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Keeping it real.
I could be a little biased when I say President Obama’s website (well, all 548922664 of them?) is one of the classiest among world leaders. Maybe Dana, Kyra, and Lindsay — and the plethora of Comm majors in Dems — can back me up, but it is really about creating a signature. Both WhiteHouse.gov and Recovery.gov are not only in the same streamlined, elegant style, they are also very accessible. It is easy to find pages and the website is easy on the eyes with good pictures and a lovely font. In comparison, check out the websites of Queen Elizabeth II, Nicolas Sarkozy (I do like the video embed!), Manmohan Singh, and finally, Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka. Not bad, but I think BO puts them in the dust.
Some of you may snicker and think, “Site aesthetics? Really, Nina? Who cares?” Still, details like these make all the difference.Â For example, think about the elderly Americans who have trouble navigating websites; a logically organized website is a clear necessity. Furthermore, such sites put a face to not only our President, but also to the country itself. It’s especially good to see Recovery.gov up and running. After all, Obama ran on accountability and transparency: this is only the first step!