Can we change the White House Website Design, Yes We Can!
Since the United States has underwent a big change this January now that Barack Obama is in office, it stands to reason that the White House Web site has also undergone some serious changes as well.
Go ahead and do a compare and contrast with the picture. Note the one from the Bush era has a sidebar menu that is big and wide. As for the menu for the Obama era, you will need to bring your cursor over to see that one, and there are some serious changes there.
I would definitely call the changes sweeping as it has undergone a full overhaul. In comparison to the whitehouse.gov during the Dub-ya years, the logo has been reduced in size, and the menu uses the carousel effect.
Other changes are detours from the usual standards of usability, and a search box that is not in the usual upper right hand corner. There is an email/newsletter sign-up there.
So what has caused the White House site to go new-cue-ler? Could it be because we have a president who knows how to navigate the net, and realizes how important web design is when presenting a great image of the executive office? Well, I have heard no report that the changes came from an executive order.