Thursday, July 9, 1998 Published at 14:31 GMT 15:31 UK
Best of British Net awards
Front page news: This is London is Site of Year
London, Liverpool and lava lamps were the big winners in the UK's most prestigious Net awards.
The judges said it was "a fantastic site for anyone living in or visiting the nation's capital." As well as news, the site features maps and reviews of where to go in London.
Mighty Reds march on
In the Web User's Choice category, which received 4,000 nominations from the public, The Mighty Reds, an unofficial Liverpool Football Club site, won the trophy.
It was started in New Zealand by a native, Alex Brown, who has been a Liverpool fan for 21 years.
"I give people up-to-date news and it's not slow to download. I'd love to run the club's official site, but they won't let me. Perhaps they will now I've won an award.
Alex came to work in Britain because of the Internet. Liverpool University agreed to take over hosting the site and two years ago it offered him a job.
The Mighty Reds allows fans to chat to each other, hear live commentary and read match reports, news and statistics about the club.
Glowing praise for lava lamps
A company selling lava lamps in London's Covent Garden won the Best Commercial Web Site award. The judges waxed lyrical over the "groovy" Mathmos site, saying its sixties feel captured the branding of the product.
And the other winners were:
Britain is seen as lagging behind the United States in developing the World Wide Web, but the chairman of the UK Design Council John Sorrell told the awards ceremony that web sites were conveying the real substance of creative Britain to the whole world at the click of a button.