The new

President Obama’s website was recently updated, and it has design / development communities geeking out. Among the site’s highlights:

  • Modernizr — a Javascript library that allows for browser-specific feature detection
  • HTML5BoilerPlate — a framework for building cutting-edge, future-proof sites
  • Responsive design — content dynamically resized based on screen size
  • Rolling deployments — updates to the site pushed several times per day
  • Mobile-first — designed for mobile browsers first, then the desktop

I love this quote from the behind the scenes post:

First and foremost, it’s a tool.

The site is beautiful without sacrificing utility. Also check out Designing Obama if the branding of the Obama campaign got you drooling in 2008.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.

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