WEB SITE AWARDS
.Cool Reality Award
The Voyager Bronze Award
1998 Creative Inspiration Award
Design World Internet Services
Surfers Choice Top 10 Site
Rockin' Site Of The Week
On-Line Winner Award
Wave Of The Day
REVIEWS & COMMENTS|
The Web Magazine
Record Collector Magazine
Internet Magazine Top 10 Sites
Hi Paul,Robert Leedham - Virgin Net
I'm the editor here at Virgin Net. Congratulations on your excellent Freespace site. In case they haven't mailed you themselves, we spotted a glowing review of your site at the following URL: http://www.webmagazine.com/tipworld/newborntips.html
Anyway, best of British to you,
THE WEB MAGAZINE
17th February 1998
David Bowie WonderworldTHE WEB MAGAZINE
Artists like David Bowie, who have been dissected by the media time and time again, are often less understood than before they went under the zeitgeist microscope. The best way to discover an artist is through his or her own (unedited) words. And that's exactly what this new fan-created site offers. Read through Bowie's self-penned tour diary from 1974 to '75 (originally published in Mirabelle) and scores of interviews and excerpts. You'll also find links, photos, tour schedules, screen savers, and more on this appropriately arty site. - E.H.
CONTENT 4 DESIGN 3 LINKS 4 OVERALL 4
Another totally gone Bowie fan has flown off the deep end with a hyper-obsessive neon shrine to da boy wonder. This site claims an award from The Web 'zine. It's got views of Bowie art, a nifty trivia page, a trading post for collectors, a sizeable press archive and the part I liked best, a great selection of recent news briefs. The huge photo picture gallery was slow as molasses being overpacked with scores of thumbnails you click for biggies. Can't vouch for anybody's familiar-photo sources but the web master even did some nifty mugging with our subject in at least four photos. This site is a piece of work recommended for an occasional repeat visit. Very artistic layout.DBTS
Your site is site of the week under category: British Pop.
Thanks for contributing to a better sense of community on the web. We value those of you taking the web to the next level. Your site has been selected as a featured site this week on the WebTrips Network(tm) located at http://www.webtrips.com.
The WebTrips Network(tm) is a free total entertainment experience which encompasses full animation, entertainment, and music.
Congratulations on your site! Your site has been reviewed and awarded the .Cool Reality Award. This award is only given to sites that have elegant graphics, content, and a cool sense of being about it.Jon Osbeck .Artistic Reality Web Productions
I really enjoyed your site. Keep up the good work!
Hello, an excellent site and a worthy tribute! So, here's my Fairyaward!Emmy (http://emmeke.antisocial.com)
I hope you like it.
Congratulations!!Marita Emmert - firstname.lastname@example.org
Your site was reviewed and approved for the 1998 Cameo Services Creative Inspiration Award.
Congratulations,Dale Forster - Awards@design-world.net
What a fantastic site...... Your Web site has been approved and we would like to honour it with "The Voyager Bronze Award". Your combination of elegance and professionalism made your status with Design World a no-brainer. We endorse your Web site 100% and know that your skills will take you very far! Once again, congratulations on the award! Display it proudly.
We'd like the opportunity to give you our "Innovation Award!" I hope this encourages you to keep up the great work.Christina Brooks - PersonalConnections
Great work with your web site, I was very impressed by the overall quality!...
Paul - You've done a nice job.Robert Goodale - UltraStar/BowieNet/ex Isolar Vice President
Hi Paul - I have visited your site and it is one of the best Bowie-fan sites around - keep up the great work.Ron Roy - UltraStar/BowieNet
David Bowie Wonderworld
This enormous site is the creation of a Bowie fan from way back. It's a little cluttered and can take a dog's age to load, but once you start exploring, it's all worth the wait.
Paul - We are producing a television program on David Bowie called "Legends" for VH1 in the U.S. I was just checking out your web site. It is really amazing, looks great!Mark Strigl - VH1 Associate Producer
This site is incredible! VH1.com are putting up a page dedicated to DAVID BOWIE to celebrate his being made artist of the month for October. In association with that, I'd like to give you a VH1.com Best of the Web award.Charles Bottomley - VH1.com
I'm afraid once our users get to Little Wonderworld they won't want to leave! If my eyes go bleary reading the diaries and press clippings you've got up, I suppose I only have my own fanaticism to blame.
Little Wonderworld is also good. Paul (wisely) skips the lyrics pages, but has an excellent library of articles, which are easy to download and don't take up huge amounts of memory. He also features Bowie's 'diary' which was published in Mirabelle magazine in 1974-75. Silly, enjoyable and no references to cocaine!Cliff McLenehan
"...Get some sleep you mad bastard!"Mark Adams - Daily Express/Daily Star
"...it's so BIG!"Ginny Nelson - JAC Publicity and Marketing Ltd.
Little Wonderworld is right up there with the very best of the myriad unofficial Bowie sites to have sprung up in the last few years. It's a hot mix of breaking news, gossip, reviews and trivia (as those wonderfully silly, though perversely enthralling, Mirabelle diaries attest!). But what would you expect from a man who's possibly been photographed with our man more times than any other fan (just see the 'Who Am I? section).David Buckley author of 'David Bowie: Strange Fascination', a new Bowie biography to be published next year.
LITTLE WONDERWORLDInternet Magazine - Britain's Most Popular Internet Magazine.
Unofficial but comprehensive site dedicated to the Thin White Duke and built by superfan Paul A. Kinder. We especially liked the jiggling David Bowie on the front page and the Bowie jokes in the Funstuff section.
Hey, Mr. Kinder, very nice new look you've got going on your site (bowiewonderworld). A clean job. I'm trying to do a clean up on BowieArt too, but I only have time for one page every now and then so that will be SO ongoing it will seem like forever to finish it. On the other hand, it's never finished is it. It's like those huge battleships that take a year to paint then they have to go back to the prow and atert all over again immediately they're finished. Except to complete the analogy they'd have to change colour each time. Pretty pink, maybe. I see officers considering fabrics from Libertys' or maybe a Wenge veneer.© DAVID BOWIE
"But, no, Peter. Wenge is SO this year, it will be ancient by the time we finish. Stay with warm pastels and they'll never let you down."
Thank you so much, Site people, for the good wishes. It made my morning. Yes, I do refer to all you Wildlifers and Wonderworlds and so on. I never get over how much effort you put into your work. It's extraordinarily mad and quite amazing.© DAVID BOWIE
Congratulations!Wally Gross, SC Review team
We have selected your site as a Surfers Choice Top 100 for 1998.
In the next week or so the Annual Surfers Choice Best of the Web voting will begin.
Please take the time to visit: www.surferschoiceawards.com
23rd May 1999
Surfers Choice Voting - First ResultsWally Gross (email@example.com)
THE VOTES HAVE BEEN COUNTED AND HERE ARE THE RESULTS:
The top 3 vote getters are listed below:
The World of MP3 - Platinum Award
ED Foods - Gold Award
Bowie Wonderworld - Silver Award
Let's all congratulate these 3 fine sites and their dedicated Webmasters. They receive the Surfers Choice - Peoples Choice Award. Platinum, Gold and Silver as listed above.
By the way, talk about close - there was only a 29 vote difference between Platinum and Silver!!!!
28th May 1999 / 1998
SURFERS CHOICE - THE JUDGES HAVE SPOKEN
Surfers Choice - Top Ten Web Sites1) Kelly Career Services (SITE OF THE YEAR WINNER)
Top 10 (and ties)
My congratulations to all of these sites and their developers. The Judges have spoken and the door now closes on the 1998 Surfers Choice Annual Sites Of The Year selections.Best Regards Wally Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
16th October 2000
NME.COM (THE NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS)
2. David Bowie Little WonderworldEditor NME (nme.com)
Showered with awards and platitudes, this Bowie fan site is as complete and useable as any you'll find. The news is updated daily, but the highlights are gigographies and press archives stretching right back to Bowie's childhood.
NME.COM rates this site a 9 out of 9.
Rated 8 by other visitors.
22nd May 2001
Dear David Bowie Wonderworld,Regards
Congratulations! You've made it to the mPulse.com Top 10 Sites. We'd like to pass along an award recognizing your high profile on mPulse.com
Not only are congratulations in order, so is thank you. We know there are many music websites out there, but by registering with mPulse, using your tags, and uploading all your info, you are promoting what we feel is a really interesting, useful way of giving music fans a guide to great new music.
21st June 2007
Geek of the Week site
David Bowie Wonderworld Fan Site - If you wonder sometimes, 'bout sound and vision, panicking in Detroit, or who looks a lot like Che Guevara, you must visit the David Bowie Wonderworld Fan Site. You won't have to stand on a chair to make your point of view.
26th January 2008
Gonzo the Great
Gonzo the Great says hello to Bowie Wonderworld.
7th February 2009
Website of the Week site
We love those fan sites on the 80s lunchbox because they are always written from an enthuisiastic fan perpective. This week's website of the week is no exception. Bowie Wonderworld is devoted to David Bowie and it's a "must see".
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