"Historic Preservation" of the first White House Webpage

Dan Gayle's picture

This is hilarious. The U.S. Gov't has preserved the first Whitehouse webpage put up by Bill Clinton in 1994. A tribute to good web design!

http://clinton1.nara.gov/

(Bonus points to the first person to I.D. the typefaces.)

Alessandro Segalini's picture

That is sad, isn't it ?

dezcom's picture

Better to preserve a bad web page than to invade a country.

ChrisL

Bruce's picture

Porque Barrel Script and Partisan Bold (although I believe the designer originally named that weight Partisan Stubborn).

blank's picture

No wonder whitehouse.com was always more popular.

aluminum's picture

ahead of its time for 1994. ;o)

pattyfab's picture

We have all seen worse.

The script is Shelley Allegro. The rest looks like Bodoni Bold.

Dan Gayle's picture

I love it because it makes the most powerful man in the world seem like Joe Shmoe around the corner. "Hey guys! Check out my cool house. Rad, huh?!"

Chris Rugen's picture

It's very fortunate that they moved away from that format, at least. Looking at some state and local government pages, it would appear that they've been ripping of the brass-plate, stupid icons look for 12 years now without any signs of letting up.

AzizMostafa's picture

Deleted Sorry!

Linda Cunningham's picture

What's amazing is that when it came out, it was considered to be pretty good, and from a navigation standpoint, was pretty intuitive (unlike some websites I could name!). And when you think of the limitations of HTML 2....

(Disclaimer: My old ISP in Washington did much of the early work with the White House, and started up the USPS site as well.)

hrant's picture

> Better to preserve a bad web page than to invade a country.

Apparently you got nothing out of Aziz's story.
It's not the puppet that matters.

> it makes the most powerful man in the world
> seem like Joe Shmoe around the corner.

Which is exactly who the average peon has been trained to vote for.

hhp

Solipsism's picture

G-d, those were the dark ages of web design. Not that we're out of the gutter yet...

AzizMostafa's picture

Taking advantage of this space.
Would like to acknowledge WH's grace,
On Nations of different faith, color and race.
In overcoming what they face.

WH did+does, phase by phase,
Place Kings and replace.
Chase rootless from occupied place,
the Removers of tracks with erase.
Send homeless in their place,
by proving that which has no trace.

To keep the Cone on its base
Go ahead + setup US base,
east+west, in every space,
To stay in defense, just in case,
Make enemy taste shameful Disgrace.
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Sorry for not finding better phrase

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