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Brief look at new WhiteHouse.gov

Montag, Februar 2nd, 2009

While Barack Obama was inaugurated to become the new president of the US, it took the tech department behind him only a couple of minutes to update the presidential website — getting rid of some (in more than one way) out-dated designs.

Finally I took a look at what’s inside:

  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional (sort of valid)
  • jQuery (currently 1.2.6 minified) feat. jcarousel and others
  • swfobject
  • lt IE 7 delta CSS
  • print CSS
  • atom+xml feeds
  • whole bunch of inline JS

Aside of the technical details, there are a couple of interesting meta keywords… Barck, Barek, Barak, Barrack, Barrak, Obma, …wonder who did the research on the top 6 typos for his name.

Most surprisingly tracking is provided externally by webtrendslive.com. Suprising to me, as I always thought there was a high level of concern regarding data security.