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The Egypt Electionnaire PT 1: Design

Did I ever mention that I've been working on a project I actually grew to love as I understood more about it?

The Egypt Electionnaire is, for me, a very political project.

Based on a July survey of the parties on the electoral Roll for the November Parliamiamentary elections in Egypt by ANHRI & MICT, it asks the user 29 questions. These were asked of the parties during the survey. It then calculates the best suited party for the voter according to concurrences in answers to the questions and displays the result. It's that simple, really.

The making of it involved some reflection on the circumstances in Egypt, the flow of thought in the country, the political and social currents. And finally arriving to the conclusion that if people are to vote, they should be able to inform themselves from independent sources and be offered assistance before making their choice of party.

By the making of the electionnaire itself hangs a tale, which will be told. In a bit of time.

Before we enter into the actual process of making the site, let me show off some graphics.

This is a project I inherited, from Ron Heussen of Realbrands,  who laid the groundwork for what was to become the website, so big props to him and them for setting it up. A lot of my stuff for this is based on their work and it was fun, finding ways to adapt to their style.

Before we start, the Banner:

Anyone who feels like it can, of course, use this on their site, if they link it to the Electionnaire at

Next, the Logo process, again based on the Branding established by the Logo for Ikhtiartunis. It is a process of subtle changes:

And some placement. Note how the logo shrinks in each step:

Now, there came a point in the Project at which it was suggested we replace the invisible grey buttons with large orange buttons that everyone would notice. So here are some icons:

Here endeth the process for now. I have grown to like this tool a lot, both for the principle of it and for the people involved in making it. Again, I recommend this to anyone participating in the Egyptian Elections and hope to be involved in the survey for the presidential elections.


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