Announces Retailer Website Winners
USGNN.com is pleased to announce the winners of the First
Annual Glass Industry Website Competition, in the retailer category.
In first place is www.hellenbrandglass.com.
USGNN.com/USGlass magazine spoke with Trent Hellenbrand,
co-owner of Hellenbrand Glass LLC in Waunakee, Wis., about this
According to Hellenbrand, the site was developed with the goal
of getting information to current customers and attracting new customers.
"We were looking to have a website that was easy to go through
and attain the information quickly and easily," Hellenbrand
In second place is www.zieglerglass.com.
USGNN.com/USGlass spoke with Thad C. Ziegler, operations
officer for Thad Ziegler Glass in San Antonio, about this recognition.
Ziegler says, "We wanted a site that was pleasing to the eye,
easy to navigate through without having to click too many times
and filled with as much information as possible. We avoided animation
or any other 'fluff' that would make the pages difficult to download."
In third place is www.ventanaman.com.
USGNN.com/USGlass spoke with Carole George, customer consultant
for Anchor Ventana in Round Rock, Texas, about this recognition.
When asked what the biggest priority was in designing the site,
George responded, "Our biggest priority was to educate the
customer and to drive them to visit one of our showrooms."
In May, USGNN.com readers were asked to nominate the best
industry sites on the web for the First Annual Glass Industry Website
Competition. Sites were ranked by our judges based on the six criterion
used by the Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring
excellence on the Internet: content; structure and navigation; visual
design; functionality; interactivity; and overall experience.
Look for interviews with each winner, the website features that
stood out for our judges and the 11th Annual Guide to Industry Websites
in the July issue of USGlass.
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