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Celebrating and awarding your inspiring and technically excellent websites since 2002

The Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) is one of the largest dedicated web industry associations of its kind in Australia today. Joining AWIA connects you to more than 7,000 active members who meet regularly across the country for talks, networking and skills sharing.

Whether you own or are a team member of a creative agency, freelancer, designer, web developer, copywriter or student, AWIA membership provides you with access to the most up-to-date web standards and networking events in Australia.

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A new Chair for AWIA

Posted: December 2022

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Cloudflare released new domain ranking tool

Posted: November 2022

For marketers and SEOers, monitoring website rankings is a regular job. And for many years, the most popular tool to help us do this is Alexa. However, Alexa was recently discontinued. So are there any reliable tools that can help us track website rankings? That is Cloudflare Radar Domain Rankings, a new tool that was recently released by Cloudflare at the end of September.

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Unconscious Biases That Get In The Way Of Inclusive Design

Posted: November 2022

Throughout the research and design processes, our unconscious biases are the greatest risk to delivering inclusive experiences. From who we include and exclude in our research to how we plan and conduct research, it’s crucial that we understand how our unacknowledged biases can perpetuate systems of exclusion.

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Shorter and simpler Australian domain names now available.

Posted: September 2022

.au direct (e.g. getyour.au) Australia’s newest .au namespace is providing Australians with greater choice when building their online presence. For Australian businesses, .au direct provides short, simple and uniquely Australian domain names, a wider choice of website or email address ending in .au, as well as addresses that are easier to type into mobile devices.

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Get yourname.au by 20 September

Posted: September 2022

Time is running out to use your priority allocation to register yourname.au. Direct registration without the .com is the biggest evolution of the Australian domain name space in nearly 30 years. 

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You just launched your website, now what?

Posted: September 2022

Let’s just take a moment to acknowledge your success and say ‘yay you’. Collaborating on a website redesign takes time, effort and a whole heap of internal resources and energy, so it can’t hurt to thank your team and yourself for making it this far.

But what now? Is that it? Next project? Well, not really. Let’s talk accounting (abstract, I know, but bear with me…)

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Top 10 Social Media Management Tips

Posted: September 2022

Almost every business out there has jumped on the social media band wagon, and we often get asked by business owners “what are the top social media management for small businesses” that they can implement themselves to take their social presence to the next level.

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Get Real: Meaningful Connections in the Human Era

Posted: July 2022

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Where To From Here With Web Accessibility?

Posted: June 2022

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Why Web Accessibility is So Important Right Now

Posted: March 2022

A lot of discussion recently has been around how we can help clients to do better on the web - particularly, how we can be doing better with web accessibility. For businesses and organisations of all sizes, making sure your website is accessible to everyone is essential, especially given our challenging new circumstances.

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