Web Award


Web Award

Looks pretty good, huh?

I designed and awarded it to myself!

"PWA" stands for "Pointless Web Awards".

(I was going to make it "PAW", y'know, a take on McFox but I thought it might be a bit obvious!)

The serious purpose behind this page.

This is my way of having a go at meaningless web "awards" and trying to bring to your attention the practice of adorning a website with glitzy graphics to appear highly credible.

I've seen site after site claim to be "award winners" or to follow a particular code of practice or conduct. The truth is anyone can award themselves whatever they want or they can copy a graphic and place it prominently, thereby giving the website an air of legitimacy. Not everything is what it seems.

Legitimate sites do indeed strive to follow codes of conduct and to meet particular standards.

These aren't the ones to watch out for.

I have seen websites knocked up in a few hours, literally, and become emblazoned with numerous "awards". Most of the so called awards are completely meaningless anyway, never mind the hijacked real ones!

Just remember to take any "Web Awards" you see with a big pinch of salt!


Would you like to have a "Pointless Web Award" on your website to warn others about this type of charade?

Just in case you are not clear about how to, right-click on the image and then save it to your computer. Publish to your website.

I would appreciate a text link back. The code is the following:

<a href="http://www.themcfox.com/multiple-sclerosis/index.html">Multiple Sclerosis Pages</a>

Just drop it into your html. Thanks.



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