While I think creativity is important and should be preserved, there really should be more standardization and consistency for web design when sites are related or linked to each other. Likewise, Content Management Systems (which generally effect overall design) can improve consistency from a functional standpoint. Ideally, all government sites could have at least some common design element to establish identity - ...more »
It would be great to standardize the Look and Feel of Federal websites using a common theme and web standards / best practices. If you want to make data easier to access, make all of the sites work consistently.