Earlier this week, we had some fun with the Republican National Committee’s recent Request-For-Proposal for a redesign of its website. The two-page RFP was so sketchy and vague that it generated blogospheric ridicule — and even prompted one prominent conservative blogger to suggest that it might mean that embattled chair Michael Steele had already given a favored designer the inside track for the project.
The committee later sent out a second try, which was a bit more detailed. But if you want to see what a real RFP for a project like this looks like, Tech President has dug one up from 2002, that the RNC, then under different leadership, sent out for an earlier web redesign.
As Tech President notes:
The document makes for an interesting contrast to the RFPs the RNC is currently circulating, with the 14-page document detailing everything from the audiences the site should target (“party loyalists,” “persuadable voters”) to how the backend database should be designed to how user accounts should function.
You can check it out over at Tech President…