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NAIS Wins Gold and Silver W3 Awards for Website Redesign

10/27/2017 –

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2017 — American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS®) announced today that its client, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), won Gold and Silver awards for their website redesign.

The Winners of the 12th Annual W3 Awards have been announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts today. Receiving over 5,000 entries, the W3 Awards honors outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, Mobile Sites/Apps & Social content created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. Please visit www.w3award.com for a complete list of W3 Award Winners.

“The creativity and quality of this season’s entries raised the bar once again. As our connected world continues to expand in new and exciting ways, our winners are a true testament to the power of Web creativity across the world.” said Derek Howard, the director of the AIVA. “On behalf of the over 750 members of The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, we applaud the talents and dedication our winners showcased and commend all of this year’s entrants for their commitment to furthering the quality of the content we view online.”

“ATS is honored to be recognized for its work of NAIS.org,” said Sherrie Bakshi, Deputy Manager of ATS’s Design and Development Services, “The collaboration between ATS and NAIS can be seen in the final result—a warm, more modern, responsive website.”

ATS’ strong focus on usability, delivering effective backend systems, and deep expertise with the Kentico content management system (CMS) were major factors in the winning work. The goal of the project was to make the Association’s website mobile-accessible, search-friendly, and align the look and feel with current web design standards and best practices.

“We realized it was time to move to a more modern, mobile-responsive website, one that could grow with us to meet our members’ changing needs. Our goals for the redesign included an improved user experience, a more powerful and efficient site search, and the flexibility to create and display different types of content more dynamically,” said David Masters, NAIS Director of Digital Content.  “We’re very pleased to be recognized with this honor.”

W³ Awards Info
The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning Websites, Web Video and Online Marketing programs. Simply put, the W³ is the first major Web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies.
The W³ Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit www.aiva.org for a full member list and additional information.
For more information about the W³ Awards, please visitwww.aiva.org, email The W³ Awards at info@w3award.com or call 212-675-3555.

About the National Association of Independent Schools
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including more than 1,500 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.Learn more at www.nais.org.

About American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS®)
American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS®) is a leading provider of comprehensive IT and web design and development services. Founded in 1994, the company has a strong track record of providing high-quality services to organizations of all sizes, from small and mid-sized associations and nonprofits, financial institutions, government contractors, and professional services firms to large corporations. ATS’ broad experience includes IT strategy & consultingmanaged IT services & network supportweb design & development, and managed hosting & cloud services. ATS is headquartered in Fairfax, VA with offices in Bethesda, MD, and Raleigh, NC. Learn more at networkATS.com.

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