Unleashed Wins 2012 Blue Drop Awards for Drupal Website of the Year, Best Nonprofit Website and Best Business Website

Columbia, MD, /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Columbia, MD April 12, 2012 – After more than a month of nominations and community voting, Unleashed has been awarded three Blue Drop Awards, including Website of the Year, in its inaugural season.  For its Drupal development and design work, Unleashed was awarded Website of the Year for the Eyemaginations siteBest Nonprofit Website for the Forging Industry Association site and Best Business Website for the Shunra website

We are very honored to have been named the winners for three Blue Drop Awards and especially proud to have been selected as Website of the Year and to share that success with our clients,” said Michael Spinosa, CEO of Unleashed.

“We are very honored to have been named the winners for three Blue Drop Awards and especially proud to have been selected as Website of the Year and to share that success with our clients.

2012 Drupal Website of the Year – Eyemaginations

Eyemaginations' site is a great example of the power of the Drupal platform. Unleashed developed a site that fully maximized the strengths of Drupal to deliver rich media content through an elegant, highly intuitive design.

“Eyemaginations.com leverages the superior capabilities of Drupal to provide essential information to patients from an easy to navigate, highly interactive portal,” said Jeff Peres, President and CEO for Eyemaginations. “We truly see the value Drupal brings to the enterprise.”

Best Nonprofit Website of the Year – Forging Industry Association

Unleashed worked to transform Forging.org in order to reduce complexity and improve usability. What once was a wilderness of spider code and PDFs is now an engaging and informative experience for visitors.

“The new Forging.org gives us the control we need and delivers our content in an interactive and intuitive way that enables our members to find the information they are looking for,” George Layne, Director of Training, Forging Industry Association.

Best Business Website of the Year – Shunra

With a focus on application performance engineering and network virtualization, it is essential that Shunra's website performs highly no matter how or from where its customers access it. Unleashed created a website and mobile presence for Shunra under tight deadlines that exceeded all goals and expectations.

“Unleashed succeeded where other companies couldn’t, building a robust, enterprise website under tight deadlines and rigorous performance requirements," commented Marty Brandwin, Vice President of Marketing for Shunra. “Since Shunra.com was re-launched, we’ve experienced significant gains in website visitors, content consumption, stickiness and landing page conversions.”

“The quality of the nominations submitted to the 2012 Blue Drop Awards was outstanding this year,” said Ben Finklea, CEO, Volacci. “Our hats are off to Unleashed for winning in the face of very worthy competition.”

Representing more than 630,000 contributors and developers, Drupal is the largest, most active open-source technology community in the world. The Blue Drop Awards were created to promote Drupal to the greater technology community and to recognize innovative, next-generation websites and the companies that built them. With thousands of sites leveraging Drupal, the new awards program was designed to be the first democratic, voter-driven recognition program for Drupal members. 

About Unleashed

Unleashed, Maryland’s leader in web and hosting solutions, offers what no one else can: unparalleled web design, development and integration capabilities backed by a proprietary enterprise hosting environment. Unleashed solves difficult web technology problems through building, planning and providing continuing support for websites and web applications. With Unleashed web solutions, our clients unleash their web potential through a state-of-the-art web experience that is simple to maintain and manage, increasing engagement for visitors and drastically reducing resources needed to reach their goals.

For more information, please visit www.unleashed-technologies.com

About the Blue Drop Awards

The inaugural Blue Drop Awards were sponsored by veteran Drupal community members, including Volacci, Lingotek, Standing Cloud, Build a Module, Synaptic Blue, ImageX Media, Achieve Internet, Blink Reaction, Gorton Studios, Mediacurrent and Phase2 Technology. To see the winning projects and check out the other nominated websites please visit www.bluedropawards.org

For more information on how to volunteer or participate as a sponsor next year, please contact Ben Finklea, CEO, Volacci at (512) 632-4222 or [email protected]