FLEX360 Wins Gold Awards in National Competition
March 13, 2007
For the second year in a row FLEX360's Littlerockfamily.com won gold awards in Web site design and Web site content at the Parenting Publications Awards (PPA), which were held in Nashville earlier this month.The Little Rock-based Web development firm designed the site for Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) of Little Rock, the state's largest niche publishing company, which publishes Little Rock Family magazine.
Judges called the site "a sophisticated and well-organized site with a high degree of user interactivity.”They also said that within Littlerockfamily.com, "information is organized in a logical way, broken up as highlights, upcoming events and coverage categories," and "a robust calendar allows readers to easily find things to do with their families."The site launched in January 2006. It features the latest editorial content from the monthly magazine, plus breaking news added weekly for the site's weekly and monthly e-newsletters. Littlerockfamily.com also contains searchable directories of its popular guides to central Arkansas schools, field trip destinations, after-school activities and more. And readers can submit items for the site's activities calendar and family-friendly links for its Web links directory.
"The site was created by FLEX360's award-winning staff of programmers and designers and Little Rock Family's editorial staff.
Little Rock Family is a free, monthly, award-winning parenting publication serving parents in central Arkansas. The magazine is the area's premier family resource publication produced for busy parents who are in need of timely, local information for their families.
FLEX360 builds a complete Internet presence that helps our clients communicate more effectively with their customers, vendors, partners and employees. The company was born out of a defined need for a business-minded, professional team of marketers, developers and designers focused on producing more than just a Web site. FLEX360 offers Web development, e-marketing and strategic consulting.
Arkansas Business Publishing Group specializes in niche magazine publishing, which brings together targeted audiences and advertisers that want to reach them. The company has more than 60 employees in Little Rock who produce national award-winning publications in a family-friendly atmosphere. Among its publications are Arkansas Business, a weekly business journal launched in 1984; Littlerockfamily.com, a monthly parenting newspaper; Little Rock Soiree, a monthly magazine devoted to society, philanthropy and culture; Arkansas Bride, a biannual directory of Arkansas wedding resources, fashions and gifts; and the Guest Guide to Greater Little Rock, an annual guide to dining, shopping and other attractions in metropolitan Little Rock.
Parenting Publications of America is a national trade association of regional parenting publications that reach across America. Headquartered in Los Angeles, PPA is a nonprofit national organization representing more than 120 parenting magazines and newspapers in the United States, Canada and Australia. For more information about PPA, visit Parentingpublications.org. PPA's Awards Competition recognizes excellence in journalism, photography and design achieved by publishers, editors, writers and designers at member publications.