.
  • Interactivity of type and image.
  • Sequential design: visual links between main page and inside pages with the respect of the site brand and identity.

5- Interactivity (10%)

  • Building interesting valuable experience:
  • Control, creativity, productivity, communication, adaptation.