Inauguration Tech: change.gov -> whitehouse.gov

By Timothy M. O'Brien
January 20, 2009

This was, quite possibly, the most anticipated web site relaunch in the history of the web. Here's the before and after shot. The Bush Administration's whitehouse.gov from 10:00 AM EST:

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And, this is the Obama Administration's whitehouse.gov at around 12:20 PM EST:

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Looks like a more personal approach, definitely a cleaner, crisper design. The fact that they switched the site over the minute of the swearing should tell you how seriously this administration takes online communications and reaching out to the public via the Internet. What do you think about the new design?

And...I see they are using Webtrends for Analytics. I wonder if they are going to make this analytics data available to the public.... it is our website after all. Isn't it?


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