The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 March 2007

Bring on the eyebleach

Back in the early days of the Web, there was general agreement that this was the nastiest-looking piece of HTML abuse on planet Earth.

Now I'm not so sure. (Warning: Readers have reported browser malfunctions while loading this page.)

(She saw it before I did; be kind to her.)

Posted at 8:59 AM to PEBKAC


Words fail me. Hell, HTML, JavaScript and PHP fail me. How could anyone countenance a page that looks like either of those monstrosities?

They're jokes, aren't they? Hmmm? Reassure us, please!

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 9:26 AM on 24 March 2007

I think the words "alternate realities" on the latter page (read before the background kicked in) may be an answer to Fran's question.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:39 AM on 24 March 2007

Yowsa. And I don't say that lightly.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 9:54 AM on 24 March 2007

BURN IT!! BURN IT WITH FIRE!!!!!!

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 3:58 PM on 24 March 2007

Ah, yes. Animated gif backgrounds. Gotta love myspace for bringing back the heyday of geocities.

Posted by: Veronia at 5:21 PM on 24 March 2007

Good grief, that almost crashed my computer.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 7:24 PM on 24 March 2007

Should I post a warning?

Posted by: CGHill at 7:32 PM on 24 March 2007

Charles;

I think a warning would be apropos. I know *I* really hate it when a Web page locks up my browser so bad I have to give it the three-finger salute.

M

Posted by: Mark Alger at 9:22 AM on 25 March 2007