Welcome to the Cutting Costs Baby Freebies Gold Star Award page!
We prefer that only parenting web sites apply, but exceptionately good
web sites with another topic will be considered as well.
If you win a Gold Star, display your award proudly! The award
means that your web site has excellent web design, content,
and strives to use the internet for good causes and helping
Here is what we look for:
Award Winning Criteria:
1. A Web Page That Has Something Useful.
Is your web page worth the wait of downloading by providing some kind of service or interesting information? Here are some things we look for: specific mission or website goals, message & its expression, usefulness & quality of content, and most important- a reason to return or likely hood of suggesting it to a friend.
2. Pictures Are Nice In Moderation.
Unless you are model quality or your picture adds entertainment value, you may want to keep it off your web site. And if you are model quality you may want to keep it off for safety reason (so many weirdoes you know). But you should have some interesting pictures to add spice to your content. We just don't want to watch your website grow like grass, at the speed of growing grass. So keep it in moderation and here are some things we look for: visual appeal, professional appearance, artistic integration.
3. Be Entertaining.
Some web site are entertaining, but utterly useless except for a good laugh. Parents need lots of laughs, so we will honor a good humor website. Here are some things we look for originality, elegance & sophistication, creative use of resources.
4. HTML Quality and Visual Appearance
A web page should aid the eye in moving around the site. Some things we look for: clean HTML with no faulty code, navigation functionality & clarity, quality & depth of links provided, clever synergies of visual elements, ease of use, clarity & simplicity, general layout & use of space, absence of mistakes &/or inaccuracies, absence of incongruities, absence of dead ends, absence of process failures, effectiveness of unified feel, commendable insight or utility, contributions &/or support of worthy public causes.
Gold Star winners will be listed on this page and added to our search engine.
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Babies Today for your baby's first year
Baby Daily a daily baby calendar
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