The Favourite Website Awards (FWA) has drawn up a shortlist of the best twelve websites this year, and is inviting you to vote for your favourite…
One website has been chosen for each month – stills from each site are shown here, and votes for the FWA People’s Choice Award 2009 can be cast online at thefwa.com/pca2009/. Voting closes on January 13, with the winner announced on January 15.
January’s site (still shown top) is Thank You Begins With A T from digital agency Grow Interactive. The website lets you play old-school games with Grow employees and also offers T-shirts to visitors, “as a thank you to our friends and clients”.
February’s site is for GE, and uses elegant graphics to show the value of the GE Smart Grid. Visit the site here.
March is a beautiful site for Spanish musicians Labuat. As the song plays, users can interact with the inky onscreen graphics to create effects. Visit the site here.
April is this brightly coloured site for clothing brand Lacoste. Visit site here.
May is this site for VW for the Golf GTI, which lets visitors play in the GTI ‘workroom’ and test drive the car. Visit the site here.
The June pick goes to ad agency BooneOakley who has made clever use of YouTube instead of building its own site. Visit the site here.
For July, the FWA has picked this website celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. Visitors can launch their own rockets, and view archive photography and video from the time. Visit the site here.
August is this fun-filled site for Red Bull, which allows users to build their own Red Bull Soapbox cars and race other players. Visit the site here.
The favourite site for September is this interactive site for car brand Saab. Visit the site here.
The October site is HBO Imagine, where viewers are encouraged to piece together a story by watching films scattered all over the site. Visit it here.
November is this simple but effective website for interior design firm Wonderwall, which uses a clever technique to create an unusual and eye-catching showcase of the company’s projects. Visit the site here.
Finally, the FWA’s chosen site for December is the Adidas Teamgeist website, which continues the sports brand’s recent graphic novel style and allows visitors to play football games online. Visit the site here.
Vote for your favourite site online before January 13 here.