The Internet is a wasteland of abandoned Web sites, and nowhere is this more true than the ghost town of .Gov homepages forgotten by bureaucrats.
However, with the election of our first tech-savvy president--forever twittering, YouTube addressing, and Facebook updating--comes a bold new precedent for public sector Internet activity. Whitehouse.gov's design captures this transition perfectly, and most government agencies and committees have started emulating its format (Simple and professional design, appealing color scheme, slideshow news items, high-res images, blogging, etc.). Yet not all government Web sites follow this template, with many branching out with their own design schemes, for better or for worse. Fast Company presents to you here the best forward-thinking design that government should embrace, and the unacceptably antiquated and hideous designs we demand Congress to outlaw.
View the top websites here on the recently published Fast Company Blog.