Web Site Awards
Microsoft Activate the Internet
Expert Software Services was a
"Winners Circle" Finalist
1996 Activate the Internet Contest.
The Activate the Internet Awards recognised excellence
in ActiveX technology and web page design. The awards were
sponsored by the Microsoft Site Builder Network which provided
a wealth of technical information, products, technologies, services
and support to assist web site designers incorporate the
latest Internet technologies into their web sites.
In September 1996, as a part of the Expert
Software Services web site, I developed an Internet version of
the challenge "Petals
Around the Rose" using VBScript and the Microsoft
HTML Layout Control. This web page used VBScript to control
the logic of the challenge, accept user input and display
text results. The HTML Layout Control was used to display
GIF images of the five dice.
The resulting web page was selected as one of the 50 finalists
for Microsoft's 1996 Activate the Internet awards from more than two
thousand entries. Naturally I was quite excited by this
international recognition. Unfortunately I couldn't justify
the cost of attending the award ceremony help in December
1996 in New York. But just to be included in such illustrious company felt like quite an achievement.
When I finally came back down to Earth, I created
more versions of the "Petals Around the Rose"
game which use the Microsoft Agent ActiveX control to
provide a helpful Genie to help you with the game.
Recognition from the
Microsoft FrontPage Team
The second generation version of
Lloyd Borrett's web site design (www.borrett.id.au) was
selected by the Microsoft FrontPage team in January 2001 as
one of the five outstanding personal web sites worldwide
that they had seen built with Microsoft FrontPage 2000. As a
result of this publicity, my web site traffic increased to
as many as 215,000 hits per day, for a period of a few
Web Presence Developer
On the strength of Lloyd Borrett's work with Microsoft
Computing became a registered Web
Presence Developer for Microsoft FrontPage, the
first company outside the US to be approved for this
programme by Microsoft.
Oakton Web Site Award
In 2002, the Oakton web site, designed and built by
Lloyd, won an award for the quality of the careers and
recruitment section of the site.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007