I pity anyone who is designing a website for a politician.
Actually I pity anyone designing anything on the internet at all this year because the team behind Mike Sonko just put a wrap and a bow on anything web related for 2013.
IT’S A WRAP. BOW DOWN.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am aware it is January, but I doubt it will get any better than this, this year. The award for website of the year goes to Sonko.co.ke.
3 words to describe this feat of technical mastery: So. Much. Swag.
I’d really like to talk about the amount of swag in Sonko’s outfit alone on that landing page, but I’ve learned not to talk about Sonko’s dress sense in public. People assume I’m biased when really,
I don’t care about politicians I just find the man’s character comedic.*
Let’s talk about what really matters. That electrocuted skyline: definitely a must. How else will you know he tends to kick Kenya Powerless’ ass till they pump the city with so much electricity it looks like an X-Ray? This is the only visual representation that works.
That giant Sonko stomping through the city: even more necessary. He’s watching over us people. Protecting us from other giant people like…iunno, Godzilla? It’s not a statement of overcompensation by someone who’s not really that tall. Nah, this is to let the people know that “While your city is being electrocuted, I will be here; swagged the f**k out, so you can enjoy all of the light, watunguyaz.”
“Enter site”? CLICK THAT SH*T!
Now, most politicians put silly nonsense on their websites. An agenda. Maybe a party manifesto. A personal statement perhaps. Nah, nah. That’s what most people do. Mike Sonko is not most people. Mike Sonko is a man of the people. A man of action.
So this is what he gives you.
BOOOM! It’s a picture CV and an MPESA number. And you know what else is so awesome about this? You send money, he calls you back to tell you how much he loves you. Or to tell you thank you. SAME THING!
I want to send like 10 bob to that number just so I can have a conversation with the main man Sonko and tell that man:
“That is so much swag, I want to kill myself for not having that much swag.”
Because for realz, a lot of politicians have records. Some vote for bills to reduce taxes for the people. Some pioneer programs to initiate street lighting programs. But who looks out for the men who want to dress hair?
Who looks out for the ladies who want to give people massages?
Who wants to hold guns incorrectly just to show people he’s a solider?
And who’s ENTIRE MIND IS ON PEACE?
Not Sonko. PEACE IS ON HIS MIND!
That’s how real the man is.
And his website captures every bit of that
*Seriously, before any of you Sonko fans/haters come here criticizing this piece, it’s all for humor. If the man has done good for you, fantastic. If you think he’s a retard, brilliant. Just keep that sentiment to yourself.