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Re: April Fools? :)

From: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 17:51:30 +0300
Cc: Jordan Pagels <jordan@realeyes.com>, pdsouza@about.com, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E7E9F0D6-121B-46E5-B068-C7B9BD8D0312@w3.org>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
I’m afraid just a few gifs are not obvious enough that it's a joke. On the other hand, time is too short for a full vintage-style redesign. I’m afraid we'll have to go with something else at this point, although I love the idea.

Lea Verou
W3C developer relations
http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou






On Mar 31, 2013, at 11:33, Doug Schepers wrote:

> Hey, folks-
> 
> Shortly before launch, we had the notion that we should put up a modern homage to great gifs of the past, specifically the "man at work"/"under construction" sign:
> 
> http://codepen.io/joshnh/pen/ohbHl
> 
> We dumped the idea because of some concerns about the image it would send, but maybe we should put this on the main page for April Fools?
> 
> Regards-
> -Doug
> 
> On 3/31/13 4:03 AM, Jordan Pagels wrote:
>> Forgot to attach them to the last email, but I dug up a few gifs if
>> anybody wanted to play.
>> 
>> 
>> On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 2:00 AM, Jordan Pagels <jordan@realeyes.com
>> <mailto:jordan@realeyes.com>> wrote:
>> 
>>    Definitely a fan of the idea.
>> 
>>    I personally am always a fan of the mid-90's angelfire/geocities
>>    webpage style (I might have made one with lots of those little flame
>>    gifs when I was about 12, though I'll never fully admit to it... ),
>>    that would look something like this:
>> 
>>    http://wonder-tonic.com/geocitiesizer/content.php?theme=1&music=3&url=webplatform.org
>> 
>>    Though I was thinking more something with the whole
>>    blinking-stars-gif background, and the little, yellow,
>>    under-construction guy that seemed so ubiquitous back then. You
>>    know, since we are still building and all. ;)
>> 
>>    Anyway, that's my idea here on March 31st. I'd be happy to help with
>>    any implementation that I could though. Though I think it's going to
>>    be April 1st in New Zealand pretty soon...
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>    On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Patrick D'Souza <pdsouza@about.com
>>    <mailto:pdsouza@about.com>> wrote:
>> 
>>        We could start a viral meme :)
>> 
>> 
>>        On 03/30/2013 02:36 PM, Lea Verou wrote:
>>>        Are we going to do anything for April Fools on Monday? It
>>>        might be good PR. Perhaps a blog post or something? Any ideas?
>>>        Obviously, we don’t have time for something that requires a
>>>        lot of work.
>>> 
>>>        Lea Verou
>>>        W3C developer relations
>>>        http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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