For those of us that live and work in the world of the web, we know how important launching your new site at the right time is. Today we saw an execution like no other. While President Barack Obama was sworn in, a site update for Whitehouse.gov was launched, and it’s a good one.
My initial assessment is this: the change was well timed, prefectly executed, and seems to offer all the basics we could want, from a very strong call to action, to a new Presidential blog.
The site is built in ASP.net, and though the source code doesn’t credit a generator system, I see some indicators that point to them possibly using an Ektron CMS400 system, although the code looks much cleaner than any Ektron site I’ve seen before.
Whatever the system, my congrats to the team pulled it together! I expect with this level of execution, we’ll see a site with frequent updates and as well managed as we hope the country will be.