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SAI Takes International WebAward for Stevenson University Website

Web Marketing Association Points to Stevenson’s Overall Site Design and Mobile Experience; Awards it Best University Website

Hunt Valley, MD , 09/15/2014 -

Systems Alliance, Inc. (SAI), a digital and IT consulting firm helping clients build, assess and optimize online properties, today announced it had received the Web Marketing Association’s coveted 2014 WebAward for Best University Website for the site it designed and developed for Stevenson University.

Judged by a panel of prominent industry experts, the WMA’s WebAwards is the world’s premier website award competition. Submissions were scored in terms of design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology, with the Stevenson University project earning top marks in its category. “Congratulations on all fronts! Design is lively and invigorating, well-suited to the target,” expressed a judge. “The site is far above most when it comes to the tablet and mobile experience.”

With prospective students’ usage increasingly shifting toward mobile web access, a key objective of the Stevenson University web project was to create an engaging, mobile-optimized website. Launched in early January, the redesigned site was built using responsive design techniques, and it features a captivating visual design and new information architecture that provides a more cohesive view of the university’s academic offerings. Multimedia rich content conveys Stevenson’s culture and academic standards while promoting interactivity and providing a streamlined user experience.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Web Marketing Association for our design and development achievements, but we all know that great clients beget great work. Along with our terrific partners at Stevenson University, we are thrilled to receive the highest award in the University category,” said Ric Hughes, President & CEO, SAI. “We strive to provide our best work on every project, and this award confirms the high value our team delivers.”

Now in its 18th year, the WebAward program is the world’s longest-running annual website award competition, setting the standard of excellence for all website development. The 2014 competition attracted more than 1,500 entries from 40 countries across a range of 96 industry categories.

More information about the Stevenson University project is available on the SAI website.

About Stevenson University

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and adult bachelor's programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.

About Systems Alliance, Inc.

Organizations that make the best use of technology enjoy a distinct competitive advantage. Since 1993, Systems Alliance, Inc. (SAI), has been helping clients thrive by leveraging IT and Digital assets to their best advantage. SAI delivers consulting, development and product-based solutions to complex business challenges, helping their client-partners win in the marketplace.