Campaign Website Award

Posted by Katherine | May 7, 2008 – 4:09 pm
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Genevieve Sponsler caught this post in her daily trolling of Voices without Votes (a very cool site that tracks foreign opinion about Campaign 08). In it, a South African expat living in Ireland comments on the style and effectiveness of the three remaining candidates’ websites. Highest points go to simplicity.

Assessment of McCain’s site:

I have to say it looks like a very action orientated website with lots of talk about his healthcare plan while also taking snipes at the democrats.

Assessment of Clinton’s site:

Way too crowded, would take me 5 min to figure out where to go.

You know what, I think I have come to the conclusion that whoever designed the Clinton website must have more than two eyes because it took me 5 minutes to find where I wanted to go. Even from the thumbnail, you can see the exhaustive detail on the site but Hillary doesn’t focus on the issues here. The first thing you see on her site is her need for money […]

Assessment of Obama’s site:

Nice, simple and clean interface with easy navigation.

The irony of this situation is that Senator Obama’s website does not ask for Money overtly like the Clinton website but it keeps things simple focusing on his main message of change while encouraging people to get involved.

The South African in Ireland declares Obama the winner because his site is the least cluttered. The grand prize? A “personal meaningless award for best website design.”


  1. 2 Responses to “Campaign Website Award”

  2. Great site, any questions, feel free to drop me an email.

    By Crian on May 7, 2008

  3. Thank you Katherine for mentioning Voices without Votes and your kind words!

    By Amira on May 8, 2008

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