Best-looking White House web site EVER

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    http://www.whitehouse.gov/

    Um...wow. Talk about different.

    Nothing that new to those familiar with Obama's previous sites. Nevertheless, whoever designed it did a great job.
     
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    I wonder if there is a way to find out if an agency did it or if it was internal or what.
     
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    Good old-fashion research. If you look at the old thread I started for Change.gov, I did a little research and came up with a few interesting organization names that are likely connected still to the new site.

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    Luckily, WhiteHouse.com has turned over a new leaf and all the new typo-impaired innocents will no longer go blind with its insane flesh parade (at least for now).

    WhiteHouse.org, on the other hand, will likely have to find a brand new bag. I wonder how the anti-Bush cottage industry will reinvent itself? I think there's some mileage to be made on spoofing our new President's "hope" fetish. In his New Hampshire speech, Obama talked about a "chorus of cynics". I'd love to hear how they go about practicing their musical numbers.

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  10. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    At my college computer lab I accidentally used .com instead of .gov when I had to do some research on the whitehouse :eek: :eek:

    no one saw nothing.
     
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    Maybe that is really the change Obama was talking about. It looks great. Nice picture showing part of the estimated 1-2 million people at the ingratiation to boot.
     
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    For those who can't get enough of the pomp and ceremony, check out the US Senate's Inauguration website, where you can see the china the new President ate from, the flower arrangements that were on the tables, and the recipes for the three-course meal that was served.
     
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    It looks like the same coding and formatting used for change.gov was used here. If there is ANYTHING the Obama people are good at it's web design--dignified-looking and really clear to read. :)

    It will be really interesting to see how will the webmaster embed weekly radio and/or television broadcasts into the web page, though. Absolutely, positively NO use of Ogg Vorbis audio/Ogg Theora video unless the webmaster clearly states how to make these media files play back embeded in the web page or play back inside Windows Media Player for Windows users and Quicktime for Mac users.
     
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    I suppose they hired some "up-to-date" developers this time around as part of their commitment to "high-tech". They used Silverlight to broadcast the inauguration from their site...which as kinda surprising from a "government project".
     
  15. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    it would be embarassing if it wasn't the "best ever"
    how many previous white house web sites have existed so far?
    what technology were they using?
     
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    I also like their stance on third-party content:

    Nice to see they know what a Creative Commons License is. :)
     
  17. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    I found these sites that can do that in the web page without those.
    http://radiologan.net/
    http://demos.telerik.com/silverlight/#MediaPlayer/Fullscreen
     
  18. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know...just usually .gov type of stuff is easy to pick on cuz they are normally dull and dry and look like they're 10 years old. :p
     
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