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Peace Corps has new Home Page Design

The New Peace Corps Home Page

Read and comment on the new Peace Corps Web Site Home Page Design which has been updated to make it easier to navigate the site. It's a nice looking design and more functional than the previous "skin." We especially like the new "Learn about the Peace Corps" menus which will make it easier for first time visitors and those interested in getting basic information about the Peace Corps to get their questions answered without having to navigate through the site. What has really changed is the "skin" and the "Home Page" for the site. The web site content has remained basicaly the same. Take a look at:

Welcome to Our New Site!*

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Welcome to Our New Site!

We've changed to make it easier to navigate our site. Use the menu to the left to learn about the Peace Corps.

Here's what the previous Peace Corps Home Page looked like:

Our favorite is still the "classic" Peace Corps Home Page from 1996:

Then there was the 1998 design:

April 29, 2002 - Peace Corps Web Site nominated for Webby Award

Read and comment on this story fn April 29, 2002 from At New York on the nomination of the Peace Corps Web Site for a Webby Award (shown in the photo above). Our congratulations to Peace Corps and to Three Spot Media who produced the web site redesign. Read the story at:

Webby Awards Announces Nominees *

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Webby Awards Announces Nominees

By Michael Singer

The Web has become very diverse. Don't think so? Consider the list of some 140 nominees competing for The 6th Annual Webby Awards.

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences Monday announced its short list of the best, brightest and most bizarre rest stops on the Information Superhighway.

Among the sites being considered for the Internet award: How about the Vatican and Planned Parenthood or the Peace Corps and the U.S. Army?

There are some 28 categories, including Activism, Finance, Community, Film, Travel, Personal Web Sites, Sports, Spirituality, and Weird. Nominees in NetArt and Technical Achievement will be announced Monday, May 6. A complete list of nominees is available at their home site.

"With more than 500 million people online today, we've reached a stage where the Web is part of the fabric of our lives," said Maya Draisin, the executive director of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. "The 2002 nominees - both large and small - are setting the standards for the medium and transforming the way we live."

Winners will be announced at The 6th Annual Webby Awards, which will be held on Tuesday, June 18th, 2002 at the California Palace of The Legion of Honor in San Francisco.

In keeping with Webby tradition, winners will once again be held to a five-words-or-less acceptance speech. Last year's finest moment: "Bush volunteers, it's that easy," said VolunteerMatch founder Jay Backstrand, who won two Webby's last year.

The Sixth Annual Webby Awards also mark the debut of three new awards: The Rising Star Award, which recognizes the fastest-growing site, Top U.S. Site, and Top Global Site. In partnership with Nielsen//Netratings, these awards are determined using their Internet audience rankings for May 2002.

As evidence of a growing interest in the Webbys and the Web itself, the Academy received a record number of entries this year, with submissions coming from 36 countries. 2002 international nominees include (Mauritius-News), Debkafile (Israel-News), BBC News Online (United Kingdom-News), Freemuse (Denmark-Music), RTE Interactive Radio (Ireland-Radio), and The Vatican (Vatican City-Spirituality).

Several sites are also nominated in more than one category including: (Activism and Community); Beliefnet (Community and Spirituality); and (Best Practices and Commerce). BBC-affiliated Web sites are nominated in three categories - News, Radio, and TV.

"The 2002 nominees demonstrate that the Web is really getting back to what it does best - connecting, building communities, entertaining, and enhancing everyday life," said Webby Awards founder and director Tiffany Shlain.

For the second year in a row, the Academy will present The Best Practices Award, which recognizes a single Web site that serves as a model of excellence. This year's nominees are (2001 winner),, National Geographic, Peace Corps, and U.S. Army Basic Training.

The Webby Awards and People's Voice Awards voting process is audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers. (no Anderson jokes please)

Called by some the "Oscars of the Internet," The Webby Awards is an international honor for Web sites and individual achievement in technology and creativity.

The awards are presented by the Academy, a diverse, 350-person organization whose membership includes Francis Ford Coppola, David Bowie, Esther Dyson, Rob Glaser and Julia Child.

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