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Oh, SmAlbany!

Daily posts and occasional longer essays about politics, culture, and life in the Capital Region...updated M-F, midmorning


"I write this not as a booster of Albany, which I am, nor an apologist for the city, which I sometimes am, but rather as a person whose imagination has become fused with a single place, and in that place finds all the elements that a man ever needs..." -W. Kennedy, from O Albany!

McNulty's website

Midterm election '06: If you're thinking of running for Congress next fall, let me suggest one possible issue: McNulty's absoultely pathetic website. The thing looks like every final project for Computer Science 101: Introduction to HTML editing, circa 1997. You see, Mike, if you put a slash before the i, it turns the italics off. It's unbelievable that any Congressman has a website this ridiculously amateur, nevermind the one from the area trying to reinvent itself as "Tech Valley." It's like McNulty rushed up a website after the dot-com boom, and then forgot to update the layout for the last 10 years.

After a quick perusal through other congressional websites (accesible here), I am positive that it is the worst of all 435 House member sites. Most members of Congress have professional, if not great, looking websites (an average example here), offer readers tons of policy information (example here), or at the very least make you confident that they didn't outsource the job to a local 5th grade class project, even if you would never call the website "good" (example here).

P.S. Check out Sweeney's site. Clean, clear, and accessible. Would it kill McNulty to cut and paste the source code?
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At 7:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said:

There are a number of web companies that specialize in offering turnkey solutions to elected officials, like this place:

http://www.govoffice.com/

McNulty's website looks like someone wrote it in HTML on Microsoft Notepad in 1995.    



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