Whitehouse Chooses WordPress
With the change of administrations comes a new website, and this morning the all-new Whitehouse.gov debuted. Like its predecessor, the site is powered by WordPress – but this version carries many differences and modern out-of-the-box features that we’re glad to see used on a site of this magnitude.
Dave Amirault, Pagely’s Director of Marketing, and Jeff Matson, Minister of Propaganda, have had a few moments to gather their first impressions of the site.
Dave – THE DESIGN
Personally, I’m a sucker for clean and focused designs, and the new Whitehouse.gov delivers on both those fronts. Images are clean, not overused and work to supplement the content on the page – not overtake it. The site’s navigation is simple and does its best to guide users through the site’s taxonomies.
A website meant for the people should be able to be seen by all people, and Whitehouse.gov does a great job making the site’s accessibility capabilities front and center to users. As we all know, website accessibility is a source of constant improvement, and they even go so far as to address it in the site’s Accessibility Statement.
- High contrast mode.
- Large font size toggle.
- Spanish Translation
What’s a website in 2021 without an easter egg or two? Inspect the site’s source code and you’ll be treated with this recruitment message by the United States Digital Service.