After the dust has settled and all the votes counted, here are the results that you, the SitePoint community, have named as your 2008 Community Award winners.
What will the winners receive? Starting in January, a shiny badge made this year by Varelse shall adorn every post they make for the year 2009, and the feeling of satisfaction that someone loves them (OK, voted for them)
And so (drumroll please), the 2008 SPF Community Award winners are.....
Blogger of the Year - Bleys
Content Writer of the Year - ShyFlower
Community Builder of the Year - iFroggy
Multimediac of the Year - armchaircritic
CSS Guru of the Year - Raffles
(X)HTML Guru of the Year - cooper.semantics
Graphic Design Guru of the Year - Datura
Design Guru of the Year - Dan Schulz
PHP Guru of the Year - php_daemon
Programming Guru of the Year - StormRider
Software Guru of the Year - dhtmlgod
(oh, and the final vote for r937 and longneck bowing out of Database Guru? Good call!)
Web Hosting Guru of the Year - ldcdc
Server Guru of the Year - wwb_99
Apache Guru of the Year - dklynn
Domain Guru of the Year - linkin99
SEO Guru of the Year - Dan Schulz
Marketing Guru of the Year - Dan Grossman
eCommerce Guru of the Year - beley
Business Guru of the Year - Sagewing
Ad & Affiliate of the Year - Dan Grossman
Computer Helper of the Year - felgall
And last but certainly not least
Staff Member of the Year - r937
Member of the Year - Shaun(OfTheDead)
Congratulations to all of the participants of this years awards process, and congratulations go to our winners, especially our staff member of the year and our member of the year!
Also, I'd like to recognize the SPF staff who made this years nomination process flow. Without their efforts, the awards process wouldn't have worked as well as it did. Each of these people helped to develop the process for this years nominations, helped to work out contingency plans, contacted nominees to see if they wanted to be eligible. All the grunt work which makes these kinds of things fun. In no particular order (mostly me trying to make sure I don't forget anyone - if I did, I apologize)....
- Nadia P
- Dark Tranquility
- Dan Schulz
I bet some of you are wondering who won the kits. Well, I'll tell you now...we took all the entries, and went over them with a fine tooth comb. We eliminated all those that couldn't follow instructions, and then took the rest, put them into the randomizer a dozen times, and the winners of the kits are....