WashingtonPost.com has relaunched its Faces of the Fallen database of U.S. service members who’ve died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The site has transformed the single-page Flash application into a fully browsable database, with permalinks for everything.
Adrian Holovaty, who helped build it, shares some details:
Django-powered, the site lets you browse by age, death date, home state and city, military branch or multiple search criteria. Each soldier gets his or her own page, as does each date, American city, age, military branch, etc. There’s an RSS feed for recent casualties, a feed for each state and a feed for each military branch. We’ve integrated Google Maps on several pages to highlight service members’ hometowns.