SG Online Campaigns
SG websites are still in their proto-matter stages of development, usually providing bland, static information such as polling locations and candidates (perhaps with their bios).
SWAMP in 2002 was relatively unique by having interactive polls on their websites.
And Progress in 2005 and Susan Henriques in 2006 are providing loads of information, updated frequently, with Susan taking it to the next level. Her website is loaded with useful tidbits, but it’s design is utilitarian, like a blog.
But for a relatively boring website, and being the late-comer to the online campaign, SWAMP 2006 is definitely a cut above the rest aesthetically speaking. It’s use of soft blue and orange hues, along with an academic look (paper clips, etc.), it’s quite an appealing website.
Meanwhile, Unite UF has a rudimentary blog with a piss-poor graphic as their title. They get kudos only for their timing; being ahead of Swamp with their website and getting their platform out there. Perhaps they’ll make up for it with an improved sight soon, but I’m not sure.
UPDATE: I spoke too soon. Unite has updated their website – same link as in the above paragraph. It kicks ass, too. I like their slogan “the end of politics as usual” and their overall design is good. Not quite as pleasing to my eye as Swamp’s, but I like soft colors in general. Unite uses a bold red color. Still, it looks much better now. I especially like their collegiate logo.