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El Sham's Awards
El Sham's has its own Awards! You can nominate someone else's cat-related site (or even your own site) by filling in a form or sending me an e-mail if your browser doesn't like forms. Sometimes I even go hunting after spectacular sites myself and hand out awards if they are good enough.
After receiving your nomination I will visit the site and check everything out. If the site is good enough to receive an award I'll let you (or the owner of the site) know what kind of award the site has won. Want to know what I look for on a site? Check the El Sham's likes and dislikes sections.
*Only after* the owner of the winning site has placed the award somewhere on his site and linked it to the El Sham site, I will place a link to the site on my Winners page
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On the Winners Pages (Bronze, Silver and Golden) you can see how I've rated your page. I give points for navigation, contents, graphics and style and I try to give tips on how to improve your site.

You need 0 - 30 points for a Bronze Paw Award
You need 31 - 35 points for a Silver Paw Award
You need 36 - 40 points for a Golden Paw Award

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El Sham's Bronze Paw Award
(maximum one winner each day)
  1. your HTML is very good
  2. you update your site at least every week
  3. your images and art are very nice
  4. pictures are clean - perfectly scanned, well indexed or jpeg-ed
  5. your site is put together in an orderly fashion
  6. you use an uniform style all over your website
  7. your site is cat-related and has a lot to offer to catlovers
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El Sham's Silver Paw Award
(maximum one winner each week)
  1. your HTML is perfect
  2. you update your site regularly - almost every day
  3. your images are superb
  4. pictures are clean - perfectly scanned, well indexed or jpeg-ed
  5. most of your images and art is original (preferably self-made)
  6. your site is dynamic
  7. your pages load fast
  8. your site is very large but still orderly
  9. your visitors keep returning for more!
  10. your site is filled with cat-related information and other useful stuff
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El Sham's Golden Paw Award
  1. cattery sites can only win this award if there's much more info besides the standard cattery info (cats, shows, cattery, studs, queens, breedstandard etc.)
  2. your HTML is 100% perfect
  3. your site is too good to be true: it's dynamic - you use Java, JavaScript, CGI etc.
  4. you're constantly improving and updating your site
  5. your images are to die for but the pages still load fast
  6. pictures are clean - perfectly scanned, well indexed or jpeg-ed
  7. your images and art are original (art made by yourself)
  8. your site is enormous but not disorderly
  9. cat lovers all over the world can't stay away from your site
  10. your site is an example to other web-builders and is published in magazines
  11. your site is filled with cat-related information and other useful stuff, it's a cat-lovers paradise and famous all over the world
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El Sham likes:
  1. Uniform style all over the website.
  2. Direction buttons on all pages.
  3. E-mail address on all pages.
  4. Nice colour combination.
  5. Lots of fun and humour.
  6. Lots of serious stuff, interesting information etc.
  7. Cats, cats, cats, cats (get the picture?).
  8. Dynamic sites.
  9. Proper and modern (but not too modern) HTML.
  10. Nice original art, used in a functional way.
  11. Fast loading sites.
  12. Orderly sites.
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El Sham dislikes:
  1. Extremely large images that take forever to load and don't have height and width tags.
  2. Extremely large pages without indexes.
  3. Disorderly sites.
  4. Too much (redundant) pictures and art.
  5. Links to non-existing pages.
  6. Non-existing pictures.
  7. Uninvited background music.
  8. Psychedelic colour-combinations.
  9. Illegible text (blue text on a red background for instance).
  10. Scrolling text in status bar (doesn't let you read the links).
  11. Scripts with faults.
  12. Too much frames (and I even have a 20" screen)
  13. Frames that don't add any functionality to a site
  14. Boring, redundant sites.
  15. Too much extra large, bold typing.
  16. ALL CAPS!
  17. Sites that try to make a point by being aggressive.
  18. Sites that were *not* build for a 640x480 resolution. I don't mind 600x800 resolutions, but keep in mind that most people visit your site with a 640x480 resolution. And if you build your site for a 640x480 resolution, don't forget to test it on a 600x800 resolution.
  19. What I hate the most, is finding my own graphics on other sites. I never give permission to use my graphics on other sites, but keep finding them all over the WWW. These sites will *never* receive my awards!
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Application Form for the El Sham's Awards
  1. I'd like to nominate this site for one of the El Sham's Awards;
  2. The site is cat-related (big cats, house-hold cats, pedigree cats - anything is allowed, as long as it's cat-related);
  3. I invite you to visit this site, check it out and rate it;
  4. I'm not offended if this site doesn't win a Silver or Golden Paw award;
  5. After receiving one of the Awards, I will send an acknowledgment;
  6. I don't mind criticism, as matter of fact I hope you'll be honoust.

Your Name
Your E-Mail address
The url of the site

Name of the site

Is this your own Site? Yes, No
Is this a Cat-related Site? Yes, No


Description (only fill in if *you* are the owner of the site - this information will be printed on my awards page)

Thanks for nominating this site. I'll try to visit it within the next week.

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