TIME magazine has named guardian.co.uk as one of its Top 50 best websites.
TIME says: "It seems no other dead-tree newspaper has embraced the digital era as fully as the Guardian. Not only does the British newspaper offer smart, comprehensive coverage via one of the best-designed newspaper websites in the world but it has also developed an amazing set of mobile applications that help propel the content out across various platforms.
"But what's perhaps most unusual is that even as other British newspapers have taken their content behind paywalls, the Guardian has opened up its content as much as possible, offering free access to more than 1 million archived articles and providing developers with the tools to build applications that remix the paper's extensive content base."
Other news and information sites that make the TIME Top 50 are The Onion, The Daily Beast, National Geographic and WikiLeaks.