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Two American Web Agencies Win International Umbraco Awards

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Websites built by Durable Digital and Emergent Software were named two of the best solutions built in the past year with Umbraco’s flexible, easy-to-use, open-source content management system (CMS)

ODENSE, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Umbraco this week presented two U.S. web development agencies with the Umbraco Awards, which honor the best solutions designed over the past year with the flexible, user-friendly content management system and open source from Umbraco (CMS). At the company’s annual Codegarden conference in Denmark this week, Durable Digital, with US offices in New York and Washington, D.C., won Best Design for its National Police Funding Database, and Emergent Software, based in Edina, Minnesota, won the award for Best Publishing Experience. for the redesign of the Kalahari Resorts website.

The two US winners and eight other honorees honored this week are among more than 800,000 websites worldwide that run live on Umbraco CMS, Umbraco Cloud and Umbraco Heartcore. Agencies and digital marketing companies choose Umbraco for its fully functional, business-friendly solution that:

  • Provides unlimited functionality, flexibility, and customization without expensive license fees

  • Enables the design and workflow desired by customers

  • Extends functionality with a composable digital experience platform (DXP) that seamlessly integrates with top third-party applications such as customer relationship management (CRM) and e-commerce.

“As these award winners show, digital agencies and others continue to create highly impressive sites that exemplify what Umbraco stands for: exceptional design and great publishing experiences with easy third-party integration capabilities that give businesses exactly what they want from their site,” said Martin Wülser Larsen, CMO, Umbraco. “We were blown away by all of the nominations, but the winners clearly demonstrated this year’s ‘best of the best’. We look forward to seeing next year’s series of websites built with our powerful CMS.

US agencies among 11 global winners

According to expert judges, Durable Digital deserved the best design because “the data can be boring, but this site presents an impressive amount of data in a clear, fast and beautiful way. Navigation is intuitive and getting to the information you’re looking for is surprisingly easy.

Emergent Software won the award for Best Editing Experience and received the following praise from the judges: “Excellent use of multi-site and screen editing to create a user-friendly editing experience. This site gives editors full control over the components of the page with easily customizable areas that you can preview as they are created. The customizable e-commerce section gives authors finely tuned options for each location and full control over each product.

The other winners in each category are:

About Umbraco

Umbraco was founded in 2003 with the vision of simplifying the complex. The Danish company offers a flexible and user-friendly content management system at the heart of its Composable Digital Experience Platform (DXP). A leader in open source tools and server applications, its success is based on the open source model, a unique community of over 220,000 developers and users, and a well-established partner network of digital agencies. Umbraco has over 100 employees and is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, with a branch office in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information, visit www.umbraco.com.


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Source: Umbraco