How left leaning is the new Tory website? Does Labour’s website have right leaning views? Is the BNP actually leftist?

What on earth am I talking about?

The Conservative party has revamped its website, and as I usually do with new website designs, I take a peek at the source code to see if any juicy morsels exist, such as the time Labour left a load of commented out links to future policy announcements.

html-cssHowever, in web code, elements, such as text/images/layers/etc can be either left aligned, or float over to the right of the page. Just as this article is on the left of this website, and the navigation menus on the side float to the right.

They are just style commands, but just how many times do the respective main UK political websites have style elements that lean the left or the right?

Conservatives

Left: 128
Right: 39
Center: 16

The Tory website is 70% left leaning

Labour

Left: 19
Right: 7
Center: 0

Labour’s website is 73% left leaning

LibDem

Left: 59
Right: 15
Center: 21

The LibDem’s website leans to the left 62% of the time

UKIP

Left: 123
Right: 38
Center: 45

UKIP may want to rebuild their website, which is a massive 60% lefty.

BNP

Left: 169
Right: 86
Center: 45

Although undoubtedly the winner in having the most right leaning style tags, the BNP still ends up with a 56% left leaning website.

Greens

Left: 29
Right: 7
Center: 4

The greens are frugal with their css declarations, as you might expect, and also unsurprisingly, lean to the left by 72.5%.

For this analysis, I have counted aligns and floats, and tried to include spelling derivatives. Where a website has a splash page, I have used the main website.

Conservatives

Labour

LibDem

UKIP

BNP

Green

 

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One comment on “Do political website designs match their politics?
  1. Alex says:

    Cute dinosaur.

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