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I suppose time will tell. Any first impressions?
One significant addition to WhiteHouse.gov reflects a campaign promise from the President: we will publish all non-emergency legislation to the website for five days, and allow the public to review and comment before the President signs it.
Does that mean they'll be enabling blog comments in the future? ;)
Any first impressions?
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I wonder who the Webmaster is for that site. Nice!
They still have sporadic errors throughout but for the most part 90% of the site validates.
From a visual standpoint, very nice. I would have made The White House Emblem a little bigger but overall, it "feels" nice. Definitely Obamatized. :)
I wonder how many automated link requests that site gets?
But the navigational choices are also viewable "all at the same time" from the bottom of the page, so I do appreciate that bit of thoughtfulness and usability. With this level of diverse content to organize, I'd hate to keep moving my mouse back and forth to figure out where to go.
Obama's Whitehouse.gov launches, with problems
2009-01-20 - [news.cnet.com...]
Because the presidential Web site launched under Bill Clinton's tenure, this is only the second time that Whitehouse.gov has changed hands.
There are many here who know how "particular" I am when it comes to PascalCasing. So which is it?
And, thou shall never forget that it is WebmasterWorld.com and not anything else. ;)
< Yikes! I hit the 11k mark and didn't even know it. Woohoo!
Oh, I just realized, that is a .NET site too. It looks like they've eliminated all extensions although they did miss one /default.aspx in the mix. I'm not real fond of the long underscored file naming conventions but it appears they followed the standard dmoz URI structure in that area.
And did you check the robots.txt ! Everybody is speaking about this.
Given the huge budget deficit, you'd think they would have left some room to slap on some AdSense.
Okay, should it be WhiteHouse.gov or Whitehouse.gov
I ran Xenu's Link Sleuth on the site yesterday (side-note: I wonder if they'll make doing that illegal someday?), and must say I was surprised with the results.
All pages, by result type:
457 URLs --> ok (64.64%)
2 URLs --> no info to return (0.28%)
39 URLs --> object temporarily moved (5.52%)
190 URLs --> skip external (26.87%)
18 URLs --> not found (2.55%)
1 URLs --> object permanently moved (0.14%)
707 URLs --> Total (100.00%)
I suggest anyone curious to try running Xenu themselves. Fascinating to see what's in there.