(CNN) - In keeping with the theme that swept President Obama into the Oval Office, change has come to the official White House Web site.
Almost at the instant Obama was sworn in, http://www.whitehouse.gov relaunched with a redesign to signal a new era in government. Gone was the staid site of the Bush White House, replaced by a dynamic new site reflective of his tech savvy successor.
The new design includes more interactive features, a prominent photo gallery displayed across the top of the site, the ability to get e-mail updates, and a White House blog. The site's "briefing room" also includes places for a weekly video address, slide shows, proclamations, and executive orders as well as news about nominations and appointments.
Visitors to the site are invited to e-mail the president and his staff, although - perhaps in a nod to the Twittersphere, where brevity is key - comments are limited to 500 characters.
"President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history," states the site's Contact Us page.