27 comments

  • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, over 5 years ago

    I thought Obama's campaigns raised the bar for web design in politics.

    12 points
  • Kevin OhlinKevin Ohlin, over 5 years ago

    H Arrow in Source Code

    I appreciate the H arrow logo made of H's and arrows in the html.

    11 points
  • Floyd WilliamsonFloyd Williamson, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    It's a really empty website... represents the candidate perfectly ;)

    In all seriousness though, there is very little content. A short bio is about all there is. It may be pretty, but it's a fairly poor website when taken as a whole.

    Rand Paul and Ted Cruz (not my preferred candidates) have good websites. Both websites are kind of ugly, but I can find information about each candidate (bio, issues, and legislation) very easily.

    It would be great to do a UX study on political candidate sites.

    5 points
    • Maurice CherryMaurice Cherry, over 5 years ago

      It would be great to do a UX study on political candidate sites.

      It really would. I've done some campaign sites back in the day, and I think it would be great to delve into how they're put together.

      (Basically, it's "design by committee" hell.)

      1 point
    • Moma VujisicMoma Vujisic, over 5 years ago

      Tried to look up Rand Paul's website, was thoroughly impressed and then confused.

      3 points
    • Manik RatheeManik Rathee, over 5 years ago

      Speaking from experience: This is usually what "exploratory" candidate sites look like. Once the campaign really kicks off (usually after the primary), we'll probably see a revamped version that's much fuller with bios, policy info, volunteering info, etc.

      1 point
  • Jon MyersJon Myers, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Am I the only one seeing this?

    Image alt

    Fedex Hillary

    Aside from the FedEx facsimile, I find the site to be very weak.

    Visual language - get the obligatory feature image of Hillary talking to concerned old white people at a diner. Have more old white people in the background eating fried food.

    No messaging at all. No real vision. Just "give me money".

    Visual design and fundamentals are poor.

    Not impressive at all.

    4 points
  • George Kedenburg IIIGeorge Kedenburg III, over 5 years ago

    How is it 2015 and sites still launch without font-smoothing enabled?

    3 points
  • Joshua SöhnJoshua Söhn, over 5 years ago

    Dispite the content and design, it's also really a shame, that a site with bugs like this is in production...

    2 points
  • Tony GinesTony Gines, over 5 years ago

    I was really hoping someone would break the mold and choose a new color palette. I would've tried something new, like violet. If she wanted to show that she can combine red and blue, it could really work. Imagine the branding opportunities around a specific color instead of relying on the expected red white and blue.

    1 point
  • Andrew LiebchenAndrew Liebchen, over 5 years ago

    Logo's better than the competition so far:

    Ted CruzRand Paul

    1 point
  • David HickoxDavid Hickox, over 5 years ago

    That logo fucking sucks.

    It appears they are using custom type, which is pretty advanced branding. Shame they didn't put the same effort and attention into the logo. It's still, static, obvious, overly geometric, doesn't translate to single color (as noted by the site's home logo), and uses colors with no complexity.

    It's interesting to me that her intro video features so much of the variety that makes up the fabric of America, yet her graphical presentation is so un-nuanced.

    Blah to the blah.

    1 point
  • Greg BowenGreg Bowen, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Logo gadz. Not much mention of policy stances.

    1 point
  • Matt WalkerMatt Walker, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Yeah you can totally expect to find unbiased critique on a political figures website design in this topic. /s

    0 points
  • Parm GrewalParm Grewal, over 5 years ago

    Arrow pointing right just feels wrong somehow. I think it would have been better if it was pointing left.

    0 points
  • Tim Brown, over 5 years ago

    Is that a custom typeface? It's called "Unity", but I can't find any other information about it.

    0 points