Tue 07 Nov
After all the build-up, everything comes to a head tonight. I mean, yeah, it’s Election Day and all, but I’m talking about our election coverage package over at NYTimes.com, where’ve spent weeks putting together a solid offering of results data. I just had a quick look around at the competition, and I gotta say, I think our designers really pulled it off; it’s the best looking presentation for elections results on the Web tonight.
To see it for yourself, start with the Elections 2006 section front, where we’ve got up-to-the-minute posts from our politics blog, The Caucus. From there, you can drill down into the Senate results map, the Governors results map or the somewhat less conventional House results map.
These are all in Flash, but they’re seamlessly co-mingled with our HTML. My favorite pages, though, are the all-HTML state pages, like California’s. This is what I mean when I say it’s the best looking data out there tonight. They’re clean, simple and easily digestible, without a lot of the clutter I’m seeing at other sites.
Please forgive me, I’m just beaming a bit. This is the culmination of lots of intensive work by the design group, the editorial group and the technology group, and it’s just really cool to see it live. As a great man once said, “I love it when a plan comes together.”