I apologize with all the kind visitors, for possible errors in the text in English, but being of Italian origin and not knowing perfectly the English language , I use a program of simultaneous translation that helps me do understand me. View that my web has visited and appreciated chiefly from a vast American public (and that's why my thanks are endless), I would be very gratefulif any kind American visitor, recognizing any grammatical error in my writing, he could help me to do a better translation.
I thank in advance
This is a special award that is given out to web pages I consider the best. Your site must have a combination of excellence in design, creativity and content. It also must be presented in a manner that is pleasing to the eye. If you are using someone else's graphics, they must be given the appropriate credit. There should be no dead links or broken images (i'll look past broken counters or guestbook icons though). I will allow a reasonable amount of time for the page to load, but if it takes a half hour or crashes my browser, you will not be considered. Only the best sites that apply win this award!
My award will come assigned to sites dedicated to graphics for web. Each award assigned will have the inscription of the winner, therefore personalized awards according to the use already in use in America.
Criterions for the assignment of the Silver Mask Award
- All the graphics of the site must be realized from the author of the same, nothing in contrary to the use of animate icons or background already existing in the net but these graphic elements must be only complementary and not intrusive.
- Presence of sets, background, buttons and bars of free use with the method "linkware", the sites dedicated to this function will have preferred on other.
- Elegance of the site's graphic, orderly and thematic presentation
- Excellent navigability of the site with clear indexes and various categories.
- Loading reasonably fast, the only based sites on frames, images handkerchief and excessive they like kb don't come taken in consideration.
- Reduction at the minimum of the publicity, acceptable the forced banner (in the sites realized on server that give free space) or the banner of statistic calculus, I excluded instead the sites that bring again excessive quantity of exchange banners. In each case the minibanner or buttons of link must be disposed in a pleasant way and not intrusive.
- Absolute legibility of the texts before the loading of the background and after, therefore the chromatic background must be of such color that the text could be read also before the graphic background, with choice of the colors text adjusted to the dominant colors in the graphic background.
- Functioning of the graphic elements, or rather offered of sets and background that they really could be used in a web, the realization of backgrounds or absurd sets for dimensions of the objects or for design also if they are of excellent execution, don't reenter in the criterions of choise.
- Dimensions of the web, he must offer an ample and varied choice, with at least a thirty navigable pages, therefore the Italian web of any page too full of newses on the author, family and personal don't come took in consideration.
- Elegance of the formulation with legible characters and of dimensions not excessive.
- Absence of racialist contents, pornographic and political, if the web must be dedicated to the graphics these themes are any in contrast. I don't consider pornographic the graphic fantasy (Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell etc.) or glamour (Sorayama Hajime, Olivia de Berardinis etc.) but I consider pornographic the graphics that such he wants to be.
- I appreciate much the gallery of graphic but well organize (thumbnails) and easily navigable.
- The author of the site must offer the own graphics in prevalence with the method linkware and not exclusively in a commercial way, the sites of web commercial design is directly excluded.
- The graphic realizations, chiefly the sets, must have customized elements (blank button) or offer a vast choice of usable buttons for each necessity.
- Presence of facilitations of navigation: clear indexes, sitemap, newness pages, menu to textual links.
- Presence of information before the loading: width & height of the images, textual "alt" (they allow of visualize the page in his definitive appearance also to loading of the graphics not yet completed).
- The html code of the site must BE REALIZED FROM WEBMASTER, the sites made from frontpage or other programs are immediately discarded, I reward the job of the person not of a program and whoever is able to behavior graphics could be able to learn the fundamental notions of the html, good a site with any small html error of a site made by a program, generate a form or a frames page with a specific program it is acceptable but help of a program also for behavior a simple page is unacceptable.
- In the case of use of bit pieces of other must be visible the credit if known, in each case each used files must be resident, the bandwidth thief is motive of exclusion.
- The author of the web must be the owner of the web not a firm or other person, this widens the concept of the q point. since apply to external helps it limit the validity of the job, I reward the author not "who for him." Whoever could signal me for email or with apply form his site or that of other person but it answers these requisite. In this case they will have taken in examination the signalled sites from whoever has visited my web and signed the guestbook, the final decision in each case is up to only to me.