For the politically-minded among you, the next few months are going to be a treat. Between now and 1 May, the last day our dear leader can call an election, every insult that can be hurled will be hurled, every baby who can be kissed will be kissed and every question that can be answered will be avoided. It's general election time and political junkies will welcome regular visits to this site, developed by Web development company Online Magic. It's also developed sites for an unusual mix of organisations including Boots, Alliance & Leicester, the Department of Trade & Industry and Manchester United Football Club (there are links to these, naturally).
The ge97 site resembles a newspaper, with stories and a contents panel directing you to other sections. It's nicely cluttered but, despite the fact that there's a lot going on, it's quite straightforward to navigate around. A map details what's where if you get 'lost'. A number of features are still under construction (which could have something to do with the untimely death last week of Online Magic's creative director Michael Martin, touchingly run as a story on the site) but there are some great items, including a fantasy politics game, on-line polls and a humorous Mock the Vote area. You can even guess the winning margin in a marginal seat and win a subscription to the Economist, whose stories are featured on the site. Worth a visit at www.ge97.co.uk.
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