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auDA Foundation 2023 grant round opens

auDA Foundation 2023 grant round opens: $600,000 for digital innovation and inclusion projects

Posted: September 2023

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Member Communications Coordinator - Position Available

We’re on the lookout for a people-oriented, organised admin superstar to join our team!

New Membership Structure for AWIA

The time has finally arrived – AWIA is upgrading its membership structure! This is an exciting and long overdue project for us, one which we’ve been hinting at for a while now.

2023 Website of the Year - UNICEF Australia by Luminary

The UNICEF Australia website, designed and built by digital agency Luminary, has won the prestigious McFarlane Prize - Site of the Year at the 2023 Australian Web Awards. 

Supercharging Search with generative AI

Google are starting with an experiment in Search Labs called SGE, Search Generative Experience, which uses generative AI.

Celebrating 20 Years of WordPress

May 27, 2023, marks exactly 20 years since Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little forked b2/cafelog to create WordPress Version 0.70. Quite a bit has taken place in the past 20 years, and imagine how much more we can accomplish together in the next 20!

How many reviews do I need for my products?

Let’s just cut to the chase: reviews are important. But how important? 

Super important. Our recent survey of more than 6,500 online shoppers found that 99.9% read reviews at least sometimes; 57% do so when shopping in brick-and-mortar stores.

2023 Australian Web Awards - Entries Now Open!

Entries to the 2023 Australian Web Awards are now open!

A new Chair for AWIA

Unconscious Biases That Get In The Way Of Inclusive Design

Throughout the research and design processes, our unconscious biases are the greatest risk to delivering inclusive experiences. From who we include and exclude in our research to how we plan and conduct research, it’s crucial that we understand how our unacknowledged biases can perpetuate systems of exclusion.

Shorter and simpler Australian domain names now available.

.au direct (e.g. Australia’s newest .au namespace is providing Australians with greater choice when building their online presence. For Australian businesses, .au direct provides short, simple and uniquely Australian domain names, a wider choice of website or email address ending in .au, as well as addresses that are easier to type into mobile devices.

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