Dissecting the new whitehouse.gov
There is a new guy in the White House and he’s got a brand new website as well. The official whitehouse.gov had a major overhaul and the result is quite nice.
Other nice details: 3rd party content is Creative Commons licensed. It use GZIP compression to improve performance. JQuery usage. It even has CSS sprites, the infamous old technique by Dave Shea.
On the downside is use of ViewState, lots of whitespace and HTML comments (never heard of server-side comments?). There is also a handful of hidden links in there, providing fat link-back points for the site developers.
Not flawless but still a big improvement to the old site!